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  • Camden Turns The Wild One!

    After months of planning for Camden’s first birthday party the big day finally arrived! We were so excited to celebrate with our friends, family and the newest one year old on the block! The big day came quicker than I had ever imagined and I’m not going to lie, there were moments I couldn’t control the emotions. My baby is growing up so fast and I can barley keep up! It feels like just yesterday we were bringing our little bundle home to start a new life together. *teeears* Oh what an intense and amazing year it has been! A big sappy blog post on motherhood and our first year as bffs coming next week!

    Camden’s party was Pow-Wow/Tribal themed which meant tons of fun DIY projects for this crazy-crafting mama. I had saved several decorations from the baby shower which happened to be somewhat of the same color scheme so I was able to upcycle and reuse some. YAAAAS!

    In between naps after setting up and throughout all of the excitement I was able to capture a few detail shots and candid moments from the party. 

    Birthday Outfit: Feather headdress- DIY | Shirt- Etsy | Pants- H&M | Moccs- Wild Darlings 

    Sorting through a years worth of memories

    The Wild One banner and photo garland. All DIY. Printed 4x4 square format photos from SnapFish. Look for discount codes before buying! I saved 50%! :)

    DIY Cupcake Toppers

     DIY Arrows

    A couple gifts from Mommy and Daddy

    Reused my fabric bunting from my baby shower and made a matching highchair banner. DIY "one" cake topper and "1" flag.

    Thank you treat bags

    Tulle, cookies and wine. Mom essenctials 

    Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG push car from Mommy and Daddy

    Camden was gifted this rad David Bowie shirt from Baby Teith! Thank you so much! 

    Bina’s Blooms sent Camden a new pair of soft sole “arrow” shoes to grow into. LOVE! Thank you!! 

    Camden also received a couple pieces of art from our friends (and collage mates from the Corcoran College of Art + Design). They are too incredible not to share! 

    Mixed media piece from Liana which is a perfect addition to our playroom wall! 

    BlueCat Press Fox Pillow by our super talented friend Meagan! Handprinted hand-carved relief print on fabric. 

  • Camden's 8 & 9 Month Update

    I failed at uploading an 8 month update >.< The holidays where INSANE and I never found the time to sit down and write. This update is going to be a combo of 8 & 9 months. 

    Weight: 21.8 lbs

    Length: 30 inches

    Diaper size: 5

    Clothing size: 12-18 months

    Health: We have been pretty lucky so far. Camden had a little cold for a couple days but thats it. 

    Sleep: Our once nearly perfect sleeper is deep into the “8-10 month sleep regression” part of his life. (YAAYYYY! *Sarcasm*) We don’t stick to much of a nap schedule anymore, but we pay attention to when he shows signs of getting sleepy- so in his case, red eyebrows lol. Some days he will nap twice a day for 1 1/2 hours each, and others we are lucky if we get ONE 45 minute the whole day. As a parent, you learn that these naps are KEY to getting things done so this is not a great situation.

    Although his naps have been 70% crap, he still sleeps through the night peacefully and wakes up around his usual time, 6:30-7:30. 

    Diet: 

    Over the last 2 months, Camden has been introduced to a ton of different foods. He’s a huge fan of scrambled eggs, apples, bananas, pears, chicken, potatoes, squash and pasta. As you know we had wanted to practice baby led weaning but sometimes, well… most of the time, things rarely go according to plan with a baby. I ended up making him homemade purees to introduce him to the tastes of different foods. Then, we started giving him puffs and yogurt drops to learn how to use his pinchers to pick up pieces of food and put them in his mouth. He also learned how to manipulate pieces of food in his mouth and swallow. Now, Camden can feed himself and loves it! He prefers to do things himself! 

    Loves: I have a weird kid. He is OBSESSED with The Gilmore Girl’s theme song. He will literally stop what he is doing to listen to it. If he is mid-meltdown and hears it, he will stop crying instantly. Its too funny! 

    He enjoys being around people. He loves to show off his new skills and show how he can clap. 

    He loves eating which is not a surprise since he’s a Moy! He loves puzzles, his lightsabers, his play table, anything that squeaks, mommy and daddy’s phones (so we have to sanitize them every day), Emily and her fluffy tail, books, vintage cartoons, flowers, being outside, swings and playing!

    Dislikes: 

    The kid HATES tuna. Like so much he rubbed it all over his hair so he didn’t have to put it in his mouth. So gross. 

    He gets super upset when we aren’t in the same room. He will play and ignore us but as soon as we leave he loses it! I guess he just loves us soooo much! :p

    This is really weird but he gets crazy if his legs are covered. Every morning I bring him into bed with me to snuggle and for him to have his first bottle- I plop him next to me with all the pillows and bundle him up under the covers with me. He gets so pissed and kicks off the covers EVEN if its cold! Its definitely a Moy thing because Phil can’t stand his legs being hot. 

    Milestones: 

    Over the last 2 months, he has hit so many milestones which makes me one proud mama! With all these milestones came a great deal of disrupted sleep and crankiness but it was so worth it! Camden now has 4 teeth! Sometimes I miss that gummy smile but I can’t tell you how much I love his new little chiclet smile!

    He can now crawl like a pro, go from crawling to sitting upright, pull himself up (sometimes with his teeth which is weird), and walk around by hold on to the edges of furniture. I can’t believe how fast he became mobile and as exhausting as it is to chase after him constantly, I love that he can go from point A to point B all by himself. I can direct him to follow me which saves my back tremendously. 

    I don’t know if this is considered a milestone but he has become so independent! He can play for HOURS by himself. I can tell he already has a wild imagination!  

    Speech: Camden babbles non-stop! I think he legit thinks he’s having conversations with us. I babble back sometimes to amuse him. He can say da-da, ma-ma and ba-ba (for bottle). Once his vocabulary is more developed, I know he is going to be a little chatter box like his mama! 

    Baby Gear Love: 

    Happy Baby Organics Puffs - These have been great for learning how to pick up pieces of food, chew and swallow. Also, these are my secret weapon for getting Camden to sit happy in shopping carts and car rides. 

    Happy Baby Organics Yogis-  Like the puffs these are great for learning how to pick up pieces of food, chew and swallow. These have more sugar so we do not give Camden as many. 

    Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Table- Camden loves this! Its super interactive and diverse. There is a learning option, singing option and even a learn Spanish option. It gets him dancing and learning the concept of pushing buttons to make sounds. 

    Enjoying the warm winter we have been having! 

    Swing Swin with Bunny! 

    One of our favrite things to do is go grocery shopping together. He usually behaves better than all the other shoppers which makes me laugh... every time! 

    Took Camden to the Boat Parade of Lights in Old Town. Out friend took this lovely photo of us. Daddy had to work but we missed him! 

    Mall Santa lol


    Reading Cam The Night Before Christmas  on Christmas Eve

    Merry Christmas from the mountians! 

    Happy New Year from the Moys! This is the best photo we could get of all 4 of us!

    Valentine's Day Romper from Sunshine Baby Clothing! Thank you!

  • Camden's 7 Month Update

    Weight: 20.8 lbs

    Length: 30 inches

    Diaper size: 4

    Clothing size: 9 - 12 months

    Health: Healthy boy

    Sleep: We adjusted Camden’s sleep schedule a bit, by moving his nap time up by an hour. This is his sleep schedule at the moment

    6:30-7am Wake up

    9:30-11:30 1st Nap

    1:30-3:30 2nd Nap

    5:30 (optional 30-45 min Nap)

    7:00 Bed time

    He was having issues getting stuck on his belly during the night and would get fussy and wake himself up. I let him figure it out on his own and within a week he learned how to sleep on his side and roll over on his back. He has a liking to the top corners of the crib. I don’t even know… the kid is an odd one. 

    There were a few incidences this month where he was super clingy, he could not stand being away from us, so when it came time to sleep he would flat out protest. 

    We also started nap training him in his crib this month. He had been napping in his swing since he was a few weeks old. I was never quite comfortable with it, but it was the only thing that helped him to sleep comfortably for hours at a time. The first few days of nap training were a little tricky but with consistency and not giving into his cries, he learned to nap for 1.5-2 hours at a time. YAY for being persistent! 

    Diet: 

    It was my goal to let Camden lead himself with eating solids but he never seemed quite ready.  I was eager for him to explore solids and it was obvious he was interested and wanted them. I decided to try and help him out and fed him myself. Yea… I know it goes against true “baby led weaning” but we do whatever works for our own situations. He loves being spoon-fed so much he tries to do it himself. With time he has been getting the hang of picking up pieces of food on his highchair tray with his pinches and putting them in his mouth. He likes everything we have given him, which are waffles, sweet potato (puree form only), bananas and apple sauce. 

    I have been making my own baby food which is a lot of fun! I use the BabyCook Pro which is AMAZING! It’s super easy and is an all in one type of deal. 

    Loves: This month, Camden has shown a lot of interest in his toys. He has obvious favorites and loves them so much he will dig through his entire toy box to find them, even if they are at the very bottom. Its so cute and really rad to see him have a preference. He also LOVES music. I mean, he was born with music playing and it hasn’t stopped since so I am not surprised. If he is having one of those days, daddy usually will pull out his guitar and play him some of his favorites- Alkaline Trio (Love, Love, Kiss, Kiss), Johnny Cash (Ring of Fire), Taking Back Sunday (Q Without the E). 

    He also loves ice cubes, stroller walks, leaves, other babies, being held by anyone, getting his hair brushed, baths, rolling over when we try and change his poop diapers -_- eating dinner at the table with mom and dad, Emily, playing, being outside, grandma and grandpa, my phone, army crawling, banging his toys and sleep!

    Dislikes: As mentioned above, he loves sleeping, but sometimes putting him down results in a total meltdown. As soon as his body hits the crib mattress he loses it. He can’t stand silence, but then again neither can I so I totally get it. 

    Milestones: Camden has been working hard on crawling. He can army crawl and is trying to figure out what to do after he makes it on all fours. He will rock back and forth and then give up. I have a feeling this next month will be the month he figures out whats next. Should be fun…. meaning I will have to get a baby jail. 

    Camden can roll over front to back and back to front now, which make it easier for him to sleep. Thank goodness! 

    We have teeth!! This teething journey has been rough for our little dude. He has been in a lot of pain and discomfort so we were SO relieved when we finally saw his two bottom front teeth cutting through. 

    We have successfully transitioned from swing napping to crib napping! WOOHOO!! 

    Camden grew out of his infant car seat. I though we would have a few more months but nope! We have a giant baby on our hands so he now has a great new carseat with plenty of room to grow! 

    Speech: He can only “da-da” consistently but now that he has a couple teeth he is figuring out all of the new sounds he can make. Recently he has been making the “s” sound a lot. 

    Baby Gear Love: 

    Huggies Overnight Diapers (we were having leaking issues and started to double up his Earth’s Best diapers, but that seemed to be a huge waste. These are SO much better and work like a charm!)

    Evenflo Symphoney LX Convertible Carseat (Camden loves it! Its so big and comfy. If you choose this carseat, make sure it will fit in your car prior to buying! It barely fit in our Subaru Forester.)

    Intelex Cozy Therapy Plush, Hedgehog (great for chilly days! Pop him in the microwave for a minute or two and enjoy the warmth for up to 3 hours.)

    Munchkin Powdered Formula Dispenser

    3 in 1 Calming Shampoo, Bubble Bath and Wash

    BabyCook Pro 

    One of Camden's Holiday Outfits from Sunshine Baby Clothing's holiday collection THANK YOU!

    Earth Meets Water candles from their holiday collection. Peaceful Pumpkin (which has been burning all week) and Winter Secrets. So festive and refreshing, I absolutely adore them! Also, a portion from every candle sold is donated to foundations that focus on ocean conservancy and help raise awareness about cetaceans and our oceans. The foundation they are currently donating to is called The Turtle Island Restoration Network. BIG THANK YOU! 

    A monthly subscription box for all the mamas!! Loving this month's box from Mommy Mailbox! Mascara, caramel sauce, infinity scarf, a cute meal planner and an oui oui print! A collection of all my favorite things! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

    Loving his Whistle and Flute Cat Knee leggings! 

    Best Friends Shirts by SPRMOMFrom now until Thanksgiving, @shopsprmom has teamed up with Feeding America- every purchased shirt will provide up to 44 meals to hungry children. No child should have an empty belly.  You can also get 20% off your purchase by using the code TIFFANYMAMONE! Thank you so much! Happy to be apart of your cause! 

    Mom Bun Life shirt by Hearts and Krafts! LOVE!!! THANK YOU!  Hair Bow tutorial here

    We took Camden to visit his grandmother (my mom) for the first time. More than anything, I wish she was here to meet her grand babies, I know she would love them so much!

    Love bugs! Pants- Zara| Shoes- Dr. Marten's | Hoodie- Carters

    Family Caricature! 

    Family Picnics are the best! We have had an crazy warm Fall, which has been lovely! We have made the best of every beautiful day! Camden's Pants- Zara

    First car! Kid's got rich taste.... 

    Two little teeth have finally made their appearance! Jacket- Zara | Jeans- Target | Shoes- TJ Maxx

  • Camden's 6 Month Update | Happy Half Birthday

    Weight: 20 lbs

    Length: 29.5 inches

    Diaper size: 4

    Clothing size: 9 - 12 months

    Health: Healthy and happy! 

    Sleep: Our little guy is still a super sleeper but I have noticed a few hiccups in his sleep schedule that coincide with meeting milestones in his development. Camden has been working hard on rolling over and sitting up and both developmental peeks have resulted in fussy nights. They only last for a few nights, thank goodness! The worst was just a few nights ago. Camden started rolling over from back to tummy in his crib, and he would get stuck. He hadn’t figured out how flip over on his back, and got crazy frustrated. A few times, I would go into his nursery and help him (after waiting about 10 minutes for him to try and nail it himself), but eventually he found comfort in sleeping on his belly. 

    Diet: We started introducing Camden to a few solids foods this month. He has been showing interest in what we are eating so we thought we would give him the chance to explore. We have given him sweet potato and banana… both of which ended up everywhere except for in his mouth. I love watching him play with his food and figuring out what he is supposed to do with it. A few times, small pieces found their way to his mouth but he was NOT having it and spit them out. I think he is just nosey about what we are eating and wants to be apart of it, but not quite ready. 

    Loves: Being held, being social, parks, coffee dates, walks, being tickled, being read to, bath time, Emily (♥), grandma and grandpa, sucking his thumb, Alkaline Trio (got that from Phil), girls (not thrilled, but whatever), other babies, nap time.

    Dislikes: The kid HATES being alone. I mean, I get it, Mom and Dad are pretty cool but he definitely has separation anxiety. So, I am working on teaching him that being independent is ok, and Mom and Dad are always near by. 

    Milestones: Camden has hit so many milestones this month. He can roll over, he can sit up on his own and he has started saying “da-da”. 

    He is such a wiggle worm and we literally can’t take our eyes off him even for a minute, he will end up on the other side of the room. I think it may be time to get a baby jail.. I mean, play yard for him. :p

    Speech: If he is not sleeping or eating, he is talking. He talks to his hands, to his feet, to his toys, to Emily, to Mommy and Daddy. He is just full of stories. He has been saying “da-da” a lot lately which is SOOOOOOO cute!!!!!! He has the sweetest little voice, I can’t get enough of it. 

    ♥HALF BIRTHDAY PHOTOSHOOT!♥

    DIY pipe-cleaner crown (tutorial). Onesie: Whistle & Flute | Skeleton Bear: Caters 

    THANK YOU Mermapillar for the Panda Pillow! 

    Snug as a Bug Clothes outfit. THANK YOU! We are so happy it finally fits him! 

    Printing memories using my Polaroid Zip Printer! (THANKS, Polaroid

    We love out kitty care package from Whistle & Flute!! THANK YOU!

    New Lily Jade diaper bag! WE HEART THIS BAG! Read my full review THANK YOU Lily Jade!! 

    Pretty baby is ready for Halloween! Skeleton PJs: OshKosh

    Camden LOVES Chesty! Pants: Zara | Top: Likely Baby

    Family days are the best days! Hat: Target

    Chilly fall days! One-piece sweat outfit: Carters | Hat & Shoes: Marshalls 

    First time sitting up for more than 3 seconds! GO CAM!!! Pj's and socks: Carters 

    Playing with sweet potato 

    Meeting his great grandma!

  • Camden's 5 Month Update + Welcome to the World, Cousin Parker Mitchell Yates!

    Weight: 17.5 lbs

    Length: 28.5 inches

    Diaper size: 3

    Clothing size: 6 - 9 months

    Health: Health is all good. Camden had his shots a couple of weeks ago and took them like a champ! He cried, of course but I think mommy and daddy cuddles soothed him back to being happy and giggly. 

    Sleep: He has been sleeping well for the most part. There was about a week where he would fuss like crazy when putting him down and would cry until one of us came in to hug him. Although there are no visible teeth poking through yet, I know his gums are bothering him. All the cuddles he wants and needs! 

    We are gearing up to start nap training him in his crib, again… should be fun.. 

    Last month, we started weaning him off of being swaddled by freeing one arm.  It did not bother him one bit. We took the other arm out and it took him a few nights to get used to it. Glad he grew out of the startle reflex phase!

    Diet: Diet is the same. Breastmilk, formula and diluted apple juice to help to poos. We let him play around with a soft cooked sweet potato. He loved mushing it around in his fingers. Cute to watch, not cute to clean. We are going to start baby-led weaning next month. I am super excited! BRING ON THE MESS, CAM!! Note to self- buy a splat matt! 

    Loves: When we sing Itsy Bitsy Spider, picnics in the park, apple juice, cheek kisses, bath time (WOW, right?!?), lavender lotion, people watching, Emily, getting his photo taken, music, tickles and his jumperoo.

    Dislikes: Well, we can no longer complain about Camden hating bath time! He absolutely LOVES it now! Thanks to a recommendation from a mom friend, we bought a different bath, that is more like a cushion. He just loves it. He kicks, splashes and giggles the whole time. What a difference! Still hates sitting still, the car and not being the center of attention. 

    Milestones: SOOOO much has changed in the last month. I swear this baby is turning into a proper little boy! He is working on sitting up and can do it on his own for a few minutes at a time before face-planting into the carpet. He is still using his arms between his legs to balance but I have a feeling he won’t be needed them for much longer. He also is just about ready to roll over from back to belly. He squirms and twists but hasn’t quite made it on his own yet. He has started to grab EVERYTHING!!!!!!! Especially table clothes with plates of hot food on them… no bueno! 

    Speech: He chit chats away all day long. He even started this high-pitched squeal that is quite ear piercing. 

    Baby Gear Love:

    Leachco Safer Bather Infant Bath Pad

    Earth’s Best Diapers 

    Proper Boy! Cardigan: H&M | Hat: Target | Jeans: Target | Docs: Dr. Marten Store 

    Punk Rocker! Shirt: DIY | Harem Pants: Rad Lads Apparel 

    Farm Boy! Hat: Target | Pants & Vest:Beautiful Idiot Clothing THANK YOU!! 

    THANK YOU to our friends in the UK, for sending Camden this beautiful pair of baby blue Moccs - MoccStars

    THANK YOU to our friends on the other side of the world, in Australia, for the care package of rad batman leggings and dribble bib! Mickey Rose  | Shirt from American Apparel. 

    ♡Camden met his G. Uncle Rick, Uncle Chad & Aunt Maria for the first time.

    WELCOME TO THE WORLD Parker Mitchell Yates!!! Camden and his cousin are almost exactly 5 months apart! 

  • Camden's 4 Month Update

    4 Months 

    Weight: 16.5lbs

    Length: 27 inches

    Diaper size: 2

    Clothing size: 6 months

    Health: We have our 4 month appointment coming up which means shots :( 

    Sleep: We attempted to nap-train him in his crib but that didn’t go over very well. He fusses then only sleeps for 30-45 minutes so back to the swing he went. He finally has a pretty set nap routine, although times do vary depending on his energy and mood. 

    He wakes up at about 7am, and SOMETIMES he will fall back to sleep in bed while nursing. But since he is a pretty solid night sleeper its not every morning. His first naps have been around 10:30-11 and sleep anywhere from 1 hour to 3 hours. NEVER WAKE A SLEEPING BABY- so I let him sleep as much as he wants. He still takes a couple little catnaps here and there but those last only about 20 - 30 minutes. Then around 3:00 he takes his second nap of the day. Wakes up around 4:00-5:00. Bed time feedings start at 8 so he is usually asleep in his crib by 8:30. He still sleeps though the night but teething is happening so I am sure that will change. 

    We still swaddle him at night but have begun the weaning process. He sleeps with one arm out and doesn’t seems phased at all. Fingers crossed we get the same response when both arms are out!

    Diet: Breast milk and formula. We introduced him to apple juice as suggested by his doctor. We noticed discomfort when trying to poop, so we started giving him about 3 oz of diluted apple juiced. It’s been helping a ton! Plus I think the kiddo likes the taste. 

    Loves: Chewing on everything! Loves to be front facing in his carrier. He is starting to enjoy tummy time which make me a happy mama! Build those neck muscles! 

    Dislikes: Bath time is still not fun. This keep will NOT be the stinky kid in school who doesn’t bathe so we are buying him a new “tub” which hopefully will help and make him feel better. Still not a fan of the car, although we can get about 10 minutes of silence out of him if we bring all 5 million of his toys with him. :p I think he is getting better with his stroller, he seems to not HATE it. I think thats due to the fact that he can actually see whats in front of him now so he is too distracted by his surroundings to get pissy. 

    Milestones: He can push his whole upper body up and wiggle in different directions. I will put him down on his playmat, and 2 minutes later he is on the other side. He taught himself to self-sooth with his fingers. He has also started “talking”. Its crazy cute! He has also started playing with his toys. He recognizes the difference and definitely has preferred favorites.  

    Speech: He will have a full on baby conversation with his toys. I can tell he is going to be a chatter box when he can actually talk. Just like his mama and dada <3 

    Baby Gear Love:

    Sophie the giraffe 

    Infantino Flip Advanced 4 in 1 carrier 

    Jumperoo 

    Fisher Price Kick N Play Crib Piano 

    Camden loves Sophie the giraffe

    Happy 4th of July!! Romper : Sunshine Baby Clothing (THANK YOU!!!!!)

    Camden's 1st MLB game! Nats vs. Mets! We posted this on Instagram and Bryce Harper "liked" his photo so we are pretty excited about that! Hat & Shirt: Carters | Dribble Bib: H&M

    Narwhal Leggings: Maui Bird Co. (THANK YOU!!) | Shirt: Burts Bees Organic 

    Another first! Camden's first Dim Sim! 

    WeeStructed sent me this mommy must coffee mug! I absolutely LOVE it! Raising Tiny Humans is Exhausting (thats for sure!)

    Family day out in the Infantino carrier! I guess he was bored ;P

    Dada and Cam <3 My Boys! Panda harem shorts: Evara Apparel | Dribble Bib: H&M

  • Camden's 3 Month Update

    3 Months 

    Weight: 14.5lbs

    Length: 25.1 inches

    Diaper size: 1

    Clothing size: 3-6 months

    Health: We have been sticking to the same gas-relief routine. Gripe water and leg pumps.

    Sleep: Still sleeping through the night. Bed time feeding begins at 8pm and he is usually swaddled and asleep by 8:30-8:45. He sleeps sound for 10-11 hours. I a one proud mama! 

    Diet: Breast milk and formula.

    Loves: Getting his picture taken, laughing, smiling, tush tickles, sucking on his fingers, coffee dates with mommy and daddy. 

    Dislikes: Still hates the bath and has recently grown to dispise the car seat and stroller. I don’t know what happened but I am hoping its just a phase! Its too hot to wear him around everywhere. 

    Milestones: He can giggle, hold his head up, grab his toys, roll over from front to back. Lets not ignore the fact this this little boy is not so little anymore. He is HUGE! Growing like crazy! 

    Speech: He is starting to coo. I LOOOOOVE it! 

    Baby Gear Love:

    Taggies Toy

    Boon Suds Botte Washer

    Boons Grass Counter Top Bottle Drying Rack

    VonJet Silhouettes and I teamed up to host a giveaway for one of my Instagram followers to win a $100 gift certificate toward a custom silhouette. I was gifted this amazing piece which is SO incredibly special to me. Its of my little Camden as a newborn. We have it hanging in our nursery! 

    Patriotic Babe! Shirt: Macy's | Skinny Jeans: Target | Shoes LBH Creations 

    Too Hot for a shirt! Hat: Stay Cute | Shorts: Macy's | Socks: Carters | Bear: Carters


    His face is something special. Onesie: Likely Baby Story | Shoes: Bina's Blooms | Bun Bun: Sleepy King

  • Camden's 2 Month Update

    2 Months 

    Weight: 11.2lbs

    Length: 23.4

    Diaper size: 1

    Clothing size: 0-3

    Health: Still gaining weight wonderfully. Camden caught a little cold so we have had the pleasure of breaking in the nose frida… so that was fun. Still a gassy little man but we have introduced gripe water and it makes a huge difference! 

    Sleep: Camden sleeps through the night. I have learned to never wake a sleeping baby so I don’t. He lets me know when he is hungry or needs a cuddle or diaper change. 

    Diet: Breastfeeding is not easy. In fact, its probably one of the hardest things to do. With Camden’s demands and my supply I simply cannot keep up so we started supplementing with formula. He gets all the nutrients he needs to grow. We will monitor his weight gain and reactions to his new diet and adjust accordingly. 

    Loves: Still obsessed with ceiling fans, his toys (friends) and smiling at mommy and daddy.

    Dislikes: Baths, tummy time, jazz music, sitting still. 

    Milestones: Camden started smiling! Its the cutest thing ever! He is getting so much better at holding his head up. 

    Speech: Just slurping and snorting. 

    Baby Gear Love:

    Britax B-Agile 4 stroller

    Levana Astrid Baby Monitor 

    Ergo Baby carier

    Dr Brown’s Bottles

    Bribble Bibs

    Pajamas with a ZIPPER!

    Mommy care package from Stay Cute! THANK YOU LADIES! <3

    Adorable family portrait from a lovely follower! 

    THANK YOU Evara Apparel for sending us these amazing harem shorts! Swooning over the fabric! <3 

    New mommy skin care heaven! Thank you so much Mario Badescu for the goodies! >>BUY HERE<<

    Caught his first smile! Partying with his friends! 

    No hair, don't care! :D Big brown-eyed boy! Bear by Sleepy King

    Pajama party with Mama! PJs: Absorba

    Family picnic! 

    Pants: Target | Booties: LBH Creations | Hoodie: Carters | Polo: Khol's | Bear: Carters

  • Camden's 1 Month Update

    1 Month 

    Weight: 8.5lbs

    Length: 22.2

    Diaper size: Newborn

    Clothing size: Newborn

    Health: Camden is packing on the pounds and is in perfect health. All of the estrogen still in his system has caused baby acne and hair loss. But thats OK. His skin will clear up and his hair will grow back.. So Patrick Stewart won’t be his doppelganger forever LOL >.< All babies have gas, but Camden seems exceptionally gassy to where it is a little painful. We pump his legs and give him little tummy massages to help.

    Sleep: This kid loves to sleep, and will sleep ANYWHERE! His favorite cat nap spots are- the stroller/car seat (LOVES car rides, he passes right out), in his ring sling, in his bouncer and in his swing. The first few weeks Camden slept in our room so I could feed him every couple of hours but he grew to HATE his bassinet so we opted to try letting him sleep in his nursery. This was a much more successful sleeping arrangement for all, and by 4 weeks old, he only woke up twice during the night for feedings. 

    Diet: Camden latched right away so we have began our breastfeeding journey. My milk came in a few days after we brought him home. Its been a painful process but we are thankful for the ability. 

    Loves: Sleeping, ceiling fans, going on walks, the garden center at Home Depot, music, cheek tickles.

    Dislikes: Baths, his bassinet, tummy time.

    Milestones: Can lift his head up for a few minutes at a time, can sleep for 6 hours straight at night. 

    Speech: Not much going on in the speech department. He mostly makes sucking noises and burps lol

    Baby Gear Love:

    Halo sleep sack

    Conner sound machine

    Sakura Bloom ring sling

    Boppy

    aden + anais swaddle blankets

    THANK YOU SungAsaBugClothes for the adorabe mint teepee outfit, made with organic cotton! 


    THANK YOU Likely Baby Story for the adorable shirts and onesie! We can't wait for them to for Camden! 

    Gorgeous collection of handmade candles for the house from @woodscreekcandles. So insanely fragrant and perfect! *baby toes, coconut lime verbena, blooming plumeria, fresh picked stargazer lily, lilacs in full bloom, rose pedal, Aruba coconut, strawberries and cream and orange chiffon cake* http://www.woodscreekcandles.flyingcart.com/ Perfect for covering up baby the smell of baby poop that takes over!

    A couple of days old. Hat/Bib: H&M | Leggings: Target | Hoodie: Carters

    Newborn shoot SW themed, Obv. 

    Baby C cozy in his Sakura Bloom ring sling with daddy.

    2 week appointment 

    Mama loves you SOOOO much! 

  • The "Can't Live Without" List - Surviving the First 2 Months of Parenthood

    Being a parent is not a piece of cake! It can be overwhelming, tiring, frustrating and HARD (but don't forget about wonderful and amazing)! How could such a tiny, cute mini human be so loud, demanding and bossy!!? Phil and I spent the first two months of Camden's life figuring out ways to make our new life with a baby as fun and relaxing as possible for him as well as us! This is my "Can't live without" list! 

    Boppy 

    Makes nursing comfortable for you and baby. You can also use it for propping your baby up at 2 months, tummy time at 6 months and support for when your little learns to sit up. 

    Sakura Bloom Baby Sling 

    We are huuuuge fans of baby wearing! The Sakura Bloom ring sling is so perfect! Easy to use, not bulky and even looks rad on dad! <3 

    ergo baby Original Carrier 

    Another way to wear your baby. Camden loves his ergo carrier!

    Conair Sound Machine 

    Camden was born with music playing so naturally soothing background noise puts him right to sleep. Even when he wakes up during his sleep cycles, this sound machine keeps him relaxed makes it easy for him to fall right back into a deep comfy sleep.

    HALO SleepSack Swaddle

    Phil and I are terrible swaddlers! Have a couple of these on hand so baby can sleep safely and comfortably.

    aden + anais swaddle blankets 

    Favorite band of swaddle blankets. The quality is wonderful and the fabric is soft and airy! Not just for swaddling (which we suck at) but can also be used as burp cloths, nursing and stroller covers, portable cot sheets, stroller and car seat liners, tummy time blankets and change table covers.

    Dr. Brown's Natural Flow Standard Bottles

    Reduces Colic, Spit-Up, Burping & Gas

    Pump In Style Advanced Breastpump Starter Set

    Free through insurance!! Best pump! So easy to use and not super noisy!

    Woods Creek Candles

    To mask the farts and poops that will flood your house! Woods Creek Candles are my favorite. They are super scented and lovely.

    Fisher-Price My Little Snugabunny Cradle 'N Swing

    A GODSENT!! I can put this child in his swing and he will sleep for hours! Phil and I can enjoy peaceful dinners together, watch movies, clean the house, make dinner, shower… all those things you never thought you would be able to do with a new baby!


    Bribble Bibs/Bandana Bibs 

    Traditional bibs DO NOT GO WITH OUTFITS! Ew! They look so messy! But these do! No more spit-up covered clothes!

    This is in no way a "parenting post". These are little tips and tricks that work for our family. 

  • The Birth of Camden Mitchell Moy

    April 8th 2015. I noticed signs of "early labor" that morning. My mucus plug fell out! Yes, "mucus plug" is literally the grossest term ever, but it is what it is. For anyone who does't know what a mucus plug is (aka bloody show), its basically a plug created by your body to block anything from entering or exiting your cervix during pregnancy. It falls out when your cervix starts to widen. Whatever you do, DO NOT GOOGLE IT!!

    Once the mucus plug falls out, it can take anywhere from a few hours to a couple of weeks for labor to pick up. I was lucky and did not have to wait long. At around 10:30 that evening, Phil and I were watching Parks and Recreation and I felt a "pop" in my uterus. It didn't hurt but it felt super awkward. I wobbled to the bathroom and out it came…. NOPE! not the baby :p, but a gush of water. My water had broke and we immediately called the hospital to let them know Baby C was ready! We showered, cleaned up the house, fed Emily and packed the car! Within the hour I started having mild contractions.

    We arrived at the hospital around 11:30pm and headed straight to the evaluation room to make sure I was "actually in labor". I obviously was, but I guess it was mediatory that they test my amniotic fluid to make sure it was actually amnionic fluid. Indeed it was and as my contractions began to SUCK, we were taken to our labor and delivery suite. The room was wonderful! So comfy and absolutely huge! We immediately plugged in an iHome and cranked yoga music to keep the mood chill. By 4:30 in the morning, I was about 3 centimeters dilated. I couldn't deal with the contractions anymore so I demanded an epidural. I've had a lot of people ask me  how bad the epidural was but in all honesty, it barely hurt at all and I think that is mainly because the contraction were so god awful. For those of you who are scared of the epidural, don't be! If its something you want, go for it!

    About 20 minutes later, I was totally numb from the waist down. I couldn't feel my contractions which RULED but that also meant my legs didn't work which was weird. I had the most amazing sleep of my life that night! While I slept, my contractions became closer together and my cervix dilated more and more, but not fast enough. One of the drawbacks to getting an epidural is that it can slow down the labor process. I was given pitocin to get it back on track. By 2 pm I was fully dilated. My midwife, Jenna had me sit straight up in my bed to allow the baby to "drop" as much as possible, which can make pushing easier and delivery quicker. I was scheduled to begin pushing at 3:30pm. As I waited, I munched on ice chips, texted family and friends and took selfies with my selfie stick. By now, my epidural began to wear off a bit, and I was feeing contractions. This was a good thing as I would be able to feel the pressure to push.

    At 3:20pm I was coached by a nurse on pushing.  As we did a couple of practice pushes, baby C's head was visible so she had me stop. 3 women in the labor and delivery ward (including myself) where all in the exact same stages of labor so my poor midwife was running around between the 3 of us trying to delver each baby in a timely manner. When it was our time to push, she had offered to bring in a mirror so I could watch our progress. Now, this was NOT in my birth plan but then again we did not use my birth plan once as a reference during the entire labor/delivery. I was more comfortable just winging it and doing whatever was best for my baby and myself. I will say, using the mirror was the best decision! To watch the process was amazing and not as scary as I thought it would be.

    With a nurse on one leg, Phil on the other and Jenna in the middle, it was time! Surprisingly, I was not nervous or scared, just overwhelmed with excitement and ready to meet this little ninja that had been living inside of me for the last 10 months. Phil was a HUUUUGE help the entire time I pushed. He and the nurse each held my feet so I could push off of them and he was giving me continuous cheers and encouragement. I absolutely loved that he was able to be involved in the actual delivery of our baby!

    After about 15 minutes of pushing, baby C's heart rate began to drop so I was put on oxygen which helped bring his heart rate back up. Even at this point I was not concerned or scared. I knew my little guy was OK and trying his hardest to meet us. At this point the top of his head was out and just a few minutes later I was instructed by Jenna to laugh. So I did. This was my final "push" which would bring my little Camden into the world. I immediately reached down and pulled him up to my chest. Still attached to his umbilical chord and wet, we locked eyes. I hugged him, kissed him and smelled him. This exact moment would forever change me as a person and give my life a deeper meaning.

    April 9th, 2015 at 3:59pm, I was blessed with a perfectly healthy baby boy who had given me the best pregnancy and most amazing labor and delivery. It was such an empowering experience. I encourage all women to try their hardest to enjoy the entire journey! Each birth story is different but just as special. The ability to give life is incredible and a true miracle. 

     Our Snapchat we sent out to family and friends while we jetted to the hospital! 

    In the evaluation room

    Fetal heart rate monitors

    Phil was fanning me during contractions <3

    In the labor and delivery suite, letting baby C drop. About to start pushing! 

    SELFIE STICK! Its time! 

    HE'S HERE!!! Camden Mitchell Moy <3 This moment. I can't explain it, but it was magical! 

    Camden getting weighed, measured and cleaned up!

    Daddy's first time holding his baby boy! 

    He is perfect! 

  • 31 & 32 Week Pregnancy Update Plus Gifts from Living Royal Sock Company and Stitched Up Apparel Baby Boutique

    How far along? 32 weeks

    Total weight gain/measurements: 130lbs 

    Maternity clothes: I cracked! I had to buy larger maternity pantaloons to house these big old hips and actual maternity shirts, my non maternity shirts made me feel like a stuffed sausage. I also had to buy a belly support band.. so basically a bra for my belly. Humph! 

    Stretch marks? Not yet! I have been using sweet almond oil twice a day.

    Sleep: Its been ok. I upped my pillow game and now use 3 big pillows. Poor Phil has little to no room left in our bed. Emily has been super clingy lately and forces herself on me every night. She will stand on me and hover until I make room for her to lay directly on my belly. She is such a weirdo. I think she likes baby boys kicks and he likes the vibrations from her purrs. 

    Best moment this week:  Having dinner with family at the mall and laughing for hours because we are all just so ridiculous. Also, we found a pediatrician very close to our house! 

    Miss anything? I miss being comfortable and not having random Braxton hicks contractions which make me instinctually grab my nether regions. -_- 

    Movement: This dude is crazy active! No complaints tho! I love it. 

    Food cravings: a glass of wine and oysters. 

    Anything making you queasy or sick? Nothing new. Still can't stand Old Bay or popcorn (barf!!)

    Gender: My Moy Boy <3 

    Symptoms: My back is increasingly sore. But only in one spot, under my right shoulder blade. I've also started crying a lot.  Not because I am sad or anything, its just a weird reaction I have to certain things. I cried in H&R Block during taxes because the old man who was doing our taxes was SO adorable. He reminded me of someone. 

    Belly button in or out? FLAT and if I eat Pho it pushes out a little…. I can see having a convex bully button in my near future! 

    Wedding rings on or off? Engagement ring is off, wedding ring is still on. Puffy fingers are mad cute… 

    Happy or moody most of the time: Overwhelmed but happy and excited...

    Looking forward to: Dim freaking sum this weekend!!!! 

    We have baby registries at Target and Amazon! (for those of you who have asked)

    32 Weeks

    THANK YOU Living Royal for the adorable socks! Will be adding a few pairs to my hospital bag! They have a HUGE selection of cute socks! Take a look! >here<

    Another lovely package came for "BABY C" (hint hint). How freaking cute is this arrow legging/hat set from Stitched Up Apparel??! This might be little man's going home outfit?! Check out this UK brand's website for some crazy cute baby goodies!! >here<

  • 19 Week Pregnancy Update Plus a Little Bit About Our 20 Week Appointment!

    How far along? 19 weeks!

    Total weight gain/measurements: Now at 111 lbs! Woohoo!! 

    Maternity clothes: I am at that point where my old clothes just don't fit. I went to a lovely event at the National Cathedral with some gal pals this passed Monday and was faced with the task of dressing up without a single "maternity" dress or skirt. Its full on winter here in Washington DC, so it also had to be warm! After turning my closet upside down I found a black high waisted midi skirt that I had to pull up under my boobs in order to zip.  I paired that with a cropped black sweater (with a faux leather peter pan collar) that couldn't be tucked in to my skirt so ended up tucking it under my bra and folding it over so skin didn't show. I guess it worked but it was a little uncomfortable. I am a petite person, especially up top so finding something that is not gigantic (that not basic long-sleeved shirts) is going to be hard.

    Stretch marks? No. 

    Sleep: Good nights and bad… VERY bad nights.  My legs have been crazy restless recently! NO bueno! Yesterday we found out the gender of our baby, I was so excited I didn't sleep a wink and I think baby was excited too because it was kicking all night long. I am also getting a cold so breathing was an issue. -_-

    Best moment this week:  Finding out that we are having a …….!!!! Can't tell until Thanksgiving! But OMG we are so happy and so madly in love with this child! We had a whole 45 minutes to look at our baby so the sonographer could measure all the baby's parts. Everything was perfect! <3 

    Miss anything? I was a little sore this week and the cold weather is a little bummy so I am missing a hot tub right about now! Oh how amazing would that be!!!! *dreaming*

    Movement: Someone is doing karate in my tummy! Lots of kicks! 

    Food cravings: Back to watermelon and ice water of course! 

    Anything making you queasy or sick? Nothing new. Still can't stand Old Bay or popcorn (barf!!)

    Gender: ITS A …….! (Will let everyone know on Thanksgiving!)

    Symptoms: My legs are so restless its not even funny! I can't stretch enough! 

    Belly button in or out? In!

    Wedding rings on or off? On!

    Happy or moody most of the time: Happy and excited all week with the exception of one moody day where I just wanted to sleep and listen to Lana Del Rey!

    Looking forward to: Telling our family the sex of our baby right before Thanksgiving dinner (some via phone, FaceTime or text) I am also sending a little reveal box to my grandmother and brother in Florida to open via FaceTime so we can see their reactions. I will post photos of our reveal next week! 

    Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I have so much to be thankful for! We were blessed in SO many ways this year!  

    Right after finding out the sex! SO HAPPY AND EXCITED!!