i snapped these photos on valentine’s day, so i’m kinda fudging the numbers just a tad. this would have been the first day of his sixth week, but i just couldn’t resist showing him in his darling little gold angel wing footie that we received as a gift from marie-chantal. i remember that day, i kept trying so hard to get him to pose for me, but he just wasn’t having it. i had to wait until my little cupid was asleep on the job before i could finally get a photo.
i know i haven’t shared any photos of the nursery just yet, but i’m still not quite finished with the decor! there’s a very loose color scheme (lots of mustard yellow and pale aqua blue), and while i didn’t necessarily plan it, i found myself attracted to cute little jungle animals when i started collecting pieces. in particular, i find myself really drawn to round elephants and cheerful little lions. who knew?
so of course, this darling handmade lion pillow by mini boheme immediately caught my eye. doesn’t he just look so perfectly vintage? you can even order it with a name hand-embroidered to the back. i think i just might need him as a finishing touch!
watching adam talk to his giraffe melted my heart into a big old sappy puddle. so glad i wasn’t too bleary-eyed to document this moment.
and if you’re curious, the onesie is by j.crew, the socks are mini boden, and the giraffe is by cloud-b and it makes white noise, which is so helpful when you have a newborn!
being a fan of vintage clothing, i’ve spent my fair share of time scouring thrift and vintage shops on the hunt for cool vintage baby clothes. i’ve found some good stuff, but vintage duds for little ones aren’t always super easy to come by. so when i discovered feltman brothers, i almost fell out of my chair in excitement. everything about this nearly 100-year-old brand looks as though it has been untouched by time. every little detail looks like it came right out of a vintage catalog, from the hangers and packaging to the little tags inside the collars! and of course, every delicate little piece has lovely smocking or pleating with lace or embroidered details. i’m sharing only a few favorites, but they have a massive selection including knitwear and all sorts of cute accessories as well.
i’m particularly excited about up their upcoming spring 2014 collection which you can preview on their facebook page. the selection isn’t available yet, but you will die when you see the cute little sailor sets and teeny tanks tops with diaper covers. i can’t even.
feltman brothers has also let me know that they’re currently hosting a giveaway! enter to win a $100 gift card, a feltman brothers plush toy, and one accessory of your choice using the widget below:
my sleeping babe. for several weeks, i kinda forgot to photograph him while he was awake! it just seemed like when he was sleeping was the only time i wasn’t fretting over him and could take a moment to just admire his squishy little face.
a couple of photos from adam’s third week of life, wearing silly little pajamas. looking at him now, it’s hard to believe he was ever this small and curled up. he looks like a little glow worm in that hat!
these photos were snapped on my 31st birthday when adam was ten days old. he’s wearing his little party hat! to celebrate, we had family over and we ate guisados tacos (best ever) and drank mimosas. well, i only had a sip of champagne since i was still loaded on pain medication from the c-section. after everyone left, i realized that i still hadn’t gotten a single photo of us together! i guess there are some shots of me on the operating table with him, but they’re not very glamorous.
i have a million more gems that i snapped during his second week of life, but i still haven’t found the time to edit them! in addition to sharing a few photos on my blog, i’m really hoping i can go through and select a few photos each week so i can actually get them printed. in this digital age, i am so worried that my computer will crash or i’ll somehow lose all of the photos if i don’t take the time to sort through and get some printed. same goes for all of the silly instagram outfit photos i’ve been taking. i need to look into a printing service for both so that adam will be able to look back and see these photos when he gets older!
i can’t believe it’s been over six weeks since adam was born! i know he’s been absent on the blog, but if you follow me on instagram, then you’ve seen me posting his little baby outfits. i now understand why new parents plaster millions of baby pictures all over social media. i am completely obsessed with this little being, and can’t resist photographing his every move. when he was born and i started snapping pictures, i decided i would try to take a photo of him at least once a week. and looking back, i’m already glad that i did. i can’t believe how much he’s grown in such a short amount of time! in the next week or two, he will have already outgrown his tiniest clothes! i know it’s such a small thing, but it’s kind of heartbreaking to imagine folding up some of those little onesies knowing that he will never be that small again…
anyway, enough of the sappy stuff! i’ve been hoarding all of these photos to myself, and then i realized it would be fun to share them here. i’m six weeks behind, so i’ll be playing catch up for a bit, but hopefully you’ll enjoy getting a little glimpse into my world. these are a few photos from his first week of life, in which he looks an awful lot like a grumpy little gnome!
it’s not only adult clothing that’s been catching my eye this season. earlier this month, the illinois-based wolfechild released their spring 2014 baby and children’s hand-made collection, and i want it all. one of the perks of having an infant around is that i get to dress him up like a little doll. as if babies weren’t cute enough, i just can’t get over it when i see them wearing teeny tiny clothes with silly hats and entirely impractical little shoes. i’m especially in love with the nautical striped onesies and little chambray numbers because i’m a sucker for really simple baby clothes, but of course i love all of these amazing patterns and prints, too! just throw on some saltwater sandals and your little one is photo-ready.
you may remember a little while back, i wrote a bit about swapdom. it’s an online swapping site where you can post items you no longer want and trade them with other members of the community. i’ve really enjoyed using the site because it’s free to use (you only pay for shipping) and you can share your clothes while getting new ones without ever having to bother with shopping malls or fast fashion superstores.
and this week, they’ve added a baby & children’s section to the mix, and it couldn’t have come at a better time! now, i will admit that i’m teasing you with the photo above because none of those items are up for swaps (yet), but i do have a few very nice unused items that i already don’t need. i bought several packs of gerber’s onesies and side-snap shirts only to discover that my chubby little baby doesn’t actually fit in their 0 – 3 month sizing. and i was gifted a few items here and there that just didn’t work out. the pièce de résistance is one of those really cool baby k’tan carriers. i would keep it, but i was actually gifted two of them! and so on and so on. babies grow out of clothes so fast (or never even wear them), so over the next several months, i’ll be listing plenty of stuff. he already has a few super nice j.crew onesies that are getting rather snug…
and of course, you don’t need to offer up children’s clothes to swap. i have a few regular-sized clothes still up for grabs, and will be listing some of my old maternity pieces later today. you can see what i’ve listed so far on my swapdom profile.
sign up for swapdom right here!
and as a little bonus, swapdom is giving away a pretty awesome phil and ted’s stroller to one lucky winner. click here to enter!