Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Weaning | Part One


After 15 months of exclusively breastfeeding, Harper and I have officially started the weaning process...
I feel so extremely blessed to have had such an amazing breastfeeding experience from day one.  We never really had any problems, it was smooth sailing from day one which I know is extremely rare so I am very thankful.

I have made it to my goal to nurse for a year and now it has been 15 months and we are still going strong but at this point in her life, I feel like she just nurses out of habit more than the eating part of it. She eats everything you put in front of her, and drinks cows milk perfectly now. Shes pretty much a big girl ;) 
On Sunday I decided to only let her eat from me in the morning right after she wakes up and at night right before she goes to bed. I am going to try this for the whole week (which has been going great and she doesn't even seem to really want me at all which is a great sign). She also usually comes up to me throughout the day and leans her head into my chest or tries to pull my shirt down telling me she wants to eat but this week she hasn't done that once so maybe she fully ready to wean too...? In my head, I imagined this process to be hellish but it is going well so far.  Next week we will take out the morning feeding, and the week after that take out the night feeding.

I wasn't feeling sad about not nursing anymore until I just wrote this... All of a sudden I feel so emotional and bad for taking this away from her and both of us really. We have always been very attached (no pun intended lol) and I think BF'ing is a huge part of that so I am so scared she wont need me as much, or love me the same way. :( wahhh. I'm sad now.
I will update every week until we are completely done. I have so many concerns though, like what is going to happen to me if you know what I mean... Lol, help me someone who has already done this... 

Monday, September 23, 2013

My 23rd Birthday // Weekend Recap

My Birthday Weekend Was A Success!!!!!
On Friday I turned 23 and it was one of the best ones yet.
Lets get to it.

Of course it started off with a little trip to Starbucks where I actually got something new and ordered a salter caramel mocha which was amazing and headed to the nail salon to get a pedicure.
Coffee Sleeve
I then went home to pick up my babes and go on a little Target run. Leave it to me to wait till the last minute to go get an outfit to wear that night but I was eyeing THIS 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Dress but they didn't have it in my size. Boo. We still got some random stuff and we headed home to put miss fancy down for a nap. 
Could you just die of the cuteness of this Juicy Couture tracksuit!!! I'm pretty much obsessed and she will be wearing this at least once a week. I have an obsession with my JC tracksuits and wear them frequently so my life is pretty much complete with her owning her very own!!
While boo bear napped Momma got to go on a little shopping trip to find a birthday outfit all by herself. I scored a dress for $19 a necklace for $13 and THIS BCBG wristlet for $12. Winning!!!
The only picture I got the whole night. Fail. But I love my Layne!!!! xoxo
After all that shopping it was time for my birthday dinner with some close friends at new super cool new restaurant in town. If you live in Omaha, you have to check out Salt 88. The had the best drinks! And at the end of dinner you get cotton candy!! I mean, how could you not love that!!
#carrideselfie ;) I love the way my lip color matches my new necklace.
The cutest drinks at Salt 88 in mason jars. And the bloody mary that sunk my sober ship. holy!!
First. my boyfriend really needs a class on iPhone photography because HE SUCKS!! All I wanted was a pic of me and my cute cotton candy, and this is what I got.. Second, it was grape flavored and delicious!
We had a great night out after that! We went downtown to some fun bars and met up with more friends and drank way too much and somehow ended up in the tattoo shop setting up an appointment and giving them a down payment.. ughhh. Spontaneity at its best perhaps?? Whatever, it was fun, and momma had a ridiculous bad hangover the next day and I am so thankful that Nick took the next day off because he took care of Harper all day while I laid on the couch and couldn't move... ayy. Bad.

Terrible effing day of a hangover.... never. drinking. again.
I eventually felt better and I had a photo shoot that night so I had to put my big girl professional pants on and get the eff over it. I also had my highly anticipated tattoo appointment that night at 10 p.m. so we put Harper to bed and headed back downtown only to be turned away while filling out my info card because I'm still a nursing momma and they told me it was state law that I couldn't get it done... I'm not gonna lie, I was super disappointed but I will just have to wait until Harps has officially weaned which is in the process but I will have to write another post on that.
To add to the annoyance of driving 20 minutes downtown, we had a terrible night of sleeplessness for all of us, so we were miserable...
This babe fell on the driveway face first on Friday and got her first real boo boo, a bruised and scratched nose and forehead. :(

We capped off the weekend with a little shopping trip. Pretty much our usual Sunday.
Laziness, shopping, eating, FUN. Love Sunday's. The only thing that would make it better is if Daddy was off but the next three weeks he is off all weekend long so were super excited!!
I'm already planning, pumpkin patch, apple orchard, shopping, fun, and more fun! 

Our weekly shopping at our favorite place.
I love bath time with her. She plays, I laugh, and fill with joy. :)
Amazing cheese fries my parents brought home from dinner. They tasted like a BLT. yummmy.

I hope you all had a great weekend!!!!!! 
And thank you all so much for the birthday love on Facebook and IG. I appreciate every comment and wish so much!!!!! xoxoxoxo

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Momma's New Hair//Randomness//Weekend Recap

Bad blogger alert.
Seriously, how do you people blog, work, be a mom, be a wife/partner and be a person?
I suck at this balancing act. I have been so busy with my new business that I feel like sometimes I cant catch my breathe. Who knew their was so much that went into a being a photographer (business wise.) Yikes. I wont bore you with all those details but I do want to try to make more time for blogging. (I think I say that in every post). Sorry if this is just a jumbled mess of randomness.

 First, Lets just talk about how I am LOVING my Hunter Boots! They just make me so giddy. #isthatweird?
Except, I wore them last weekend to my photo shoot and it was at least a hundred degrees. Total buzz kill, but I wear them to protect my feet and legs when I am stomping through brush and tall grass ya know and they don't get hot, but, sweat and rubbing skin does not mix because I have the worst blisters on my heels and the back of my calves from them rubbing... OUCH. IDC. I still love you booties.

Oh Hey haircut and color that is wayyyyy overdue. I am pretty much obsessed with my new hair. Don't get me wrong, I really miss my long locks but this is a really good change and I feel more "up to date" with shorter hair. Its totes in peeps. ;) Short hair, don't care. Haha. I'm a loser I know.

A little duck face never hurt nobody ;)
Straight hair, scrunchy awkward selfie face and a PSL = awesomeness

And now for a Harper flood and a weekend recap...

Grandpa's girl right here!
Dress | Headband | Sandals
Little girl, Big chair. lololol.
Hi Miss Harper J!
Just a little bath time feeding. TOO MUCH CUTENESS.
Breakfast date with Daddy. p.s.- This shirt says big cousin!!! (not big sister. eek) :0
We drove Grandpa's truck for the weekend so I decided to let her sit forward facing and she was so amazed and loved it. We were also so high up that she could see everything and was just taking it all in. I love watching them see new things for the first time, like mommy driving. So cool. No judgey's on the forward facing. I am actually the biggest advocate for rear facing under 2 and I NEVER thought I would let her forward face until than, but I felt safe in a HUGE pickup truck and now that she seemed so much happier I kind of want it to become permanent... Thoughts ?? I also love our car seat and think it is one of the safest ones out there. I'm torn...
Go Huskers!! Even though we lost... boo. At least this babe looked darling.
Headband | Moccs | Leggings (walmart last year) 
Dancing with the beautiful bride Sheena!
Dress | Headband
She loved being by the dance floor just watching everyone dance. She also got a couple moves in. :)
The very end of the night and only picture I got of the two of us. I love my little mini.
Thank you Gap, Old Navy, and Target for the amazing sales this week. Snagged all of this for about $80. I love me some sales!!!
Cargo Zip Vest | Yellow Peplum Bodysuit | Tank | Bear Sweater Hat | Camera Tee | Ooh La La Bodysuit | Gold Heart Sweater Dress | Peplum Tee | Purple Long Sleeve Tee | Black Heart Sweatshirt

Monday, September 2, 2013

Happy Labor Day!!

I hope everyone had an amazing Labor Day!!!!
We did absolutely nothing except eat and relax and it was perfect!! Daddy also got off work super early so we got to hangout with him so it was an extra great day. 
I wanted a watermelon to do a little mini end of summer photo shoot with Harper but when I cut it open, it wasn't red, it was yellow?!?!? I have never heard or seen this ever! It's crazy or im crazy, I dont know, but it taste the exact same and was super yummy!