Outfit details: headband, baby tee, hand-me-down skirt, moccasins, blanket
My baby turned 8 months old this weekend, and it makes me want to cry. The thing about becoming a mama, at least for me, is that everything makes me want to cry now.
I have a lot of feelings about bebe and motherhood — joy, paranoia, optimism, astonishment, love. This. That. All things.
And now she says, “ma-ma. ma-ma, ma-ma.” She has no idea what it means, but it means everything to me.
Outfit details: Target headband, Target baby tee, Target floral skirt, Old Navy shoes
Halloween is my favorite holiday, and I expected finding bebe’s first Halloween costume to be easier. When I found out that I was pregnant, I immediately made two decisions:
I will have a calm, peaceful birth.
- Baby will be Harry Potter for Halloween.
So, when she emerged into the world with Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives playing in the background, I moved all eggs to the “Harry Potter for Halloween” basket. Except where are the baby Harry Potter costumes? I can’t craft, so making one is out of the question. They don’t sell them online, so buying one is out of the question.
My daughter was born hearing Guy Fieri’s voice, but the universe can’t even help me find an infant Harry Potter costume. Is this what people mean when they say being a parent is the hardest job?
Outfit details: Target bow, J.Crew peplum top, Osh Kosh overalls (gift), Old Navy shoes
My guy and I joke that our daughter is a mad scientist. We can’t explain her hair except for the most likely scenario: bebe conducts experiments in the night that go horribly wrong.
That or maybe the shock of J. Crew discontinuing their baby line makes her hair stand on end.
In any case, we are crazy about this hair.
Outfit details: bow headband, flutter-sleeve shirt, shorts, moccasins, blanket
I recently noticed that some of baby’s clothes have belt loops on them. She has some skinny jeans and overalls, in particular, that have belt loops.
I haven’t observed bebe walking around pulling her jeans up from constantly sagging. But, to be fair, I haven’t observed her walking around, period. Not sure what the utility is, but damn it if I didn’t immediately search online for baby belts.
Have I ever really lived until now?
Bebe outfit details: tee, similar skinny jeans, similar moccasins
Mama outfit details: Mossimo dress, Calvin Klein shoes
I almost bought a pleather jacket for my baby today. I was alone at Target, which is never a good idea, and I held the tiny jacket in my hand. I thought to myself, “This is stupid. It’s 94 degrees outside, and my 7.5-month old does not need zipper pockets.”
So, I put the sweet BABY LEATHER JACKET back on the rack. For today. I will be back.
Outfit details: sequin headband, similar denim vest, Osh Kosh overall dress (gift), Carter’s rose gold sneakers (gift)
Every day, I look at this child and think, “How?”
Outfit details: similar baby hat, Elle Kids tank + shorts (gift), similar sandals
I was so excited about sharing this little outfit that my uncle sent from Korea, but sometimes (all the time) bebe just wants to do her thing. Babies are so squirmy. Write this next part down — this is an important note-taking opportunity.
Things babies like about hats:
- Wearing them as masks
- Chewing them
- Using them for storage
- Driving them to the store for groceries
- Crafting them into makeshift shoes
- Weaving them together to form a raft
Things babies don’t like about hats:
- Wearing them on their heads
Pretty much could not get her to sit still, because she’s decided that she no longer wants to wear a baby fedora. *I* want to wear a baby fedora. This kid does not know how good she has it.
Also, how ridiculous is her chunk foot in that sandal — using the singular here since, yes, she would only wear one sandal.
Outfit details: bow from Target, skirted onesie from J. Crew, baby Converse
When life gives your baby pink eye, dress her in grey and let her play.
New mom observations:
- Your baby will 100% catch pink eye at school
- Putting an eye drop in a tiny baby eye is crazy hard
- Babies don’t care about having pink eye
Outfit details: headband, dress, moccasins, baby blanket
For the first time in recent memory, it was sunny and breezy. We took advantage of the sublime weather to get out and about with our girl, brunching, lunching (we like to eat), and gallivanting all weekend.
Between runs to Starbucks and visiting with friends and family, we enjoyed some good ole playtime in our downtime, watching bebe try to crawl.
It was the perfect weekend for a little denim eyelet dress and gold accents.