March 6, 2017

Weekend Style + a 10 Month Update

Leather Jacket: All Saints (old, but omg, this option) | Camel Scarf | Denim: Topshop | Sneakers (I also got them in black) | Sunglasses: Celine |

So much has changed since my last Nate update! Firstly, I cannot believe I’m already started to (mostly) plan his first birthday! So many people keep telling me “but he won’t remember a thing!” and I’m like “Um… this party is for US!” Of course I’m aware that he won’t remember a thing, but if there’s any reason to celebrate, it’s definitely getting through the first year of parenthood, am I right?!

So many highs, so many lows and so many reasons to get together with the people we love the most. Plus, pictures! I want great pictures for our (and his) future memory. I still kind of regret not doing some sort of newborn shoot, aside from the 9458490 photos I took with my iPhone.

One thing that sticks out in my head is everyone telling me “things get significantly easier after they turn a year.” Actually, one of the best pieces of advice I received was that it gets easier at three weeks, six weeks, three months, and six months. And from there, easier and easier, although I’m assuming this excludes toddlerhood(?!) For us, that has been so spot on. Right now at 10 months, I kind of feel like I’m hanging out with a friend rather than a fragile little baby. It’s crazy, but he actually gets me. He has started to mimick sounds I make or little things I do and I’ve had to remind both Keith and myself to curb the potty mouth. That part is harder than I thought! I also realized that I curse way more than I care to admit.

In the past six weeks, I’ve gone away for the first time since Nate was born. Twice! Once to go to LA for Keith’s awards and then this past weekend, I went on two night trip with Urban Decay. Prior to these trips, I’ve actually had to cancel and turn down so many opportunities because I just wasn’t ready to leave him. However, little by little, it’s gotten easier. I don’t think I’m ready for more than a few nights, but right now, I’m happy with just that.

Slowly, I feel like I’m getting closer and closer to a version of my old self. I’ve gotten better at trying to balance work/baby/personal life/fitness/etc… but, I have my good days and bad. I’ve learned to not put so much pressure on myself and to recognize that I’m doing a good job. Quite honestly, when I pictured my life with a baby five years ago, I envisioned nothing but a hot mess. I’m happy to report that while I have my hot mess days, overall, becoming a mother has balanced me out in the best possible way.

Now, enough on me! Time for Nate:

Eating: He’s eating most of the things we’re eating. He loves scrambled eggs, oatmeal with banana and cinnamon, pancakes, avocados, sweet potatoes, couscous, PB&J, butternut squash, chicken and lately I’ve been making him a baby version of my smoothies. Today he had a smoothie with banana, berries and baby spinach.

Sleeping: He’s still sleeping through the night and napping two times a day. He usually naps for one hour in the morning and 1-2 hours in the afternoon. You can check out my sleeping post here.

Saying: Mama, dada and hi.

Teeth: Six! Four on the top and two on the bottom.

Milestones: He’s fully crawling, pulling himself up an shifting himself from one place to another (while standing). I’m pretty sure he’s going to walk any day now, which I’m excited about and dreading at the same time.

In these photos, Nate is wearing: 

Sweater: Nordstrom | Pants: GAP | Booties: Donsje |

The highchair is  OXO   

photos by Keith Hodne

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45 comments

  • sasa

    haha too cute:P

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  • Diana

    Oh these photos are so cute!!

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  • mm

    Glad things are going well. He so handsome!

  • Magda

    Nate is so adorable! 🙂

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  • Liz - Shopping My Closet

    What a cutie! Love his boots.

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  • Rena

    I’m in love with the super cute pictures and with your look, too!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  • Natali

    Little one, progressed so much!! You’re a wonderful mommy!

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  • Aya

    He is so beautiful and cute !! babies can be hard to raise but it’s the most amazing blessing that you can ever have !! take care 🙂 Xx

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  • Mireia

    Absolutely love it!

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  • Lorna

    He’s coming on so nicely! He’s turning into a cheeky little boy now rather than a baby and he’s adorable 🙂 I’m glad you’re recognising you’re doing a good job now, I think so many mum’s find that hard as they want everything to go perfectly, but nothing in life ever does with anything. Your best, your love, and your time is what makes a great parent. You look great too, it’s nice to see your casual outfits. We have the same shoes too! xx.

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    • Lorna

      Just realised we have the same jacket too, ha ha. Is that the Balfern in Saharah Brown? I love mine!

  • Ewa Macherowska

    Such a cute post! Love it 🙂

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  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    Awww, such beautiful and heartwarming photos! 🙂

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  • Sophie

    Great casual look!
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  • brett

    Love those tennies! And Nate is just the cutest little guy!
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  • Nicole

    He is so adorable! I really like your weekend style. It is so casual and chic! Even though I don’t have kids, I really appreciate your updates and honesty that it isn’t always easy.

    Nicole
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  • Alyssa

    Omg how precious! I love your gold Nike sneakers! This whole outfit is so fab! xx

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  • Rach

    I love reading about Nate! He’s getting so big! Glad to hear things are getting easier and you are feeling more about yourself!

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  • Nicole Sioui

    This little guy is the result of the love between you and Keith. So what better reason to celebrate! 😃

  • Dana Mannarino

    So precious!

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  • Jo

    He’s so handsome and always well dressed. Balance is so hard to find especially when your a Mom – remember what a wonderful man he will grow up to be with a strong loving Mom guiding him, on those days when your feeling guilty.

  • Kristina

    I love your sporty style in these photos and your blush Chanel bag is so beautiful!
    ♡Kristina
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  • Ashley W

    Such a little cutie! Congrats on being the mom of an almost one-year old!

  • Claire

    What a cutie! Would love a post on Nate’s style and your faves for your little guy, such as comfortable shoes that stay on while he learns how to walk, etc.

  • August

    He is too cute! Love you nike’s <3

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  • Jalisa

    I loved reading this post! I’ve been a reader of yours for some time now and I treasure and look forward to these posts even more now that I’m 6mths pregnant. I’m glad that from what you’ve experienced, it’s gone easier every 3mths. I actually disagree with the notion that they won’t remember when it comes to birthday parties, it’s not about that, it’s about celebrating your child’s life regardless. His first birthday shouldn’t be just like any other ordinary day, so good for you that you’re planing a party and will be taking lots of photos, he will cherish them and know he had parents who loved him and valued the idea of making memories for him to have forever to look back on, even if it’s just through photos 🙂 He’s getting so big and has the most beautiful features, so handsome! I also love your outfit, I think I need those sneakers in my life! Thanks for sharing and I hope you’re having a great day so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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    • Helena

      Oh! congrats on your pregnancy!! How exciting!

  • Carey king

    Your little guy is so cute! My first little boy is turning 2 in May & my new little boy is almost 8 weeks- honestly I feel like my almost 2 year old is more challenging the the 8 week old.. the baby phase feels so easy the second time around and I’m loving getting to enjoy the two of them at such a cute age. Always love your updates:)

  • Aria Di Bari

    I just love this casual look! And Nate is the cutest!

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  • Tereza

    You are absolutely chic and Nate is adorable 😍 everytime I look at you both on pics, I think that’s the mom I wanna be! 😘 from Rio de Janeiro

  • vera

    So cute, I love this Nate update.. planning his 1st birthday sounds so fun!

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  • Olivia

    Love your outfit and that sweet boy!
    xoxo

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  • Leannenay

    Would love you to do a feature on spring coats…I live in the wet ,cold UK but need to change out of winter coat soon! Help xxx

  • Adriana

    He is just the cutest! I love waching your stories with him!
    xx

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  • Mary C

    Nate is so adorable! You are the most stylish mom. Enjoy the baby / toddler years. They are very precious. Love your blog.

  • Alexandra

    Oh my god, you so stylish and your kid so cute <3

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  • Alexandra

    Oh my God! You;re so stylish and you’re baby so cute <3

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  • Samara

    Weird question: what socks do you wear with these sneakers? I have the same ones in black and none of my “no show” socks are actually low enough around the ankle bone….

  • Marina

    I don’t know why people are saying it will get easier after

  • Marina

    Getting easier? Ha ha..I wish!:) Now I know why they call them “terrible twos”😊❤

    • Helena

      Toddlerhood – that’s what I’m afraid of!

  • Rapunzel

    Oh, he is absolutely stunning! Definitely making me want my own little one!

    xx Rapunzel

  • Miss Pippi

    He is so cute. My due date is in less than two weeks and I am so excited. 🙂

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