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3 Weeks Old!

Hi guys! Happy Friday from our lil’ Maunster (get it?! Our last name = Mauney), who is officially 3 weeks old today! Wow – her birth feels like so long ago in some ways and like just yesterday in others. <3

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We have been experimenting with fun babywearing shirts this past week because even though she looks calm in that photo above, she only made it about 2 more minutes before she started crying – our little lady just LOVES to be held! Which is so sweet even though it’s hard to not be hands free basically ever. So, hence the kangaroo pouch shirt – check out this one I got Matt! It’s Lulababy brand and Riese really likes it! I have the tank top women’s version, too (runs small so order a size up). :) It’s not skin-to-skin (the shirt is between you and baby), though, so I’m thinking of trying out some of the skin to skin ones… have any of you guys tried any other variations, like this one (for men) or this one (for women – although it says to keep your hand on baby so not really hands free)?

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Ham and Pear Crostini Recipe

With the holiday season in full swing (and me able to enjoy bubbly again!), I'm excited to share a new recipe with you today in partnership with my friends at ALDI: a Ham and Pear Crostini with Goat Cheese & Arugula. It's easy to make, full of interesting flavors and textures, and perfect for your next holiday party! Plus, it pairs wonderfully Continue Reading …

Recent Eats: Postpartum Edition

Hi guys! I wanted to pop in with some recent eats and talk a little about how my food cravings have changed now that I’m no longer pregnant. Despite having a newborn at home, Matt and I have been making an effort to enjoy as many home cooked meals as possible – but have also been rocking some delivery (and home cooked meals/deliveries from friends) Continue Reading …

Weekend Recap (Newborn edition)

Hi friends! Happy Monday – it’s kind of hard to keep track of the days of the week right now when the days and nights (and weekdays and weekends) blend together! I think one of the strangest things about a big life change like having a baby is realizing the rest of the world is going on like usual. I’m reminded of this anytime we get out and about! Continue Reading …

The first 2 weeks

Wow – I can’t believe that Riese is already 2 weeks old today! (If you missed it, check out Riese’s C section birth story – I added some additional details to the post yesterday, too… there are so many things that I wanted to get down now while I still remember them!) We’ve been home from the hospital for a week and a half now and on any given Continue Reading …

Getting Ready for the Holidays (+ Holiday Shopping Tips + a Giveaway!)

Thank you to RetailMeNot for sponsoring this post. Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post for a chance to win $200 towards your holiday shopping this year! Matt's parents came down to visit and meet their granddaughter this past weekend! It was nice to have them here and so special to introduce them to our new addition. Having some Continue Reading …

Riese’s Birth Story

Friday, November 24, 2017 – a day I will never forget because at 2:48p.m., our baby girl Riese came into this world! Meeting her for the first time was the most incredible and surreal moment of my life. I wanted to make sure to take the time to write out our C section birth story while everything was still really fresh in my mind – I know Continue Reading …

Whirlwind

Hi guys – wow, what a whirlwind the past week has been! So far motherhood is everything you guys said it would be – amazing and overwhelming at the same time. <3 As you guys know, our daughter Riese was born on Friday afternoon via scheduled C section, and we headed home from the hospital on Monday afternoon. It was exciting to take her home Continue Reading …

She’s Here!

Introducing Riese Elizabeth, 6 pounds and 5 ounces, 18 and 3/4 inches long. Born November 24 at 2:48 p.m.! Thank you for all the love and welcomes you have already given her via Instagram and Facebook! I started feeling some early labor contractions the day/night before the scheduled C section, so it seems we picked her birthday well, and we Continue Reading …

40 Week Pregnancy Update!

Well, my friends, I wasn’t sure I’d get to write this post, but here we are and I’m still pregnant! I’ll be 40 weeks tomorrow (Thanksgiving Day!), so technically I’m not quite 40 weeks, but close enough. ;) As you guys know, we have a C section scheduled for Friday because the baby is still breech, although of course she could decide to make her Continue Reading …