Lexi’s First 6 Months

So today I am writing a post about Lexi’s first 6 months! Today she turned 6 months old and it feels like yesterday since she was born! It’s been so much fun having her here!! I am including all of her “monthly milestone pictures” as well! So, her favorite thing to do these days are, squealing as loudly as can be! Loves her purees and also trying to spit them out at me too! Loves it when Daddy plays “airplane” with her, and just lights up period when daddy comes into the room where ever she is! 
Ok now onto the pictures!

This month is extra special cause this is Lexi’s First Christmas!! I wanted to take her picture by the Christmas Tree to also be sort of her First Christmas photo! I definitely will try and take a better “Christmasy” photo soon!! It’s so much fun having a little girl to dress up, play with, and cuddle when she isn’t feeling well!! She’s been teething very much lately and so the extra cuddles have been so nice! She’s also a wonderful eater! Loves her purees, crackers, and even pancakes! Love my girly so much!!💗💗
Hope each of you have a wonderful night and week!!
~Elizabeth

Top 10 Must Have Items For Baby

I am putting together the top 10 baby items that I feel are necessary to have for baby!! I have experimented with items for our daughter and have decided to write a blog post about my favorite items!!
*Note: This post is not an ad for any items! Not being paid for by any companies these are just my thoughts on the best items to have for baby!

1. ErgoBaby Adapt Carrier
This item is a must have!! I just got this for my now 5 month old and I honestly don’t know why I didn’t get it when she was first born! It is so comfy for both mom and baby!! The Adapt is for newborn-toddler! It can be purchased from Ergobaby and they have 4 colors to choose from! I got the black since I wanted a color that can match every thing! I also got black to use for any other babies we have!😊

2. SwaddleMe Swaddle Wraps
Swaddle wraps are a lifesaver for newborns!! If we didn’t have the swaddle wraps I don’t know how we would have survived the newborn stage! Lexi loved being swaddled from the time she was born! And swaddle me swaddle wraps are perfect for beginners who have never swaddled before! These come in sizes from preemie-large! These can be purchased any where that sells baby items or from Summer Infant
3. SwaddleMe muslin swaddle blankets
These are a lifesaver as well! We love using these as blankets in the carseat, for naptime, for feeding times, and they were so useful while nursing! Lexi has 5 total and will probably have more as the time goes on! They’re so lightweight and so useful! Here’s the website to purchase from Summer Infant and also can be purchase anywhere!
5. Dr. Brown’s Bottles
When we ended up having to bottle feed when my daughter was 6 weeks old. We were trying to find the best bottle that didn’t make our girl swallow too much milk and end up throwing it back up! The ONLY bottle that worked were the Dr Brown’s Bottles! And they still work to this day! This set is available at Babies-R-Us and also at stores that carry these bottles!
6. MAM Pacifiers
If you are going with pacifiers for self soothing the MAM pacifiers have worked so well with our daughter! We’ve used the ones that the hospital gave her, the Dr Browns ones (she still takes them every now and then) but she mostly now takes the MAM ones! They’re so great for self soothing and for falling asleep for naps! Target has them as well as any baby store!
7. Baby Swing
When our daughter was 9 weeks old we got her a baby swing since she loved to be rocked and still loves to be rocked! We got this one from Babies-R-Us and couldn’t be more happier with it! We wanted something gender neutral since I want to hold onto it and use it for future babies! One reason we went with a portable one was so we could store it without having to take up a lot of space!
8. Pack and Play systems
When our daughter was first born we didn’t need a pack and play since we have a antique baby cradle that our daughter slept in. But once she outgrew that and got a little more mobile we got a pack and play for trips and for her to play in while at home! Here’s a nice one to use from newborn-toddler from Target 
9. Boppy Nursing Pillows
These nursing/position pillows are so amazing!! Lexi has been using hers since she came home from the hospital and even at the hospital while we were nursing! And she still uses it at 5 months! This pillow is also great for when your little is learning to sit up and helps them be in more control! Here’s where you can purchase it Boppy Company
10. Britax Marathon Carseat
When our daughter was just 2 months old we ended up needing to find her a new carseat! Her infant bucket seat was starting to be too small and she would scream the entire time she was in it.. So my husband and I started looking around and found a nice convertible carseat that fit all of our needs! This carseat met all of our requirements for our daughter and when we have future children we will be going with this to begin with! Britax Marathon Carseat







Seventh Generation Diaper Review

I had the opportunity to review a package of  Seventh Generation Free & Clear Diapers! I received them FREE from Seventh Generation!

Ok, so we have been using them for 2 days now and they are wonderful! They hold up really well and glad that my baby girl stays nice and dry in them! We haven’t tried them at night since my 4 month old sleeps through the night and I don’t want her to be soak and wet by the time she wakes up in the morning! If you’re looking for nice cotton disposable diapers Seventh Generation Free & Clear diapers are the way to go! They have the cutest designs out now too!!
Highly recommend them!

My Summer/Fall Style

Hey everyone! Life of being a mother is so amazing! I can’t believe Lexi is already 2 1/2 months old!! Being a mother has been such an amazing ride so far! She’s already been a very good sleeper since the day she was born! Now she’s sleeping anywhere from 5-7 hours each night! She’s thriving on her Gerber Good Start Gentle formula and I am so very happy we made the switch to formula when my supply started going down! She loves to smile, laugh, squeal at everything and also loves her baby swing! She loves her daddy so much and loves to watch T.V. with her daddy and I too! 🙂

So there’s an update on our baby daughter.. 
Now onto my style inspirations.. As many know I am very huge into the preppy look! So I am constantly looking for style inspirations on Pinterest for summer and fall! I am posting two of my outfits I got last month from Lilly Pulitzer store here in Memphis.. 

Both of these outfits are my favorite! The tunic will be perfect for the Fall and Winter months! And it’s even cooler to wear in the summer also! The dress I will also wear in the fall and winter too just adding a cardigan and some tights to the dress will make it cute for the colder days as well! Who says you can only wear Lilly in the Spring or Summer clearly didn’t know how to style outfits with cardigans lol 😉 

If you have Pinterest and want to follow along here’s the link for it!
Pinterest
Also have anyone shopped the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale?? I’ve been looking at everyone’s items they’ve purchased on Instagram! 🙂 also, if you want to follow me on Instagram my username is: Whittenwifey come follow along with me on our daily life! 

Hope each of you have a wonderful evening!!
Elizabeth

Alexandra Elizabeth Whitten

Hello everyone! Sorry I haven’t written any posts as of late! 6 weeks ago we had our precious baby girl! She weighed 6lbs 6oz and was 19 1/2 inches long.. She was born at 2:50pm on June 6,2016

It has been so amazing having her and I am so in love with our gorgeous girl! We named her Alexandra Elizabeth.. We came up with the name before we even knew the gender.. It has been a whirl wind leading up to the birth of her.. I found out at 32 weeks that I had developed Preeclampsia and so I was put on modified bed rest with weekly dr visits and needed to deliver at 37 weeks.. I was so very happy to be able to have a natural birth with her! I was in labor for 9 hours from the time they started the pitocin until the moment she was born.. 

A day after she was born we got a newborn photoshoot done.. I will be adding some of my favorites below from that photoshoot.. 

Fast forward to this evening I am still so in awe of our girl! She is already holding her head up really well and loves her tummy time and smiles at both her mommy and daddy! She’s a daddy’s girl, and loves her doggie Cassie so much! (Cassie is our Great Dane) She’s also a wonderful sleeper at night too! Sleeping most times 6 hours! Occasionally she might wake up after sleeping for 4 but thats not very often! 😉
She also loves sleeping on her stomach in her cradle.. Soon we will be slowly making the transition over to her crib in her room.. 

I hope each of you have a wonderful night! I’ll try to post more but can’t promise when that might be! 😉
Blessings, 
Elizabeth


Favorite Bloggers

Good night everyone,
I pray that each of you have had a wonderful Monday! Mine has been wonderful! Started binge watching one of my favorite shows called “24” on Amazon Prime streaming!! 

For this blog post I’d like to give you a list of some of my favorite bloggers that I follow on here, on Instagram and some on Facebook!!

1. Barefoot Blonde
2. Mrscasual
3. Walking In Memphis In Highheels
4. Gal Meets Glam
5. Style The Girl
6. Little Southern Life
7. Stylish Petite
8. She Leaves A Little Sparkle
9. A Mama In Love

These are just a few of my favorite blogs! They each also have their own instagrams so be sure to follow them in you have instagram! 🙂

I am also going to list some good maternity clothes websites also!! 
1. Motherhood Maternity
2. Pink Blush Maternity
3. A Pea In The Pod
4. Destination Maternity
Here are just a few maternity clothing websites! I have a couple pieces from Motherhod Maternity that I really like! I do have more pieces from Pink Blush Maternity though! Tops, Leggings, dresses, and they have just way too cute styles for spring, summer, fall and winter! 🙂 
Hope these links are just the links each of you were looking for!

Have a wonderful night!
Elizabeth

Pink Blush Maternity $75 Giftcard giveaway winner announced!!

Good evening everyone! I pray that your Monday has been wonderful!! I am happy to announce the winner of the $75 Pink Blush Maternity Giftcard Giveaway!! I put together everyone who entered here on the blog and also on my instagram account and generated a winner through an online generator and I am happy to say that EM MA won the giveaway!! Thank you to EVERYONE to entered!!! I am so happy that I had the opportunity to partner with Pink Blush Maternity in hosting this awesome giveaway for everyone!!
Blessings,
Elizabeth

Pink Blush Maternity

Hey everyone! I pray that each of you are having a wonderful Sunday and first of a new week!!

About a week ago I was given an opportunity to model and review an article of clothing from Pink Blush Maternity and now that it was nice outside to take the pictures I am writing my blog post about how much I am in love with my new dress!! I picked the mint green floral dress and I definitely couldn’t be happier about my choice!!

I love how this dress focuses on my baby bump and how flattering it is also! The length is so perfect too!! If you want an adorable dress for your upcoming baby shower, event, or just because you want a cute dress I highly recommend getting this!! I paired my new wedged heels with this dress and I love how they all look together!! I am sure with any kind of heels would be great as with flats and sandals!! This dress will be my go to dress for the rest of my pregnancy for any time we go out or even when we go shopping and I want a dress! 🙂

Dress: PinkBlushMaternity.com
Shoes: Shoe Carnival 
Necklace: Family Dollar

I hope that each of you have a wonderful week!! And remember that TOMORROW is the last day for the Pink Blush Maternity $75 gift card giveaway!! So be sure to enter for YOUR chance to WIN!! 
Elizabeth

Pink Blush Maternity $75 Giftcard Giveaway!!!

Hey everyone!! How’s your evening going so far on this Sunday evening?

Mine is great!! I have teamed up with Pink Blush Maternity to give away a $75.00 gift card to a very lucky lady!! The giveaway will start TOMORROW (March 7,2016) and will end Monday (March 14,2016)

Here is how to enter! I will also be covering this giveaway on my Instagram page too!! Be sure to follow me (whittenwifey) and participate in this awesome giveaway!!
Ok on this blog,
1. comment below with your name and one reason why you’d love to win this giveaway! 
2. Don’t forget to leave your name cause I will NEED it in order to determine the winner and get ahold of you!!

On Instagram,
1. Comment on the post with one reason why you’d love to win this giveaway!
2. make sure your instagram is NOT on private so I will have a way of contacting the winner
3. Must be following me, and Pink Blush Maternity
4. Tag 3 of your friends who are expecting so they can join in on the giveaway!!!
5. Always have fun too!!

This giveaway is no where related to Blogger or Instagram! Must be 18 years or older to participate!! Hope each of you have a wonderful week!!!

Back To Blogging

Hey everyone! How have each of you been? I have been good! I took a break from blogging because I didn’t know if I wanted to do a Fashion Blog, Lifestyle Blog, etc.. But I have decided that I am just going to continue with the style I am doing now.. A little mixture of everything.. 🙂 

Ok, here is what has been going on  the last several months, My husband and I are expecting our first baby in June of this year!! We are beyond excited to be having this little girl! We are naming her Alexandra Elizabeth.. It has been more like a family tradition to have the name Elizabeth as a first or middle name and I wanted to keep that going.. Currently I am 23 weeks along and feeling baby girl kick and move all the time.. It’s so amazing to feel her move and know that in 4 months we will be meeting our little girl!

Wow, I can’t believe that it’s already March!! How the months are surely flying by! Can’t believe that Spring is already almost upon us! I am so ready to get out into the flower beds and work up all the weeds and such and start getting some new flowers to plant! We didn’t get any snow this year here in North Mississippi.. But that’s ok! I am sure we will get our share of snow some winter.. 😉

Ok, for any of my followers that are either expecting or already have children and are looking into having another child.. I highly recommend Pink Blush Maternity they have such cute and affordable maternity clothes and they are so comfortable!! And they are ALWAYS running sales too!! You can also follow them on Instagram and Facebook (if you have either one) and watch when they give out codes for certain amounts off your order! They are also free shipping always kind of company which always helps!

Well I am going to head off! Hope each of you have a wonderful week!
Elizabeth