Alexandra 8&9 month update!

Good afternoon everyone!! I’m so glad that you’ve stopped by to take a look at my blog! I haven’t posted any monthly updates about Lexi the last two months! I’m sorry about that! So today I’m posting it! I’m also going to try and post either weekly or by-weekly! What are some suggestions y’all would like for me to post? Give me all the ideas!ย 
Ok now onto Lexi, she’s 9 months old this month! She knows how to crawl, is learning to pull herself up and let’s go so she can try and stand on her own! I’m so amazed at how much she’s learning! She loves her books which I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, also loves to eat anything we eat! I’ll post both her 8 month and 9 month pictures below!ย 

I’m amazed by how much she’s growing! I can’t believe in just 3 short months she’ll be a year old! It’s crazy how fast the first year goes by! Some might say that it goes by slowly especially if they are having cranky babies or just having day to day difficulties! But for us, it seems to go by fast since we have such an easy and happy go-lucky baby! It’s been amazing and I just love motherhood so much! It’s everything I dreamed about!๐Ÿ’“

The other day I took a picture of Lexi and I! It’s got to be one of my favorites yet!!๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“

Praying that each of you have a wonderful day!!ย 
Elizabeth


Outfit For The Day

I don’t do much outfit posting on my blog much. But I just had to share my wonderful find from GH Bass this week! My husband, Lexi, and I went into their store the other day just looking at their winter clothing and all.. I ended finding a wonderful flannel top, and 2 cotton t-shirts all on sale! I just love how all my shirts are so comfy to wear and also are at appropriate length and don’t ride up when I bend down to pick Lexi up!๐Ÿ‘Œย 

Shirt: GH Bass
Pants: Denizen by Levi (Target)
Shoes: GH Bass
Hoodie: Victoria’s Secret Pink

I am in love with this comfy outfit! Also if your on instagram, I mostly post my outfit and daily going- on’s so feel free to follow along! My instagram handle is Whittenwifey!ย 
~Elizabeth

Lexi {7 Month Update}

Hello everyone! Hope each of you have been having a wonderful New Year and January! We had some snow near the beginning of this month which is so rare for North West Mississippi!! We’ve also had some nice warm days as well! I really can’t wait for Spring so we can take Lexi to the park to swing and such! This month Lexi turned 7 months old! She’s such a spunky little girl! She loves food, her daddy, going to the zoo, playing with her puppy (Cassie our Great Dane) and just overall loves learning new things! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜Š

I have included some of my favorites this month! Having a cell phone to capture every moment is so amazing! I am so blessed to be this girl’s mom! It’s so fun to watch her grow and become more mobile these past few months! This month she hit a milestone and has been learning the ropes of crawling! Watching her hit these milestones are so awesome! I am in awe every day with how much she’s growing and learning! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’–

Hope each of you have a wonderful evening!
~Elizabeth

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!ย 
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!!๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—
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 fromย Ergobabyย 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!๐Ÿ˜Š

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 fromย 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 fromย Summer Infantย 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 atย Babies-R-Usย 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!ย Targetย 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 fromย Babies-R-Usย 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.ย 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 fromย Targetย 
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 itย 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!ย Britax Marathon Carseat







Seventh Generation Diaper Review

I had the opportunity to review a package of ย 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

So there’s an update on our baby daughter..ย 
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..ย 

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ย 

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! ๐Ÿ™‚ also, if you want to follow me on Instagram my username is: Whittenwifey come follow along with me on our daily life!ย 

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..ย 

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

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! ๐Ÿ˜‰
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..ย 

I hope each of you have a wonderful night! I’ll try to post more but can’t promise when that might be! ๐Ÿ˜‰
Blessings,ย 
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!!ย 

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.ย Barefoot Blonde
2.ย Mrscasual
3.ย Walking In Memphis In Highheels
4.ย Gal Meets Glam
5.ย Style The Girl
6.ย Little Southern Life
7.ย Stylish Petite
8.ย She Leaves A Little Sparkle
9.ย 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

I am also going to list some good maternity clothes websites also!!ย 
1.ย Motherhood Maternity
2.ย Pink Blush Maternity
3.ย A Pea In The Pod
4.ย 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! ๐Ÿ™‚ย 
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