It’s hard to believe Naiya is now 3.5 months old!  At today’s pediatrician appointment, she clocked in at 13.6 pounds and 24 1/4 inches long (she has officially almost doubled in weight since she was born!). We’ve had so much fun watching her grow by the minute and we’re so thankful to be able to capture so many memories of her on camera. I’m already looking back at her newborn photos in awe that she was so tiny a few weeks ago! Over the past couple of months, I’ve received a bunch of messages asking for tips on how to nail the perfect newborn photos so today, I’m excited to share my favorite newborn photo hacks with you.


When it comes to the holidays, I am a self-proclaimed gift-buying procrastinator. I never mean to do this–it just happens. I wish I was one of those people who could start stocking up on gifts throughout the year but instead, December hits and I find myself having to go into overdrive to buy gifts for everyone quickly. To help out anyone else who’s like me, I’m putting together some last minute holiday gift guides this week for your gift giving pleasure. Sharing some of my favorite items with you today for baby. 


Since she was born, Naiya has always loved to be held.  This is great in that we’ve gotten a lot of extra cuddle time in but of course this also gets completely exhausting–especially as she continues to get heavier!  Likewise, since Naiya was a few weeks old, I’ve been experimenting with baby carriers (more in this recent post) that help me to go hands free with her.  The tank I’m wearing today is one of the most user-friendly carriers I’ve tried so far and I’m so happy I did. 


Naiya and I have had the best time visiting family in upstate New York this week. I can’t believe we already head back tomorrow!  I’ll be flying solo with her this time around so wish me luck–I have no idea what to expect! Temps here have been in the 20’s and 30’s but I’ve really enjoyed it; there’s something so refreshing about wintery weather during the holiday season.  That said, excited to get back to a much warmer LA so that I can wear more outfits like this without freezing.  


Happy December! How did this year fly by so quickly? Naiya turned three months old yesterday and it felt like such an accomplishment. Month three was the first month where Phil and I started to feel like ourselves again. The first couple months of Naiya’s life are still a total blur and finding a semblance of a routine this month has been so rewarding.