I guess I should explain why things have been quiet on my side of the blog for a while… I had a baby! As I try and type this little man is grunting at me to feed him and thus, I must do it now or suffer the consequences of some pretty extreme screaming.
Phew. I’m back. On January 13, 2014 at 11:38pm we welcomed our first son into this world. William Alexander Bruckner or “Liam” as we will call him arrived weighing in at 7lbs 7oz and 20 3/4 ” long. It was a long and tough delivery but I’ll spare the details and just say that even though neither of my two epidurals worked, we are still really glad he is here and are enjoying every moment with him (even party-pants at 3am).
Life with a newborn has been quite eye-opening, both literally and figuratively. We are now 5 weeks in and I can say that it does get easier and things feel more normal or as Ben says “the new normal.” We are getting out of the house more and seeing friends that we have neglected this past month. Those first weeks seem like a blur of not sleeping, crying (from everyone), family, milk, confusion, and casseroles. Tonight we are actually cooking dinner (salads count right?) and going to bed at 9:00 to try and squeeze 8 hours of combined sleep before 7am.
As far as Liam goes, he doesn’t really have much style yet, but I think he enjoys colorful socks, festive pajamas, not hats, and roomy pants. We have to wait and see with this whole red hair thing, it looks red sometimes, and not others, so I might need to coach him on what his “colors” are.
In the coming weeks while I’m on maternity leave I’ll be posting about the nursery, his first toys and how to deal with the onslaught of baby stuff in your kitchen.
Anywho, here are the pictures!
Our New Family
What curly hair looks like after 30 hours of being at the hospital
Our sweet boy
I’m in the market for a new purse that plays well with others. By others I mean a diaper bag, a baby, probably a jacket, and whatever else I’m holding (shopping bags, cronut, wine, umbrella, etc.). I began my search by looking for something that is hands free, or “crossbody” as the industry calls it, and I came up with the following choices. Most of these are smaller as I’m not interested in having two diaper bags.
*Side Note: I know that these are more expensive than most people might spend, but in fairness my mom says she has a coupon for 45% off so I upped my limit. I did include one that is under $45 and it doesn’t stand out as cheap looking in my opinion. Also, I like bags that go with all of my clothes so I’m not constantly moving things from one purse to the other which is why most of these are black, gray, caramel, or a similar neutral palette.
What’s your favorite?
1. Coach – Urbane Crossbody 2. Kate Spade – Cobble Hill Little Curtis 3. Kate Spade – Cobble Hill Ellen 4. Anthropologie – Bisbee 5. Tosca – Slouchy Hobo 6. Coach – Mini Tanner
Hello new friends! We thought we’d start things off by introducing ourselves…
We are friends and neighbors (living a mere 11 houses from each other) living in Atlanta who both work in the design world. We both have a kid (or almost do….one is still cooking currently!) and think that kids can have their very own ideas of fashion and design at an early age. This means we love modern toys, vintage-style wood toys, fun patterns, adorable clothes, and anything new and innovative in the kid world! That being said, we don’t want to break the bank…so we like to think we’re hip on a budget.
This space is where we’ll share what we’re loving, what works in real life (that we’ve used ourselves), show you our favorite spaces (and our kid’s rooms), and more! Curated collections for your littles.
So, HI! We are Katie & Jordan, as seen below in our uber-festive hats…yeah, we are pretty fun and never miss a good margarita, unless of course we are busy cooking a kid! Ole’!