Liv is home, reality has sunk in that we are parents, and we are solely responsible for this small little human being WE created. Wow. Since being home, adjusting, and recovering, my husband and I thought to make our own list of things we’ve discovered in the short time caring for a newborn!
We happily welcomed our baby daughter, Liv Juliette Chan, at 4:27 pm on March 13th, 2015. Liv was born at 7lbs 8oz. and 19 3/4 inches! My desk will become a lot busier now as a family of three, but we can’t wait! As part of her homecoming, I’m sharing Liv’s nursery, inspired by our safari honeymoon in Africa, where Liv was conceived (unexpectedly)!
What’s on my desk is what’s in my bag today. By bag I mean what I’ve packed in my hospital bag in preparation for #minimilancomingsoon. I’m at 39 weeks and waiting. I figured this would be a helpful post if you’re pregnant. Feel free to use this visual list!
I keep pushing it with “one more trip” before I go into labor! I couldn’t imagine not celebrating our 6th year anniversary (when we started dating) and Valentine’s, especially when there are options like Calistoga, an area of Napa, known for its natural springs and mud baths. Unfortunately, we found out that it’s not advised for pregnant women to participate. I decided to still keep with our plans and at least get away for the weekend to explore the town. I know what you’re thinking, what else is there to do when you’re in wine country but drink?!
Roses are red, violets are blue, forever and ever, I’ll always love you. As we are away this weekend to celebrate 6 years together, we also wanted to wish everyone a Happy Valentines! Here’s a collection of my favorite Love’grams from Instagram. Enjoy! <3
Five things this week I discovered for you! These things make life a little more delightful! From at home manicures to my unisex nursery idea to getting your baby to sleep within the first 8 weeks… Continue reading
What’s on my desk today? Something for the non-bakers like me. My friend T.K. made this cake for New Year’s Eve and it was a hit. Afterward, I had to ask her if she would make it again for you guys and share her simple recipe.
Nuts are not allowed in our house. After meeting my husband about 6 years ago, I stopped eating nuts (for the most part) and keeping any products with nuts in the house. It’s too dangerous with his nut allergy to risk it. But all rules are meant to be broken, right? That’s what happened when Jordan Porter introduced me to her Nola Bars. I snuck a box home and kept them hidden from my husband! Keep reading to tour her desk and get her Grain-Free Carrot Cake Muffins recipe too!
Currently, Alcatraz Island tickets will get you free entrance to its Large: Ai Wei Wei art exhibit. I had never been to Alcatraz Island, also known as The Rock (not the actor), which made this even more of an interesting day excursion for us. Prior to this day, I had read literature my friend left on my desk about the island and its history of escapes to get myself psyched up.