indie’s birth story

indie’s birth story

fourteen days ago i gave birth to my beautiful baby girl. fourteen days ago my life changed forever. i wish i could say it’s been rainbows and butterflies, but my reality is one that i’m eager to write about because there’s beauty in every birth story and ours has truly been one for the books. i’m really getting into the nitty gritty with this one, so this is your official trigger warning. this post contains sensitive subject matter. read on to hear about my labor, delivery, and what’s happened since. Continue reading “indie’s birth story”

she is a wildflower: baby e.’s nursery reveal!

she is a wildflower: baby e.’s nursery reveal!

this is easily my favorite blog post that i’ve EVER written!!!! i don’t think i realized how long i’ve been waiting for this moment, but decorating my baby girl’s nursery and bringing a vision to life has made me so happy, proud and excited. read on to hear about my inspiration, the products i went with to create her aesthetic, and of course to see wall-to-wall footage of my little lady’s earthy oasis! Continue reading “she is a wildflower: baby e.’s nursery reveal!”

my hospital bag essentials!

my hospital bag essentials!

the time has come and i can’t even believe i’m saying this, but my hospital bags are PACKED and now “live” in the trunk of our car (except for the things we use on the daily). it’s wild to think i could go into labor starting any day now… and i had a ton of fun packing things away for my little girl. it’s starting to feel SO real. read on to hear what i felt was necessary and what i decided to leave at home! Continue reading “my hospital bag essentials!”

mini babymoon at crystal springs resort!

mini babymoon at crystal springs resort!

this past weekend i spent a two night stay at crystal springs resort in hamburg, new jersey. after being told i couldn’t fly back in december, this made for an incredible (and super local!) mini-babymoon to get us through the home stretch as we wait for our little girl’s arrival. read on for the scoop on this incredible tri-state getaway! Continue reading “mini babymoon at crystal springs resort!”

‘baby’ it’s cold outside: my baby shower recap!

‘baby’ it’s cold outside: my baby shower recap!

what a whirlwind week it’s been! i’m finally getting around to posting about my EPIC baby shower that took place on sunday january 27th, 2019! read on for the nitty gritty on my incredible vendors, the theme, and of course coverage of the party! Continue reading “‘baby’ it’s cold outside: my baby shower recap!”

6 weeks to go: our maternity shoot by melissa batista photography!

6 weeks to go: our maternity shoot by melissa batista photography!

it’s approximately 6 weeks to baby girl and i am THRILLED to flaunt our recent maternity session, shot by melissa batista photography! read on for details on my looks, the studio space and melissa’s work – plus 25 of my favorite final picks!!! how will i EVER choose which to share on instagram?! Continue reading “6 weeks to go: our maternity shoot by melissa batista photography!”

baby gear 101: my experience working with babynav maternity concierge service!

baby gear 101: my experience working with babynav maternity concierge service!

i’m officially halfway through my pregnancy (woah!!!) and you know what that means…. it’s registry time!!! but as a first time mom, where do you even start?! ok, so there are the no-brainers: i need a crib. and a stroller. and bottles. and diapers. but what about everything else? what’s a worthy investment and what’s total nonsense? read on to learn my thoughts after a two hour consultation with julie mccaffrey, THE baby gear expert! Continue reading “baby gear 101: my experience working with babynav maternity concierge service!”

HEY GIRL HEY: our gender reveal recap!

HEY GIRL HEY: our gender reveal recap!

it’s been almost an entire week since our whirlwind gender reveal and we’re still reeling over the reality that we will be having a baby GIRL!!! read on for a recap of the event, some of my favorite vendors who made it happen, and my thoughts on the future as i work on “cooking” my sweet little lady. Continue reading “HEY GIRL HEY: our gender reveal recap!”

vital tips: my go-to nail salon!

vital tips: my go-to nail salon!

moving to new jersey brought about a whole slew of changes for me – most of them positive – and while it seems like a “first world problem”… finding a new nail salon was high on my list of priorities. i had a “regular” place in the area since i had grown up here, but it paled in comparison to my brooklyn hot spots: so when we settled into our new home, i made it a point not to settle when it came to self-care… and that’s when i found vital tips salon in summit, new jersey!  Continue reading “vital tips: my go-to nail salon!”

acupuncture & fertility: my experiences with eastern medicine at SOAR PT!

acupuncture & fertility: my experiences with eastern medicine at SOAR PT!

i am SO excited to finally be writing this post!!!! at first i thought i’d talk generally about my experiences with acupuncture right after i was through with the collaboration – but this story really packs a punch, and was totally worth the (twelve week) wait to reveal. read on for a synopsis of my time with Soar PT and my thoughts on acupuncture! Continue reading “acupuncture & fertility: my experiences with eastern medicine at SOAR PT!”