Welcoming a baby…

We finally hit the halfway mark in this pregnancy and I’m a little shocked at how fast it is going! Finding out the gender is definitely one of my favorite parts.  Not just because of the gender, but also because the ultrasound is so special to see.  I love seeing how everything is forming, down to the chambers in the heart.  Listening to that sweet little heart beat while it pumps away is the most comforting thing.  I crave that, as I have mourned the absence of it with many of my close friends and family.  My heart always goes out to them.

Thankfully everything is looking great so far, and I couldn’t love this sweet babe any more!  M and V have been casting their votes on gender for months, and it has been pretty split.  That’s how Brian and I have felt also.  We will take what we get and be so happy about it! So far all three of my pregnancies have been very different from each other so it’s hard to predict based on that.  Doesn’t stop us from speculating though 🙂

Ok, enough lollygagging! Come end of April we are so excited to welcome a baby….

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GIRL!

Yes, a house full of girls! I actually wrote about some of my feelings on being a “girl maker” not too long ago. If you want to read it go HERE

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We decided for this reveal to just fully embrace the PINK!  Even Brian haha!  He grew up the only boy with four sisters so he is destined to be surrounded by girls forever.  He is an amazing dad and the girls already battle for his lap space and attention, so I’m not sure how he will fit another one in there.  I have faith he will figure it out 🙂 Just look how he juggles everything now!

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P.S. He’s such a good sport for letting me dye his hair pink haha what a guy!

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We are so excited, and feel very blessed to have another sweet girl joining our family.  I also feel so blessed to have your love and support! I have been humbled by your kind words.  I’m just feeling grateful these days! Thank you for everything. XOView More: http://corriebutlerphotography.pass.us/poulsen-gender-revealView More: http://corriebutlerphotography.pass.us/poulsen-gender-revealView More: http://corriebutlerphotography.pass.us/poulsen-gender-revealView More: http://corriebutlerphotography.pass.us/poulsen-gender-reveal

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Family Pictures, Lavender, and Heat

Oh my! My poor family.  I love getting family pictures done, so I do it often. My husband is very patient with me and is usually a good sport about it (for the first half at least) Myla lives to pose for a camera, so we are golden there, and Vivian is just sweet and whatever happens, happens.  No way she was going to give me a big smile, though.  Not happening.  My good friend Johanna takes our pictures, and has for years, so we always come up with some cool place we want to try next. She came up with the idea of this beautiful lavender field.  I loved it so we planned it all out.  Well, turns out there is a small window of time that the lavender is in bloom, so we had to take our pics in July.  It was so hot.  Like SO hot.  109 degrees.  We had to take a break in the middle of pictures to go sit in the air conditioned car.  Haha my poor family, WE WILL TAKE PICTURES! They are sweet, less sweet in 109 degrees and dripping from sweat, but still sweet and I love them.

Photos by Johanna Hallenberger

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Little Head to Toe GIVEAWAY!

 

I have yet to find a person that doesn’t think baby shoes are the cutest ever.  They just are. I love them, but I have a hard time keeping them on Viv’s feet.  She will kick and pull on them until she gets them off!  BUUUT…not these cute little shoes from Little Head to Toe!  She wears them all day and loves it.  I don’t blame her.  They look amazingly comfortable, and adorable. What more could she want from shoes!?

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Chanel from Little Head to Toe just launched her fall line and there are so many darling designs.  Also, she is the sweetest! I am hosting a GIVEAWAY with her for one lucky winner to get their very own pair of shoes.  Head over to my instagram (@savanahpoulsen) to enter! Hurry though, it ends tomorrow night!

Also, click HERE to check out Little Head to Toe and use code “BBLIFE” to get 10% off your order!

 

Saturday Market

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We had such a fun weekend with our friends Morgan and BreAna! We stayed up way too late, and crammed way too much in, but it was totally worth it.  On Saturday morning we went to the downtown market.  I love all the beautiful local produce and flowers, unique vendors, and delicious treats!  Whenever I know there will be lots of people, maneuvering, crossing the street, etc. I always make sure I have my Happy Wrap for Viv.  I seriously think I have worn this wrap for hundreds of hours over the last ten months.  Viv still fits great in it, and it’s so comfortable.  Also, nothing better than having a sweet baby near you!  As she has gotten older, however, she doesn’t sleep as much in the wrap and needs something to keep her busy.  That’s why I’m also grateful I have our LouLou Lollipop teething necklaces!  As long as she has them to chew on, she is a happy little camper.  Plus, they have gone through testing and regulations in US and Canada to ensure they are legally safe for your little one!

I know she won’t be little long, so I’m going to soak up every minute!

Happy Sunday!

Photos by BreAna Thomas…and a couple from my husbands phone haha

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The Golden Polka Dot: Headwraps and More

Last month I went to a cute market where I met Martha from The Golden Polka Dot.  She was so darling and had tons of cute headbands, moccasins, bow ties, bibs, etc for babies! She told me she and her husband are saving for fertility treatments.  I love being able to help support such a great girl and worthy cause! She is running lots of fun promotions and gave me a coupon code to extend to you.

Click here and use the code “youaregreat” for 20% off your order!

Check out her cute site and pick up some fun things!

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Viv’s headband ℅ The Golden Polka Dot

Holding on to Summer in Mommy Daughter Dresses

Welcome to part two of our mommy and me collaboration with my girl Sandy! She is so much fun, I love that we were able to get together.  In case you missed it on the first post, we both have baby girls named Vivian, and they are only about a month apart.  They were so cute playing on the grass together!  I loved seeing their sweet little personalities come out.  If you haven’t checked out Sandy’s blog yet, you are missing out! She is inspiring in so many ways, find her here. We wanted to do a dressier look with our girls, that still felt like summer.  I love when an outfit is comfortable, cute, and functional for mommyhood!

Photos by LC Photography

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We teamed up with Lucky Lamb and Co. for our Vivians’ headwraps, and I’m in love!  I seriously want everything in the shop! I’m so excited to be able to offer you a coupon code for free shipping on your order from Lucky Lamb and Co.  Go check them out, fall in love, and use the code VIVIAN2 to get your free shipping!

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I also want to introduce you to my sister in law’s company TweetleDee Shoes.  She makes leather baby and toddler flip flops! They are so adorable and I love the softer sole for those early walkers! She can even do custom orders, check her out!

 

 

 

 

Comfy and Chic (but mostly comfy)

I’m going to be honest…I would way rather be in sweats than dressed up any day of the week, and usually I am.  I never thought an outfit could change my mind, but this one totally has.  I have to talk myself out of wearing this skirt to bed.  Its amazing, so soft and stretchy.  Also, it’s long enough to juggle small children without needing a third arm to keep it in place.  That is probably what I appreciate most as I’m carrying Viv in one arm, my diaper bag and carseat in the other, and attempting to corral Myla with just my feet.  As for this top, so comfy too!  I love that it has such a unique design with the open back, but still has structure.  It’s from the Rambler Boutique, if you haven’t checked them out yet, make sure you do! They have really unique clothing and jewelry, and it’s run by two of the greatest girls I know!

Hope you have a wonderful week! I have a fun collaboration coming up this week so stay tuned!

Skirt: Old Navy on sale right now!

Top: The Rambler Boutique

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