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  • Happy Prime Day!! I’m so excited to be shopping all the deals today, how about you?? #ad Lucky for us, my fave @kindsnacks are on sale! You can stock up just in time for the craziness of back to school. This Caramel Almond and Sea Salt bar is sweet and salty with just 5g of sugar! It’s keeping me going while I shop all day. 😉 #kindcollective #bekindtoyourself #primeday #amazonprimeday
  • Blaire cleaned her room and made her bed today. I think it’s so cute when she makes her bed and carefully arranges her animals! She usually cleans her room once a week, Sunday is the perfect day to start fresh. The majority of her toys are in there, she gets them all set up how she wants and I just feel bad making her put them away! Do your kids pick up their toys every night? #happilytristahome
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  • Well we don’t have a Nordstrom near us, but we do have an Aldi. Most of their summer items are on clearance and we scored this sweet pool for $7. Winner, winner. 🦄☀️ #blaireandben
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  • messy house, no makeup, and a kid who doesn’t want to wake up from his late car nap... meaning bedtime will be difficult. But what’s so different about that?! 🤪☹️ When your kids come out of your bed for the 1937 time tonight, just know you’re not alone. #happilytristahome
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  • If you need me I’ll be here taking a nap. JK. I’ll be in the car, curled up with my maternity pillow eating milk duds... hopefully taking a nap at some point. And I already changed into a comfy tee and some shorts that won’t button for the 6 hour drive. 🤣🤣🤣 How’s your Monday going?
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March 5, 2017

While You’re Still Our Only Baby

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This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

We are less than four weeks away from my due date, which means we are taking every opportunity we can to spend quality time with Blaire while she’s still our only baby. Luckily, we’ve had patches of nice weather and getting outside to the park has always been one of our favorite things to do together. So we’ve taken advantage of it, especially on the weekends.

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Blaire isn’t picky. She’s happy to go down the slide 1000x, climb the rock walls, swing, or just blow bubbles. At this point in my pregnancy, blowing bubbles and swinging are my two favorites. It’s just much easier to keep up with her when we’re doing these things and it’s less scary than her scaling the rock walls or making her way up the tall slides. ;) So before naptime, we spent some time running around, blowing bubbles and hanging out at a park close to home. Blaire was so excited to try out a new set of bubbles she got for her birthday last weekend, so she had a blast! 

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Floral Jumper | Top| Necklace | Hair Clip | Sunglasses | all c/o OshKosh

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I’ve been asking mamas for tips on making the transition to a big sister easier on Blaire and I’ve gotten SO many great tips. Here are my top 4. (You can read all of them on this Instagram post.)

  1. Help them prepare for baby. We took Blaire to a “big sister” class. She learned how to handle babies gently, what to expect when she comes to the hospital to meet baby brother, how to feed the baby a bottle and more. She’s been obsessed with baby dolls forever, so we practice on them a lot.
  2. Have a gift for your older child at the hospital when they come to meet their new sibling. Bonus points if it’s something they’ve REALLY been wanting. They’ll have something new to take home to keep them busy while you’re at the hospital and they’ll always remember what their new sibling got for them.
  3. Make one-on-one time a priority with your older child. Yes, your new baby will need you. But so does your first baby! Blaire is definitely my little bestie and I look forward to sneaking off for Target dates with her when Jason gets home from work in the evening. One mama on Instagram said she made sure to keep books close by, throughout the day, so she could read to her son any time she was nursing her new babe.
  4. Don’t expect perfection. She may love the new baby or she may ignore him… or she may do both, depending on the day. In the end, everything will happen in God’s time, so we’re just going to give ourselves grace and pray for the best.

Do you have any tips for helping us with this huge transition? If so, PLEASE let me a Comment below!

We’re really loving the spring line from OshKosh. Everything is so colorful and fun, perfect for this springy weather we keep having here. Head on over to my Instagram, where I just may be giving away an OshKosh gift card. ;) And whether you win the gift card, or not, be sure to take advantage of the exclusive 25% off coupon below. You can use it in-store or online. Happy shopping! xo

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    ceglutenfreefoodie
    March 6, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    It wonderful that you really thought about how to transition your child to being a big sister.

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    kezemi
    March 6, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Her outfit is so gorgeous!

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    Brittany Kelly
    March 7, 2017 at 10:54 am

    We love OshKosh! Thanks for the coupon!

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    Erin Ruoff
    March 9, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    She is adorable! I have no advice but I know she’ll love on baby so well!

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    Annie
    March 10, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    I love this! My daughter has been the only one for 8 years and I know when the time comes she is going to be a great big sister and so will Blaire!

    -Annie
    http://www.discoveringyourhappy.com

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    Amber Starr
    March 10, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Cutest outfit! Love OskKosh clothes!

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