As I venture out more and more with Lincoln, I find myself gravitating towards these types of outfits – a striped casual dress. A comfy and chic dress, fresh sneakers, and a big handbag to carry everything we need. It is always important to me to feel put together because it makes me feel a little better about the day! When you have a baby, especially one as young as Lincoln, doing something special for yourself everyday is a must.
As a new mom, my entire day revolves around taking care of Lincoln, and I’m so grateful I am able to spend this precious time with him. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t challenging. So, taking a little time for yourself is essential. For me, that means doing my hair or putting on make up or wearing something cute, like this striped casual dress. It really is the little things that can turn a hard day into a good day.
This was one of my first outings with Lincoln solo (that wasn’t the pediatrician’s office). We went to a shopping center near our house and stopped for a smoothie and strolled around in the warm weather. I was really nervous to take Lincoln out and about alone, but it wasn’t bad at all. Worrying about every little thing is something I did even before I had Lincoln, so now I just worry about everything revolving around him! When it comes to your first baby, taking things at your own pace is key. You have to listen to your instincts and not let anyone pressure you to do things before you are ready. It takes time, and that is ok. I am definitely learning this lesson and still struggle with it every day.
Photography by Paige Winn Photo