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Waking Up Poppy

This blog is somewhat of a baby diary for Poppy, so I want to post the little things that I want to remember about this quickly moving time with her. One of my favourite parts of the day is when she wakes up in the morning, and after her naps. I hear babbling from her room and whenever I open the door she always reminds me of a kid when you catch in the middle of playing make believe and they're a little embarassed that you saw. 

I know that Poppy is a getting pretty old to be swaddled, but she sleeps soooo much better that way, so why mess with a good thing.  

Theres no door handle on her bedroom door because it's the perfect peep hole to check on her without having to open that squeaky old door. 


Happy Halloween

I have been so excited to start making little halloween costumes for a long time! Any excuse for me to DIY really.... ;) 
The other night david help me make a million yarn pom poms while we watched TV and ate halloween candy. Tonight I would really love to take Poppy trick or treating but I think I would be jumping the gun a little on that one! Next Year. Hope that you have an awesome halloween!  


Poppy Darling - Nine Months

Poppy Darling is 9 months old, getting to be such a big babe with a little personality and opinions of her own. She has really start to enter teething this past week. Poppy has always been a freakishly content and happy baby, but she has been a little agitated and refusing food especially I try to feed her with a spoon. She would much rather pick up her food and feed herself. 

I was looking back into my journal tonight from before Poppy was born and came across this entry: 


Today I got sad thinking about the fact that these are the last few days Poppy will spend inside that beautiful, sacred, peaceful place. Away from everything. Just her and God literally molding her. I wish she didn't have to be introduced to a world with so much sin, and sadness. My heart already breaks for the days she comes home from school crying, or gets broken up with, or experiences death of someone she loves. I wish that she could stay so safe and connected to God. I want to show her God's love for her, His beauty, and purity everyday. 


I pray all the time when I am putting her to sleep at night that she will have dreams of being in the womb and always remember what it was like to be safe from worldly things, close to God. It might seem sort of strange, but who knows, maybe when she's older she'll tell me about this dream she has where she's in a dark peaceful place just her and God together.  



These are a few of my fall staples. My "kate" hat from The Oxford Trunk, Urban Outfitters BDG Skinnies, Cult of One Collar Statement Necklace, Thrifted Guess Shoes, Jackson Rowe Poncho which I wear as a chunky scarf on the regular, and these insanely comfortable undies & bralet from DearKate. Seriously these are the most comfortable underwear I have ever worn (no one is asking me to say that) I would gladly through out every pair of underwear I have and replace them with DearKate. Today I am giving away a pair of DearKate underwear on Instagram... so head over and enter! 


Bath Time with Poppy

Poppy Darling is 8.5 months, and I love seeing her little personality start to show. She waves at everything with the action just like those porcelain chinese cats at asian restaurants. She talks with a raspy growl, and swims across the floor rather than crawl. 

Bath time is one of my favourite times of the day with her, she loves to sit in there and splash around, she could stay content in there for a good hour. And afterwards there is nothing better than snuggling a wet, nakey baby in a towel.  

P.S look at the difference since January ---> Poppy's First Bath