Little Baby Kilgore

A Three Month Reflection

As I write this sipping Prosecco and taking a moment to myself I think how my sweet Theo Shane is three months old. And with the last three months being much of a whirlwind I caught myself reflecting on it. In no way do I want to come off as all knowing, or like I'm the first person to ever have a baby. However, I have had the honor of knowing some pretty amazing moms and soon-to-be moms. This post is for you. 

When I was pregnant, I heard a lot of things. Some of those things being " Your life is going to change." , "Soon there won't be any date nights!", "Sleep now because you'll never sleep again.". And while sure your life absolutely changes but in the most amazing way. The way people said it to me was like a negative change like you'll lose your freedom. I know I sure do have much to learn as a new Mom but I'm going to pass down what I have learned in this last three months.

While pregnant I was doing a shoot for a friend and fellow Mom. We were talking about pregnancy and momming when she said something really eye opening that I won't soon forget. "Your life doesn't have to change, you just incorporate your little one into it." It was so simple but it really grabbed me. She was right. I feel like as an expecting Mom so many people try to scare you. Why? I'm not sure. But being three months in, she was in fact, very right. MK and I pretty much lead the same life with a little one added in enriching our lives beyond words.  

You can still be you. While Mom Jeans are very in right now (praise Jesus!) that doesn't mean you have to give up your pre mom style. I have an edgy glam style and being a mom or not, it's staying that way. Speaking of clothes, that brings me to the post baby bod. I thought I was ready for it, really I did. But as Rachel Green would say "Isn't that just kick-you-in-the-crotch, spit-on-your-neck-fantastic?". Where my "Friends" fans at? Here's the thing and this thing is taking a while to get used to. GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK! You brought a human here. A human.  No matter how that little creature got here, whether you had a hard or an easy (thank you Theo) delivery, you grew them, and got them here. You are amazing. So when you are horrified much like I was, that your body didn't immediately snap back. Remember that.

Going back again to when I was pregnant, I told my best friend that if something ever happened to me to please delete my google search history. I googled everything! "What happens when..." What if..." "Is it possible that..." If you're pregnant or a new mom, stop second guessing yourself on the little things. When something feels right or wrong it probably is. Mom instinct is real. 

So I wanted to say thank you to everyone who helped me along the way, given me advice (solicited or not and a special thank you to my Sister Sarah (mom of four!) for her advice, wisdom, and patience.) because it has truly helped me develop as a Mom. And I must say keep those baby photos and bump updates coming on Facebook and Insta. I sure do feel honored to be in such great company. Thanks for stopping by Fast Fashionista today!

Thanks to my own Mom for hooking Theo and I up with these matching Adidas tracksuits!

Thanks to my own Mom for hooking Theo and I up with these matching Adidas tracksuits!

Cheers Mammas!  

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Theo's Garderie

It's French for nursery! MK decided that he hated the word nursery so we renamed it. Ha! I'm so excited to finally share Theo's room with you! One of my favorite things in the world is do home renovations with MK. When we bought our house it felt like a blank canvas (even with some very 90's decor up in here it was anything but blank). When we found out we were haing a boy we immediately bought our crib which is basically what we designed his room around. But first thing was first. Blow out the ceiling of course. With the help of my Dad, he and MK took out the ceiling and made it cathedral.  

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It was so amazing to watch the transformation of this room. And the love that went into making it the room that it is makes my heart so full. Making the ceiling cathedral not only gave the room a bigger feel it also made my desire to have a chandelier a reality. So thank you a million times over to my Dad and MK for such hard work. 

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We chose the paint, and floor in record time because we just fell in love with this color scheme. MK and I have always been huge fans of textured paint and this beautiful grey was right up our alley. We always do projects together and I was so sad to not be able to help with the painting but I'll say he did a fine job. 

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This centerpiece to the Garderie is very special to me because about seven years ago way before being a mom or even a wife I loved "Forever Young" by Bob Dylan and always thought to myself that if I ever designed a nursery these lyrics would hang about the crib. After playing the song for MK he loved it too and created this canvas. He's got many talents folks. 

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When my Mom was pregnant with me she and my Dad went to see James Taylor in concert and I always said that was my first concert. I went on to love James Taylor and even danced to one of his songs with my Dad on my wedding day. MK and I always see Train when they come to Pittsburgh and we were thrilled to see that they were touring with OAR which was the first concert we went to together 10 years ago. We were lucky enough to catch picks from both bands and decided to make it a part of Theo's room. 

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So what is from where? The crib and changing table is from Restoration Hardware, chair is Amazon, Ottoman is Bed Bath and Beyond, customized crib sheet from Carousel Designs (we have two more too), closet from IKEA, and last but not least the curtains are custom made by my Mom. Thanks Mom!!!

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One month ago today I was preparing to be induced at midnight. I cleaned my house, had lunch with my best friend, and complained to her and MK that my Braxton Hicks were driving me crazy. Little did I know I was actually in labor and by 5pm we realized we better start timing my contractions. By 8 o'clock we were in the hospital four hours early. What are the odds of him coming on the day he was supposed to?

Being a Mom is already the most rewarding thing I've ever done. Thank you for stopping by and checking out Theo's room.  

Party Like Gatsby

First, Mike and I would like to thank our closest family and friends for joining in on the celebration of Baby Boy Kilgore. From Texas to Florida we had guests from all over. We are so lucky and blessed to have all of you in our lives.

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When MK and I planned this "Baby Shower" we knew exactly what we wanted and that didn't include Baby Bingo or a three hour gift opening. We also felt strongly that the amazing men in our lives needed to be included as well. So we decided on a fun Gatsby theme and made it a fun Friday date night for everyone. 

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It was the perfect way to celebrate a new baby with great friends, food, and drinks (for everyone but me of course.) 

Thank you again to all of you who came! We love you!

xoxo