currently {2.26.16} | olive june

currently {2.26.16}

thinking | about how much my life has changed over the past few weeks {in a good way}. six weeks ago today i was embracing parks for the first time and now he's over eleven pounds and is smiling and giggling away. i had my postpartum appointment today and everything went well regarding my c-section recovery. however, i have another infection- which makes nursing painful and very uncomfortable- please send prayers up that this cures soon- thank you so much! it really means a lot to me. 

sending | hopefully parks' birth announcements soon! all of his newborn photos turned out so well- choosing a few has been difficult. some people have reached out to me regarding our photographer... i can't recommend her enough- she's so amazing. from the moment i met her, i felt like i had known her for years- plus, she's super talented. her website is: kinston photography 

eating | still lots of smoothies {strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, spinach, greek yogurt, and a scoop of peanut butter.} i am also loving cliff blueberry bars for a treat and fresh veggies. 

dreaming | about all of the adventures that are to come! walks, reading books {there are so many cute ones/ones that make me tear up! i plan to share my favorites soon- the perfect thing to bring to a baby shower in lieu of a card- sometimes a book is even cheaper/you can write a cute note inside}, trips to the park, farmer's markets, the beach, mountains... looking forward to so much right now! 

smelling | our peony scented diffuser from k.hall studios {this was my absolute favorite boutique in st. louis when my sister lived there and is right up there with the paris market in savannah as my all-time favorite!} 

hearing | little tiny baby snores from my sweetie right now 
leaving our appointment today 
he was so, so good- despite it conflicting with his eating schedule 
he slept right through it
so i picked up a latte to celebrate 
it's one floor down from my ob
and i resisted my entire pregnancy. 
we took a family trip to the grocery store last night 
again, he slept right through it ;) 
i used our solly baby wrap again 
{it's so lightweight and easy to use- def. a favorite}
speaking of, don't forget that there are a few days left to enter my current giveaway 
so in love with astleigh and rachel's newest instagram series 
go check it out! 
they featured my photo last week for the theme, 'winter white'
i was so honored! 
parks enjoyed bath time for the first time ever this morning! 
he cried for one hot second and then looked over and saw his little face in the mirror 
and the rest was joyful! 
made my mom heart so, so happy 
i adore aprons!
 i started to collect them while i traveled throughout europe in 2006
vintage ones are my favorite but anthropologie definitely has beautiful ones as well 
rachel of little blue sailboat created the cutest ones for her kids out of dish towels 
go check it out here 
it's been very sunny in the carolinas 
i love this gorgeous state. 
all four seasons
 mild winters
{but rather harsh summers} 
however, that's ok- the year round blue skies make up for it! 
i adore our bassinet from a dear friend
{it was handmade by her mother-in-law in spain}
 and having baby boy right next to us at night
looking over at him brings me so much peace and joy
wishing you a fabulous weekend! 
any fun plans? 
... i am going to my first two 'mom's day/night out' tomorrow! 
parks and i are going to a charlotte babywearing + donuts event in the morning
and then tomorrow night i am going to an event for mom bloggers/local creatives 
which includes speakers, dinner, diy projects, swag bags, raffles, desserts
i can't even wait. 
a special thank you to natalie of at home with natalie for hosting  
i have loved following her prep for this event on social media
she has put so much into it and i look forward to it! 

again, you can enter my giveaway {click here} until febraury 29 at midnight! 

 linking up with:  
Karli at September Farm
 5 on Friday   
Astleigh at Hill Collection  
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  1. Oh my! This time just seem so special!! I'm hoping to start my journey for a little one at some point this year so I'm loving hearing about all the lil wonderful things! =)

    1. it really is ;) i am so excited for you and will be praying for you! it's so special and just wonderful.

  2. Your baby boy is sooooo cute!! He looks so perfect, just like a little doll baby!. I like the blue theme you have in a few of your pics.

    I am in AZ so I can relate to having amazing weather year round with scorching summers.

    1. thank you so much! you are so sweet- he melts my heart. have a great day!