There are days when I forget that this family is actually my family. I can not express how blessed I am to have an incredible husband by my side and sweetest baby to call son. Some days can be a pain, some days can be long, but most days are the greatest, most fulfilling days. This past weekend we were able to watch General Conference as a family, and there is one quote in particular that I have seen over and over again on social media that really hits me every time I read it. 
"No love in mortality comes closer to approximating the pure love of Jesus Christ than the selfless love  a devoted mother has for her child." - Elder Jeffrey R Holland
Every single word that came from Elder Holland's talk struck me deep to the core. His message was uplifting and encouraging. Instead of judging my capability as a mother, I find myself being a little kinder to myself.

With all that being said, the past couple days have been a little rough with both Calvin and I battling a cold. There has been very little sleep which make the days very long. It's been a PJs, no makeup, greasy hair in a bun kind of days. I hate how sometimes I loose my patience on things that aren't even that demanding. Little by little I'm working on becoming more loving and not setting expectations for myself. At first the "selfless" part of motherhood was a hard thing for me to acquire. But over the past few months I've slowly been able to put away my wants for Calvin's needs.

I just want to love him and savour this time in his life as much as I can. 



I have always been a fan of favourites videos so I am super excited to be sharing with you all my favourites from the month of September.
Don't forget to comment with video suggestions down below! :)



 Age: 6 months!!

Weight: We'll know this week when we go for his doctor's appointment. My guess is 20 pounds.

Sleeping: About 2 weeks ago he started getting in the habit of waking up in between 5-6:30 am to feed. No matter what time we put him to bed he always wake up at that time. He goes right back to sleep for another couple hours, so we aren't suffering from it which is nice.

Baby Development: He finally rolled over on Friday October 2nd. Seriously absolutely adorable. Teething is still going on strong, but still no teeth just yet. He can almost sit up unassisted.

Likes: (1) His excersaucer, (2) Broadway music, he's really loving The Lion King right now, (3) lounging on my nursing pillow on the couch, (4) "The Calvin Dance", there is a particular thing Alex and I do with our hands and we prance around him and he absolutely loves it, it's quite a strange little dance hence the name, (5) Looking at himself when we FaceTime Grandma and Grandpa, (6) Sammy's tail, a couple days ago Sammy was hitting Calvin in the face with his tail and Calvin was laughing uncontrollably, (7) Being lifted up in the air.

Dislikes: I'm not saying my baby is the most perfect happy baby, but he doesn't really have any dislikes. Other than gas, and teething nothing really makes him upset.

Other: Fall has always been my favourite season, and dressing him in layers is killing me. Since he is now fitting in 12 month clothing he literally looks like a little man. Melts my heart everyday. We've also just ordered his new car seat. Can't wait for him to have more space when we travel.



Today I am super to excited to be participating in Brooke's blogger series: How we wore it. The whole idea of the series is to re-create an outfit using items we already have in our closets. What I love most about this series, is that everyone interprets each outfit so differently. I've always loved reading these posts, so I thought I jump on the bandwagon and participate as well.

First things first, this month we were sent an outfit from Emily of Living with Emily 
To be honest when I first saw this picture I had a mini panic for multiple reasons:
A. I can no stand wearing heels on a day to day basis
B. I own little to no colours in my wardrobe.
Then I realized, the whole point of this series is to look at the outfit and see what things stand out to you. To me I see a pair of everyday blue jeans, a flowy top and neutral shoes. Which pretty much translates into what I wear every single day :)
 Check out other bloggers who participated. If you want to sign up for next month's How We Wore It, visit Brooke's blog and click the link at the end of her post.

Brooke at Silver Lining
Robin at Penn and Quill
Kyla at FordOlogy
Sierra at Sierra's View
Sharlee at My New Lines
Aubrey at Aubrey Zaruba
Jennifer at The Pepper Express
Amy at Harris, Inc.
Ashley at Absolutely Ashley
Berkley at Berkley Anne
Riley at Riley Jo
Tayler at The Morrell Tale
Jacqui at Drink the Day
Maren at Mark and Maren
Brooklyn at Brooklyn Jolley
Sarah at My For Real Life
Madison at Madison Custer
Amy at Lamb and Ivy
Alicia at Snowstorm
Shelby at R + S Brereton
Alexa at He and I