Baby Booty


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Hi Y’all! I’ve had some questions from some other momma’s on what diapers I use. This is a loaded question because we’ve tried many. I have outlined them all below along with my review. What we are currently using is The Honest Company diapers. I absolutely love them and would recommend them to anyone. When I was pregnant I knew I wanted to use the least amount of chemicals on/around Emersyn. (I know, I’m one of those mom’s) I did a lot of research and found that The Honest Company diapers are plant based diapers made without chlorine or bleach processing. These diapers are also made without latex, synthetic fragrances or lotions.  Only downside is, these diapers are more expensive. They do offer a bundle option that costs $79 for six packs of diapers and four wipes. (Normally those wipes are a whopping $4.99 each!) However, they run frequent promotions and often have a discount code. Another great place to buy these diapers is at Target. Target runs a promotion on their Cartwheel app that is usually for 20%. They also sometimes offer a $10 giftcard with a purchase of two boxes of diapers. This makes each diaper. 25. GREAT DEAL! Plus it doesn’t hurt that they have such cute designs for each season. Also, if you do the bundle you can schedule diaper delivery each month! Extremely convienent.

Diapers we’ve used:

Huggies- Little Snugglers: We used these for the first couple of months really liked them. Em didn’t have any blow outs or leaks (until she got older and was sleeping 11 hours at night.) The diapers were thick and had the yellow line to indicate if she was wet or not.

Huggies- little Snugglers

Huggies- Snug & Dry- I was not a big fan of these, I felt like they were thinner than the Little Snugglers and didn’t hold as much, which in turn meant we were going through diapers more often. They would also leave the little gel balls on Emmie.

Huggies- Overnight Diapers- I REALLY recommend these for babies who sleep through the night. Emmie has never leaked out of these and she doesn’t wake up in the middle of the night needing a diaper change. I haven’t switch these over yet and we continue to use these.

Huggies Overnights

Luvs- I would not recommend these diapers, I don’t feel like they hold a lot and we had to change Emmie almost immediately after she went. We didn’t finish using the bag we bought and switched back to Huggies.


Pampers- Pampers wasn’t my favorite. The diaper would leave little marks on Emmies hiney and I wasn’t crazy about that. I also think she was sensitive to these and caused her to have a little bit of a diaper rash. Other mom’s love Pampers, so they may just not have worked for Emersyn’s skin.


Honest Company- We LOVE these, like I mentioned in the post above, these are plant based diapers. They come in adorable prints and fit Em well. She doesn’t leak out of them and we don’t have to constantly change her. (She does have the occasional blow out but unfortunately those aren’t avoidable, gross but unavoidable.)

Honest Company Diapers

Out of every diaper we used, I would highly recommend, Huggies- Little Snugglers and The Honest Company. What diapers do you all use on your little baby bums?

Baby Takeover

Hi Y’all! I wanted to discuss an important topic today, baby takeover. If you’re a mom or dad you can relate to this all too well. When you’re pregnant with your first it’s just you and your SO. All the alone time, date nights, and snuggles with the dog are uninterrupted by baby.

Then you have said baby and your life quickly flips and becomes all about baby. I have a harder time leaving baby E than Paul does. He admits it, I don’t know if it’s a mom thing or if I’m crazy. (Surely I’m not alone) I feel like every second off of work I should be spending with my baby. When I went back to work I felt like I was missing out on my baby girls’ life. Luckily, I have a wonderful mom (emmie’s Gigi) who watches her so I get snapchats and baby talk frequently, but it doesn’t help the guilt I first felt. How do you explain to a baby that you have to leave but you’ll be back or the fact that you only get 5 hours with them before bedtime. I have the hardest time with this. When I’m home with E I want to be as present as possible, phones away, not watching TV, just playing with my little girl. On the weekends I want to do the same thing. I always said before having Emersyn my man and I would continue date nights and alone time. Which I know is so very important so that you can continue a great relationship with each other. However, after our little girl arrived I found that so much harder to do. Anytime we are out I’m constantly wondering what she’s doing, or what I could be doing with her. I think my fear is I already miss out on so much since I’m at work, that I don’t want to miss anymore of her little life. I have already seen first-hand how fast they grow. First I’m holding this tiny baby and next thing I know, I have a six month old. I love my fiancé dearly and I love time with him but I have struggled with allowing myself to be okay away from Emersyn. I don’t have anxiety that she isn’t being taken care of; I have sadness that I don’t get to be the one taking care of her. We have a date night planned to go to a concert and hotel. (First night away from baby) and I’m looking forward to it, but I already know I’m going to miss her. I think that’s where us mom’s need to find a balance. Allowing ourselves to take a breather and recharge our battery. If you get excited for the babysitter to come over or can’t wait to get out, I’m not calling you a bad mom by any means. In fact leave a comment on how you learned to just relax away from baby!

Utterly Momma

Let’s talk Boobs!


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To breastfeed or to formula feed. I’m not going to lecture you on which is better, I personally feel as long as you’re feeding your baby and he/she is happy and loved that’s all that  matters. Early on in my pregnancy I knew I wanted to breastfeed, and I didn’t have the slightest clue what was next. I started reading (my favorite thing to do) and became overwhelmed. “Try this position if your baby doesn’t latch.” “Cracked nipples” “breastfeeding in private,” I don’t feel like I need to go on. The countless articles out there gave me information but I still had no idea what I was doing. I bought the supplies, Medela Pump, Nursing Pads, Nipple Cream, Pumping Bottles, Breast Shield Wipes, Nursing Bras, and the list goes on. Nothing prepared me for what breastfeeding would take until I actually had Baby E. Thankfully now and days each hospital has a lactation consultant that comes in everyday while you’re in the hospital, utilize them! I was extremely lucky that Em had no trouble latching and was a nursing pro (at least that’s what they told me, I still was in shock that I just gave birth to a child.) The hospital made sure I put her on a strict schedule, every 2-4 hours she had to eat. I took that very seriously, so at 2AM when she didn’t want to eat and she wanted to sleep. I began sobbing, frustrated that I couldn’t get her to latch, and terrified that it had been 4 1/2 hours since she ate last. I called for help, I was then reassured by the nurse that she was okay, and she took her to the nursery and brought her back 2 hours later when she was ready to eat. The biggest lesson I learned from that is, if I freak out she can sense it, if she’s hungry she will eat, and breastfeeding is hard but so rewarding. Your body not only created this human being but now your body is providing food so that this little being can survive.  Nights are hard and I found myself frustrated that I was the only one who could feed her in the middle of the night, envious that Paul could sleep. But then I looked down and saw this tiny little face, in awe that I was finally holding our baby, the moment that I prayed for, for so long. I came up with some breastfeeding tips that I have learned along the way. If I don’t have something listed that works for you, please leave a comment so that other mommas can see.!


Breastfeeding tips:

Find a position that baby likes- The hospital will teach you all the different ways that you can feed your baby. Don’t be afraid to try them, what works for one baby may not work for another.

Ask for help- If you feel like you aren’t producing enough milk or baby isn’t latching, contact the lactation consultant. My daughter’s pediatrician gave me a script for me to make an appointment with one. They are there to help, no question is embarrassing.

Stay hydrated and eat enough- If you don’t stay hydrated or eat enough calories your body can’t make the milk your baby needs. I believe the rule of thumb is 8oz of water after each feeding on top of your normal water intake.

Fenugreek- I contacted my OBGYN on things that I could take to increase my milk supply so that I could start a freezer stash and found that the fenugreek capsule seemed to help. (plant-based)

Pump- This may not be for everyone, but this gave baby E’s daddy a chance to feed her. She was two weeks when he finally got to feed her and it helped him feel a part of the process.

Wake Baby Up- Nursing is naturally calming and soothing to your baby, make sure they don’t immediately fall asleep before they finish nursing, otherwise they will be back up again in an hour or so and the cycle will continue.

I have linked the breast pump and nursing supplies that I use below:

Medela Breast Pump

Lansinoh Disposable Nursing Pads

Nursing Bra

Medela Bottles

Medela Quick Clean

A picture of my little love to end the post!



About This Momma

Hi Y’all! My name is Ashley and I’m a new mom to my little girl, Emersyn. When I first found out I was pregnant I felt overwhelmed. This was uncharted territory and I had no idea what I was in for. The first thing I did was go to Google (naturally.) I researched, read, pinned and took so many screenshots. I think I have done more research now than I did in College! It wasn’t until I was talking with a girlfriend at work about her upcoming bundle of joy that I realized I should put all of my research and life experience of mommin’ down in writing, in hopes to help the other momma’s out there.

A little about myself: I’m 24 years young, and am engaged to the man I’m absolutely head over heels for. I went to University of North Texas and graduated with a degree in Communications and a minor in Public Relations and Advertising. I work for an E commerce company as a Program Manager. I have a little girl named Emersyn Olivia and she has absolutely changed my life. I give her way too many kisses and can’t get enough of her snuggles. I’m an open book and can’t wait to share my life/experiences.

Newborn/Baby Must Haves:


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Hi Y’all! I hope everyone has had a great day so far and if you clicked into my blog, welcome! I’m happy you’re here. The first official blog post, I wanted to do a must have list for baby. These are just a few items I have personally used and come to love. If you have any items you love that aren’t on the list please leave a comment for all of the other momma’s to see.

  • The Owlet Monitor- This isn’t a necessity but it definitely gives me a piece of mind at night. The Owlet Monitor straps to your baby’s foot and monitor’s his/her heart rate and oxygen level. The alarm will go off if the heart rate goes too low or too high or if the oxygen gets too low. We have had the alarm go off when E was sick and her oxygen went to low. The alarm jerked her awake and her oxygen went right back up.
  • Owlet Monitor
  • Swaddle Blankets- I personally love the swaddle blankets that come with the Velcro so that I don’t have to attempt to tuck any loose ends. ( I attempted and baby E unwrapped herself within minutes.)
  • Swaddle Blankets
  • Mamaroo- My parents bought this item for us and Emersyn LOVED it. There are different movement options along with sounds. Honestly, any swing would work it doesn’t have to be the mamaroo. I’ve seen several mom’s use the rock and play swing and their baby loves it. The constant motion is what’s key.
  • Mamaroo
  • White Noise Machine- I registered for this and didn’t realize how truly AMAZING noise could be. I have played this for Emersyn since she was three weeks old and she loves it. I turn hers to the heartbeat sound but there are tons of options. Plus the owl one we currently have can also be used for a nightlight when the child is older.
  • Owl White Noise Machine
  • NoseFrida- Before I was a mom the thought of sucking my child’s boogers out with this thing absolutely made me cringe. However, when your kid is sick with a stuffy nose this baby works wonders!! (Plus there are filters to prevent their boogers from coming close to your mouth.) You do have to be careful that you don’t suck too hard; this can cause their membranes to become more swollen.
  • NoseFrida
  • OogieBear- While we are on the subject of boogers, the OggieBear can help get those dry boogers out of their nose and the ear wax out of their ear. This is a little stick with a loop on each end. The bear’s ears prevent you from digging too far in causing pain.
  • OogieBear
  • The Windi- This is made by the same company that made the Nose Frida. The windi is only meant to use when your child has severe gas pains or constipation. We used this on E and it helped relieve her belly and calm her crying from the pain.
  • The Windi