kids costume dress up station

kids costume dress up station

Lucy’s big Christmas gift this year was a dress up station! I wanted to share a little bit more about the dress up station and what accessories I included.  What I love about this gift is that it encourages imaginative play, and is an activity Lucy can do now but also in the years to come. It’s a gift that can be built upon and isn’t necessarily “done”; we can always add more costumes and accessories to it! The most time consuming part was finding a kids sized costume / dress up rack that I actually liked. A lot of the options I found were […]

lucy meets winnie (and more hospital photos)

lucy meets winnie (and more hospital photos)

A few weeks ago, I shared Winnie’s birth story and today, I wanted to share our ‘Fresh 48’ session in the hospital. It was actually more like a ‘Fresh 24’ as these photos were snapped Friday morning, 18 or so hours after little Winnie’s grand entrance into the world! These photos mean so much to me and I’m soo glad we had these moments captured. My mom brought Lucy into the hospital to meet Winnie and it was such a sweet moment. When Winnie cried, Lucy wanted to give her her “hop hop” (bunny). And then again when Lucy left, she wanted to leave her […]

postpartum essentials

postpartum essentials

Winnie has been here for two weeks! We’ve been in a sweet, exhausting newborn daze over here and adjusting to our ‘new normal’ as a family of four (five including Jack!). There’s a lot of planning and prepping for what to get the baby during pregnancy, but there seems to be less of an emphasis on what will help the mom during the postpartum period. Our bodies go through A LOT during pregnancy and labor/delivery, and it’s important to take care of it in the weeks (and months) after the baby arrives. I wanted to share my own postpartum essentials with you! This list is […]

winnie’s birth story

winnie’s birth story

NAME: Winnie Claire Burdullis DATE + TIME: Thursday, February 13 at 3:36pm SIZE: 7 pounds, 6 ounces || 20 inches long she’s here! i’m thrilled to share that our second daughter, Winnie Claire Burdullis, is HERE! I love reading birth stories, and shared Lucy’s birth story on my blog, so wanted to write and share Winnie’s birth story, too. I  am writing this now just about 48 hours after Winnie was born, and I wanted to write it as soon as possible so I  don’t forget any of the special details. Okay – Winnie’s birth story is a long one — but here we go! DAYS/WEEKS PRIOR My […]

maternity shoot

maternity shoot

I’m on a roll with pregnancy-related blog posts lately! I recently shared a post with my birth affirmation cards, as well as a big overall pregnancy update post, and today I’m going to share photos from my maternity shoot. I really didn’t document my bump when pregnant with Lucy (other than a few iPhone snaps here and there, and some family photos) and wasn’t planning to do a maternity shoot this time around. I  have been sharing more bump selfies on Instagram (#littlebabyburd2), but wasn’t going to do anything formal or fancy to document the pregnancy. Then, I  got an email from a local photographer […]

a super long pregnancy #2 update!

a super long pregnancy #2 update!

I announced my pregnancy back in August (when I was about 13 weeks along), but I  have yet to share any details or updates on my blog since! I’m now almost 38 weeks along, so we just have a few weeks left until baby girl arrives! I wanted to share a big brain dump of all things pregnancy, so I can remember this phase of life, and also in case anyone is curious or wants to learn about my go-to clothing, etc. this time around. i’ve organized everything by trimester with a little sneak at baby dancing in my belly at the end! at the […]