Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Let me tell you a story…

Once upon a time there was this Princess. She was of coarse the fairest of all and had control over all the house hold…um land, I mean land!

She danced, sang, and pranced around like most princesses do, but most of all she was known for her dramatic, and quite loud,  personality.

Often times you might walk into her living quarters to find jewelry, purses, and plastic heels strewed about the room. Then when you look up to see the Princess, you notice her standing against her table wearing an oversized tutu talking to a line up of her favorite princess dolls. She talks politely but demanding to them, and if one disappoints her she slaps them onto the floor…

Her mother, quite beautiful I might add, loved to watch this Princess grow on a daily basis but knew the more she grew the more independent she would become. Instead of request to be held and cuddled, it was more like, “Go away mom, I’m playing!”

 So, in her desperate efforts to hold onto her little princess just a little longer, before Teenage Charming comes along, her mother whisks her away into the kitchen to prepare a snack.

It’s where they connect every time and share stories, laugh, and learn.

And for that moment in time, nothing matters except the love in their hearts and the chocolate on their faces…

Oh…and the muffins in the oven. Those are pretty important too…

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Ingredients:

1 1/2 c. spelt flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

dash of salt

2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1/4 tsp. ground cloves

1 c. homemade pumpkin puree, or puree from a can

1 egg-or 1 flax or chia egg

1 TB. vanilla

1/3 c. almond butter

1/3 c. melted coconut oil-cooled

1/4 c. packed finely shredded carrots, or 1 large carrot finely shredded

1/3 c. maple syrup

2 TB. non dairy milk

1/2 c. chocolate chips.

Directions:

1. Whisk dry ingredients together, (flour, salt, BP, BS, spices) in a medium bowl.

2. In a separate bowl whisk the rest of the ingredients together, besides chocolate chips. Add wet to dry and stir until incorporated. DO not overmix. Fold in chocolate chips.

3. Spoon batter into muffin liners in cupcake pan. Bake in a preheated oven of 350 degrees for 20-23 minutes.

As soon as the muffins are done and consumed, the little princess gives her mother a hug and a kiss and quickly runs off to her big girl duties.

The mother, grateful for the time they spent, realizes what a precious and polite angel that little princess really is and wants nothing more than to give her one last big hug before she goes about her duties.

Knowing this would be no easy task, the Princess’ mother bends down and says to the princess, “Can I tell you a secret?” In which the princess replies, “Sure!”

Her mother quietly whispers in her ear saying, “I Love You!”

At that moment, the Princess looked at her mom, rolled her eyes, and said…

“That’s no secret Mom!”

The end.

Black Bean Quinoa Cilantro Salad

Before Sweet Pea came along and Boo was really young, her and I would spend our days reading and learning about things that little minds need and love to learn about.

I taught her the colors, she learned her numbers, and she sang the ABC’s 845 times a day.

She was an extremely fast learner and would pick up on practically any song, dance, letter, and/or number that we would teach her. I have to admit that she made me one proud mama, and I loved having her perform and repeat the things she learned to others.

Recently though, Boo’s ability to ‘pick up and learn things’ at an extremely fast rate has somewhat made me wonder if we are destined for trouble in the future. And more often than not, I would much rather she not repeat the things she’s learned..from whatever sources they have come from.

If your wondering what types of things Boo has been saying or doing, I can give you a brief synopsis…

I also must add that I’ve been told to knock it off several times a day…

I’m at a loss for words…

And on days when I ask Baby Boo what she wants for lunch and her response is simply, “Nobody Cares…”

Well then I make what I want and don’t consider whether or not she’s going to like it.

How Rude.

Black Bean Quinoa Cilantro Salad

Makes 5 cups

Ingredients:

2 c. veggie broth

1/2 c. dry quinoa

1 c. cooked corn

1 can black beans drained and rinsed

1 red bell pepper diced

1 large tomato diced

2 avocados diced

(For the dressing)

1/4 c. onion

2 garlic cloves

1 tomatillo

1 bunch cilantro

juice of 1 lemon

1 tsp. dijon mustard

1 tsp. agave

1 TB. olive oil

1/2 tsp. cumin

1/4 tsp. salt/dash of pepper

Directions:

1. In a pot add veggie broth and quinoa. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer and cook quinoa until fully cooked for about 20 minutes. For better directions on how to cook quinoa, click HERE.

2. While the quinoa is cooking, make the dressing. Process dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor until combined, like so:

3. Once the quinoa is done and cooled down, add it to a large bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and fold in the dressing. Top with crushed tortilla chips! :) Or use tortilla chips to scoop it out! :)

I was completely confused as to where Boo was learning these not so nice phrases until I sat down with a big bowl of this for lunch and turned on my recorded episode of Housewives.

One of the ladies shouted, “What the He!!”, and Boo quickly responded…

Ya. You get the picture.

Anytime (Veggie) Cookies

So I’ve got this child…

She’s 100% sassy and tell’s it how it is, and right now it’s completely working against me.

Literally every single morning when we wake up this is the conversation Boo and I have:

Me: “Boo, what would you like for breakfast?”

Boo: “I want chocolate milk.”

Me: “How about we start off with something different. Would you like a smoothie instead? “

Boo: “NOOOOOO! I WANT CHOCOLATE MIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLKKK!!!” (Followed by throwing herself onto the floor, screaming…louder…and louder…)

Did you know I start off everyday with a headache?

Despite my best efforts in trying to hide all things sugary and sweet from my wee littles, I know that the subject…and the food…is unavoidable.

So where do we draw the line? Do we say yes to a little bit of sugar? Or do we just avoid it at all cost?

Here’s my take on it:

Life is about living and enjoying. I would be lying if I didn’t say that eating a rich piece of chocolatey cake on a special occasion didn’t make me the happiest girl in the world. I definitely wouldn’t ever want to deprive my kids from experiencing the joy that comes from eating delicious food.

But to me what makes ‘treats’ so enjoyable is that they aren’t something you eat everyday, that’s why they are special.

My goal is to teach my children to not fear food, or worse yet…stuff their face with cheetos and ding dongs at school when I’m not looking because they have been deprived at home.

Hopefully I can teach my kids the value of food, and how it’s best when it’s natural and wholesome. But that on occasion, a cookie isn’t going to hurt.

That cookie is meant to be enjoyed and savored…

And if you are a mom like me, with a child like Boo, then you know that asking Mom for a cookie can sometimes be a daily battle.

Which is why we have things like ANYTIME cookies…

Something a little sweet that we don’t have to feel too guilty about.

And something that can help avoid any tantrums at all cost…

Let’s be honest…THAT alone is completely worth it!

Anytime (Veggie) Cookies

Ingredients:

2 1/4 c. spelt flour

1 1/2 c. oat flour

1 1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1/4 tsp. garam masala

dash of salt

1 egg

1/2 c. coconut oil

3/4 c. coconut sugar/date sugar

1 c. finely grated zucchini, or 1 c. finely grated carrot, or a combo of the two

1 TB. vanilla

1/2 c. of either the following: blueberries, chocolate chips, walnuts, raisins, etc.

Directions:

1. Whisk flours, oats, spices, baking soda, and salt together.

2. In a separate bowl whisk egg, oil, sugar, zucchini, and vanilla together. Pour into dry ingredients and stir until incorporated. Fold in 1/2c. desired add in. Using a large ice cream scoop, scoop cookie dough onto prepared baking sheet. Press down dough with fingers so it flattens a little bit.

3. Bake at 350 for 13-15 minutes.

My favorite way to eat these is to keep them in the freezer, then I reheat them, add some almond butter on top…and well…then I eat like 5 more.

It’s all about moderation.

Best.Example.For Boo.Ever!

Life as Mama Diva

I wish that you (the reader) could see me (the writer) at this point in time writing this post…

Would you believe me if I said I was wearing a leopard nursing bra w/ yoga pants? That’s right…No shirt.

Would it worry you that I’m also wearing my now crooked and non fitting glasses, (thanks to the one and only Boo who said, “I’m gonna break these!”) with extremely greasy hair thrown in a knotted bun.

I bet you wouldn’t believe that my hair isn’t greasy from lack of washing (although I’m sure it helps), but it’s because I decided to lather my hair in coconut oil to see what would happen when I washed it out…

Only to find we don’t have one drop of shampoo OR conditioner in sight besides Johnson & Johnson Baby Wash, and leaving the house it out of the question

Life this week has been…exciting…to say the least my friends.

From sick kids to TLC asking me if they can feature my extremely dirty house on their show Hoarders, I’ve had a fair share of breakdowns.

But with each little doubt that crosses my mind, wondering how on earth I’ll ever learn to balance every day life, I can’t help but smile at what I’m surrounded with…

I’m grateful to have the most understanding, easy going, and sweet new born one could ask for. She sleeps like its no bodies business, and even with a nasty cold she hasn’t been one to complain.

I’m grateful for Baby Boo who despite herself being under the weather, she’s been understanding to sharing mommy time with another little one. Numerous times she’s given me hugs and kisses telling me she loves me, which have truly kept me going.

I’m also grateful for Hubby.

I’m pretty sure it’s not sexy coming home to a wife who smells of breast milk and is covered in spit up. But he has lovingly been there for me through every crazy moment with a smile, helping hand, and many hugs…

It’s hard to doubt and hard to complain when I’m truly blessed…

:-)

Now will please someone mail me some shampoo…

Little Chickpea Food Wednesday: Snack Time- Banana Pudding

Guess who is getting their very first hair cut today?

That’s right!

I am happy to announce that she will no longer look like a homeless kid whose been running the streets begging for someone to buy her a donut.

Nor will she be confused with the child from the jungle book who hangs out with wild animals and walks barefoot in the dirt.

She will finally be able to see where she is going, and stop running into walls, tables, and chairs.

And more importantly I, her mother, will have to stop holding onto the fact that she’s no longer a baby and big headbands and bows can’t hide her baby rats nest hair forever…

Oddly enough I am actually excited for her newly styled hair…However, I am dreading the process.

Let’s just say one press of the wrong button and she will go all Diva on you screaming obscenities such as, ” You’re bein’ naughty, Go on timeout!” All the while pointing her cute little finger at you with a smirk on her face.

100% sass I tell ya…

Which is why in honor of Little Chickpea Food Wednesday:

I’ve decided to share a sweet treat/snack idea that can come in handy when your child needs some encouragement…

Or bribery…However you want to put it.

Banana Pudding

Makes 2 cups

Ingredients:

1 avocado-cold (set in fridge an hour or so before)

1 1/2 bananas-cold (set in fridge an hour or so before)

4 TB plain greek yogurt or 4 TB coconut fat from can

2 TB liquid sweetener of choice

1-2 TB non dairy milk

1 tsp vanilla

Directions:

1. Blend everything in a blender until creamy. 

If you hear on the news of a young mom who was sent to timeout for eternity well then you can probably assume things didn’t go as planned.

And if that happens, you can also assume that the little child running down the street in nothing but a diaper, fake plastic heels, and a huge knot in the back of their hair is none other than…

Boo.

**If you like the idea of avocado pudding, check out the Chocolate Version HERE**

Oil Free Avocado Banana Bread

In the past two weeks, I’ve been involved in two weddings.

I also have a two week old and  two year old…

Between my lack of sleep at night and the two busy weekends we’ve had, I’ve become somewhat delirious.

I find myself breastfeeding and watching re-runs of Snookie and JWOW at 3 in the morning while eating yogurt pretzels and drinking almond milk.

I’ve reached an all time high my friends.

But despite the craziness, I couldn’t be happier to see this beautiful face in the wee hours of the morning!

I’m happy to say that this week I am veggin’ out at my moms while I catch up on some sleep, and she catches up on feeding Boo a cookies and ice cream.

I’ve also scheduled a hair appointment which I am so excited about!

I’m considering the short bleach blonde Mylie Cyrus look…What ya think?

(source)

(See what I mean…Delirious)

Either way, there is one thing that sort of keeps me sane at the moment and that’s eating carbs.

Carbs with chocolate chips that is…

Trust me. It works miracles.

Oil Free Avocado Banana Bread

Ingredients:

1 1/2 c. spelt flour, WW Pastry flour, etc…

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

dash of salt

1 egg

1/3 generous cup mashed avocado (1 medium avo)

1 generous cup mashed ripe banana (2-3 bananas)

1/3 c. peanut butter/other nut butter

1/3 c. agave, maple syrup, or honey

1 TB. vanilla

1/2 c. chocolate chips

Directions:

1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. (Flour, B.P., B.S., Salt, spices)

2. In a separate bowl, whisk together wet ingredients until well combined. Mix wet and dry until incorporated, then fold in chocolate chips.

3. Bake in a preheated oven in a bread pan at 350 for 40-45 minutes.

Hopefully this bread can work its magic and hold Boo over for at least an hour so she can stop asking Grandma for cookies…

That is unless I finish off the loaf early this morning. It might take a miracle for that…

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Ice Cream

I’m going to take a break from my obsessive whining about Baby #2 not here yet, and focus on one of my most precious chickpeas.

Yesterday Baby Boo officially turned TWO, and she technically isn’t a baby anymore.

(Although I have no problem wrapping her up in a blanket and cuddling her in my arms…)

It’s hard to believe that two years came and went so fast, and now I am the mama of a sassy and sweet toddler. One that has no problem telling me no, slapping me in public, wearing tutu’s 24/7, playing with mama’s makeup, singing Justin Bieber and pointing out his picture wherever it is…

Yes my friends, she is no longer my little baby.

She now demands chocolate milk with every meal and is easily the boss in our tiny little family.

(I’m this close to teaching her how to ask Daddy for money…)

Unfortunately for the hubby’s sake, she’s 100% Diva and takes a lot after  her mama. Everything is 10 times more dramatic than it should be and she can cry at the drop of a penny.On top of everything else, she is addicted to sweets.

I will take the blame for that because half the time I’ve got my face shoved into some sort of chocolate particle…And if you open my pantry, i’ve got enough dark chocolate bars to feed Canada.

But I’m not complaining one bit. I look forward to Mommy-Daughter dates when we can spend daddy’s money and check out different sweet treats around the city. (Although…Technically we do that now.)

Which is why I knew that on Boo’s birthday she wouldn’t consider a special ‘treat’ a basket full of fries, but more like a big bowl of ice cream. Of coarse alongside of a day spent full of using daddy’s money!

That’s what birthday’s are all about!

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Ice Cream

Ingredients:

(For the Ice Cream)

5-6 frozen bananas processed and blended into ‘ice cream’ w/ 1 tsp. vanilla

OR

1 pint vanilla non dairy ice cream (we prefer coconut)

(For the cookie mixutre)

1/2 c. whole wheat pastry flour/spelt flour/GF flour/vanilla protein powder for a protein version

1/2 oats

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

dash of nutmeg

dash of salt

1/4 c. peanut butter

1/4 c. 100% maple syrup

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 c. dark chocolate chopped/chocolate chips

Directions:

1. To make the cookies, beat nut butter, vanilla, and syrup together until combined with a mixer. Add flour, oats, spices until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. The mixture will be a little crumbly:

2. In the mixer bowl add your ice cream:

3. Mix together until cookies are incorporated throughout ice cream.

4. Eat right then, or place in freezer safe storage and save for later!

This dessert is almost as sweet as my precious two year old!

Unless you take into consideration that she’s 100% diva like her mama…

And in that case, it’s not always a sweet bowl of ice cream! :-)

I love you Baby Boo! You keep me on my toes, make me smile and laugh every day, and I’ve never loved anything so much as much as I Love You!

I’ll Love you Forever Boo!

XOXOXO-

Mommy

Minnie Mouse 2nd Birthday!!

In a few weeks my sweet baby girl turns TWO and I cannot believe it! She has grown up faster than I can imagine, and has turned into one sweet and sassy little princess!

We figured it was best to celebrate her birthday early, since we don’t know when Baby #2 will decide to show up, and oddly enough, my two sweet chickpeas may end up sharing the same birthday!! That being said, we wanted to make this birthday extra special, and all about Boo. That means tons of sweets, lots of Minnie Mouse, a bounce house, friends, family, and…did I mention tons of sweets? :-)

Take a look at the amazing fun filled day we had in celebrating out precious little girl!

(Food not pictured: Build you own sandwich bar, pasta salad, chips, hummus, and dip.)

Everything was practically hand made at this party, and took WEEKS to prepare for! (This includes the Pinata, which took the LONGEST time of all! Next time…I’m buying one lol!) I spent a lot of nap time hours hot glueing, taping, and cutting to make everything polka dot/Minnie Mouse approved! :)

It was such an amazing experience, and I loved spoiling and showering my little angel with lots of love! Even though by the end of it she was a little tired and cranky, it was such a fun filled day!

(Binky in mouth+tired eyes=Boo needs a nap)

Happy Birthday Baby Boo!! Thank you for making the past two years of my life the best I’ve ever experienced! You are truly a blessing, and keep me smiling every single day! I LOVE you!

Zucchini Bread

It’s been a while since I’ve spent some good quality time in my kitchen, especially to bake something.

The farther along I am in this pregnancy, I find my self bending and moaning with every cramp and movement of my VERY wiggly chickpea. Not to mention, I have to stand sideways at the counter since my belly gets in they way.

Standing sideways=Awkward position=Knocking things over=Swearing in front of your two your old..

And we all know how that turns out...

Recently I’ve had a hankering to make some sort of sweet bread to have on hand for breakfast/snacks. I’ve been there done that with banana bread, and wanted to share my favorite recipe for zucchini bread.

I love adding shredded veggies into breads (like zucchini, carrots, squash etc.) because not only does it add a healthy does of veggies and their nutrients, but it also brings about a moistness to bread that I LOVE.

Top that off with a sprinkle of chocolate chips and a healthy spread of nut butter and you have a pregnant lady’s best friend!

Zucchini Bread

adapted from Baby Cakes

Ingredients:

2 c. spelt flour

2 tsp. baking powder

2 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. ground ginger

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 c. maple syrup

1/2 c.coconut oil (melted/cooled)

3/4 c. non dairy milk (I used canned coconut milk)

1 1/2 TB. vanilla extract

2 c. shredded zucchini

1/2 c. chocolate chips

Directions:

1.Preheat oven to 325. In a medium bowl, whisk dry ingredients together. Next whisk in the rest of the ingredients except zucchini and chocolate chips. Fold in the zucchini and chocolate until incorporated.

2. Pour batter into prepared bread pan (I used  a 4 mini loaf pan) and bake for 55-65 minutes, or until bread is cooked all the way through. Let sit in pan for about 10 minutes, then transfer to wire rack and let cool. Wait to cut bread until cool.

By cool, I really mean still a little warm. Eating fresh bread warm is way better than eating it when it’s ‘cool’…Am I right, or am I right? :)

By the look on her face, I’ll take that as a HECK yes! :)

What’s In My Hospital Bag?!

Even though I am about 3-4 weeks until my due date, I haven’t really given much thought into putting together my hospital bag.

Then last night as I was sitting on the floor with Baby Boo, I began to notice my pants getting wet. My first thought was, Ok…did I just wet my pants? But after having some of the cramping and pains I have had recently I thought maybe my water broke.

Let’s not talk about how the hubby didn’t answer his phone for an hour…

Or how I was freaking out/extremely excited that I may or may not be going into labor.

Let’s talk about how I wasn’t prepared one bit.

I was trying to think of things to grab, and for the life of me I couldn’t remember what I needed or what I should grab. I had nothing prepared…

Obviously my didn’t water brake, because I wouldn’t be writing this post, and I learned that due the position of the baby and everything that has been going on…

I wet my pants.

Ya…What’s worse is that I didn’t even know I was doing it…Seriously, I need to wear a diaper.

Anyways, the second I had a chance today I decided it was best to put together my hospital bag just in case the little one decides to come soon…

Don’t worry…I put a few Depends in there.

Before you make your list, be sure and check your with your hospital and what they provide. Some hospitals are extremely generous, so take advantage! Also, with Boo I was in the hospital with her for 4 days. Some people only stay a day or two, it just depends. I always say, be prepared.

(Robe from Nordstroms Rack Clearance: $12.00)

This is one of my MUST have items. People/nurses/strangers are constantly walking in and out of your room, and a lot of times all you have is a sexy and revealing hospital gown. A nice and comfy robe is perfect to cover up and look somewhat presentable in front of guest.

(PJ’s from Motherhood Maternity)

This all depends on your hospital, because some require you to wear their hospital gowns. But if that isn’t the case, consider yourself lucky and pack super comfy nursing pajamas. Make sure it’s something you would be willing to wear in front of others :)!

Another one of my must haves are thick fuzzy socks that you can walk around on and wear. Hospitals get cold, and these are perfect to keep your feet warm. Also, a cheap pair of sandals are a must for walking on the floor and taking a shower. You don’t want your bare feet on that hospital floor!

(Makeup/Toiletries Bag: Target)

It’s important to remember the little things like toothbrush, shampoo, face wash etc., but I also like to add makeup in there.

I’m not saying I am superficial, but after giving birth and being exhausted, you can definitely tell it in the pictures. Even if it’s a little mascara or some blush, it will make you feel better after everything you have been through.

I suggest a bag that folds up and has lots of little compartments, as well as something you can hang on a door!

(Nursing Bra: Motherhood Maternity)

One thing I didn’t expect after birth was to be leaking from every part of me. So don’t bring super nice undies because most likely you will just throw them away when you leave the hospital. I would also suggest a super comfy nursing bra, one that easily opens and is big enough that has room for expansion of the…boobies. Those tata’s are gonna be a little sore, so you definitely don’t want some tight sexy padded bra squeezing those suckers together. Trust me. :)

Also, if you are lucky, you probably won’t need nursing pads because either 1) your milk hasn’t come in yet, or 2)the hospital will provide them. I threw a few in there just in case! The disposable ones work best since you won’t be doing any washing or what not.

(Blue Headband: LuLu Lemon, Small Bands: Target)

This may sound like a funky request, but I didn’t do much hair styling in the hospital so I relied on cute headbands, braids, buns, etc. to keep my hair pulled back. Also, during labor (depending on how long it can go), your hair becomes all sorts of crazy. I remember having a HUGE knot in my hair after. So it’s definitely nice to have your hair tied back/out of your face for when your pushing your brains and and calling your husband a no good son of a biscuit for getting you prego! :)

(Larabars)

Everyone knows hospital food is nothing special, and you can’t just eat whenever/whatever you want. Healthy snacks, for me, are a must! Especially if you end up staying in the hospital longer than expected, it’s nice to have a little something you like/want that makes you happy and keeps you healthy! I suggest something packed with protein to keep you full. You won’t be all of the sudden watching your calories and eating lettuce, especially if your nursing. You’ve got to continue to stuff that face…

Sucks huh? :)

(Maxi Dress: Motherhood Maternity)

I hate to break it to you, but you definitely don’t want to pack those pre-pregnancy jeans you’ve been dying to fit into! You are still going to look pregnant, just not 9 months, but you will still have a little bump. So pack something that isn’t constricting and is comfy (preferably something maternity). I love summer dresses right now because they are cool and comfy.

Do NOT forget a camera/video camera! :) It’s just something that is a must have so you don’t miss out on precious new moments!

Also, if you have a phone, don’t forget a phone charger!

I usually have two bags when I go to the hospital, go figure, one for me and one for baby. Luckily hospitals provide a lot of baby gear so you won’t need much.

But before I begin can we talk about diaper bags?

(Diaper Bag: Pickle Petunia)

I have always used the Pickle Petunia Backpack Diaper Bag. It’s my absolute favorite! They are a little pricey, but these last a SUPER long time, and can withstand a lot of crumbs, spilt milk, and toddler destruction!

Not only are they super cute, but backpacks are SUPER easy to carry when you are trying to do and hold everything else.

You can also take off the straps, and carry it around your shoulder!

Did I mention they are super cute?! :)

Now, let’s talk about what to bring to the hospital for baby!

Most likely your hospital will provide all of the above, so you won’t have to. Also, the hospital I go to requires the baby to wear THEIR clothes/socks/beanies etc. So be sure to check with your hospital. I will suggest a blanket though, because sometimes those hospital blankets are not warm enough for those cold hospital rooms!

These are also something that the hospital most likely provides, and I would take full advantage of their resources. Check your hospital to make sure!

Something cute, comfy, and weather appropriate is the perfect outfit for wee little one to wear home! And if it so happens to match the outfit of her older sister, than that’s just an added bonus! :)

Here are a few list of other items that you could bring, but most likely won’t have to since the hospital will provide it.

Nursing cover

Nursing pillow

Pillow for mom (for sleeping)

Booby Cream for hurting nips :)

If anything, don’t stress if you forget anything. Most likely you aren’t going to be there for weeks, and the hospital has a lot of things for you to use! Worse case situation, you have your husband run and grab you what you need :)!

I seriously cannot wait to be holding another one of these in my arms, and to have a cute little family of 4!! :)