Somehow a whole month has gone by since Hugo was born and my world has officially been rocked! Why don’t people tell you how hard it is to take care of a baby!? I mean I had lots of experience with babies and kids going into this so I really thought I knew what I was doing- but it seems I was wrong. I kinda figured that all I had to do was nurse and rock him and love him and that’s all it would take…there seem to be moments though when none of those things work and I feel like I am clueless. Every day I try to learn a little more about this baby and what he needs from me. I’m sure it will all get easier soon :) I sure do love that sweet boy though! Overnight it seems like he has filled out into such a chubby little thing. I die for those thigh rolls!
Anyway, shortly before Hugo was born I planned an exciting giveaway of a product that has quickly become essential to my life as a city Mom. I have been a long time lover of Petunia Picklebottom’s joyful prints and well-made products, and I knew I had to get my hands on one their diaper bags. The Sashay Satchel is amazing because not only does it look more like a purse than a diaper bag, but it can either be worn on the shoulder or as a backpack which I adore! I can’t quite handle taking the stroller on the subway yet so I typically wear Hugo in one of my baby carriers (I love the Ergo pictured here, also the K’tan wrap,) and having my diaper bag as a backpack makes a world of a difference. It’s makes me feel balanced and sturdy and I can trek all across the city with it. (though I still get nervous going too far from home- what if he needs to eat when I’m on the subway?)
I am so excited that the lovely folks at Petunia Picklebottom are giving a Sashay Satchel to one of my readers! The one I have is a beautiful quilted gray pattern called “Champes de Ellysses Stop” but the winner of the giveaway can choose from any of their beautiful patterns! (Check out all the choices including the new Spring patterns here!) Here are some favorites from the new line:
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