Nursing Style 101

So, I have seen tons of post on pregnancy style and the best ways to stay stylish without breaking the bank during pregnancy. Rarely have I ever seen postnatal style or better styling for nursing (breastfeeding). So, this next 9 months to a year I want to post my outfits in an effort to stay more stylish this time around. I don’t really have to many photos of myself during my 9 months of nursing with Yus. Why? Because I looked a HOT MESS and didn’t dress conveniently for nursing or pumping all the time.

Nursing Basics

Here are a few tips and basics:

  1. The nursing bra – last time I only had 2. Seriously, what was I thinking. This time I bought 5. I went to Destination Maternity, got measured and was reminded that I should leave a little room for when my breast fill up. You don’t want to have a ton of room in the cup (just a little to avoid the 4 boob) so when you’re not full your tops still look smooth.
  2. Nursing tanks – they come in a multitude of colors. My go to colors are black, white, and gray. So, I can wear them under tops as well as alone but this season I did purchase a yellow and pink tank as well. NOTE: I wear my nursing bra with the tank, for added support and coverage.
  3. Lanolin – a nursing moms BFF – enough said! ๐Ÿ™‚
  4. Belly Bandit – I didn’t find out about this little gem until 6 months postpartum. SMH what was I doing… But I did purchase the Couture Belly Bandit in black (Large) this time around… can’t wait to review this for you guys…

These are currently helping me… more nursing style posts to come…

Do/Did you have any basics that got you through nursing your baby? Let us know in the comments, on Facebook or @FitFlyMamaNWR or @FitFlyMamaEPL we’d love to know what worked for you!

Memorial Day – Mama Fitness

I am seriously a fan of Pink and Beyoncรฉ and ever since they joined the motherhood club I love looking at there after baby transformations. Such motivation!

Fit Mamas

photo credit: shape.com

 

But don’t forget to look at your own pre-baby body and know you can do it!

Do you have anyone that you pattern your fitness goals after? Let us know in the comments, on Facebook, or @FitFlyMamasNWR or FitFlyMamasEPL.

Diaper Bags

I’m definitely from the school of functional and practical. I will splurge on items I know I will use more than once or will have to use for months on end. Hence, why I believe a womans diaper bag should fit her sense of style and be in the color of her choosing.

I’m not a fan of character diaper bags (this is just my opinion) because as a working mom (soon to be of two) I need to be able to take my bag from work to out with the kids and not miss a beat. I don’t like traveling with multiple bags especially if I have to carry them. ๐Ÿ™‚ So, my bag needs to be large enough to hold my wallet, phone and all my baby/toddler essentials. I love these bags below because they don’t SHOUT diaper bag – instead they SHOUT chic mom on the go.ย  BOOM! ๐Ÿ™‚

Diaper Bags

I’m currently sporting the grey Marc by Marc Jacobs diaper bag. I absolutely love it! It’s nylon which means it can be wiped down or tossed in the laundry on a gentle cycle and air-dried. It’s easy for work and play. I also have the Timi & Leslie in yellow (not the teal blue shown). I reviewed thatย  bag here if you want more information on that one.

You know your style and what will work best for every day use – so splurge a little if you have to because you’ll be wearing this bag for at least the next 2 years. ๐Ÿ™‚

Do you have a favorite diaper bag that you can’t live without? Let us know in the comments, on Facebook or @FitFlyMamasNWR or @FitFlyMamasEPL.

Running on the Wall – Fitness Find

I stumbled upon Running on the Wall last week and I had to share. They are the original makers of wooden race bibs and medal displays. I have no idea where my race bibs are and I only have 1 medal hung in my closet from the race I ran for Diabetes Action Team for my Nana.

To say if I had one of these little gems hanging in my closet, I would keep all my race paraphernalia is an understatement. They are so rustic and chic and they have some great inspirational quotes that I wouldn’t mind seeing every morning/evening to start/end my day.

Here are some of my favorites:

Running on the Wall has wooden race bibs and medal displays specific to men and women and it’s owned by a husband and wife team who are avid runners as well. You can also do a combo bib and medal display.

I run in the path of your commands,
for you have broadened my understanding. Psalm 119:32

Do you have a specific place to showcase your running achievements? Let us know in the comments below, on Facebook, or @FitFlyMamasNWR or @FitFlyMamasEPL.

What’s in My Hospital Bag

This is my week! Baby Robinson #2 is scheduled to arrive on May 23rd unless he decides to come a few days from now. Which would be ideal since this mama would love to go to a matinรฉe of Fast & the Furious 6.ย  That’s my movie! ๐Ÿ™‚

Either way I have been semi packed since the first weekend in May. *insert hand clap & cookie* ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is a little peak inside of my hospital bag. I didn’t take any photos of the baby’s clothes or my husbands. Yes! Everything fits in this one bag because on D-Day J’s multi-tasking abilities go from semi to non-existent in a mere matter of seconds. He literally has a one track mind. ๐Ÿ™‚ LOL It’s not a bad thing but I know adding on another bag for him to have to keep up with is not an option – IT WILL GET LEFT BEHIND. LOL

Here’s what’s in my bag:hospital bag2

  1. Toiletries
  2. Basics
  3. Make up essentials
  4. Moroccan oil, hair elastic, extra headband & scarf
  5. PJs, nursing tanks, & bottoms
  6. Pads and nursing pads

Baby Items:

  1. Oneies
  2. First photo outfit
  3. Leave the hospital outfit
  4. 2 Extra outfits just in case for some reason I don’t like outfits 2 & 3 ๐Ÿ™‚

Husband Items:

  1. Toiletries
  2. Basics
  3. Shorts/Jeans
  4. 2 T-Shirts
  5. iPhone charges (2) – because social media will be his outlet

Yus’ Items:

  1. Big brother gift

Yus will be at the house so he’s within his comfort zone with all his toys and once the baby is born J will most likely sleep at home with Yus. Yus will come to the hospital to meet his little brother and that’s when he’ll get his big brother gift from his little brother. My main goal is to make sure Yus’ constants (school, soccer, swimming) stay constant so the only new thing he’s encountering is his little brother. Which for a 2 almost 3-year-old is a very large variable. ๐Ÿ™‚

How did you handle the “bring baby home”? Let us know in the comments below, on Facebook, or @FitFlyMamasNWR or @FitFlyMamasEPL.