Tribal Boho First Birthday`

Tribal Boho First Birthday`

A few weeks ago we celebrated Capri's first birthday in San Diego. I knew I wanted some type of bohemian decor with a  touch of flowers for my little Vegan babe, so I took to pinterest for some inspiration.

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Vintage Baby Romper

Vintage Baby Romper

A lot of people have been asking where I get Capri's clothes and headbands from so I thought I'd share one of my favorite Etsy Boutiques! The Sew Sew Sisters make the most adorable baby rompers ever! We were lucky to have a sunny day here in Jersey so I put on this vintage yellow romper to snap some pics! This one I think is 12-18 months so she has room to grow in it! I can't wait for her to wear it in Vegas when we visit family during the hot summer months! The ruffly butt is soo cute I just love it!

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Rattled Introduction

Rattled Introduction

Having the first Grandchild on both sides can be tricky! Everyone is super excited and over the moon to be involved with the baby. Picking out her name was a hard enough task because everyone wanted to give input and have their say. Don't get me wrong, I love suggestions, but there comes a point when you as the parents make the ultimate decision. 

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Rattled on TLC

Rattled on TLC

We're so excited to be a part of the RATTLED docu-series on TLC! The show follows 4 families and their adventures through parenthood. I can't wait to share our journey being first time parents! Sal and I will be live tweeting during the episodes so be sure to follow our twitter handles @salzizzo and @destinymoniz. I'll also be updating the blog during the season so be sure to check back here!

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Traveling to Maui with a Baby

Traveling to Maui with a Baby

I was a bit nervous about taking an 8 month old, but knew I wouldn't enjoy the trip without her. The flight over from San Diego wasn't bad. Capri has flown so much since she was born so she did great. We made sure to keep little snacks and a few toys to occupy her!

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Confessions of an Exclusive Pumper

Confessions of an Exclusive Pumper

Why I opted to solely pump and not actually breastfeed is beyond me. Exclusive Pumping is one of the hardest things you can do when you have a newborn. 

Being a Vegan; healthy meal choices are important to me, and that is why I wanted to breastfeed my baby initially. My friends and the internet made such a strong case for breastfeeding, I almost felt like I would be a bad mom if I didn't do it.  There are so many benefits to breastmilk; It's not just a source of food. The natural antibodies alone are enough to argue it as a medicine in a way. 

Truth be told; the idea of breastfeeding scared me.

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Little Miss Capri

Little Miss Capri

During the MLS off season, my husband Sal signed with the New York Redbulls. As he took off to Orlando for pre-season camp, I packed up our place in Kansas City. I was nearly 28 weeks pregnant and thought I could handle packing up the place by myself, but the day after I arrived in New York I was admitted to the hospital for some bleeding.

Long story short; I became a High Risk patient over night. As the weeks continued I saw 3 different doctors; my regular OB, a High Risk OB, and a Hematologist to monitor my blood. It was decided that at 39 weeks I would be induced.

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First comes LOVE, then comes MARRIAGE, then comes...

First comes LOVE, then comes MARRIAGE, then comes...

A BABY in a BABY CARRIAGE!

Yep, Sal and I are pregnant! And we couldn't be more ecstatic! Before I get into how happy we are, I'll start by back tracking a few years to high school.

My Mom always said "If you have sex, expect to have a baby." Well, I assumed that to be true because my mother knew everything; so I refrained. I had this notion in my head... more like a life plan. I would go to college, meet a boy, date for a few years, get engaged, married, and then BOOM; I'd have a baby by 25. 

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