When Seventh Generation reached out to talk about their diaper campaign I was thrilled. It couldn’t have been a more natural partnership since I have used their diapers since Zeameh was two weeks old and recommend them to everyone I know! If you’ve been around here for any length of time, you know I try to keep things as natural as possible in our home. This is a no-brainer when it comes to baby products, but friends, that can be just plain hard sometimes. Committing to saying no to unnecessary toxins in my children’s playroom and wardrobe isn’t always easy, but thankfully Seventh Generation has made choosing a safe diaper delightful.
Zeameh Azariah Atogwe.
7lbs 15oz | 20.5″
On May 24th at 9:41 in the morning, our third child and second daughter was born. As many of you know, we’ve never found out the gender of our babies and that moment in the water waiting to see if we’re adding a boy or a girl to the family is pure magic. There’s just nothing like it in the world. After weeks of prodromal labor and months of contractions, labor was fast and intense and beautiful and so intimate. I spent so much time preparing for birth and trying to envision it that I can hardly believe it was already four weeks ago. How does time do that thing it does? Erasing seconds without us noticing?
In the coming weeks, I’ll be sharing a post in my postpartum series every Monday. I’ve received so many questions about favorite newborn items, how my recovery is going, my birth story, breastfeeding and everything in between. This is some of my favorite content to share because it’s my absolute favorite content to read myself. For any mothers pregnant or walking through newborn life in these strange, heavy times, know you’re not alone. There are women all across the world facing this season alongside you, even if from a distance. I’m still soaking in newborn snuggles and adjusting to life with three children so I’ve pulled back a bit on DM’s but if you email me I will always, always get back to you there.
I can’t thank you enough for the well wishes, prayer and kindness you’ve sent my way in the past month. I’m so grateful for this community and while it can be challenging to decide what to share and I’ve been feeling a bit of a pull to privacy, sharing snippets of brightness from our days as a family of five has been such a you. For day-to-day life, be sure to follow along on Instagram. For the in-depth postpartum series, be sure to check back every Monday. I’m off to go sneak in some sleep before it’s time to feed my girl again. These are the days xo.
I found out I was pregnant with Keogena before Oshiolema even turned 1 which meant I didn’t need to purchase any big ticket items for her newborn phase. Aside from a couple new things that came out the year she was born (hello, Dockatot,) every baby item we own was purchased during my first pregnancy which was six years ago. SIX! I’ll be doing a complete round up of all my favorite newborn, baby and postpartum items soon but for now here are the few current purchases I’m making before baby arrives.
Keogena Na’Airah Lynelle Atogwe
7lb 20 1/2″
September 12 2016
one day old
Hi, friends! Our sweet Keogena (Kay-oh-geh-nuh with a hard “g“) is one month old and we feel like we’ve known her for a lifetime. She is the perfect addition to our family and we can’t get enough of her newborn snuggles. Now that I know just how fast it goes, I’m savoring every moment of her being this small, snuggly and sleepy. In both of my pregnancies, the thing that most helped me prepare for natural labor was reading positive natural birth stories. I wanted to share mine while it’s still fresh to encourage anyone who had a first birth that didn’t go as planned that there is hope for the birth of your dreams.