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When baby W was born I was determined to just breastfeed her until she naturally weaned. It has been the most amazing bonding experience. However, I waited way, way too long to introduce a bottle. I was so nervous that if I did, my supply would run low and then that would be the end of breastfeeding.

So, when W was 6 months old I happily decided I would try the bottle so that my husband, and I could actually have a date night. Well, W decided that she actually HATED (I mean screaming hated) bottles. I wrote it off as a fluke. I bought all types of bottles…and spent a ton of money on failed attempts at getting her to drink from one. This girl would not even consider taking one sip. But I carried on, and kept trying 3-4 times every day to get her to take a few sips in hopes to work up to have her taking a whole bottle.

Flash forward to month 9, and I was not any closet than I was 3 months before. A friend mentioned the Munchkin their Latch Bottle. My husband begged me not to buy any more bottles. I promised that this would be the last one. And then, seriously, a miracle happened. Wesleigh Gray drank an entire ounce from the new Latch. We are now up to 4 ounces a day in the bottle and I could not be happier. Because the bottle functions just like the breast, it was an easy transition. She latches right on! If you are having trouble getting your babe to bottle feed, I highly recommend giving the Latch a try! I am so proud that I had to show off my sweet girl enjoying a bottle in the morning…

Thanks so much to Rebecca Hansen of First Mate Photo for shooting this for me!

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Dior Fall/Winter 2014

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The Latch Bottle by Munchkin

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Shop BuRu Fall 2014

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Supplies: Hair spray (I like Oribe Superfine Strong Hair Spray), strong bobby pins, a thick hair tie, and a clear elastic hair tie.fishtail-updo-2Step One: Start with a mess of hair.fishtail-updo-3

Step Two: Gather hair in a pony tail at the desired position of the bun. I like them a little higher, so I started this pony tail on top of the crown.fishtail-updo-4Step Three: Wrap hair in a thick elastic. Divide pony tail into two sections.fishtail-updo-5

Step Four: Take a 1/2″ chunk from the outside of one of the two sections. Bring that 1/2″ chunk over the section it came from and add it to the other section.fishtail-updo-6Step Five: Take a 1/2″ chunk from the other section and bring it over to the first section. You will continue to only have two section, not three like in a typical braid.fishtail-updo-7Step Six: Continue taking 1/2″ chunks from the outside of the pony tail and adding it to the opposite section. Pull tightly as you go.fishtail-updo-8fishtail-updo-9Step Six: Once you’ve reached the end of your tail, tie it with the clear elastic. Then mess up the braid by pulling it apart from the middle so it looks thicker and messier.fishtail-updo-10Step Seven: Wrap the braid around the base of your pony tail to create a bun. Secure with the pins. Spritz with hair spray and you’re done! Enjoy the summer heat without looking like a hot mess with sweaty hair sticking to your neck (my worst nightmare).fishtail-updo-11fishtail-updo-12fishtail-updo-1.1

Happy Monday everyone! I just got back from a family weekend in Nantucket so naturally, I am exhausted, and this post is the perfect remedy for your messy Monday hair. Check out…10 minute fishtail updo from Lesleigh of Pearls on a String !