Dearest Lou

Shades of Green + Giveaway

Diaper Bag: Charlie Diaper Bag in Khaki Green c/o

I'm wearing: TOP c/o|| JEANS || SHOES (similar)

Playing catch up once again (story of my life) and am in disbelief of how much Adrien has grown! He's definitely got more chub on him and is more awake during the day. I can't wait to catch up and start sharing new photos so you guys can see.

I totally forgot how hard it is to find breast feeding friendly clothing. I put about half of my dresses and tops in storage since I can't nurse in them and I'm hoping to exclusively breastfeed this little guy as long as possible! When shopping these days I look for either flowy tops, tops with stretch, and button-ups. This olive green beauty from My Sisters Closet Boutique is one of my go-to tops at the moment, I love the flowy fit!

Also showcasing this SoYoung diaper bag once again!

I have teamed up with SoYoung to giveaway a Charlie Diaper Bag in the color of winners choice!

To enter, simply fill out the rafflecopter widget below so I can keep track of your entries. The more entries you complete the better chance you have of winning. Giveaway is open to ALL Dearest Lou readers thru October 27th at 11:59PM EST. If your twitter, facebook, or instagram profile is on P R I V A T E please set your settings to P U B L I C on October 28, 2016 since I will be verifying the random winners entries at that time, private profiles will not be eligible of winning. Winners will be announced here on or after October 28th and contacted via email shortly after.
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Pediasure Sidekicks

I have been compensated by PediaSure for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own. #PediaSure #SideKicks #ForPickyEaters
Zaden is a picky eater and always has been. He also has a crazy fast metabolism, a ton of energy, and knows what he likes and doesn't like solely based on appearance. It's hard to get him to try something that doesn't "look good" and if he has tried it in the past and doesn't like it he will most likely not give it another shot.

How do I fill in the nutritional gaps? Pediasure Sidekicks is a great and Zaden approved way to do it! Each shake has 25 essential vitamins and is a great source of protein and fiber. They also come in three tasty flavors: chocolate (Z's favorite), vanilla, and strawberry. Pediasure Sidekicks are perfect for sticking in your lunch box or diaper bag for an easy on-the-go solution. Sometimes when we go out to eat Zaden doesn't eat his entire meal I love substituting one of these instead of a fizzy soda that has no nutritional value (;

If you have a picky eater, I definitely recommend checking Pediasure Sidekicks next time you are shopping at your local Walmart. You can save $3 off your Pediasure Sidekicks purchase with this coupon

Everyday Diaper Bag + A Hint of Floral

Diaper Bag: Charlie Diaper Bag in Khaki Green c/o

I'm wearing: ROMPER || BOOTS (similar) || FEDORA (sold out)

After receiving this diaper bag from SoYoung I knew it would be the perfect everyday diaper bag. It's not too large or too small and it fits everything I need for my boys. We waited a while before adding another member to our family and it's crazy how quickly you forget how much these little beings require when going out (;

What I love:

Size: This bag is the PERFECT size. I love how much space I have and that it's sturdy so I don't have to have it constantly filled up to have that sturdy feel.

The Interior Lining: I didn't take a photo of this (you can see it on their website) but I love how it's white and not black or the color of the bag. It makes it super easy to spot things! It's also laminated which is amazing for spills or cleaning!

Pockets & Storage Space Galore: There's three main compartments to the bag. I use the non-insulated compartment as a purse/things for Z and myself. The largest pocket is great for swaddles, a baby carrier, and extra changes of clothes. I use the middle compartment for all of Adrien's needs (diapers, wipes, hand sanitizer, etc.

Not One but Two Insulated Bottle Pockets: LOVE THIS! I usually keep one bottle on hand with breast milk for Adrien and a water bottle for Z and myself to stay hydrated.

Strap Options: I love that this can be a shoulder bag or backpack! When using as a shoulder bag the padding is so nice. I like that you can remove this when using as a backpack.

Gender Neutral: I wanted a diaper bag that wasn't too feminine that both myself and Daryl could carry around.

This bag is the absolute best and I will forever recommend this diaper bag to all my mama and mama-to-be friends (; It also comes in a few different colors if Khaki Green isn't your thing. Check the other colors out here!

Stay tuned next week for a giveaway you won't want to miss (;