I’m always a big fan of getting my “top 9” on Instagram every year. I remember going into 2018 knowing I was pregnant and imagining what this top 9 would look like – photos of my growing bump and a new baby. And as silly as it sounds, I needed to envision that end goal as I was dealing with morning sickness and pure exhaustion in my first trimester. How fun it is too look back on these photos – some before we knew we were having a girl, most before we met Hilde, and some of her growing up so fast already!
I spent the entirety of 2018 pregnant or mothering an infant so this year was completely different than any year before. This year brought huge changes for my blog in terms of content and also time commitment. And while I know this is a “looking back on 2018” post and not a “looking into 2019” post, I do have to say that this next year I will be more mama and less entrepreneur. Don’t worry! I’ll still be here – I just will be spending more time momming and less time trying to grow this blog. So feel free to share it with a friend if you would like – I’m all about that free promotion! 😉
Anyways, enough about that! Let’s look back on 2018! I wanted to share with you some favorites according to you all from this past year!
Looking Back at 2018:
Pregnancy Announcement in DisneyWorld || Turning 30 || It’s a Girl!
Due Date || 15 Weeks || Introducing Hilde Joy
Snow Walks || Thirty, Flirty, & Thriving || Picking out the Christmas Tree
30 things I learned before turning 30 ||
I turned 30 this year and I loved it!
Hilde Joy’s Birth Story ||
That time when found out she was breach at 41 weeks and went in for a c-section! Wasn’t planning on that!
Hip Dysplasia ||
I love that this one made it into the top posts because I almost didn’t post it. But then thought I would have to explain her brace and I had no idea how long she would have to wear it. Thankfully she has graduated from her season in the brace but we are keeping an eye on her hips and helping her continue healthy hip growth!
I tried Amazon Prime Wardrobe for You ||
This one is fun and it’s a popular one too! I think we can all agree that trying on clothes at home is better than trying them on in store!
We’re Having a Baby ||
This post was an exciting one to write! It was so fun to get the word out there and explain why I was sick & absent the last three months! haha!
Happy Due Date ||
Back when we had no idea when Hilde Joy would show up! She was exactly one week past due! I’m pretty are this post is popular because of the fun belly photos!
Austin Fowler Bag ||
This beautiful diaper bag is stunning and I loved taking photos with it on my trip to San Diego!
Boy or Girl ||
When all the old wives tales told me I was going to have a boy!
Tennessee in the Fall ||
First airplane ride for Hilde! And just a whole lot of beautiful fun!
Burt’s Bees Baby Jammies ||
Hilde and I loved matching all Christmas and still are planning to rock our Christmas jammies! So happy they were a hit for you too!
Emelia Plush Doll ||
I am a huge fan of the baby stuff that Anthro has too! No wonder this one sold out!
Maternity Overalls ||
I was obsessed with these overalls my entire pregnancy! This also was the item you loved most this year and SO many of you preggers bought them for your wardrobes! I wish we could all meet up and match! haha.
Instax Mini ||
I love this little camera and used it for all kinds of memories this past year. The battery died at the end of the year and this is the reminder I need to change it!
Whew! What a year it has been! So thankful to be able to share it here with you! I don’t say it enough, but thank you so much for following along with Oak + Oats! Your comments, your messages, your shares, and your clicks mean so much! Happy New Year!
Kim Ridings says
Glad you are giving yourself time for mothering. The season passes so quickly, enjoy it to the fullest!