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Meet My New Baby: Mr. Levi Tanner!

September 26, 2017 in I Adore Mom Life, I Adore What I Love

I Adore What I Love Blog // Meet My New Baby: Mr. Levi Tanner // #iadorewhatilove

Oh hey there!!! It’s been a while, I know, but I just wanted to pop in to tell my favorite blog readers that I miss you guys!! Like, I really do. To be honest, I miss blogging altogether and I know I’ve said that before {déjà vu anyone?} but I have a good reason for slowing down {again}… I had another baby! 

The title of this post is “Meet My New Baby…” except the truth is that my new baby is not so new anymore {cue the mom tears}. My new baby is 6 months already!!! And while he’s only in the 4th percentile for weight, he is a big boy these days doing big boy things. {examples include army crawling and moving back and forth on all fours 24/7} 

I Adore What I Love Blog // Meet My New Baby: Mr. Levi Tanner // #iadorewhatilove

You all have heard me talk about how miserable I am while I’m pregnant and while I definitely felt better this time around, it wasn’t a walk in the park either. Add to that having to take care of a toddler, well, yikes. BUT, thankfully those 9 months have passed and my husband and I welcomed another little boy into this world!! He is the cutest, sweetest, most precious little thing I’ve ever laid my eyes on! The only good part about being a sick preggo is that literally the second I give birth I feel like myself again. Case in point: the night I got home from the hospital I went to Target by myself. I felt on top of the world! I didn’t have a c-section otherwise I might have been singing a different tune but I always say that my reward for feeling so terrible while I’m pregnant is an easy labor and delivery experience. I know I’m fortunate with that. So blog friends, I want to officially introduce you to the newest addition to the fam, Mr. Levi Tanner!

I Adore What I Love Blog // Meet My New Baby: Mr. Levi Tanner // #iadorewhatilove

Coming into this world at 6 lb, 9 oz and 19 and 1/2 inches tall, my doctor immediately declared that our new little bundle of joy was a peanut! And now that’s what I call him, my little peanut. The nickname has totally stuck =) 

I Adore What I Love Blog // Meet My New Baby: Mr. Levi Tanner // #iadorewhatilove

If you follow me on instagram and watch my instastories, you most likely are very familiar with the little guy already. Over the past 6 months all I’ve basically been doing is staring at Levi’s little face and cute skinny body as well as taking way too many photos and videos of him. I mean, the amount of photos and videos I have of him should probably be illegal. Let’s just say soon after he graced us with his presence, I had to up my iPhone storage space. #worthit

And in other news, Brody will be 3 at the end of December and has a real personality now. He is ALL BOY. He is funny, sweet, warm, friendly, and has the most kind demeanor. He also is the BEST big brother!!!! He absolutely loves “Leeby”!! Still, above all else, he is also a WILD child. He’s so curious about everything and is a total monkey, climbing and running and jumping on anything he comes in contact with. Coincidence that Curious George is his fave show on TV? I think not.  

I Adore What I Love Blog // Meet My New Baby: Mr. Levi Tanner // #iadorewhatilove

But back to Levi, I thought I would share with you guys his monthly photos that I’ve been taking. Looking back at these as a whole leaves me speechless! I can’t believe he has already grown so much!! Time sure does fly when you’re having fun!!!!!!!!! 

I Adore What I Love Blog // Meet My New Baby: Mr. Levi Tanner // #iadorewhatilove

I Adore What I Love Blog // Meet My New Baby: Mr. Levi Tanner // #iadorewhatilove

I Adore What I Love Blog // Meet My New Baby: Mr. Levi Tanner // #iadorewhatilove

I Adore What I Love Blog // Meet My New Baby: Mr. Levi Tanner // #iadorewhatilove

I Adore What I Love Blog // Meet My New Baby: Mr. Levi Tanner // #iadorewhatilove

I feel like I just had this little dude and am still in disbelief that he’s 6 months old already {like, whaaaaat?!?!?!} He weighs in at 14.8 pounds and he’s thriving and happy. He just started eating real food this month and LOVES it. More on that in a separate post to come! 

I Adore What I Love Blog // Meet My New Baby: Mr. Levi Tanner // #iadorewhatilove

So now that I’m in a good routine being a mom of 2, my goal is to blog a few times a month. Obviously not the same as 3 times a week like I used to do, but that’s where I’m starting. I want to continue sharing all the things I love and adore with you, and that’s exactly what I’m going to do! I truly appreciate everyone who takes time out of their day to read the posts that I put together. You guys are seriously the best!!!! And for those of you who’ve reached out asking where I’ve been and why I haven’t been blogging, I love you so much for even caring enough to ask! Now you know!!!!

I Adore What I Love Blog // Meet My New Baby: Mr. Levi Tanner //

PS follow me on instagram so you can get your daily dose of #theharfbros!!! I’ve become big into the instastories and love to share mom tips and tricks on the platform, along with daily pics and videos of the boys. I also recently posted the MOST AMAZING HEALTHY cookie dough recipe on instagram {made with a secret ingredient} that you need to make asap. You’ll thank me later! 

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Any ideas for topics I should blog about in the coming months?
Tell me in the comments!


  • Jeri September 26, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Welcome Back, girl! And so fun reading all about Mr. Levi! He’s simply the cutest and we love him!

    • Dana Ivy September 26, 2017 at 3:34 pm

      You are seriously the best!! Levi appreciates all the compliments and says that he can’t wait to be your son-in-law one day 😂 Love you!!!

  • Shoes to Shiraz September 27, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Welcome back- he is super cute!!!

    • Dana Ivy September 27, 2017 at 5:51 pm

      Thanks lady!!! Miss you!!!!

  • Mae September 27, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    That’s so adorable! I remember when my little girl was a baby too, can’t get enough of her! Now she’s 6!

    • Dana Ivy October 2, 2017 at 1:45 pm

      Ahhh why does time have to fly by so quickly?!?!

  • Melissa Steindl September 28, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    So precious! He is super cute!

    • Dana Ivy October 2, 2017 at 1:44 pm

      Thanks Melissa!!! You are so sweet! Thanks for reading!!!

  • Afra Said Ahmed September 29, 2017 at 5:15 am

    He is adorable! And it’s ok you took a break :) You probably needed it. I Took 3 months off my blog when I Got pregnant and about to pop now so I don’t know how long I will be away as well….

    • Dana Ivy October 2, 2017 at 1:44 pm

      I’m glad I’m not the only one!! Thank you so much for saying that. And good luck to you, by the way!!!

  • Jenn Goggin October 2, 2017 at 7:37 am

    Congrats on the new baby! He is perfect! Sometimes taking a break from anything in life is the best choice for us! Im sure you will be back on your blog A-game in no time!

    • Dana Ivy October 2, 2017 at 1:43 pm

      Thank you so much for saying that!! You’re the sweetest!! Xox

  • Emily October 3, 2017 at 4:44 am

    Oh my goodness how sweet’ congrats!

  • Simone October 3, 2017 at 5:07 am

    Congrats on the new baby… Omg! He is so gorgeous!! Bless you and your family <3

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