Full Heart with Deisiree Vasquez – Solly Baby

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Full Heart with Deisiree Vasquez

Full Heart with Deisiree Vasquez

Our favorite thing about Solly Baby is you—the community of moms and dads doing the beautiful, messy, important work of raising little ones. In our weekly Full Heart Series, we're sharing stories from our Solly Community that resonate, inspire, and remind us we're never alone. Join us as we savor these everyday moments that leave our hearts full.

Family of 4 (mother, father, teenage daughter, and 8 month daughter) smile

Let’s start with a quick introduction. Tell us the facts.
Name: Deisiree Vazquez
Children: Ruby Anne (15 years) and Luna Rae (8 months)
Location: Orlando, FL
Occupation: Owner of GLEIR Eyewear

Woman wearing glasses smiles while wearing baby daughter in Good Vibes Solly Wrap

When and how did you get connected with Solly?
Recently after giving birth to my second daughter I started my search for my first baby wrap and Solly Baby came up as one of the top picks.

What’s a time in the last week when your heart has felt full?
My heart has always felt the fullest when I see my fifteen year old daughter arrive home from school and goes straight to pick up her baby sister and starts singing to her. I will forever cherish those moments between them.

Woman standing on sidewalk babywearing in the Good Vibes Solly Wrap

What is your favorite thing about your Solly Wrap?
Other than how light and buttery soft the materials are I absolutely love that wearing the wrap allows me to get through day-to-day activities like a run to the store all while keeping my baby comfy next to me.

Stylish mom looks down at her baby in a stroller and walks along a city mural

How do you define your role as a mother?
I will teach my daughters compassion and kindness towards others. I will always encourage them in their talents as well as support their passions. Lastly I will make sure they always have a familiar hand to hold and a shoulder to cry on.

What’s something about motherhood that has surprised you?
I was concerned over the fifteen year age gap between my daughters and whether it was right for us at the time. To my surprise my daughters bonded immediately and their love for one another is thriving.

Woman in green shirt holds her sleeping baby daughter and looks down lovingly at her

When do you feel at your best as a mom?
When my little one smiles at me for no reason it's like a stamp of approval. I must be doing something right!

What would you do with an extra hour in the day (other than sleep)?
I would work out.

Woman sits at outdoor restaurant patio and smiles holding baby

Where was the first place you took your baby (other than the pediatrician’s office)?
I love coffee dates so it was only natural to take our baby out for brunch at a local coffee shop followed by a walk to the park.

What’s something you loved to do before baby that you still do or would like to start up again (eventually)?
I used to work out at our local Crossfit gym 3-4 days a week. I am working on gaining the motivation to get back on track at least 2 days a week for now.

Favorite piece of advice you’ve received about motherhood?
Keep dating your husband! We get so caught up with new routines and a baby that takes up most of our time, but we need to remember to keep investing in our relationship and building our connection separately from being parents.

What are some ways that you and your husband intentionally invest in your relationship while caring for a young baby?
1. Scheduled date nights:
We set aside specific times for regular date nights, even if they’re at home after the baby sleeps. We might order in food, watch a movie, or just spend time together talking.
2. Daytime dates: We take advantage of nap times or when the baby is with a sitter or family member to go out for lunch or a coffee date.
3. Communication: We make a habit of having daily check-ins to discuss how each of us is feeling and what's happening in our lives beyond just baby-related topics.
4. Shared activities: We find activities we both enjoy and can do together, even if it's something simple like cooking a meal or going for a walk with the baby.
5. Appreciation: I regularly express appreciation for his efforts and contributions, and he does the same for me, reinforcing our partnership and support.
6. Mini getaways: We plan occasional short getaways or staycations where we can focus on each other, even if it’s just for a night or a weekend.
7. Divide and conquer: We share baby duties equitably to avoid burnout and allow each other some personal downtime, which reduces stress and improves the quality of our time together.
8. Counseling or workshops: We consider attending relationship workshops or counseling sessions to maintain strong communication and address any challenges that arise.
9. Physical affection: We keep physical affection alive through small gestures like holding hands, hugging, or cuddling, even when we’re exhausted.
10. Shared goals: We set and work towards shared goals, whether they’re related to parenting, personal development, or future plans, to maintain a sense of teamwork and connection.

Words of wisdom would you share with other moms?
All moms are built differently and that is what makes you unique. Give yourself some grace and enjoy the small moments because they will be the ones that matter the most.

What are three things in your motherhood starter pack?
A Stanley cup to stay hydrated during the many walks to the park, an Owlet baby monitor to give mama some peace of mind during bedtime and to make life easier a wearable pump!

What Solly pieces(s) do you have? What’s on your wishlist?

The limited edition Good Vibes Wrap and Sleeper from the Karrie Locher collection. I would also love the Bloom Wrap, Crib Sheet, and Sleeper as well as the Highland Lace Wrap and Sleeper.

How about a round of rapid-fire favorites…
Indulgence: Craft coffee and doughnuts
Podcast: The Nikki & Brie Show
Children's Book: Florida Baby—a local book I found at a coffee shop!
Mama-time activity: Hanging out with my mama friends and taking our babies out and about
After bedtime snack: Chocolate

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