Ohhhh, childbirth. The most painful, yet the most wonderful thing you will ever experience in your life. I spent months researching everything I possibly could about having a baby, but I never really had anyone tell me the extent of what you go through after the baby actually makes their way into the world. Well, wonder no more ladies- here are 7 things no one told me about having a baby.
Lucy started crawling at the very beginning of this month, and it went zero to 100 REAL quick. On the day of her baptism, she managed to crawl herself forward a tiny bit (just enough to impress the crowd #obviously). The next day though, she was full-fledged crawling! It was madness! We are so excited for her, but man oh man she is so fast. She crawled off the couch on my watch this week, and I still have mom guilt about it. The first of many spills I’m sure. Live and learn. Having a mobile baby is a whole different ball game of parenthood, I don’t even know what I’ll do when she starts running. Ahhhh. I don’t even want to think about that.READ MORE »
We are SO ready for spring in this family! We had that amazing warm weather preview in February, and it had us all seriously PUMPED for short sleeves and sunshine. Of course the joke’s on us though, because it’s currently 23 degrees with snow on the ground. What. A. Buzzkill. Lucy has outgrown most of her clothes that I’ve had stockpiled the last eight months (eight months?! When did that happen?!!), so that means it’s time to shop! I always dreamed of having a daughter to dress in pink and floral print, and it’s even more fun than I ever imagined;)
At 2:30 am on Thursday, I woke up to nurse Lucy, packed up my suitcase and ran out the door. I left my baby for the first time, and headed to Florida with two of my best friends. Want to know how I know we had a successful vacation? I have three pictures from the trip, and NONE with my friends. You may be thinking that I went alone, but actually we were just too busy floating in the pool and ocean 90% of the time….therefore no pictures were taken. Amateurs.
Happy Friday, friends! This week there was a fiasco with my website host, and my blog was deleted for four entire days! It was a total nightmare, and my last few posts were not recovered, but hey….my blog is back, and I am in sunny Florida, so we are good;) In case you didn’t see the photos from Lucy’s Baptism into the Catholic Church on Sunday, I am sharing them again here….Thank you so much for being patient and following along! XO.
Happy Wednesday, friends! I hope you had the best Valentine’s Day with your sweetie, and you were completely showered with love! Our little family went out for Mexican food to eat our body weight in chips and queso, and then we came home and were in bed by nine watching Shameless. It was casual, and really I couldn’t ask for more;)
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Shane and I take our title of dog parents very, very seriously. Boone is not just a pet, but also a member of our family, and we treat him as just that! We can not get anywhere near a pet store without a new collar, three new toys he probably already has, a new bag of Purina® Pro Plan®, and treats for our spoiled boy. The day we brought Boone home, I read a quote that said, “he may only be here for part of your life, but for him, you are his whole life.” Tears. All of the tears. Right then I told myself that I would do just about anything to give that little ball of fur curled up on my lap the BEST life possible.
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Whew, that weekend flew right on by! We had been having a very Monday-ish Monday morning in our house, and I was so happy to open the door this morning to see that it was sunny and in the 50’s today! Fifty in February?! Those are two “f” words that go really, really well together if you ask me. I packed up this little lady, and we went on nice, long walk for some fresh air!
When Lucy was still cookin’ in my belly, I went on a walk almost everyday around our neighborhood, so whenever I take her on that same route I get a little nostalgic and a lot less winded. I am so obsessed with her, and now I am that mom taking pictures with my DSLR in the middle of the street. I just can’t help it, she is so darn sweet! I will be so sad when she outgrows this little bear suit, and that day will be coming waaaay too soon…But that means it’s time for bigger and better things, BABY SWIMSUITS.