Isn’t it funny how when life gets crazy the first thing to slip for most bloggers is, well, blogging? I blinked and a week went by. So much for the October blogging challenge! We’ve had visitors, sickness, surgery (nothing crazy) all in the past 9 days. To say that I’m tired is putting it mildly.
M also celebrated his 6 month birthday. Talk about time slipping. My baby is 6 months! I feel like I blinked and his whole squishy, cuddly baby phase is over. He’s crawling. And pulling up. It won’t be long till he’s cruising and walking. I feel like I want to hoard all his moments and not leave the house.
But leave the house we must. Or else we would go crazy! Time doesn’t stop just bc I want to keep my little baby a baby. And that brings me around the topic of this post: time doesn’t stop for me either. I looked in the mirror the other day folks and it wasn’t pretty. Rough is the word I would use. I have to remember to eat breakfast in the morning. I have to write myself a note to drink enough water. Basically, Steph self care has taken an enormous nose dive. And its not just the beauty department. Vitamins, exercise, eating healthy have all taken a backseat to my two tiny terrorists. I buy all this yummy delcious food every week with the intention of making myself healthy meals only to hit up the drive thru. And I hate the drive thru. But I’m too tired to prep at night and it’s hit or miss if I have time to make it on the go during the day.
We’ve started sleep training M hardcore this past weekend. And in the wee hours of the morning I had an epiphany: if I expect M to change his behaviors for the better and hold him to certain hours of sleep (we aim to go from 5+ wakeups a night to 1-2) then shouldn’t I be held accountable in my own life? I have to start making my own well-being a priority in my life, not just my family. Since Healthy eating, exercise, green living. These are all things I was passionate about in my previous life, but don’t seem to have time for anymore. Blogging has been something that I’ve enjoyed since staying home. I hope to use the blog as a platform to hold myself more accountable. I hope you all don’t mind!
Ok, enough heavy stuff for a Monday morning. Here’s a little peak at what we’ve been up to this week (spoiler alert… pretty lame!)
I sit up now. NBD.
We went to Good Luck Grill in Manor on Friday night. Such a fun place. Great for kids getting to run around and parents getting to sit back and watch!
I posted this on IG (let’s be friends! I’m StephKat4). On the left, Old Navy at $20. The right? J. Crew at $120!!! Um, yeah….
Cranky baby. Meet ring sling.
Kitchen sink chicken soup.
So you know how avocado go brown if left too long? Well, they also turn your wall brown even after you scrub and scrub it off.
There was just enough of the aoli left to top these fab shrimp tacos!
Happy week friends!