Thursday, November 20, 2014

The reason why I haven’t been blogging.

You may have noticed crickets around here lately. And for a good reason. Well, my definition of good. M has taken to napping on me. I’m not sure how it happened, but the boy will go down for a nap in his crib, wake up about 30 minutes later, I nurse him, hold him, and then he will sleep for another 2+ hours. We had been going through this awful phase of him just taking those litty bitty 30 minutes naps. Then when I figured out this is what would work, I started to try to make it work. Plus, I can usually get it to overlap w/ A’s nap so I don’t feel like I’m wasting out on any time with him.

So, I basically have those 30 minutes to clean up the house, do dishes, eat lunch, and try to accomplish all the church’s social media stuff (I manage all the social media accounts). By the time M cries when that 30 minutes is up, blogging is just a casualty of me not being able to do it all. More often than not, I don’t get my church stuff done and I use the time after bedtime to work on that. And since M is still getting up 3x’s a night, it’s early to bed and early to rise (lots of times) for this girl.

Yes, it is hard not having any time to myself to do the things I have to get done. But I know a blessing in disguise when I see one. Yes, I could just nurse him when he wakes up and put him down. Sometimes I do that. But more often than not, I am content to just hold him. There are worse things in the world than sitting and holding your baby while binge watching Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix.

The time I have with him is short. I remember spending so much time and effort getting A to nap I missed out on the joys of being a mom most days. I was full of frustration and resentment that he wouldn’t just sleep and give me a little bit of a break. But this is my last baby. My last chance for sweet, sleepy snuggles. Warm and cozy cheeks pressed against my chest. So I’m throwing my hands up (with pleasure) and just taking it all in.

Instead of being anxious of when he might wake up, I actually look forward to it. And I take a boat load of pictures of course to remember this sweet time in my little baby’s life.

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A never napped on me. It was either the crib or nothing. So I see this is my one and only chance to get in all the sweet baby cuddles I can until he is too old for his mama.

Was your baby a cuddler?

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wait! You’re not done yet!!

Thought you were done reading Halloween posts? NOPE! One more people. I promise. I’m probably the last slacker.

I know I popped in last week to give you a little preview, but, you need to see the rest of these pictures of my fireman and Dalmatian!

I ordered a jacket and pants from Zulily for A’s costume. Long story short, I didn’t get the pants until almost 4 weeks after I ordered them, days after Halloween. Whomp whomp. So I had to take a pair of A’s pants and B brought home some reflective tape from work and bam! Fireman pants!

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For M’s costume I ordered a white top and pants and then glued black felt. The ears are from online too.

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Front.

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Back. Had to try to get it as authentic as possible. Nickname “The Tank” on the bottom.

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My kids never look at the camera.

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Firefighter A already protecting little brother.

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Two years in a row on the RR truck! We went to the City’s Fall Fest and it was so much fun!

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Repping Chi town.

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This is A’s “I;m so done mom” face.

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Two seconds after I snapped this M took a header off the stoop into the concrete. Parenting fail.

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Caught red handed!

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Tired pup! (see what I did there??)

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Tired hero.

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Life lately.

Life lately (mostly according to Instagram).

So sad that our evening walks are no more.

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Someone in our neighborhood goes around writing inspiring quotes on the sidewalks.

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I long for the day my house won’t be a disaster.

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Perfect weather.

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Already. Don’t judge.

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Finally cold weather clothes!!

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B gets to go to lots of cool places for lunch. I would be jealous, but he always brings me home some so I can’t complain. This is La Barbeque (always on the top ___ lists). Delish!

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Target gangsta.

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Whoever it is in my neighborhood who is going around and buying all the size 3 targer diaps KNOCK IT OFF!

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I’m obsessed with these yellow pillows. Steep price though. I just can’t pull the trigger on blowing $70 on 2 pillows!

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The only way M will nap lately is on me. I’m soaking up all the baby cuddles.

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WE WENT ON A DATE NIGHT! Whoop whoop!

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B got this for me last weekend from SB. Obligatory red cup picture. When he got home he drops the bomb he thought the holiday flavors were out. I may have threatened divorce b/c he didn’t bring me home peppermint mocha.

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Baby. Food. Makin’.

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Happy week friends!

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

And some more pumpkins.

Couple weekends ago we went to Barton Farms in Bastrop, Texas. It was a blast. And hot. The temp said it was low 70s but it was full sun and no shade. But it was a lot of fun!

We made sure to sunscreen up before we left. Best hair gel there is.

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Jumping bean.

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Tractor track.

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Not much for babies to do. M spent most of his time in the stroller or lounging and eating grass.

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Sandbox ahoy!

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Jailbirds.

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“That’s A and Mama! We rode a cow!” ~ A, helping me post this

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Roped that steer pretty well.

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A being a great big brother.

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My sweet boys.

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Family!

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I’m so glad that we were able to do some “fall” activities this year!

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