Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The state of our union

Hello long lost friends. Are any of you still around? I hope so!

I have really missed this outlet, and blogs in general. I am hopeful that I will find a little space/time to  start writing here again, but everything I do these days needs to fit into the nooks & crannies of my day-to-day momhood, which, as we all know, is tricky.

Is it really almost November?? I mean, I don't think the weather has really gotten the memo, as my children are still running around in shorts and most of the leaves we see are still green. I hope this doesn't mean we miss out on fall altogether! It's my fave. 

Life is currently very full. In the small children, daily demands sort of way. Evie started kindergarten (full day!) this year and we are finally into a good groove. Elementary school is no joke. And that car line will make you find Jesus, just in case you hadn't already. The boys & I are home during the day, and trying to find a good balance of morning activities (read: grocery shopping) and playing at home. Our afternoons are still reserved for napping and are my one solid hour or two per day to work or create or rest. 

On a personal note, I have taken a little break from Lilac Row and the events we typically do over the past year. I miss it. But I'm trying to be realistic with this season I am in with my children and what exactly I can and can't accomplish. Honestly, it kind of threw me for a loop this summer. But I have found little ways to still create along the way and even started another business that I am pretty excited about. Totally different but just as fun and much more conducive to this time of life. Have you heard of Beautycounter? I'll share more soon!

So here's to hoping this isn't a one-off blog post... that I can give this little space some love and attention and reconnect with you all. Anyone else still keeping up with their blog? Let me know so I can stop by and catch up!


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Stellan (7 months)

Is this the cutest baby you've seen all day, or what!?

My sweet little guy is seven months... and per usual, we are both trucking right along at a typical 3rd child rate. It's just perfect.

We have only slightly begun solids... as in, it's the last thing on mommy's list and we really need to get to it! Your few tries of baby oatmeal, banana, sweet potato and oranges have gone over so-so. You are initially really excited to see something coming toward your mouth, but then you're just not sure about the taste. I am still wanting to do more of a baby-led weaning approach, but that also requires me to be really intentional about what I am preparing. SO. It will likely be a mix of foods you can hold and some purees. Also! You have yet to sprout any teeth, so I am enjoying the gummy little grins as long as I can.

You are still just the happiest baby on the block! So content and smiley, for the most part. However, when you start to get tired or have a poopy diaper or are just over it, your screech of displeasure can be heard throughout the neighborhood. You are by far our screechiest baby. Shrill, even. Thankfully you are super cute, so that makes up for it. ;)

Aaaaand, after 7 months of sleeping in our room, we have decided to make the big move upstairs to the nursery! Cue the applause for mom and dad being able to lay in bed and watch tv again, and all the feels for my last little baby being so far away. :( But it's time. We need to start doing some sleep training and I think it will be best up in your own room. We moved Beckett into Evie's room a few weeks ago (which is crazy and fun for them), so the nursery is just waiting for our little guy. Let's all pray I'm not making 63 trips up those stairs every night to reinsert the paci.

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