Hi there guys! I’ve missed the blog and am excited to get back to some sort of new normal posting schedule in the coming weeks. There will also be a blog redesign coming your way in a bit that I’m pumped about.
This baby life is no joke. I’m pretty sure everything Jojo is doing sleep-wise and crying-wise is normal…but man it’s tough. Andrew and I are still figuring everything out still. Most nights I’m up with Jojo until I breakdown crying and Andrew comes and takes over for a bit. I don’t cry every night, but probably 1-2 times a week Joanna takes me down lol. I was telling Andrew there is nothing else I’d rather be doing. I love taking care of her AND it’s just so freaking hard and at night I’m so freaking tired. My friend sent a link to this article for Mom’s about how “I’m not doing anything wrong…it’s just that hard.” I find that article super helpful when I’m hitting a breaking point.
There is no doubt that baby cuddles are the very best though…
Saturday morning started with an omelet + latte for breakfast.
Then Jojo and I headed out on a walk around the neighborhood. She is the cutest. (pssst. do you see the stain on the stroller handle? Andrew spilt beer on the stroller haha)
Other weekend adventures included…
shooting my feature for SELF magazine’s IG Stories!! Did you guys see it?! I was pumped when I got asked to do it!!
then with Andrew’s help I was able to get some work done Sunday afternoon. YAY. Felt good.
also, my knees are back to hurting pretty bad. All the walking around with a crying baby doesn’t help. I’ve been sitting with a heating pad on them any chance I get and I’m ready to get back to doing some on my knee physical therapy exercises soon.
one night I made epic cookies. They turned out way better than I expected and I’ll be sharing the recipe soon I hope. We ended up not having any all-purpose flour when I went to make these so I used whole wheat flour and I was surprised how much I liked them.
Up on the TV above…since finishing Gilmore Girls I’ve started watching Parenthood, which I’m really enjoying! I like the family dynamic and the uncomfortable conversations and having conflict but still being a family. I hate conflict and will do pretty much anything to avoid it. A lot of times I hate having an opinion on anything (even non-diet stuff) because that could lead to a conflict I’m not interested in having.
As far as food, this weekend we hit up Chick-fil-a for a lunch.
For a dinner we did pizza + salad.
And then my very favorite meal of the weekend was this latte + cinnamon roll + taco combo from Slowpokes.
This week I have some childcare lined up so I can get some time to myself. I love taking care of this little cutie (SO MUCH), but I’m ready to get out on my own for a little bit.