Well, one perk of having a newborn who eats all of the time is apparently that I wake up at 4am and can’t fall back asleep. So, while my blogging has definitely been slacking lately (due to the newborn I just mentioned) I am excited to actually be linking up again today for What’s Up Wednesday with Shay!
What we’re eating this week…As it has been for the past few months, really we eat what my mother in law makes for dinner. It has been quite the blessing in disguise living with my in-laws during maternity leave, because I haven’t had to run to the grocery store, try to cook with two little ones crying for my attention, etc. Outside of dinners, I have been drinking Herbalife shakes, which are actually amazing when you are a busy mom. Some days, I literally forget to or don’t have the time to sit down and eat, but to mix up a shake takes a few seconds, they are super tasty, and I at least know I am getting some good nutrition, even if I am drinking it!
What I’m reminiscing about…My first maternity leave and how different it was than this one. I am loving this new season of life, but I am not going to lie, a lot of days are tough. When you go from one to two kids, suddenly someone always needs you, and downtime really, truly does NOT exist. Jackson was the easiest baby, and my first maternity leave really did feel a bit like a vacation. This leave, while wonderful, definitely feels like work and, in fact, going to work sometimes sounds like a vacation.
What I’m loving… Baby smiles! Lincoln has really started smiling a ton in the past 1-2 weeks, and it has been great. He is a fussy baby, so to finally get some smiles out of him really does make the hard days easier. He is such a sweetheart and loves to be held and cuddled, and nothing will get him to smile faster than a ‘boop’ on his nose!
What we’ve been up to… Just trying to navigate and survive life with two little ones! Really, that is just some of it. Of course, we are building our new house, making purchases for that new house, and I am semi preparing to go back to work in about a month. On today’s agenda is purchasing our washer and dryer!
What I’m dreading…I mean, does anyone ever really want to go back to work? I will be kind of excited to get back to having a schedule and some normalcy, but being at home is kind of awesome.
What I’m working on…I am working on projects for the new house! Right now I am making the letters for Lincoln’s name that will go on his wall, am putting together the design/color scheme for our bedroom, and am trying to find the perfect entry way table, which is a MUST to have right away so I can decorate for holidays!
What I’m excited about…MOVING!!
What I’m watching/reading…Reading is not on my list of things I am able to do lately. But, this summer I have been watching Game of Thrones which just wrapped up for the season Sunday and OMG it was an incredible finale. I already can’t wait to see where things go next year. I have also gotten into the Bachelorette, only took me a solid decade or so to jump on that bandwagon! And, HGTV has been my jam too.
What I’m wearing… Lots of workout clothes, as a lot of days I take the boys on a walk, or if I am feeling ambitious sneak out on a run during naptime (leaving them with my mom, of course!) Otherwise, living in my boyfriend jean shorts and cute t-shirts and tank tops!
What I’m doing this weekend…Not too sure yet! There is work to be done on the house so Mike will likely have to take care of that for some of it, and then looking at heading up north for the day one day to spend some time with my family if the babies cooperate. I will have to try my hand at some sort of festive dessert too, of course!
What I’m looking forward to next month…MOVING MOVING MOVING!!! I get to move into my new house in August!!!
What else is new…Not a whole lot!
Bonus Question: What is my favorite 4th of July tradition? My grandma always made her famous Coney Islands, and has passed the recipe into my mom. They are like a chili dog, in a way, but different. They cook in the crock pot, and it has always ALWAYS been on the menu. It is fun to look forward to them every year!