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Holy cow! I can’t believe it’s been 2 whole months since my last post! All the cobwebs clinging to this blog seem kind of festive though with Halloween coming up and all, right? Ha!
Well I have a great excuse for my absence…here’s the nugget that’s been gobbling up all my time, love, and attention these days! Meet Mia and her BFF Bart the bear, everyone! I know I’m biased, but those cheeks give me life (is that what kids are saying these days??) She’s a very alert baby who’s already starting to give big smiles and cooing up a storm! Unfortunately her charms are NOT working on Toby, who is coping with big brotherhood simply by pretending Mia doesn’t exist at all. He’ll begrudgingly say hello to her every morning with a lick on the foot, and then it’s nary a glance the rest of the day, even if she’s screaming her head off right next to him. Something tells me these two will need a get along shirt somewhere down the road.
So you know those beautiful portraits of motherhood splashed across Pinterest and Instagram? They usually involve newborns sleeping angelically in pristine nurseries while mom lovingly looks on with perfectly applied makeup and a headful of clean, tousled curls. IT’S ALL LIES, PEOPLE! These first few weeks have been a chaotic rollercoaster that veers between “Being a mom is magical!” and “I’m very very tired. Does this baby come with a gift receipt?” It has been non-stop laundry and waking up at ungodly hours and obsessively checking the baby monitor to make sure everything is okay, and there is absolutely nothing pristine about our apartment right now.
Life sure as hell hasn’t been glamorous lately, and sometimes I’m hit with serious FOMO when my childless friends are off traveling or doing fun things around the city. But smooching that chubby little face each day has made me realize that slowing down and savoring these precious moments isn’t such a bad idea. There will be time for new adventures someday soon, but for now, I’ll embrace the quiet (and umm not so quiet) days at home with this sweet baby who has me wrapped around her impossibly small finger already.
Hello friends! Sorry things have been so quiet around here lately. It’s just hard to stay behind a computer for longer than necessary when the temperature outside hits that perfect medium between warm and blazing hot! And the truth is I’ve also been rather busy working on a very special project the past few months, and although it’s not quite finished yet, I wanted to give you all a sneak peek…
Yes, there’s a baby on the way! In early August, to be specific. The apartment is in utter chaos right now as we try to rearrange our entire home to make space for this nugget, but it’s so worth it to see stuffed animals and chunky books start to make their way onto our shelves :-)
Everyone keeps asking me how I feel, and physically? Pretty great! Mentally? Scared and excited to the Nth degree! When we first got Toby (after going to the breeder’s place to “just take a look”), I distinctly remember thinking “OMG what did we just do?? We don’t know how to take care of this thing!” on the car ride home with a squirming puppy in my lap. This is pretty much how I feel as the weeks fly by, poring over pregnancy forums and reviews for baby monitors and strollers and swaddles. It’s an overwhelming time, but I’m comforted by the little (and sometimes not so little!) kicks in my belly each day, and I know we’ll figure everything out together along the way. Toby turned out to be an upstanding gentleman after all, so how hard can all this baby stuff be, right? HA!