Dresses c/o Arden StoreLoving: getting back into the blogging groove! I needed a break, and still do as I'm not back to it every single day yet, but I've missed this place and all of you! I love the friendships gained through my little corner of the internet, the partnerships and collaborations I've been fortunate enough to experience and the inspiration, advice and knowledge I've gained from your blogs! Blogging is the best :)
Reading/Watching: prepare to be shocked... I actually started a book! What?! I'm slowly reading The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. It feels so good to read again and I just wish I had more time (and energy, still can't keep my eyes open for long!) in the day to sit and just binge read!
I've been slowly watching The Originals on Netflix. Eric and I are watching NCIS together (still- there are hundreds of episodes ;)) I kid you not when I say that I probably watching 2 hours total of TV in December... any down time I have is spent catching up on sleep. (I'm starting to get really frustrated about my lack of sleep! I don't remember it being this bad after Mia was born, but maybe I purposefully forgot, ha! It's pretty miserable!)
Trying to: take more time for myself. A few days ago I was taking all my frustration out on Eric when we both finally realized that I just needed some "me" time. That sweet husband drew up a hot bath for me (including bath salts) complete with a bowl of treats and my book and all but grounded me to the bathroom. He cooked dinner, drew pictures with Mia for me and gave me an hour or so to myself. It was so simple, but simply amazing! I ended the day in a much better mood and with more patience to juggle both kids! Why am I the last person on my list to take care of? I'll never know. But I'm sure I'll need more reminders that it's okay to hand the reigns over and take some time for myself... I'm a much nicer human being after ;)
Wishing: that time would slow down! I'm understanding the phrase "the days are long but the years are short" more than ever! It can be frustrating to still be very much in the "adjusting" phase since James was born, but I know we will have a routine figured out sooner than later and I'll be longing for these days again. I'm exhausted all the time but I also suspect I'll forget what that felt like (as mentioned above) and I'll long for the feeling of snuggling my baby in my arms and having Mia climb all over me like a jungle gym :) I'm wishing for time to slow down just long enough to take advantage of "the now" in my life and soak up my babies as much as possible, before it's too late!
Excited for: I have to say that I'm actually dreading getting back in shape as it's been kicking my butt (I suppose it wouldn't be doing it's job if it wasn't kicking my butt!) but I'm excited for the results! Since I got the okay at 6 weeks postpartum, I haven't been able to workout more than a couple days in a row due to sickness, traveling, etc. I finally feel like I can get in my work out groove (I've been able to workout for the past week straight, holla! ha ha!) and it hurts so bad, but it will be so worth it! I just keep telling myself that I'm excited for the results... it will all be worth it in the end ;)