Archives for March 2015

Team Effort

Nick has always been the love of my life. 
My other half. 
My entire world. 
My teammate. 

It’s been just about 3 months since Hudson joined our lives and I must say not much has changed. 

I do believe our love for each other has grown immensely and we have this new found respect for one another. It’s actually pretty amazing the impact it had on us. 

As parents we’re a team. He and I are in this together and we have learned to adapt just fine. 

It’s apparent newborns aren’t that exciting for new dads but it’s still important that they get their time with them. Which also means mom gets a break 🙂

For balance, sanity and love we know what helps the other one out. 

Nick owns bedtime. He’ll get him in his pajamas, swaddled, fed and put down. Typically this is around 10pm every night. During this time I’ll get our bedroom ready, his bedroom ready and pump my little heart out. 

Since Hudson has been sleeping 8-9 hrs a night now, the timing lets Nick spend time with him before he gets ready for work. Nick typically changes him and feeds him in the morning while (again) I pump. Soon after I take our little man for the rest of day and Nick makes me breakfast every morning with homemade granola. So grateful.  Momma needs to eat!

Depending on when Hudson naps, if it’s around lunch time, I’ll make Nick and I some lunch. If we have time and Hudson is in a good mood we take a midday stroll around the neighborhood and talk about our day. It’s super nice to get some fresh air. 

Around 3:30 or so Nick usually goes to Crossfit which I know is important to him. He gets that hour and a half for himself. 

Nick prepares dinner most nights. I’m usually still tending to our little hungry man but if he’s sleeping or hanging out we’ll put Hudson (in his boppy) on the kitchen counter and we all cook together.  

On bath nights we both do our part. He gets him ready for bath time while I get all the bath items ready. I bathe him while Nick controls the water. It’s a two man job right now but it’s fun especially since Hudson loves it. 

The weekends are fun – I get an hour of yoga every Saturday while Nick watches Hudson and cleans house. When I get home I help him finish chores and get ready for the day. 

The rest of the weekend we conquer together – go out to lunch, see family and grocery shop. Having bottled breastmilk has made this so much easier! 

Even though our lives have changed, we have this routine going now and it feels good. 

I know this is going to change when I go back to work next month, but we’ll adapt like we always do. We’ll figure out what’s best for us and stick to it. 

Nick, I can’t thank you enough for absolutely everything you do. I love you with all of me. 

Side note: 
I’m looking forward to spending time with my Rifle family again and to see Anna prep for her little baby boy. We’ve got a thing for baby boys in our office. 
I know it’s going to be hard, but he’ll be close by and I can come see my little man at lunch. Sigh of relief! 

Spring For It

The lovely folks at Kohls are getting me excited about Spring – which officially kicks off today! Yay! 

They sent me this adorable Lorac Alter Ego matte lipstick set. 

Truth is I don’t wear a ton of lipstick. So I’ll take my favorite from the bunch and do my best to brighten up my make up routine every once and awhile. 
But since I’m only taking one – who wants the rest of the set?! Leave a comment below. They could be all yours!


And lastly, their Spring media box included these adorable Mudd sandals… Size 8. They don’t fit me so if you want those too – leave a second comment below! 

I’ll choose a winner at random next Friday! 
Good luck and say heyoooo to Spring!
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Life Lately

| finishing nursery details | 
| our mornings are my favorite |
| Clancy’s came to visit! |
| such a tiny sleeper on our bed | 

| cheese! |
| my favorite Spring color – Hubby for dessert | 
| my men! |
| I heart my sister in law |
| enjoying the Spring weather | 
| proof I went to yoga | 
| patio time |
| made Blue Bottle granola while the baby napped – it’s SO good | 
| supporting daddy | 
| loft sun rays | 

| we coordinate 🙂 |

| new to the family – fiddle leaf fig! |

| how cute are these Little Sapling toys?! Thank you, Slutskys! | 

Motherly Musings

Your kid is indeed the cutest and you will post umpteen thousands photos of him. 

You want to hoard all your babies belongings. Even those pants he never wore since he’s growing so fast. 
You have a baby on board but you still don’t understand the “baby on board” car signs. 
Constantly thinking about new possible inventions – whether for parents or babies. I mean a rocking car seat when the car is stopped is brilliant
The smell of breastmilk will permanently live in your nose. 
Breastmilk is liquid gold. The slightest spill will drive you to tears or completely piss you off. 
You thought you could multitask before? Try baking strawberry muffins while bouncing a car seat on one arm and supporting it with one leg. Or pump one while you breastfeed the other. #truestories 
Baby laundry is never ever done. 
Seeing your husband’s features in your baby will make your heart melt but noticing your features in him is completely and utterly surreal
Your husband gets even more attractive. 
Father of the Bride pt 2 will make you ball your eyes out. “Doctor, these women are my life.” #quewaterworks 
Your camera roll went from 1,500 photos to 8,000 in just two months. 
Even though you are not an expert or fully know what you are doing – you are still the best to soothe, comfort and protect your little one. Dad too. 
Luxuries now include showers, painting your nails, pinning, drafting blog posts and cleaning house. Who would have thought? #momlife 
The stovetop vent makes an amazing white noise machine. 
You’ll watch the baby monitor on your iPad as if it was a new episode of House of Cards. Eyes glued. 
Hey, do you have a motherly musing? Please share! 

Life Lately

| my sweet boy | 
| visiting papa at work | 
| Homemade granola and fresh blooms – thank you husband! | 
| more yoga in Zumba pants and my favorite kicks from Target | 
| a little #riflepaperco corner in my house (our Honey Bee calendar hanging from a frame!) | 
| We tested the nursery for naps – now he’s staying in there all night! Big boy |
| some of his favorite toys #potterybarnkids #sophie | 
| brunching beers with a side of milk | 
| naps are hard to come by – he’s got #fomo – but when they happen its glorious | 

| A touch of spring in our backyard | 


Life Lately

| my whole world | 
| sweet face and toes |
| Children’s Place comfy Pjs! | 
| Crossfit with dad | 
| yoga time in another new pair of Zumba pants | 
| Hudson’s first time to Yellow Dog with cousins! | 
| back to loving a cup of coffee and occasionally a beer | 

| Hudson in his Stride Rites 🙂 | 

| love our mornings | 

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