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March 21, 2014

I loved the “what” post that Caitlin did a few weeks ago so I thought I would do it too.

What I’m Wearing:

I feel like I am one of those people who either looks put together or looks like a complete slob. Picture below (obviously the one on the left was taken pre-hair cut a couple of weeks ago) I am in my work clothes (jean dress from Old Navy and boots from Nordstom) and then on the right is me at home completely not matching in my boxers and beloved red sweater that my husband hates with a passion. Clearly I need to find some middle ground. Ha!

wearing

What I’m Loving:

Face Time! Like I’ve told you guys, I leave for work before Trey wakes up so Keith Face Times every morning usually around 7:45 after our morning announcements. The kids love it! When the phone rings they all start whispering, “Baby Trey is calling!” It’s cute and I always let the kids say hi. The whole call lasts maybe 5 minutes but it is the best thing getting to see my little man in the morning even if it is over a screen.

facetime

What I’m Eating:

This was a random day of eats one day earlier this week. Obviously not in order either. Heh, I was too lazy to fix the picture.  Salad beast for lunch with chicken and olive oil and red wine vinegar for my dressing, breakfast was 2 eggs over easy on top of toast with strawberry jelly and coffee, snack was a flaxseed paleo muffin (I posted the recipe on Instagram) and an almond butter pack (am I the only one who just squeezes those into my mouth?? So good!) And Dinner…well no dinner picture happened. I blame it on the fact that usually dinner is made and eaten with one hand while I hold Trey. Hence no hands for a picture.

food

What I’m Needing:

A vacation. Preferably one that includes a bathing suit and a beach. We are taking Trey to the beach for the first time this summer and I can not wait! We are beach people in my house. Always have been. I love to be at the beach. I love the sound of the waves and their repetitive roll, I love the sound of the seagulls overhead, I love the smell of the salty damp air, and I love the feeling of the sand in my toes. I’m ready!

Me and Keith in Hawaii on our baby moon when I was 20 weeks pregnant. So I guess technically Trey has already been to the beach! 🙂

Hawaii

What I’m Going to Miss:

These snuggly moments where Trey falls asleep (milk drunk) in my arms. Time goes so fast (he will be 5 months next week!) and I know before I know it these moments will be gone. It already makes me sad. 😦

milkdrunk

What I’m Reading:

book

One and Only by Lauren Sandler. I just ordered this. Here’s the synopsis I pulled off Amazon:

“A humorous, tough-minded, and honest case for being and having an only child . Journalist Lauren Sandler is an only child and the mother of one. After investigating what only children are really like and whether stopping at one child is an answer to reconciling motherhood and modernity, she learned a lot about herself—and a lot about our culture’s assumptions. She brings a passion and a laser-sharp intelligence to the subject that cuts through the anxiety, doubt, misinformation, and judgment about what it means to be an only child and what it means to have one. In this heartfelt work, Sandler legitimizes a conversation about the larger societal costs of having more than one. If parents no longer felt they had to have second children to keep from royally screwing up their first, would the majority of them still do it? And if the literature tells us that a child isn’t better off with a sibling than without one, and it’s not something parents truly want for themselves, then whom is this choice serving? One and Only examines these questions, exploring what the rise of the single-child family means for our economies, our environment, and our freedom. Through this journey, Sandler has quite possibly cracked the code of happiness, demonstrating that having just one may be the way to resolve our countless struggles with adulthood in the modern age.”

Here’s the thing: If Keith and I are going to have more children then we basically need to start trying again pretty soon. Keith is turning 44 this month and I’m turning 33 in April. I don’t feel my clock ticking but he feels like his is. He wants us to conceive before he turns 45. So that would mean sometime in this next year I need to get pregnant. That’s a big pill for me to swallow right now and after all the trouble we had conceiving with Trey (um..it took 3 years!) who knows if that is even possible. Ideally I’d like another child and we’ve decided to not start trying until October when Trey is 1. But you never know…so I’m reading this book. 🙂

What I’m Grateful For:

Them: Keith, Trey and Bella peeking in the background. 🙂

Thefamily

What I’m Moving: 

I did this workout the other morning. It was quick and effective. Give it a go.

workout

 

Your turn! Any “whats” you’d like to share?

Happy (almost) Weekend!

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. March 21, 2014 9:55 am

    I love what you shared and you’re so beautiful and look beyond fab in all of your photos!!! Precious pictures, too!!!

  2. March 21, 2014 2:13 pm

    That book sounds really interesting. We’re talking about trying for number two this summer, but if I’m being honest, I think a big part of me would be pretty happy with just one kid. I love having a sister, and I want Lila to have the experience of having a sibling…but the idea of throwing a baby into our mix right now kind of makes me anxious! I feel like we’re FINALLY at a place where life is moving pretty smoothly again after the chaos that was year one. To do that all over again…well, there are aspects that I’m not looking forward to, ha!

    • March 21, 2014 2:31 pm

      If Keith has his way I would be pregnant with number 2 right now. 🙂 I am still a little too new to this parenting thing to feel like I am ready for number 2 now. (er…in 9 months). So our compromise was waiting until Trey was one before we start again. Good luck this summer!! 😉 You’ll be great!

  3. March 22, 2014 9:05 am

    I definitely want a second child but can’t imagine doing it anytime soon. I think waiting until Trey is a year is a great idea b/c then you might start to get the baby bug again. He’s still so cute and snuggly that you haven’t missed it yet.

    And my What’s Moving…T-25! It’s awesome and I finally feel like I’m back on track in the fitness department. It’s been a while since I could say that!

  4. March 24, 2014 6:39 am

    Oh how I miss the milk drunk face. Trey’s is pretty fantastic!

    I’m reading more kid’s books (to my kids) then adult books now. The kids and I are on a Roald Dahl kick and are starting the Narnia series this week. All are first time reads for me, so I kinda love it. I did read Fangirl lately and loved it.

    Happy Monday!

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