Before I had you I dreamt of a best friend for your brother. I dreamt of someone who could fill that void that I knew your sister had left behind. Now here you are. You are everything plus so much more. Our hearts need you. My soul manifested you🍁
Midday light and a pretty temple tank - just after this we joined other worshippers in the dining hall for the communal temple lunch - it was some of the best food I’ve had since arriving in Goa 6 months ago!
Since the kids didn’t have school today, we decided to play tourist.
My favorite part of the day? Those magical moments when these two hold hands, hug and express how much they love each other. 👫💕
What was one thing you absolutely loved about today?
STORY TIME | Tomorrow night, I’m going to Sydney. It’s not a long visit but for a glorious, full 28 hours, I get to spend undivided time with my best friends @thebeanbible and @the.sitch [with a side of Saturday brunch with @terrimurphysays 🤤]. I’ve been preparing for weeks. And by preparing I mean pumping. Morning after morning, feed after feed, freezing them in little zip lock baggies for my husband to defrost as he needs to feed Daisy.
Usually I don’t get anxiety about leaving my kids. I’m the queen of #seeyasis and never feel guilty for having a time out. But this time round I’ve been edgy...because of breast milk. Will I have enough? What if he runs out? What if she wakes up every hour [something that is not beyond Miss-Awake-Thrice-A-Night]? I’ve been worrying myself stupid, so we decided that I would buy a tin of formula for Ben to have in the cupboard. Back up, if you will. The likelihood of him ACTUALLY needing it is slim to none. But spending $20 for peace of mind? Yeah, I’ll take it.
So off I trotted into Coles this morning. Grabbed the formula and a few other groceries. I threw them up on the conveyor belt for the check out lady to scan. A woman lined up behind me and must have spotted my baby, my 3 year old hoeing down a Freddo, and the tin of formula. I watched her eyes narrow and then start to move up and down me and my kids. The hair on the back of my neck stood up and I started to feel claustrophobic. She then pointedly looked at me, and then the tin and cocked her eyebrows at me. Her lips didn’t move but her body language said everything. I finished my shop as fast as I could and flew to the car. I was sweating, bordering an anxiety attack and nearly in tears. I wanted to go back and tell her I was going away and it was so my husband wasn’t left stranded in case something happened. So my baby wouldn’t cry hungry if he just so happened to run out. That I breastfeed DILIGENTLY and plan to continue to do so.
I felt like shit when I shouldn’t have. That woman made me feel like shit for being prepared for the worst case scenario, for wanting to make sure my family would be ok while I was away.
CON’T IN COMMENTS...🧡
Cuteness & energy overload!! Not even sure how I was able to capture this photo with how these two run around. They are kindred spirits & just love to GO GO GO. While they are wild & free.. they are also full of love & emotion. Besitos to both of you sweethearts! ❤️❤️❤️ @canvasmindd
Yesterday marked Win’s 11 months. Dan and I love our sweet, goofy, sometimes-dramatic boy. We can’t believe how fast time has flown with him, and that he’ll be ONE in a month!
Our little boy gets more and more adventurous everyday. He has figured out how to get off the couch, and loves to crawl around and explore. He loves getting into his toy baskets, and throwing his favorite stuffed animals around his room... Same goes for clean laundry while mum and dad fold. His favorite words are mama, MUM! when he really wants attention, baba (he uses this one a lot around Po), and dada (he just added this one to his vocabulary, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about it.) He still thinks jumping is the best thing ever, he’s obsessed with bubbles, he loves giving kisses, putting his face in front of the vent as it blows cold air, and giving his shadow high fives. Win’s growing so fast and so is his appetite. His favorite foods are string cheese, yogurt with blueberries, and kale/vegetable soup. His fourth tooth came in, he visited Flaming Gorge for the first time, got to cross the state line, saw his first wild owl, and went to his second parade. Dan and I are feeling very nostalgic about when he was itty-bitty, but we’re also so thrilled to be celebrating one year, soon, with our favorite favorite favorite human!