I always wanted a horse 🐴 and Aspen wants a kitty like really badly..she loooooves her Gram’s kitty and squeals with excitement when she sees her🐱
Maybe we need a farm instead of a container house? 🤔 just a thought.
We found out our sweet baby is a boy a few weeks ago & we are officially halfway there! I have been spending most my time trying to get my life the heck in order! The thought of having two babies so close in age scared the crap out of me at first. I felt like I was doing well taking care of my one baby and enjoying being his mama and adding another so soon threw me a curve ball. 😅
In my two months of processing I've found confidence in knowing I can handle it & have been really investing time into our baby E, savoring my time with him one on one. And also getting everything in the house running smoothly so hopefully bringing the second baby home won't send us all spinning 🤪
How did you prepare for your second baby? Was it a difficult adjustment or did it come pretty natural?
Strolling into the new week like ... Seriously though, last week was just a wash. I’m feeling much better, thanks to naps, lots of fluids, and good ol’ antibiotics. Now if I can just get these boys to sleep through the night...
I don't think the deep seeded panic of thinking my kids might die is ever going to leave me, at least if feels like that for now. Last night Woodford slipped in the tub, and I was sitting right beside it. I didn't even hear him go under, Wally was happily playing right beside him while Woodford thrashed beneath the surface. It was maybe 5 sec, probably less than that, but I'll be seeing his face full of terror, choking and gulping for air as I fall asleep for weeks. We took him to the hospital last night mostly for my own sanity, but there will always be an element of "did I do enough?" when it comes to making sure all my kids are ok. Part of PTSD is an insane amount of anxiety that you absolutely cannot shake, you can reason with yourself but any sort of trigger can send you over the edge. I sat on the floor of his bedroom bawling my eyes out long after it was clear that Woody was ok - happily playing with a toy still soaking wet from the tub. But in that instant - in my mind - he was dying. Andrew plays a hard role these days of trying to help me recognize that our kids are fine when they get hurt, but also knowing that holding my child while he died will has deeply changed me. I was happy to hear from nurses and doctors that "it's ok, this happens often, but we're glad you brought him in"... to reassure me I'm not a totally mess, but last night was a kick in the ass telling me that I'm too busy, moving too fast, spinning, spinning. Tough lesson to learn, and lucky for me + for Wood a lesson with no repercussions. But... hello anxiety, I hear you... what if. What if. .
I’ve never met a child who likes to grocery shop as much as Emma. As I read off my grocery list, she loaded up. She also likes to remind me when we are out of stuff like, butter and sour cream 😂 (mainly because she likes that stuff) but I’m not gonna lie it’s nice to have a little helper 🧡
And an afternoon Halloween Hunt 🎃 .
Today was one of those (flukey) Toddler days where he’s been a joy and so excited by all of our adventures; swimming, park, ice-lollies, and a Halloween Hunt. Maybe I’m more appreciative/accepting of toddler ways after a few days away from him 😍 Although lugging him around towards the end of the day nearly broke me! 🤰🏻 .
We’re starting this Monday on a high note with a quick little giveaway! We’ve teamed up with one of our favorite insta mamas @laurenblixrud to give one lucky winner $30 shop credit to @ebonandivory. Here’s what you have to do to enter:
Make sure you’re following both @laurenblixrud and @ebonandivory, like this pic and tag a friend or two in the comments, that’s it!
Giveaway ends tomorrow and the winner will be announced in comments. Happy Monday! 🖤
🍂October Photo challenge 🍂
Mom uniform! My go to "mom uniform" is the very ground breaking combo of: .
▪Jeans with the knee's worn out from kneeling and crawling after kids.
▪Jumper, normally oversized, woollen and stained with an attractive tapestry of pureed food, the days activities and my children's snots/tears. .
▪Mumbun hairdo held together with dry shampoo because it's easy(and greasy 🙈)
▪Autumn leaves held in a bunch covering the face, the #instamums choice method of hiding tired eyes 😎
▪Boots because I'm trying to make an effort here......
▪Child/children, the perfect accessory for any outfit, hanging off one of your limbs is the best way to style them! 😉😂
The weekend sneaked right on by. Am i right? Why does it always feel like the weekends are so short? Well Monday is here and I’m determined to have a great week. This week we stay busy with parent teacher conferences, extracurricular activities, play dates and a flight to Colorado to see my friend. Crazy busy but I always make time to catch these sweet moments with my babes. #motherhood#wildchild
Dealing with postpartum depression/anxiety was one of life’s biggest challenges I’ve ever had to overcome. It was hard enough adjusting to becoming a new mom, along with this new unfamiliar body, and this new life. During this time I felt so lost, I felt like I was getting beat at life and I was in one of my darkest hours (which I have not returned to in a VERY long time). The feeling of being isolated and deserted, all while having anxiety about who is coming near my baby was so debilitating. I’ll admit, I did not want any visitors coming over & I never wanted to leave the house in fear that something might happen to my baby. I quarantined myself in my own house for 3 months because I just couldn’t shake this feeling of paranoia and depression. I knew I wasn’t myself. I was so vulnerable and felt so weak. My mind was racing 100 miles an hour with all kinds of extreme thoughts “oh no don’t go near the window Jill he might fall out”, “don’t go down the stairs with the baby because you both might fall down”. My mind was so crazy that I somehow was able to link something happening to my baby in a conversation that had absolutely NOTHING to do with any baby! My regret was not educating myself enough about the postpartum phase. There was no reason or anything that triggered these unwanted feelings. Don’t let the social media make you feel you are worthless because all u see are the “joys of motherhood”. If you mamas have anything similar to these feelings for at least 2 weeks post birth, wether it be a friend, your family, or even going on mommy forums u find on Facebook, GET HELP right away. Please seek help- do not be afraid to tell your OB. Ladies, let’s remove the stigma! ✨💙👶🏻✨
You can’t fail if you don’t quit.
I have quit A LOT of things in my life. Started, then quit. All hopes and dreams and ambition from the start and then I would allow my fears, my excuses, my insecurities get the best of me and before you knew it, all those ideas were lost and tucked away for good. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But not this this time.
This time my success means someone else in my footsteps can succeed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This time I’m surrounded by encouraging business partners who never let me give up. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This time is different because it MEANS something to me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This time, for the first time, I’ll rise above it ALL. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’ve loved seeing what I’ve already been able to achieve, and I’m even more excited to see where I’m GOING.
Want more info on what I DO? I’ll be stoked to work with anyone who’s willing to link arms with me and hustle to make a difference in this world.
Extra props if you’re like I was, and felt
S T U C K as a stay-at-home-home looking for that “right” opportunity. I see you, I feel you, I can HELP you.
Die letzten 7 Tage war viel los und die kleine hat mal wieder viele Erste Mal super gemeistert. Sie hat ihre Uroma kennengelernt und in fremden Wohnungen und Betten geschlafen. Das alles hat sie super gemeistert. Doch dann kam die Heimfahrt 😂 Das Navi veranschlagte für die Strecke Dresden-München 4,5 h. Wir haben 7,5 h gebraucht 😂😂😂 Wenn wir nicht gerade Pause zum Stillen gemacht haben oder sie geschlafen hat, dann hat sie ausnahmslos geweint. Ich versteh es ja. Mir wird auch immer schlecht wenn ich hinten sitze 🙄🙄🙄 Außerdem schlägt der 4.Schub zu. Hier is also voll Alarm. Kennt ihr das mit dem Auto fahren auch? Gibt's da Tricks? Oder hilft nur Geduld? Die hab ich...jetzt wird gekuschelt. -------------------------------------------- the past 7 days there where a lot of first times and my little girl managed them all very well. She met her great-granny and slept in foreign flats and beds. She did so good. But then we had to drive home 😂 the navigation system said 4,5 h for Dresden-Munich. We drove 7,5 h 😂 We either stopped for breastfeeding or she slept. In the meantime she just cried. I get it, I'm also getting sick when sitting in the back of the car. Do you experience the same while driving? Is there a trick? Or do I just need patience? Ok I'm patient.... and now: kuddles! #momlife#motherhoodthroughinstagram#breastfeeding#ontheroad#babygirl#mamafollowloop#openmamafollowloop#mama#instamom#stillen#stillenistliebe#reisemitkind#babymädchen#mädchenmama#schub#wachstumsschub
When the house is clean and the only thing that will make it last is taking the kids as far away as Antarctica🤣
Anyone else think that’s the only solution to keeping your house tidy? 🙈 Happy Monday!
We found a mini library near a pond today. Here’s Noah taking full advantage of all the lovely children’s books they had in there :). You can find a book you like, keep it or swap it for a book you no longer use.
Two years ago we started a new tradition of matching family pajamas. This year, the dogs also get to join in thanks to @childrensplace — And, don’t they look thrilled 🤣 What holiday traditions do you have? Click the link in my bio to shop your own holiday PJs #sponsored#celebratewithlove#ad
Headed home and someone is already looking forward to the school bus picking her up tomorrow morning. As usual, Penny was mesmerized with the water and even in 30 degree weather, she was out there throwing rocks. I hope she always finds joy in the little things. Sometimes family and a good view is all you need! #family#gratitude#monday
Always reach for the top little one 🏔
My little lady is always pushing the boundaries and always so curious to discover new things. Despite the million boo-boos in the process, I love it.
Ps. We where at the urgent care yesterday for forehead glue stitches. One of many many MANY trips to come😫
Get ready for all things silly and crazy over here. It is Spirit week at our school! Today is CrAzY hair day. The boys wanted nothing to do with my crazy ideas, they all stuck to webs and spiders🕷 Lincoln let me at least add dinosaur spikes 🦕
I had to thin out the webs because Jax said they look like lunch ladies 🤣 .
What did you do for your crazy hair day?!
heut vor ziemlich genau 11 monaten... 😍
und in einem monat ist dann der große tag hier - ich bin noch nicht bereit 😭
das erste geschenk hat der papa gestern schon geholt - ein pikler dreieck! das ist sooooo toll!! ❤️
was habt ihr zum ersten geburtstag geschenkt?
It’s been so fun to see how much Theo has enjoyed this trip. He had a hard time in Japan, so I wasn’t sure how this trip was going to go. But he had no problem at all adjusting to the time change and has seemed to really love each place we’ve explored. Maybe it’s because he’s older. Maybe it’s because he’s gotten to meet so many family members. Maybe it’s because he has so many built-in playmates traveling with us. In any case, we’re glad he loves it here, because we’ll continue to return as often as we can.
No case of the Monday’s over here! Went to the grocery store, meal prepped, about to get my workout in and then get some work done for a few hours before picking up my daughter ! No commute, no business attire , just checking things off my to do list as the day goes on. My heart is full as I get ready to mentor new coaches on my team and get some ladies started on their own health and fitness journey this week!!!! I actually was looking forward to today!? So thankful to coaching for allowing me this newfound freedom ... I love this life ❤️
It’s totally okay to get ready even if you are just going to target right?! Really tho, I didn’t even get ready... eye make-up & hair is yesterday’s work 😂 But let’s talk about these new @6thboroughboutique necklaces.. new favorites! They are so simple & cute. 💁🏼♀️
Tonight calls for leftovers for dinner & early bed times for the kids because it’s date night!! No, not with @stuffchrisdoes_ , although he can be there as long as he promises not to talk because I’ve got a date with the TV & the two hour season premier of Grey’s Anatomy! Who’s excited?!? #thisgirl 🙋🏼♀️