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Back into the Swing of Things

Well, I'm slowly but surely getting back into the swing of things.

And by things I mean life. I need to get my life up and rolling again.

Having a second child has been a much different experience for me. With Eli I always had the fact that I was going back to work looming over my head. So for three months I really lived up my maternity leave. I feel like I didn't resume any "normal life" activities until I went back to work (see: cooking, cleaning, wearing real clothes).

But this time around I'm obviously not going back to work, I'm home full time, so I don't have a traditional "maternity leave", which is a good thing to me, but poses a problem in the fact that I don't have a timeline pressing against me of when I need to wear pants again.

Or a bra for that matter.

And I know Luke has been anxious for me to start cooking again and picking up on my daily duties that I did prior to having Annie.

So now that she is six weeks old I decided my SAHM maternity leave is over and it's due time for me to get back into the swing of things. So here I am meal planning and cleaning and doing all that fun stuff. But I'm still not wearing real pants. You can't make me.

Last pregnancy I made the unfortunate decision to try and cram myself back into my old clothes even though they didn't fit.

This time I'm older and wiser and a little bigger. I've learned to wear "transition' clothes; leggings, maxi skirts, piko shirts, otherwise known as LOOSE CLOTHING. You won't see any pants with buttons or zippers around these parts for awhile.

Aside from the not cooking and cleaning or wearing clothes part, life pretty much feels normal. Annie has made her place in this family seamlessly and I find myself wondering what life was like before we had her. It happened with Eli and now it has happened with Annie, she just got her but somehow I feel like I've known her my whole life.

Maybe it's all that all-night bonding we get to do. Sleep child sleep.

Since she has been born we spend a lot of our days at home, me feeding Annie every 2-3 hours trying to figure out how to simultaneously entertain a three year old without rotting his brain without too much TV. Just the same ole same ole. But it's perfect. These mundane, stay at home in our PJ's, scrounge the pantry trying to find something for lunch days are better than I ever could have imagined.

Anniston is already a month old and I'm ready to get back into my blogging groove, for myself mainly, I've been reading Eli's stats from when he was a month and I'm realizing just how important it is that I keep record of all our happenings, it's going by too quickly, I need to journal it all.

But before I journal it all I need to go meal plan, I don't think I really remember how to cool but I'm hoping it's similar to just riding a bike, if I get in the kitchen surely it will all come flooding back to me.

So here's to getting back into the swing of things, I feel like I have a lot of things to blog about, let's see if I can accomplish it! All while wearing yoga pants and taking a stupid amount of selfies with my kiddos, it's a tough job.


  1. I contacted the designers before i ordered my dress to see if I could get the dress really quick. They did have the dress I wanted and within 5 days of ordering my dress it was at my front door!
    Gianni Bini

  2. Congratulations on your beautiful children, looking forward to seeing more blog posts from you soon - you were the first blog I ever found!!
    So I'd say you are responsible for me starting my own a few months back :)

    Take care and best wishes.

  3. I am glad yor are all doing well. I look forward to more posts to read.

  4. So sweet! Love that sweet time. Y'all look great!

  5. Our youngest are only a day apart! It has been flying. And I'm dreading the return to work part. One day!!! I think Annie and Eli look alike with different complexions lol! Genetics are so crazy. My two are like identical twins.

  6. I can't get over how much they look alike! And you look great! I can't wait to read more about sweet Annie and how things are going with two.

  7. Love the gorgeous selfies! What a beautiful family!

  8. I am glad you will be blogging more :) love reading about your adorable family

  9. precious photos! sounds like you're getting the hang of this multiple kid thing...and honestly, on the days I'm home with pants are my real pants. I mean, why would I wear something uncomfortable like jeans?!?

  10. Glad things are going well! I feel like my cooking/cleaning hiatus has started before actually giving birth... 😁 Those two are adorable. Love how alike they look with different complexions.

  11. Glad things are going well. I saw your IG pic about baby holding, enjoy that little one while she lasts!

  12. They are super cute!

    I posted my May meals today if you're interested:

    They might not all be kid friendly but they're straightforward.

  13. You didn't lose your humor and I LOVE it!


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