December 12, 2014

Awkward and Awesome

One of my favorite blogs, Light Sleeper Heavy Dreamer, does a really entertaining series called “awkward and awesome”.  After talking to her about it and doing a little googling, it’s apparently a thing in the blogging world…and I’m jumping on the bandwagon.

So here’s my first ever awkward and awesome post: 




While at a neighborhood Christmas party, having at least 5 people say “Hey! It’s the (once) huge pregnant lady who walked and read books!” Ever since I was a kid, I used to like to read books while walking. When I was pregnant (and especially when I was overdue) I would walk miles around my neighborhood with my nose in a book. I’ve never thought twice about it, but apparently it’s not normal?

While at the party, seeing the man who told me (twice) while I was walking that I needed to stop reading so I could watch for cars (in our quiet neighborhood). Let’s make a deal, I’ll stop reading while walking if you stop running with headphones?

Taking your toddler potty and having him ask you what that smell is. Ummm…sorry kid, that’s the smell of life with two little ones. (For the record, I made a point to clean that toilet immediately…you know it’s bad when even your toddler comments on it!)



That Christmas party I mentioned? That was my first social outing in 6+ weeks. Sad thing is that my husband basically forced me to go, because I was perfectly content in my post-partum hermitness. The awesome part is that I actually remembered how to talk with people…like with adult vocabulary.

Going out for a walk with Jay and Elle and having a random mom stop running just to commend me for getting out…I found it so encouraging! I’ve said this before , but motherhood is best when it’s shared with other mommas!

Grandma (my mother-in-law) is coming this week and we are all SO EXCITED. Seriously, all of us love having grandma come over. She’s such a sweet, kind, and selfless lady and we just can’t wait to have her here!

Elle’s cooing. Jay wasn’t a very vocal baby (well, apart from the non-stop colic screaming), so both Allen and I are constantly surprised by Elle’s adorable cooing. She only does it when we make eye contact with her, but then it’s like she’s trying to have a conversation with us, complete with grins, facial expressions, and punctuated coos.







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Iulia is a former educator turned stay-at-home mama of a spunky toddler and a squishy infant. With a touch of sass and a good dose of self-deprecating humor, she has an ever-expanding repertoire of bloopers, insights, stories, and impassioned opinions to share. Iulia likes to think she has this parenting gig figured out, but her littles remind her daily just how far from the truth that is.

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    Reply Jenn December 12, 2014 at 10:16 am

    I’ve never read while walking before, but your’re right. It is about the same as running with headphones. That awesome that the other mom stopped to commend you. Positive moms are the best! Happy Friday!

    Reply Rachel - Floral and Fudge December 13, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    LOVE baby coos—sweetest sounds in the world!!

    Reply Lynne December 15, 2014 at 10:15 am

    I LOVE it. I love that you see the funny and the upsides!

    Reply Eryn Ivey December 15, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Aw, your baby is beautiful. It seems like those need to poke their nose OUT of your business! Ha!

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