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December 23, 2014

Awkward & Awesome #2 – No I’m not still pregnant, thank you very much!

Awkward and Awesome #2 
I’d love to hear your own Awkward and Awesomes…if you write a post, leave me a comment with the link so I can check it out!


Going to my dentist appointment and having the hygienist ask me if I’ve had the baby. *looks down* yep.  definitely had the baby.  I know I’m still a bit round, but yeesh…you found out I was pregnant 6 months ago.  I definitely don’t look like I’m in my third trimester!

Our inability to be on time for anything anymore.  Seriously.  On Sunday we left for church at 11:15.  The service started at 11:00

I was joking around that I make cream instead of milk because my babies gain weight quickly, but I’m starting to think it’s actually true!  I got mastitis again…2nd time in two months.  Ugh! I think my milk is too thick and keeps clogging my ducts. This was basically what I did for 24 hours straight.

Photo credit: ashley rose, / iWoman / CC BY-NC-ND

My hubby has a week off for Christmas (academia for the win!) and I am so so so looking forward to spending time with the 3 most special people in my life!

I told Jay he would be getting a present on Christmas day and he excitedly said “What kind of truck I get?” This kid knows us too well.

I just went to put Elle down to sleep for the night (12:50 AM…rocked it!) and Allen sits up (eyes wide open) and starts talking to me…”Just seeing if you did all the nap time stuff.  Two hours.  It’s like a pie chart with time allocated to grandma and how Julian does when he wakes up…”  I have no idea what he was talking about, but oh my goodness I laughed so hard….and he kept insisting me it wasn’t funny, which made me laugh even harder!.  (For the record, I have SO many hilarious stories about Allen’s middle of the night conversations and sleep walking adventures)

December 21, 2014

oh hey, Friday

1.) I went to church for the first time since Elle was born (2 months ago).  It was so good to be in community again, but I was on the verge of panic pretty much the whole time…terrified of the germs I was exposing my little baby to.  I missed most of the sermon because I spent the whole time mentally cataloging who was coughing, sneezing, or sniffling so I could make sure to avoid them after the service…how’s that for fellowship?

2.) Since I actually ventured into public, I thought it would be a good idea to put some effort into my appearance.  Y’all, easiest hair style ever.  I did it before I went to bed (in all of 1 minute), unrolled it in the morning, and it looked like this.  I think I’ll have to post a tutorial on this!

3.) I may have moved to the South, but I’m no hillbilly.  I finally was able to get my front tooth fixed.  I chipped it while I was pregnant, but didn’t feel comfortable getting any unnecessary dental work done until after giving birth.  That picture of me above?  That’s how I’ve been smiling for the past 4 months.

4.) I also had a follow-up midwife appointment this week…so many warm and fuzzies. I carry such deep feelings of appreciation and kinship towards the the woman (or women, because I feel the same way about my doula) that helped bring my darling Elle into this world.

4.)  The other day, Jay asked me why sister has a big butt.  Cloth diapers, kid.  And don’t ever let her hear you say that when she’s older.

5.)  Speaking of sister, I just can’t even.

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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.