Currently | April 2017

Somehow April is already here. This year is flying by and the last month since Baby H arrived has been the fastest of my entire life! Wow! These days I spend basically all day caring for my sweet boy and right now he’s taking a cat nap on my chest. I read some friends blogs and it reminded of what today was so I grabbed my phone and typed up this post because I’ve missed this link-up so much! I hope you’ll enjoy this little update and please excuse the fact that everything revolves around the baby now, but my entire life is wrapped around this little human and his schedule, so naturally he has to show up in what I’m currently doing ;). I’m still hoping to write his birth story soon, but until then enjoy this post about what I’m currently up to! 


ACCOMPLISHING | Nourishing a human. Friends, when you are breastfeeding it’s near impossible to accomplish anything in the first few months. This kid eats constantly and the past few days he’s been prepping for a growth spurt which means even more eating than normal. I’m literally putting in full time hours breastfeeding. Some days I don’t get off the couch. Feed, change diaper, sleep. It’s all we do. But today we found out Baby H gained THIRTY OUNCES in the last 17 days, so I guess the feeding is paying off. I do dream of when I can get some other things accomplished though, until then thank the Lord for an amazing husband who is picking up my slack! 

FEELING | Great! Minus the sleep deprivation of course.  It’s been a month since my c-section and while I’m not 100% back to normal, things are so much better than I thought they would be. Most of the time I completely forget I had major abdominal surgery a month ago. I know everyone’s experiences are so very different but I’m very thankful for my experience overall. 

NEEDING | to start packing. We are going to West Virginia this weekend for a very quick visit so Baby H can meet some of his great-grandparents and so we can introduce our sweet boy to the mountain state we call home. I’ve obviously never traveled with a baby before and I’m trying to avoid overpacking too much. Also knowing how long it takes me to get anything done these days and that I have to pack for two people this time I know I need to start packing ASAP if I want to be ready to go this weekend! Any tips for packing for a baby or traveling with baby? 

PRACTICING | patience. While I’m absolutely adoring this cuddly newborn baby stage, I do sometimes struggle with wanting to be able to get things done, go places, and get some sleep. Motherhood is definitely teaching me patience. For now I will keep practicing patience and work on savoring all of these moments when all my baby boy wants is to be in my arms. 

PINNING | Home decor ideas. Sitting in the living room nearly 24/7 has me very tired of the little decorating we’ve done since moving and with spring here I’m in the mood to spruce things up a bit. I also still have a few pieces of winter decor out that desperately needs to go. I’m specifically looking at budget home decor ideas as a one income family with a new baby we don’t have much money to spare. Hopefully I can update a few little things on the cheap soon! Check out my Pinterest here

Thanks to Anne and Jess for hosting this great link-up.

5 thoughts on “Currently | April 2017

  1. Nourishing a baby – GO YOU! Major accomplishment. We took a road trip to visit family when our little guy was just short of 2 months old, and it was honestly the easiest trip we’ve ever had with him. At that age, they’re good at snuggling in the car seat for a long time. My best trick was pumping while we drove and then feeding him the fresh bottle, so we didn’t have to make lots of stops 🙂

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  2. Csections and BFing are no joke! Props to you for hanging in there, it’s hard work for sure! I hope your trip goes smoothly for you! 🙂 Stopping by from the linkup!

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  3. Congrats on your pregnancy! I do think some mothers have the BEST patience, but it’s a work in process. Just take it day by day. I hope your trip this weekend goes well. I say you can’t pack too much when traveling with kids. Try and think of what you use on a regular basis and that would be your “core” items to pack.

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com
    p.s. would you be interested in hosting an Usborne FB party? You can earn free books to build up your little one’s library. My shop: https://c6871.myubam.com/

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  4. Nice work on baby’s weight gain momma! I breastfed my son too and remember feeling pretty dang accomplished by what a mother’s body can do. 🙂 Enjoy the slow days of no other worries than to provide for that precious baby!!

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