She’s 1 month

And just like that my newborn baby girl is a month old. Each day she gets cuter, more active, and a little bigger. Why does the newborn stage go by so quickly. I’m learning to cherish these moments because with 2 under two life goes by way too fast.

Crosby usually wakes up between 7 and 8 am. Then she stays awake until the afternoon where on most days she’ll take a 3 hour nap. Then she’s awake again til 8pm. Bottle, book, and bed for her and she’s usually asleep by 9:30/10. Getting this child to bed takes a while because she loves making grunting noises in her crib and kicking her legs like crazy!

She’s been waking up around 2 or 3 am to eat most nights (mornings?) and then again around. I’d say she enjoys milk, my beautiful singing voice, tummy time, walks, her dada, her brother, and being held. She does not enjoy bed time or not being held.

One month postpartum and I’m feeling good most days. Some days I’m crabby, irritable, stressed, anxious…but that’s expected! Some days I’m like, “am I doing enough for my kids? Are they having a good childhood?” Then I remember we’re in a pandemic and there’s not much we can do. Also, do I remember anything from being 1 month or 2 years old? Negative. I’m doing the best I can under the circumstances and I’d say that’s a-ok.

I have been running about 3-4 times a week now and it feels fab. My first run back at the Willow was a dream. I felt like a wild horse and had to reign it in otherwise I would have been spent by mile 2. I’ve been trying to do some strength training 3-4 times a week and shower every 3 days LoL.

I’ve been trying to eat well but the damn sweets get me! I have been trying to cut back to only dessert after dinner but it’s HARD. I normally have coffee and avo toast for breakfast and it’s my fave meal. I get so excited for it sometime I wake up early just to make it.

Sam and I have been working on the house, drinking shandy (I discovered I actually don’t enjoy white claws), taking family walks, talking about the future (LOL more me than Sam), and enjoying time with each other. We got away to Duluth for a couple days last week and it was a real treat (although I missed the little bugs).

New bedroom view!

I’m just trying to make the most of each day before going back to work full time (anxious!!!). These kids are at such a fun age and it’s safe to say I am obsessed with my children. Harry makes me pee my pants daily because he is just so funny. Last night during bath time he was dunking his head under water…he swallowed a bit too much water and then burped and farted at the same time and I had actual tears coming from my eyes. He’s obsessed with trains and construction trucks, loves his sister, and recently started blowing air kisses to all his toys and books before bed. I’d eats like a champ (radishes, cashews, steak, pears), and is the best snuggle buddy.

I told Sam the other day I just really love our kids and want to be with them all the time. Feeling especially grateful this morning for love, family, and sweet kiddo kisses.

Hope you have a fab day!

XO

-Hales

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