Dang, this was a crazy week for me! As much as I want to embrace living simply, there wasn’t much that was simple about this week. I definitely felt like I was in survival mode most of the time.
Stella became a lot fussier in the past week and a half, having a couple periods of hours of crying that nothing seemed to help 🙁 The girls’ nap times also failed to sync every day, so my whole “get things done and/or rest during nap time” plan went out the window. I also had a major flare up with my back yesterday to the point that I couldn’t move around or take deep breaths. Kinda scary, but I’m feeling somewhat better today (and saw my doctor).
Anyway, despite a kind of rough week, I wanted to focus on some positives. So here’s what I’ve been loving lately!
My Double BOB Stroller!
Oh man, this is a big deal for me. #momlife
When I first got pregnant I was all, “yeah, brand new double BOB in my future!” Our single BOB has been totally invaluable and I do think these puppies are worth the money. But then after seeing how crummy my single BOB had gotten in the elements here since it’s mostly outside in a shed (we don’t have garage), I couldn’t see spending near $700 for something that was going to rust and get trashed so quickly. Our stroller still works fine but it has just seen better days!
I thought I could get away without a double stroller and just do a baby carrier & stroller combo for a while, but I obviously want to run again. I had searched a lot on Facebook for sale pages but all the cheap ones went quickly and all the ones left were like scarily old and unsafe. I just happened to be the first person to message the lady selling this one. It’s only 10 months old, basically in brand new condition, is NOT black (really wanted a colored one), & I just so happened to have the exact amount in cash in my drawer that she was asking for it. So yeah, it was meant to be. I love our new Red Rover, as I’m affectionately naming it.
And I’m pretty sure this officially makes me a total and complete mom now. When a double stroller is the most exciting thing going on in my life right now. *insert crying eyes here*
Bath & Body Works Treats
I had a gift card and happened to be at the mall and actually remember to use it. They have a whole line of Hawaii stuff!
They had a scent called Oahu Sunrise I think and I got this Waikiki Coconut Beach. Kinda cool to see that!
I also love this little make up bag. I never carry anything around for me anymore like hair ties or lotion, so now I’m going to try because I’m always needing stuff!
This Photo of the Girls
I had some photographer friends over the other day and we all took some pictures of the girls laying down together.
Is this not everything?!?!
My friend also took some pictures of me way back earlier this year when I was still pregnant and gave me this image this week.
Seems like ages ago that I was pregnant! I just love this shot on the rocks and all the colors.
Photos credit Adrienne Cowen Photography
This Mom Meme
After seriously feeling like the worst mom this week with being super sleep deprived, impatient, cranky, moody, & just generally “over” it, I have been wondering what “kind” of mom I am.
This was more than encouraging 🙂
This Hilarious Post about Prom Dresses Gone Wrong
You can see more here. It’s funny because my wedding dress is actually one I got on eBay from those cheap China replica dress makers. Thank goodness it was not a big fail like these!
I don’t have a lot of plans this weekend, but hope to keep it that. I hope you have a great Friday & get to enjoy whatever makes you happy this weekend!
Questions for You:
- What have you been loving lately?
- What are you weekend plans?