ten on tuesday

ONE: We had a packed weekend! A gender reveal, birthday party, lunch after church on Sunday, a few dates with the barre, and dinner with our … [Continue Reading]

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Weekly Cleaning Schedule

Today, I'm over on Every Day Cheer sharing our Weekly Cleaning Schedule and how I make it work each week! … [Continue Reading]

weeklycleaning schedule

Judson is 3 months old!

Judson- Here we are again, another month. This might have been the quickest month yet. You're more alert these days and you lock eyes with me and … [Continue Reading]

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taco tuesday, lightened up

It's no secret that we love Mexican food around here. I'm certain there are a few local restaurants who know us by name. But, we've been trying to eat … [Continue Reading]

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Judson’s Birth Announcements & an update

I'm embarrassed to say that I just mailed out all of Judson's birth announcements. I've had them for well over a month, but I just couldn't get it … [Continue Reading]

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ten on tuesday

ONE: We had a packed weekend! A gender reveal, birthday party, lunch after church on Sunday, a few dates with the barre, and dinner with our neighbors. I love a good weekend of fun. But, this weekend I’m making an executive decision to take it down a few notches.

TWO: We zoomed through The Good Wife and Friday Night Lights thanks to Amazon Prime and Amazon Fire TV, we’ve moved on to Parenthood. We’re taking this series a little slower, I can’t quite hang with the late nights these days.

THREE: BK started swim lessons last week. I’m hoping this will give her the little confidence that she needs to finally swim on her own without fear. She’s great about going under, but still panic when swimming to us from the side of the pool and forgets a few essential techniques.


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FOUR: I started the Whole30 diet last Wednesday (sorry, Weight Watchers) and it’s going so well. Today is day 7 and I’m coming up with so many fresh and delicious food ideas. I don’t think I’ve ever been on a diet this long without having a small cheat somewhere along the way. I’m going to give you a more detailed post about the diet later this week.

FIVE: Judson has entered the grab all the things and put them in his mouth phase. He’s been on the verge of grabbing things and it’s been so fun to watch as he figures out just how those little hands work. He’s provided us with some fantastic entertainment.


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SIX: I’m going on a month of being back at Pure Barre and I still feel like my core strength is basically nonexistent. Those c-sections really take it out of you. I’m happy to see some progress, but my goodness, I can barely do a sit-up during the warm-up’s some days.

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SEVEN: Anthropologie has the cutest set of Glittering Serveware on sale and it had to come to my kitchen! Seriously, it’s a great price when paired with the justbecause free shipping code. Go snag some from the sale section pronto.


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EIGHT: Back to Whole 30, I’m realizing that most of my calories must have come from drinks, and I don’t even drink alcohol. I’m talking daily Starbucks runs and embarrassing amounts of  creamer in my morning coffee.

NINE: Is anyone caught up on their childs baby book? If so, do you want to come catch the two up at my house that have been neglected? All the info is right here on the blog, it won’t be too hard.

TEN: I’m having mixed emotions about not going back to work. I see all of the school supplies out when I go shopping, and I can’t help but feel a little sad about all of the freshly sharpened crayons I won’t be purchasing for my classroom. At the same time, I can’t imagine going back to work. It’s such a bittersweet time, but when it comes down to it, I know this is right where I need to be.

 

 

 

 

Weekly Cleaning Schedule

Today, I’m over on Every Day Cheer sharing our Weekly Cleaning Schedule and how I make it work each week!

weeklycleaning schedule

Judson is 3 months old!

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Here we are again, another month. This might have been the quickest month yet. You’re more alert these days and you lock eyes with me and give me the biggest smile so many times during the day. You coo and make the cutest baby noises, you move your mouth in funny ways to get the sounds to come out. We always laugh because it looks like you’re trying so hard to tell us something. You love your big sister, and she adores you, too.

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You have your fair share of content days, and we don’t have to guess what you want when you’re fussy. You only get mad when you’re are hungry or tired. Feeding you or getting you to sleep will always solve your problem.

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We love you so, baby boy. You make our days sweeter and our hearts fuller.

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At two months:
  • Eating- you eat every 2.5-3 hours during the day. You go down for bed after eating around 9:00, some nights you sleep until around 6:00 AM and sometimes you still wake up around 2:30 (like clock work), you sleep until 9:00 after your 6:00 AM feeding. Then your schedule is consistently eat, play, sleep for the rest of the day. We follow Moms On Call and it works like a charm, except for the whole your still not sleeping through the night thing. 
  • You started sleeping in your crib, with the sound machine on.
  • You love to be rocked.
  • Your head control is excellent and you try your hardest to get out of tummy time by rolling over, but we’re not quite there yet.
  • You still love bath time.
  • You love the mamaroo, your swing, your kick and play, and a recent new addition is the Fisher Price seat that you like because you’d rather be sitting up. You hit at your toys and try your hardest to grab them.
  • You’re still exclusively nursing, and doing so well.
  • You’re still on the fence about the paci.
  • You love to be talked to, you hold eye contact and coo and smile back at anyone who sits and talks to you. It’s still our favorite thing to do.
  • You weigh between 13 and 14. We’ll find out for sure at your next appointment.
  • You wear a size 2 diaper (but not for long) and 3-6 month clothes.

And here’s a quick look back at the past three months:

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And a comparison with your sister at 3 months, I see a few similarities.

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taco tuesday, lightened up

It’s no secret that we love Mexican food around here. I’m certain there are a few local restaurants who know us by name. But, we’ve been trying to eat at home more, and I’ve been trying to shed this last baby weight. So, in an effort to have my favorite food at a fraction of the calories, we’ve lightened up taco night at our house, and it was a huge hit.

Here’s how I gave taco night a healthy makeover:

Taco Shells- Use wonton wrappers to make mini taco shells. Simply lay them over a cooling rack and bake at 400 degrees until they are start to brown and crisp up. This was Braylen’s favorite part, she normally eats a deconstructed taco, but we let her create her own mini-taco’s and she ate several of them. Wonton wrappers come to about 20 calories a piece!

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And they make the cutest little taco shells!

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Taco Meat- If you’re a ground beef lover, trade it out for shredded chicken to make things a little more healthy. Just put several chicken breast in the crock pot with 1/2 jar of your favorite salsa and a pack of taco seasoning. Cook on low for 4-6 hours depending on the amount of chicken. When you’re finished shred the chicken (put in the your stand mixer for quick shredded chicken).

Fresh Ingredients: Use fresh ingredients such as guacamole, tomatoes, lettuce, cilantro, and red onions (I skipped those, but I know some people love them on their tacos).

Greek Yogurt: Switch out your sour cream and serve it with Greek yogurt for a healthier alternative.

Skip the cheese: I know, I know, it’s the best part. But, I promise if you load it up with toppings, you won’t even miss the cheese!

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I’ll go ahead and tell you, these little tacos are addicting, but you won’t feel guilty for going back for a second helping.

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Judson’s Birth Announcements & an update

I’m embarrassed to say that I just mailed out all of Judson’s birth announcements. I’ve had them for well over a month, but I just couldn’t get it together long enough to get them addressed and in the mailbox. The good news is, it’s done and I’m so excited to share them on the blog.

I used photos from our hospital session and Judson’s newborn session with CB Photo and Design.

When I saw the newborn photos, I immediately knew which one I would use on the front. I asked Kristin from Taz and Belly Designs to come up with a sweet birth announcement for our little man.

Here’s the front:

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And the back:

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 I absolutely adore the way this turned out, thanks Kristin for creating such a perfect announcement for our sweet boy.

And speaking of that sweet boy, he’s growing like crazy and we fall more in love with him each day.

Especially his big sister, these two have the sweetest relationship already, they both make each other laugh and she’ll sit in the floor with him and talk to him and make him giggle and coo.

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He loves to lay on his kick and play and swat at the toys, recently he’s started grabbing the lower ones with his little hands. I forgot just how fast they grow and change, but it already seems like he is learning new things every day. He’s developed a fairly consistent schedule thanks to Moms On Call, but we’ll still get some extra time between the hours of 3:00 and 4:00 AM.

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And tummy time? Not his favorite at all. We likes it for the first few minutes and then tries his hardest to roll over and get back to his back.

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We’re just about twelve weeks in with our little man. Twelve weeks that seem like both the longest and shortest weeks of our lives. He brings us so much joy and we’re thankful for this sweet boy and incredibly blessed to have him in our lives.

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