Friday, January 12, 2018

i'm back!

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I'm back! A bit chubbier, a little darker haired and a lot more tired, but very happy to be here. 
The past three months I have been concentrating on our new baby boy, spending time with family and enjoying the holidays. I'm still a little in awe of how quickly the time as gone. Over three months - craziness. Since it's been awhile, I thought I'd give a little life update.

The biggest news...I created a human! Oliver Matthew was born October 2 at 11:04 a.m. weighing a whooping 9 lbs, 10.6 ounces. I plan on doing a "welcome Oliver" post in the near future with all the details. But basically, we're all in love with him. He's my happy, smiling boy.

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sweater cardigan: J. Crew Factory (exact in other colors)  |  top: The Limited (exact)  |  jeans: J. Crew Factory (exact)  |  shoes: J. Crew Factory (exact in limited sizes)  |  necklace: Kendra Scott (exact)  |  watch: Michael Kors (two-tone version)

My maternity leave was mostly spent cuddling with Oliver and watching A LOT of Netflix while breastfeeding. It probably sounds naive, but I had no idea what a time commitment breastfeeding is. ESPECIALLY in the early days. I thought I was going to get so much stuff done during this time off from work. Yeah, not so much.

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We celebrated all the holidays - Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. From September on the house was all fun and festive, but now that all the decor has been packed away I've been slowly figuring out how I want things to look like for the rest of the year. We've got some reno plans in the future (hello white kitchen cabinets) which I plan on sharing on here as well as posting bedroom reveals for the nursery and Aubrey's big girl room.

So that was my break from blogging. Taking care of tiny humans, binge watching Netflix, making the house look like it threw up holiday decor (then packing it all away again), online shopping and spending time with family.

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I was originally supposed to go back to work the Tuesday after New Years, but decided to take the rest of the week off. That way Oliver had a week to get settled into daycare and I had a few days to sleep, put the house back together and enjoy some child-free time. I initially felt super guilty about it, but realized it's just as important to take care of myself. If I had gone back to work as planned I would have started out exhausted, frazzled and sad (putting the kids in daycare as never been an easy decision). But having a few days to ease into our new routine and some time for myself was wonderful. I even managed to squeeze in a hair appointment - somehow six months had slipped by without getting it done - and I feel much more human. The extra sleep probably helped with that. :)
 
Sharing on A Pocketful of Polka Dots for Fabulous Friday.

9 comments:

  1. Welcome back! You look great, and I'm glad you had a nice break!

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    1. Awww thanks. The break was really nice, but it went by too quickly!

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  2. Glad to see you back! Congratulations on the birth of your son!

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    1. Thanks so much! He's been such a joy to our family.

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  3. Yay, welcome back! Been fun seeing photos of your cutie on Instagram, but it's nice to see your face too :) And you're making me think I should have gone camel on this sweater blazer...I got the black, which I do like a lot, but this one is extra fab!

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    1. Instagram has been all about the baby lately. I can't help myself, so much cuteness! :) I was really bad, I loved this sweater/blazer so much that after I bought the camel, I went back I bought the black AND the garnet. It's just so dang comfy and cozy!

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  4. Welcome back!! Congrats on the birth of your son!

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    1. Thanks so much! It feels good to be back! :)

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  5. i was super pumped to see a post from you! welcome back!
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