Saturday, January 14, 2017

Hello 2017!

As my 14 year old would say, "bruh--where do I even start?" I'm like months and months behind on baby Ava updates, life. My mind never shuts off and I don't always have a place to pour out my thoughts. This blog has always been one of my outlets, but always gets put on the back burner. It's a new year which means new changes, so hopefully I'll have more time. As it is, Mariam (baby number 3) starts pre-school this fall. It will be so crazy for me to just have one baby at home. 

the past few months haven't been the easiest pain wise. I still suffer from muscle knot pain off and on and it's looking like a got a new one in my massater muscle, which is the muscle along your jaw. I mean only me right? I don't feel the knot yet, but it hurts like a knot and it's been spasming. So annoying. Other than that, life still trucks along. I'm on a fitness journey again so I've been working out about 5-6 days a week, but fell off the wagon when we went to visit our families in Texas for 10 days. We got back this past Monday. and next week I'll get back to it. I've also been pretty involved with the Junior League so that keeps me busy as well. Business is also trucking along. It's time to get serious again. With getting used to the new dynamic of having 4 girls and hardly sleeping, I felt like I could really just do the bare minimum, but that's going to change this year. 

The girls are doing great. Ava is still not sleeping but hey maybe when she's two right? Haha. More detailed update on her later. 

Happy New Year!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Christmas 2016!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas! I know I haven't updated in a while on life, but that post is coming this week. 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Honest Thankfulness

With Thanksgiving behind us and entering into this season of gratitude, I’m so thankful for my now four children. I’m thankful every day for them. They are my greatest blessings in life and they give me such joy. With the baby now being 14 months (who needs to be the last baby mind you), I’ve definitely felt myself clinging to her last little baby-ness, which is one of the reasons I haven’t stopped breastfeeding even though I’ve been saying I was going to stop early with her for months.

Being able to nourish my children has been a gift for me. I’ve exclusively breastfed, I’ve formula fed, or done a combination of both at various points in my life. I’ve also breastfed well into toddler hood. I love breastfeeding….It’s a beautiful and natural thing and it gives me great pride to have nourished my babies. Women should be able to breastfeed anywhere and they shouldn’t need to hide, or be made to feel ashamed for feeding their babies. They also shouldn’t be made to feel bad if they’ve formula fed. A mother has to do what’s best for her and her baby. If the baby is being fed, that’s what matters.

Learn more about your feeding options from The Honest Company.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Ava's 1 year pictures!

I can't believe I didn't post Ava's 1 year pictures. She turned a year on September 12th and we had just a quiet party at home. My mom and some of H's parents were able to skype in when we sang her happy birthday so that was nice. Currently she's 14 months and I'll be doing an update on her soon. 

Have a great Wednesday!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Birthdays, birthdays, birthdays.

Super late on this since Serena's birthday was on November 12th. As always it's hard to believe she has turned another year. She's 14 now! I'm so proud of the girl she's turned out to be. First children don't come with a manual, so it's often on a parents mind if they've gotten the child rearing right. Serena is kind, helpful, smart and caring. I think maybe we got some things right. ;)