Boom, baby!

Hello! I’ve been off the blogging world for 6 months now. I’ve thought about returning many times since my last post, but I was almost intimidated to start back up. I finally decided to go for it because I missed writing and tons of ideas for blog posts were rolling around in my brain. I’m not sure yet how often I’ll keep up, but I miss it. So here I am!

A lot has changed since my last post. The most important is that I had a baby!

Here’s a few of his newborn photos by Scot Woodman Photography:

IMG_7747IMG_7738IMG_7782IMG_7811IMG_7893IMG_7889IMG_7866IMG_7807I’ll be sharing his birth story hopefully in the next few weeks. I can’t believe he’s 5 1/2 months old already. I’ve been blessed to be able to stay at home with him full time. It’s not easy (financially), but we decided it was what we really wanted, so we’re making it work.

Here’s what he looks like now:

2015-05-14 15.32.25-1 2015-05-12 06.43.36-1 2015-05-12 10.14.26He’s an all-around happy baby boy with super expressive eyebrows and a smile that just won’t quit. He’s a joy to be around, and while there are some rough moments, I am so incredibly blessed to be his mama.

Thanks for reading!

10 Weekly Goals (Knowing I Might Toss Them Out The Window At Any Moment)

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It’s been a loooooooong time since I’ve updated my blog. I’ve been so busy with my new job (double the hours from my last job), birth classes, and nesting, I’ve hardly had a moment to think about it. I’m officially on maternity leave, so I’m back! I can’t guarantee I’ll post as frequently as I used to, but with the baby coming soon, I’m hoping to update occasionally for all those out-of-state family members who are looking for an update on the baby.

I thought I’d start with a weekly goals post, knowing full well that I might abandon my goals at any moment if I go into labor. Then I’ll only have one goal – having a baby!

This week’s goals:

Marriage/Homemaking Goals:

1. Write a love note to Spencer

2. Finish the nursery

3. Spend at least 1 hour a day on cleaning/organizing/nesting

4. Do one “freezer cooking in an hour” session

5. Finish up “post-baby” lists

Personal Goals:

6. Read She Reads Truth app daily

7. Finish up thank you notes from baby shower

8. Exercise at least 3 days

Financial/Hobby Goals:

9. Apply for state disability

10. Make a baby wrap

We’ll see how I do with these this week. What are your goals?