Happy Thursday night, ya’ll. Hope you’re having a good week so far. My work week in Tucson is flying by. Pretty soon I’ll be back home with my sweet family and I cannot wait. Let’s dive into this month’s “Things That Make Me Happy”. As always, please feel free to play along in the ‘Comments’ section![Read more…]
Archives for January 2019
- As this post goes “live”, I am in the air on my way to Arizona for a work trip. It is my first time away from Luke and the first time Tommy will be on his “own” with the kiddos for longer than a day. Wish us ALL luck please! 🙂
- I have always thought these nursing rooms at airports were amazing, but especially now as a traveling-breastfeeding mom. Both airports that I will be going to on this trip heading to Tucson have these rooms (Dallas Fortworth and Tucson). YES!
- Bought these knives for Ava to help cook with Tommy and/or me in the kitchen.
- Excited to be heading to Nashville for a gals trip in April!
- We loved having Aunt Christy come visit us this weekend!
Hope your short work week is going well. What did you all do for MLK weekend? My little family and I rented a cabin in the Shenandoah Valley and it was the perfect little weekend getaway. You may remember we did this in 2017 over the same weekend, and I told Tommy I wouldn’t be opposed to making renting a cabin somewhere local an annual MLK weekend tradition. 🙂[Read more…]
And it’s Tuesday again![Read more…]
Happy Friday everyone!
I thought it would be fun to post a few observations on how my pregnancies and baby days with Ava and Luke were different.
- Ava – Couldn’t tolerate the sound or even the thought of red meat during the first trimester. I wanted sour cream and onion chips from time to time and I found myself craving sweets a lot more than I ever had in my life.
- Luke – I wanted all the chips and BLTs. All of them. Once I hit the third trimester, I craved wine…
- Ava – sore lower back, two skin rashes – early second trimester – broke out on my stomach and third trimester broke out on my neck.
- Luke – sore pubic bone/groin area a couple weeks leading up to labor and feeling really crampy during the same time period.
Luke is almost 5 months already (on January 24th)! We have noticed two different things about Luke than when Ava was around this age. He is definitely a lot more smiley and chiller than she was. Don’t get me wrong, Ava has always been a really happy and extroverted person, but Luke is always just grinning away. He’s also (usually) more than happy to just sit in his Bobby lounger and watch people do their things. While Ava was an “easy baby”, I wouldn’t say she was a chill baby, if that makes sense. Luke is also very patient when it comes to his sister climbing on him and smothering him with kisses. 🙂
One thing that amazed both Tommy and me was how identical Ava and Luke were, especially in the first few weeks. People even confused the two of them when they saw framed photos of Ava when they came to visit after I gave birth. They exclaimed “how have you already gotten framed photos of Luke up, Maya?!”
Not gonna lie and not surprising, Tommy and I think we hit it out of the ballpark with two fabulous kiddos!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Since we’re halfway through January, I thought it would be fun to share Tommy and my goals/intentions for this year. A couple of weeks ago, we met up for dinner on a Friday after work (sans Ava and Luke) so we could share with each other what we intended the year ahead to look like in terms of aspirations.[Read more…]
Happy Tuesday, ya’ll![Read more…]
Ava got a very special present from Santa this Christmas – a big girl bed!
Yes, that is correct, Tommy and I decided to “bite the bullet” and tackle this pretty significant transition with Ava. The ironic part is, our decision wasn’t because of Ava. While she knew she could get out of her crib if she really wanted to by climbing out of it or jumping out of it, she never did. She was happy as a clam in her little space. Luke on the other hand, was quickly growing out of his bassinet and thus, we needed to move him into Ava’s crib.[Read more…]