Easter, baby

Easter, baby

Ah spring. 🌱
Hiya blerg. It’s spring! The “Maude” braids have become my go-to Mom hairstyle.

Fun with cloud formations. What do you see?
Fun with cloud shapes: I see a snail.

I just did 15 whole minutes on the Elliptical trainer in Merrell clogs, hammer pants, and a nursing bra. HOT. (so not hot)

Easter nails.
My nails for Easter. Corinne gave me an amazing topcoat–Sally Hansen’s “3d shine” gel topcoat–and it makes my home manicures last for at least 4 days, which is pretty good, considering I wash my hands 423234532 times a day (and consequently have wrinkled old lady hands).

Love this time of year. 🌸
The view outside.

Happy weekend! 🌈🌷
It’s my Goo! I just put him down for his first nap a little early, 9 o’clock instead of 10. Last night he slept from 9 to 5:50…we are verrrry grateful.

Traveling snacks. 🌈
We took Goo on his very first cross-state car trip last weekend! All the way to Spokane. On the way there he slept for nearly 4 hours before I woke him up to breastfeed. I amused myself with gummi bears and a fun IG account called “Every Outfit on Sex and the City” and the time relatively flew by.

Scenes from the backseat of my car. ☁️☁️☁️
He was a little fussier on the way home–we had to pull over for one breastfeeding session and I also had to give him his last two “emergency” sample bottles of formula–but all in all, I would say it was a success.

Happy Easter! Here's M.'s Easter presents--including a handmade card from Ronia, swim trunks from Grandma Fleeta and formula from us. 😂
Baby’s first Easter baskets. He received a handmade card and plastic chick from Ronia, a basket jammed full of goodies like swim trunks and books from Grandma Fleeta, and packets of formula from us. Ha ha!

Easter 2017.
My men in their blue polo shirts on Easter Sunday. It started out slightly traumatic–he bled a little from his mouth (we never did figure out why), screamed and cried and woke up after only napping for one hour. I was prepared to resign myself to a fussy baby (and therefore cranky Mommy) all day long when he miraculously went down for a second nap from noon to nearly 3 o’clock. Hallelujah!

Josh takes the pack for a walk.
The weather was really beautiful on Easter Sunday, and we all needed the sunshine. Check out Mr. Bennett with our dog pack.

Love Shack babyyyyy...
Spotted while on a walk (to desperately get our baby to fall back asleep) (didn’t work).

Brenna's hair is pretty pretty.
Brenna’s hair was pretty pretty. Signs of new mom-dom: normally I would take 20 self-portraits on a holiday when I am dressed up, but I took NONE. Okay, maybe one–but only to send to my mother.

“Scenes from the backseat of a Subaru While Breastfeeding”.

Love these tiny purple flowers in the front yard.
Back at home again, these tiny purple flowers are in our front yard. This is my last week at home before I go back to work–yes, WORK! Only three days during the week, and on Saturdays, to start. Part of me is excited and part of me is bummed. The bummed part is mostly because I am still too fat to fit into 90% of my clothes, so I don’t know what in the hell I’m going to wear to work. Sigh.

Maggie dog romps in a field. 🌿
I suppose I could just buy a couple pairs of “roomy” scrubs and be boring at work. Until I lose weight, which at this rate, will be in 6 years.

Little pink wildflowers.
Josh’s birthday is tomorrow and he’s requested a coconut cake. Mmmmmm.

C’est moi! What color should I paint my nails next? Coral sounds nice.

Little tulips. 🌷🌷🌷
Little tulips in my neighbor’s yard. Is that all there is? Apparently that’s all there is. Stay tuned for next week, and I’ll tell you how my first week of work post-partum went!

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