Saturday, July 27, 2013

Five Months

Jules is five months old today!!

I feel like she has learned so much this month. She started talking up a storm, but then she stopped for two weeks while she was learning to roll over. Now that she's mastered the roll, she's back to chattering away! 

Speaking of rolling over, Jules finally decided to roll while I wasn't there!! My mom and Tyler were visiting, and Mom watched Jules while we went to Six Flags. That's when she decided to roll from her tummy to her back the first time! Then while Steve and I were celebrating our anniversary a few days later, she rolled from her back to her front. I guess she would rather perform for Grandma than Mom!!

She wants to eat SO badly. We put her on the table in her Bumbo when we eat dinner and she reaches for our food and smacks her lips. We went out to eat last week and when the food came out she looked so sad. Poor baby still has to wait a whole month before her mean momma will feed her!

Jules is such a good baby. We cart her around everywhere and she never seems to mind. She didn't even fuss when we kept her in her carseat for 10 hours on our way to New Mexico. 

Happy birthday baby girl!!

Friday, July 26, 2013


I turned twenty-nine this week! I can't believe it. It's not that I think twenty-nine is old, but I still feel twenty-two most of the time!! It still freaks me out a little bit that I'm doing adult things. I'm married, have a baby and own a home. Shouldn't I have passed a test or something before someone let me do this?? I really feel like I'm going to get life audited someday and they will realize I've just been pretending to be responsible this whole time. 

I've also realized there are some important life skills a thirty year old should have that I am lacking:

- Putting my hair in a french twist. I've tried to learn before, but this time I'm serious. Seriously. 
-  Keeping the floor clean for more than two days. What is so hard about vacuuming? Nothing. Nothing is hard about it. But I still don't do it consistently enough. 
- Remembering to take my car for an oil change/tire rotation/tune up. Actually, scratch that. I got married so I wouldn't have to think about that. Don't worry. There were other reasons too. 
- Not freaking out when I see a bug. Seriously, what do I think is going to happen? It's a bug, not a bomb. Hit it with a shoe and move on with your life woman!!

So if you need me in the next twelve months, you know where I'll be. In the bathroom watching youtube videos and practicing my french twist. Because that's what grown ups do. 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Stick to the Plan

I decided a long time ago that when I had a baby I would do everything in my power to stay home with her. Steve and I made financial decisions based on that choice. It was part of our plan. But then I had Jules and all of the sudden I didn't know what to do. I agonized about still working, working part time, working as a freelancer. I finally decided to quit. I knew I was making the right choice, but I would still think about going back to work almost every day.

Then I realized. I need to stop making the same decision over and over. I had a plan, and now I need to stick to it. Making the decision over and over to stay home was keeping me from really being happy in my new phase in life.

I am not a decisive person, and I think I do this to myself a lot. I like to plan ahead, and I decide in advance what the best choice is, but then when it comes time to execute the plan, I have second (and third and fourth) thoughts. It is good to be flexible and roll with the punches, but most of the time I just need to stick to the plan.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Things Someone Should Invent

  • A supportive sports bra you don't have to dislocate your shoulder to get out of. 
  • A machine that washes, dries and folds the laundry. 
  • An oven that sends you a text when the timer goes off.
  • A car that drives itself while you sleep.
  • An automatic diaper changer. 
  • A comforter that separates so no one steals the covers.
  • A filter that blocks annoying Facebook statuses.
  • A one way soundproof room, so baby can't hear anything, but you can hear them.
Anyone know an inventor I could talk to??