January 25, 2019

..Late, But Still Merry!

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The deets: All of our jams are from Hanna Andersson.

Hello. I know it's the last week of January but here are some photos of the family from Christmas. We spent a few days before in NJ with my family and stayed at the same hotel we stayed at when we got married. We then came home to have Christmas Eve just by ourselves and our little family of three and spent Christmas Day with the Soybel side. We got Isla some soft books and some little teether toys but that's really it since she wont remember any of this. It was the perfect way to end my maternity leave. Having all the magic of the holiday and being home with my sweet baby girl made the month of December pure joy. Also shout out to Hallmark Channel for being my therapy as I dealt with the idea of popping my bubble and coming back to work.

Life is going by so fast these days and honestly, getting out the door now that I am back at work full time feels like a medal worthy event. Child clean, changed, fed, and ready? Check. Makeup, hair, work outfit ready? Check. Do I have her bottles packed and labeled? Check. Do I have all the parts needed to pump at work today? Check. Out we go! Make it to the bus on time only to realize after daycare drop-off on the second form of public transit that I forgot my own lunch and the ice pack that fits in my breast milk cooler (palm to face emoji). After all of that I still need to have enough brain power to work a full day, make it back home with juuuuuust enough time to feed/bathe/put baby to sleep and whip up some sort of dinner before it's time to go to bed and wake up to the whole event ALL OVER AGAIN. Don't even get me started on the amount of bottles I wash thrown in there as well. It's a HUSTLE, folks. A hustle. I have so, SO much respect for working mothers now. Not that I didn't before, and I hear it gets easier, but right now in this infant phase it's just an iron man every day. If I could sign up for an IV drip of coffee I would. It also just makes focusing on anything else feel hard. Bless my friends for sticking with me through this season. I still love you I am just currently busy keeping 874356 balls in the air.

Blogging is time consuming. I just don't have the luxury of handing out as big a slice of my down time to it as it requires to be good or consistent so I am in the process of working through a major change here. I am not sure what is going to shake out but after years of doing the should I or shouldn't I dance, a decision must be made. Are occasional blogs a thing? Like an "occasional chair" in your home. You like that it's there but don't actually use it very often.

Follow along if you feel inspired. If not, that's okay too.
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