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Thoughts for Thursday

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Hey hey!  I'm coming at you with a few random things today because I'm working on a FAVORITES post for tomorrow on my favorite baby items so far!


Tuesday night Dustin and I had a date night to go see Leon Bridges in concert.  We bought those tickets October 1st, so I've been waiting that long for his concert and.....it was not my favorite.  I've been to LOTS of concerts and I can say that I've seen better.  I love his music, but he didn't really connect with the crowd and he changed up every single song he sang!  That's my biggest pet peeve with live music.  I get that after singing a song a thousand times a musician would get tired, but changing every song??  No.


My mom and sister kept Harrison and when my mom sent me a picture of Harrison sleeping before his bedtime bottle, I told her to keep him awake so he would sleep that night.  Then she sent me this...
😂😂 I laughed so hard at this because I can see how tired he is haha!



 My Easter dress was a favorite and I will definitely be purchasing more items from her!  And you can't see my shoes, but they are the nude pair and on sale currently!



I'll share more about this tomorrow, but one of my favorite brands for Harrison to wear is Kissy Kissy.  I'm obsessed with their shortall outfits for boys.  Harrison has a couple at the size he's in now and he still has some to grow in to!

Harrison's First Easter

Monday, April 22, 2019

Happy Monday!!!

Yesterday was a dream--celebrating Harrison's first Easter was everything I had imagined it would be!  I loved putting together his Easter basket and dressing him up for church yesterday morning.  I just can't get over how much I love him and what he's added to our family!


 Showing Harrison his Easter basket when he woke up Sunday morning


 And lounging by it after church haha!



 Our friends snapped some family pictures for us after church service and Harrison was not feeling it haha!



 Cutest baby in the entire world



 We opened his Easter basket together 😂


And then had to take a picture in it!

Motherhood Expectations vs Reality

Thursday, April 18, 2019

I had so many thoughts about how motherhood would be before I became a mother, and I know I'm not the only woman who did that, too.  Now don't get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE being Harrison's momma.  There's nothing like looking at his sweet face and having him stare back at me or being able to calm Harrison when he's upset.  But there are some things that are different than what I expected them to be...




Expectation: Harrison would be on a schedule.
Reality:  NOPE!  I read Moms on Call a long time ago with the plan of putting whatever baby we had on a schedule.  Except Harrison was born premature and put into the NICU for 11 days on the NICU's schedule.  Then with his reflux problems and trying different formulas, there was no way I could try to get him on a schedule.  Now that's he's 7 weeks, I think we're ready to try the MOC schedule--just about 6 weeks later than I had thought haha!  He's finally going a little longer than 3 hours between feedings at night, so I think he's ready to try!


Expectation: I would have plenty of time to get done what I need to (cleaning, reading, working out, etc) since babies sleep most of the time.
Reality:  I still am not sure how it's been so tough for me to get anything accomplished???  I feel like I'm barely able to get the dishwasher loaded and unloaded every day, so there's no way I even have time to think about working out.  And sometimes I try to nap once a day when he's napping--especially if he didn't sleep much the night before.


Expectation:  Feeding would be a breeze.
Reality:  I feel enslaved to bottle feeding haha!  Harrison is such a slow eater so it takes him 30-40 minutes to drink his bottle.  Then we have to keep him on our shoulder for about 10 minutes after because of his reflux.  Then we change his diaper.  Sometimes I feel like I've spent an hour doing all of that and then he eats again 2 hours later.  This is definitely way different than I thought it would be!


If you're a mom, is there anything I left off of this list that applied to you?  I'd love to hear!
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