Currently April

These last three weeks have been amazingly tiring, joyful, exciting, and again oh so tiring. I am learning so many new things about myself and the role of being a mother – how powerful a force that motherhood is and how it changes you into something you never saw within yourself. As my son reaches a month old in these next few days I am in constant reflection of these last four weeks and how it has changed my family, but moreso how I have changed as an individual.

My heart now lies on the outside of me and although it is beautiful to feel a love like that, it also is terrifying. I no longer have a concept of any kind of daily schedule or routine – it comes down to how quickly I can diaper, feed, and burp my baby so I can attempt to get him down for a nap and possibly take a nap myself (that whole “sleep when the baby sleeps” is a lot harder than it sounds). I haven’t had the time, energy, or inspiration to blog, but I do look forward to days like today where I can jump on and play catch up with my readers, blogger friends, and see how the world continues to turn even though I’m under my ‘new mom’ rock and in a constant tiring haze. But hey, at least I can mange to take a shower and brush my teeth…it’s in the small things.

These last three weeks have been amazingly tiring, joyful, exciting, and again oh so tiring. I am learning so many new things about myself and the role of being a mother - how powerful a force that motherhood is and how it changes you into something you never saw within yourself. As my son reaches a month old in these next few days I am in constant reflection of these last four weeks and how it has changed my family, but moreso how I have changed as an individual. Today I am happy to jump on to the blog and linkup with my favorite bloggers for April’s currently linkup!

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However, I am excited today to share with you what has been currently going on with me in this beautiful month of April (I mean, it’s April already…) and look forward to catching up with all of you! Be sure to link up with Anne of In Residence and Jenna of Gold & Bloom who are the lovely ladies hosting this monthly linkup!

wishlisting: hmm…it’s hard at the moment to think about anything I’m wishing. Call it being fulfilled and just completely in love with my little guy. But, aside from a new glass baby bottle I broke (our favorite one!!) the other night at 3am in a sleepy haze (I apparently have bad luck with anything glass), I feel as though I couldn’t possibly wish for anything. Except maybe sleep, I definitely wish for more sleep.

Mommy Recommendation: *Joovy Glass Boob Baby Bottle

cleaning: I am in constant cleaning mode. I thought nesting (aka the feeling of having to clean the entire house, crevice, and piece of dust before baby arrives) was bad, but having baby home makes me want to strive to have things in order. Some days are better than others – yesterday I had dishes piled up, burp cloths strewn about the house, and a Diaper Genie that needed a new bag, but hey, the baby was fed and asleep and I could manage to take a nap. I consider that a successful day.

posting: My last post was two weeks ago so that should give you an idea on what I’ve been up to lately in the blog game. Although I’m not on an official hiatus, I don’t feel ashamed for taking a blogging break to get this whole new mom thing under control. I wish I had the time or energy to dedicate to this little space of mine, and I’m slightly jealous of other new mommy bloggers who seem to perfectly manage a baby and their blogs, but spending time with my little guy is all about what I can deal with at the moment.

tasting: If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen that I am completely in love with the newest restaurant to our little downtown here in Ventura: Kao Ramen. My husband and I’s favorite Thai restaurant just branched out and opened a ramen joint just down the street and we couldn’t be more pleased with it! We visited for the first time last week and were so happy with our experience and the ramen itself was fantastic. There’s a place in DC we loved (Daikaya Ramen) and it’s nice to finally have someplace similar just down the street from our house we can go for our fix.

Linking up with…

Gold & Bloom

In Residence

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  • There is absolutely nothing wrong with taking a blog break. Enjoy that new baby!

  • In no time at all your baby will be sleeping long stretches or happily playing. The first few months seem like the world has turned on its axle and you are just fighting to stay upright. Your doing fabulous! Not to worry about being super blog mom. Your little one is much more important than any of us readers.

    • I couldn’t have described it more perfectly! I am definitely waiting for the equilibrium to return in our household, but I’m also cherishing these moments when he’s so tiny because I know he’ll never be this small again. And I agree, my little guy is much more important and so I’ll try not to slip into ‘comparison’ mode 😉 Thanks for stopping by!

  • Kao Ramen sounds amazing and I wish we had one closer! And I FEEL YA on the “there are dishes but the baby is fed!” thing. Also, HOW DID YOU GET YOUR ADORABLE LITTLE GREYSON TO TAKE A BOTTLE. Just wondering. I just started playing on our church’s worship team, which means Aiden really needs to take a bottle while I play for 2 services!

    • Congrats on the gig with your worship service! I always love worship at our church and can only imagine the hard work you guys put into your performances.

      The Boob Baby Bottle is our favorite bottle and the slow flow nipple is great and makes him work for it so he doesn’t get lazy when he nurses with me. He’s just a great eater – he has taken to breastfeeding and the bottle with no problems!

    • Congrats on the gig with your worship service! I always love worship at our church and can only imagine the hard work you guys put into your performances.

      The Boob Baby Bottle is our favorite bottle and the slow flow nipple is great and makes him work for it so he doesn’t get lazy when he nurses with me. He’s just a great eater – he has taken to breastfeeding and the bottle with no problems!