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The hardest pregnancy, and the sweetest baby. Worth. It. All. ✨
I synched their naps today, made it to a 6am workout class, signed up for preschool swim lessons, and had a morning play date with old college friends, so I am feeling like an absolute mom rockstar today. Not everyday is like this of course but so glad when it is and YAY it’s Friday. 🎉
We “camped” for the first time this weekend (and by that I mean we met up with a bunch of friends and kids who were real camping while we just stayed for the day). Highlights include: Trey’s first hike and first s’more, getting out of town with both kids, no cell service, and coming home late smelling like campfire and bug spray. Summer 2019, stay forever.
The post-baby baby shower is my new favorite. Celebrated Blaire’s arrival last night with some friends around a table, and there was frosé and ice cream and honest conversations, the good kind, the kinds of things most people don’t share on social media. We know that friendship matters, but I heard somewhere recently that it’s even more powerful than we think; that if you have five people you can call in the middle of the night, it affects you on not just an emotional level but also physical, including a longer life expectancy. These friends around the table carried us through a traumatic pregnancy, visiting us in the hospital, bringing us meals, being in the trenches with us, and now celebrating with us. I know our experience would have looked vastly different had we not had this network of support, and I can’t imagine going through something like that or even just the day to day ups and downs of parenting without it. Friendship! What a gift. So much to celebrate last night and thankful for all of it.
Where’s Waldo, baby edition. Blending in so well with the decor she’s practically a throw pillow. 😂
I can’t. 😍 Bow giveaway today! Our friends over at @everirisdesigns are giving away a $50 credit to their shop. I especially love these ribbon headbands that don’t leave marks. Just follow both accounts and tag friends in separate comments to enter. Five extra entries for sharing in stories. Winner announced Saturday. Good luck! ✨
Spontaneous park picnic tonight because we’re wild and fun parents like that and also because our kitchen is clean for the first time in 2 months and I just didn’t want to do dishes. #yolo
Summer and first smiles and unstyled photos forever and ever. ✨
Me: twinning with my 6 week old in gingham for our first mommy/daughter semi-matching outfits because I have waited 33 years for this moment and I am all the way here for it. ✨
Also me: lets my toddler dress himself for church and when he comes out in a bro tank and basketball shorts I don’t even make him change because I am now a ‘pick my battles’ kind of mom and that’s just not a mountain I’m willing to die on right now. 💁🏻♀️ #seattlecasual #atleasthematched