Loving these random lists of the first ten things I think of. I’ve been enjoying a nice “old school” approach to blogging lately. I used to read so many blogs– it would be the highlight of my morning routine. Now so few update routinely and I miss the “personal” feel of others. These posts feel like the good ole days– just kind of stream of consciousness, here’s what is on my mind.
I ate dinner in the bathroom last night. Yep. Jack and I are sharing a hotel room and he’s cutting his fifth and sixth (!!!) teeth. I didn’t want to disrupt his sleep anymore, so I kept the lights fully off. I ended up ordering chicken fingers from Doordash and then ate in the bathroom. Pretty gross, but it was my best option. Felt like a parenthood rite of passage.
My Airpod Pros make me dizzy? I was so, so excited for the Airpod Pros. I had them on my wishlist for a while and finally purchased them a few months ago. I actually was buying Mike a pair as.a surprise, and then added a pair for me to the cart too. (Whoops!) The problem though… the noise canceling kind of makes me dizzy! I wish there was a way to toggle the noise canceling on and off. I also don’t know how people walk around with them in– I feel like I have no sense of my surroundings when I wear them. Is it just me? UPDATE: thank you!!! You can toggle it off!!
Traveling with Jack is a little stressful, but also feels so special. Thanks for allowing me to get a little sappy here. Traveling with a baby isn’t exactly easy. There are so many things to coordinate and pack and think about. Lots of logistics. It’s also kind of magical though? I have to say that before I had Jack, I thought families were nuts for traveling with babies since they don’t know what’s going on and it just seemed like so much work. And, don’t get me wrong, it is. It’s just so nice though too! I feel like we bond on an even deeper level and, yea I know he’s seven months old, but I swear I feel like he’s my little buddy when we’re out of our regular routine.
Speaking of travel, I have a short list of places I eventually want to travel to. I have no idea when any of these trips will realistically happen, but it’s been fun to dream. I would love to do a mini solo trip by myself. Definitely do a trip with Mike, maybe for our anniversary. And then my ultimate dream would be to get a bunch of my girlfriends together for a non-bachelorette bachelorette trip since I didn’t get to do one for our wedding.
I still have linea nigra on my stomach. It’s the dark line on my belly from pregnancy and I stupidly thought it would disappear right after birth. It’s very much still there though seven and a half months later. I’m sort of used to it though I would love for it to disappear, too. Curious how long it stayed for you if you got one!
Random story… I may have shared this before, but it’s on my mind and it’s such a funny, happy memory. When Mike and I were in Paris a few years ago, we accidentally crashed a private birthday party. We stopped by a bar for drinks after dinner and saw a bunch of people filing downstairs. We followed them. There was a live band and we sat down with the crowd. After a little bit a man came up to us and asked us who we were because it was a birthday party! It was so embarrassing, but he invited us to stay because he thought we were a nice looking couple 🤣 I was mortified… and we left!
Every day I check Facebook Marketplace. We don’t even need anything, but I go on there when I’m bored and scroll through local listings just to see what’s for sale. I’ve gotten so close to buying “vintage” 1980s American Girl dolls and furniture we have no space for and apartments for rent that I obviously have no need for. There’s something for everyone!
Somehow I’m working on big projects for holiday 2022 and 2023! This year is flying by. And even though I told myself I would “coast” work wise (after a pretty intense two years), it feels anything but coasting. All very exciting though!! Really happy with what’s coming down the pipeline and I think you guys will be excited too.
My email inbox is out of control. It feels like I’ll never be able to catch up? It’s gotten to the point where I think I need to take an entire day and dedicate every minute of non-Jack time to answering emails and clearing my inbox. I am usually pretty good about staying on top of it, and right now I can only handle the very, very pressing emails… or easy “I can answer in two minutes” emails. The in-betweener emails, where it needs my focus for more than a few minutes but doesn’t need a response immediately? Those have been severely neglected. Oy!
Who needs the gym? JK I need the gym. (And I’m going!!) Carrying Jack around though is quite the workout. He’s getting so big. My wrists hurt. Biceps hurt. Shoulders hurt. Jack is finally sleeping and I’m over here finally able to catch my breath. I’m typing this and realizing just how sore both my arms are. Hard to imagine any workout at the gym recreating the sheer strength required for holding a heavy, squirming baby.