For whatever reason, I cannot seem to get myself to sit down and type out a blog post lately. I have the best intentions, but between wrangling the kiddos, making lots of Whole30 food, getting a shower once in a while, and trying to keep the house in order I just haven’t been making it happen.
And I miss you guys!
I usually spend a lot of my words transitioning from topic to topic when I blog and that can get tiring for me and for you, so today I’m gonna go with bullets.
Little snippets about what’s happening these days…
*Our Whole30 journey is going surprisingly well! Many people experience discomfort (headaches, bloating, major mood swings) in their first weeks, but somehow we’ve avoided that! I’m not sure we are exactly to the “tiger blood” phase, but I for one feel incredible! I’m falling asleep quickly at night and sleeping hard. Andy has often joked in the past that I sleep so hard the bed hurts! That is totally the case right now. I hit my pillow, fall asleep fast, and am completely unconscious till Drew wakes up in the morning! Praise Jesus for that!
*Drew is sleeping through the night consistently!!!! We’re talking 11-7 just about every night. I couldn’t be more grateful. Lack of sleep is my kryponite and it seems like the sleepless newborn phase was shorter with Drew than it had been with either Grace or Avery. I’ll take it!
*Winter is in full effect here in Michigan. Snow everywhere. Freezing temps. Lots of time spent inside. Or having tantrums about long sleeves, pants, coats, and mittens. That would be Grace. Although I can’t fault her too much, I’m a bundling up hater too! Unless I’m skiing or something you’ll never see me in any type of hat or ear muffs. I bought a couple pairs of gloves this year and I pretty much never wear those either. At least I’ve graduated from wearing a fleece jacket or puffer vest only to wearing the nice coat Andy bought me for Christmas! I’m really growing up! Ha.
*Valentine’s Day is this weekend and unlike last year, I haven’t pulled out or made any decorations. This actually bums me out. I know how much the girls would love to see everything looking festive. Hmmm….maybe tomorrow after school we’ll bring out the V-day stuff.
*I may have mentioned in a previous post, but my sister has turned me into a bit of a beauty junkie! It started innocently enough with suggesting I follow @youngwildandpolished on Instagram because she posted a ton of incredible manicures. Then I tiptoed into watching YWP’s YouTube channel, and the rest is history! One thing led to another and I found myself watching all kinds of YouTube makeup and skincare videos while I was up all hours of the night nursing Drew. Makeup has always been fun for me. I remember my friend Karen and I having sleep overs in my parent’s RV and playing with makeup and nail polish till the wee hours of the night. In highschool she and I were all about Revlon’s Sandalwood Beige lipstick. The perfect 90’s tawny brown :) As I’ve been watching videos I’ve been making a list of the things I want to try out. Ellen even has me couponing at CVS to get good deals on things! My sweet Andy saw a high-end eyeshadow palette in my Amazon wish list and surprised me with it last week. Isn’t he a doll?!
*I’m cooking up a storm for Whole30 but feel bad bombarding you guys with all those “recipes” since I feel like everyone and her sister is doing Whole30 right now. Is there any interest in me posting those meals here on the blog? I have a dedicated Instagram account (@wholedailyrebecca) were I’m posting just about every meal I make, so I hesitate to post things here too. But maybe I’m just being a weirdo! I know I love to read any and all blogs I come across that talk about the Whole30 plan, so maybe it wouldn’t be too annoying…
*One of my Whole30 favorites is bulletproof coffee!! I was pretty hooked on my hazlenut creamer but I think I’ve found something MUCH healthier that I enjoy just as much! It’s basically black coffee blended with coconut milk, ghee, and cinnamon. SO rich and delicious. I think I’ll do a blog post about that soon :)
*As much as my darling kiddos can drive me up a wall these days (3 under 5 is really something!) they are each so incredibly precious. In between moments of sheer chaos, I’ll sit and look at all of them and feel overwhelmed with gratitude. I can’t believe they are all mine and that they are so incredible. I’ve been trying to capture more photos of them so that I can look back and remember these precious days. I really need to pull out my big camera to get some really good shots, but here are some recent iPhone pics…
Not wanting me to get a standing up picture before church on Sunday. LOL
Wearing tights of her own free will!
The cutest pig tails ever :)
Church clothes :)
All tuckered out. And so snazzy!
My brown eyed girl :)
Morning jammie cuddles.
Playing a game on my old iPhone. Don’t judge! Lol
The “first time” he fell asleep on her. She was SO EXCITED!
Sweet boy :)
Poor only boy with two sisters. LOL
I love how Avery is looking adoringly at her cool big sis :)