|The mug says, “I’ve been on a few diets because I can’t get enough to eat on just one!”
|She’s happy even though she’s sporting a black eye from falling on her plastic shapes container :(
|“Fingers in” means she’s sleepy. Obviously she’d rather read than play with my iPhone. Good girl!
|She loves her avocado! That’s the highchair I used when I was a baby :)
12:30 – Andy is home from work and takes over lunch duty while I wrap up my current project, throw on my work outfit and head out the door. He takes great care of Grace while I’m at the office and it’s so nice knowing she’s getting quality time with him before he starts med school next year and gets really busy.
|I’ve lost a few pounds and boy are these pants looking baggy!
12:40 – I’m on the road. It takes just under 20 minutes to get to the office from my house. Most people are at lunch so I don’t miss much while I’m getting from point A to B.
1:00 – I’m at my desk eating my salad while I work. My co-workers are fun people, so the banter in the office is usually entertaining. We work in the banking industry so things get tense and deadlines loom, but we manage to have fun sometimes too!
5:50 – One of the best times in my day. Coming home to my sweet hubby and baby girl waiting for me.
6:00 – Time to make dinner. Tonight is Roasted Veggie Quinoa and I can’t wait for it to be ready because I’m hungry!
7:45 – Grace’s bedtime. We cuddle, read a few books, give her a sippy of milk and then lay her down. She’s a really good sleeper and didn’t nap this afternoon so she’s out without even a peep.
8:00 – Andy and I are hopelessly addicted, so we watch a few episodes of Mad Men on Netflix and munch on some stove-popped popcorn. Butter and salt for him and salt and lime for me. Yum!
|We have to watch it on the laptop because our TV is on the fritz. Repair man coming this week!
11:00 – We squeezed in one more episode than we should have, so it’s later than usual when we head to bed to read before falling asleep and starting again tomorrow!
Thanks to Ashley for letting me share my day with all of you!
1. What is the most surprising thing about being a mom?
How it totally changed my perspective on everything. Having the perfect house, body or wardrobe doesn’t seem important anymore. Being joyful, generous and content are what really matter to me instead of all the superficial crap I used to think about.
Also, being so enamored with everything about my little girl. I can literally watch her do anything for long stretches without getting bored.
2. What advice would you give to new or soon-to-be moms?
Go easy on yourself. It’s going to take time to figure our your baby and get into a routine. Don’t worry about what other people think and trust your instincts. Also, read Baby Wise. It gave me the greatest gift ever: a happy baby who was a good sleeper. Take it with a grain of salt, but it works!
3. What are your top 3 baby products?
I loved our video monitor. I was cheap and registered for the bedside monitor instead of the handheld, and really regretted that, but being able to see her any time was great!
Colic Calm saved my sanity when Grace was inexplicably fussy in the early days. It’s natural and safe and not full of sugar so I swear by this particular brand of gripe water.
Our nursery glider. I hate the look of these things and prefer the “armchair looking” nursery chairs. But a wise mom told me I’d love the glider in the middle of the night because it was tall enough to support my neck and the rocking was effortless. She was right. I still think it’s ugly, but I love it.