Highs and Lows

Happy Monday, everyone! I love weekends so much. Maybe even more now that I'm a SAHM, which I didn't expect. I'm just always so happy when Jared's home for a few days and my little family is together. As with any weekend though, there were highs and lows. And as with any Monday, I'm not quite fully functioning just yet so we're keeping things simple today. Bullet-pointed blog posts for the win, right? Honesty if it weren't for bullet points I'm not sure I'd ever be able to maintain a blog!

Highs of the weekend included:

☻ Jared's football team winning big this weekend against a good school. He is so great with the junior high age group and though it's a lot of hours, I'm so proud of him for coaching.

 Meal planning meticulously and feeling ready to be back on track (and budget). I made a giant batch of Chicken & Quinoa Chili last night so Jared and I can eat it for lunch all week plus I did all the prep work I could for each of our dinners. I have felt so unorganized since having a baby but this was a nice step in the right direction.

 Signing up for another DietBet. I plan to post a more detailed update later this week about my post-pregnancy fitness but I am excited to take things up a notch. Jared and I are doing DietBet together and I'm grateful for the accountability. Nothing like a little money on the line to motivate a person ;)

☻ Meeting our new neighbors. A couple and their five (yes, five) children just moved next door to us a few weeks ago and other than a quick wave I hadn't really had an opportunity to talk with them yet but I finally did yesterday. They seem really nice which is good since we are in tight quarters around here.

☻ Dressing T up in some of Jared's old baby clothes. At my baby shower my MIL gave me some of Jared's adorable outfits from when he was little and pictures of him wearing them. We're recreating those pictures with T and it's just too much fun.

☻ Getting a much needed haircut. I think my last haircut was in January... yikes! My hairdresser cut off 6 inches and I feel so much lighter. It's still long enough to go up in a ponytail though, which was key.

Lows of the weekend included:

 The brutal Bengals loss to the Steelers. Ugh. Can't even talk about it.

☻ Finally having to purchase diapers for the first time. Between two baby showers, gift cards and Swagbucks- we had yet to actually pay for diapers yet which has been AWESOME. However we officially ran out of our stock pile and had to be like normal people and buy them while we were at the grocery.

☻ Ordering T's birth certificate. So apparently they don't just send you one of those? Maybe I'm clueless, but I have been waiting for weeks for his to arrive. I filled out paperwork at the hospital and was pretty confident they said I'd receive it in 8-10 weeks. Granted, so much of those first few days were a total blur- but here I've been waiting around on one. Turns out I had to order it SO, now that he's almost 4 months old I should have one this week. #momfail

Anyway, not that many lows but of course they needed acknowledged ;) Hope you all have a wonderful start to the week! And because it pains me not to have any photos in a blog- here is me introducing T to the wonders of "photobooth" on my computer.

27 comments

  1. Yay for all the many high's of the week! T is so cute :)

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  2. OMG cannot wait to see pictures of him in Jared's old clothes - love!! I'm also obsessed with his reaction to the photobooth - if only he knew how many hilarious music videos were made on that thing! Also glad your new neighbors seem sweet! Yay!

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  3. That is so weird I have never heard of having to order a birth certificate! Maybe every state is different? In NY ours just comes in the mail about a month after they are born. Baby T is super cute!

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  4. Neighbors do make or break a living arrangement. We had the grumpy old man who literally wasn't a good part of our lives at the condo then moved to the house and the neighbors couldn't be anything but spectacular, ready to help and always smiling. Hopefully they are still those nice people once your little one is big enough to play with theirs :)

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  5. So, you're not alone on the birth certificate. I distinctly remember going to get Dorothy's when she was like 3 weeks old (mostly because they whole ordeal was a disaster!). Frances is almost four months old and I just sent the order form last week... which was promptly returned to me because I didn't send a copy of my ID or a self-addressed envelope. Way to read directions, Samantha!

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  6. I am so irritated about our loss. Yup, I had no clue that you had to order a birth certificate. Never would have guessed that! I actually thought you just went home with one so you definitely aren't alone there! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  7. Yay for the highs! I would have had no idea that you had to order a birth certificate either. I love that you're recreating pictures of T in Jared's baby clothes. That's such a cute idea.

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  8. Woo hoo for Jared's team winning and for meal planning!!!!! What a cute idea of dressing him up in your husband's baby clothes!! So sweet and those will be some cute pictures. I love the picture from photobooth- too cute!

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  9. My last haircut was December 19th and I'm FINALLY going back on Saturday! I can't wait! I was totally clueless about the birth certificate thing. If you hadn't blogged that I imagine when I have a kid they just wouldn't ever get one. Haha!

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  10. Hmmm you have to order a birth certificate? I had no clue!!! Good thing you said something! Yay for Jared's team winning their game this weekend. I would say sorry about your loss but ummm it was my win soooo....I love you anyways. I bet the recreation of pictures in Jared's old clothes is just too precious! Such a cute idea. Hope you have a great week! I always start mine off well when I have my meal planning and prepping done.

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  11. That's so weird you had to order his birth certificate! I filled Abbie's application out in the hospital and it arrived a few weeks later, no issue. Maybe your hospital didn't file it or something? So weird!

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  12. okay super embarrassing confession, i signed up for not one but two diet bets and failed them both. so embarrassing, not to mention a waste of money. good luck to you though, and kudos on the meal planning and prepping - that always makes me feel good.
    glad your neighbours are nice! and yay for not *too* many lows.

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  13. I haven't cut my hair in ages either! I think the last time I cut it was last fall.... I'm way overdue for a haircut!

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  14. Let's just say my sister-in-law is the only one who cuts my hair and she moved to Nashville last summer. Like, over a year ago last summer. Don't judge me.

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  15. Now I'm going to double check about E's birth certificate!

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  16. Let's pretend yesterday didn't happen. Oh wait... we have another chance later this season. Damn Bengals. Damn Steelers. Damn it everything!

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  17. Those are some good highs! I haven't had my hair cut and colored in way too long. I thought pregnancy was supposed to make it grow faster, but mine seems to be holding still (and onto color, thankfully!). Good to know that I'll have to order a birth certificate. I've been finding out about little things like that lately that I wouldn't have thought of. There needs to be a cheat sheet of things to do right after the baby is born.

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  18. I also had no clue you had to order a birth certificate.(What?!?!?) Boomer didn't get her's until she was much older than your little. (We're talking like almost a year old)

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  19. Who knew you had to order a birth certificate?! I would figure it would just arrive in the mail! Yay for a haircut and some good meal plans! :)

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  20. Look at T's eyes! How cute is he?
    And I've never even heard of having to order a birth certificate.. what is that all about!?

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  21. I can't wait for a music video featuring T like you guys used to do :)

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  22. "T" is wearing some of Jared's baby clothes?! Wow, that is really awesome!

    Your Bengals lost to the Steelers, my Packers lost to the ViQueens...I say we just forget Week 2!

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  23. Stupid Steelers. This is why we hate them in Baltimore! :(

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  24. Don't feel bad..I just ordered Jack's last month. I thought they sent you one, too! So bizarre.

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  25. Seriously, that face. Just so dang cute! It seriously doesn't get a whole lot better than having lunches prepped and planned to start a new week!

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  26. That's so interesting that you had to order his birth certificate, we got Mav's a few weeks after he was born without doing a thing. I'm always fascinated by how different things are in different states! Weekends are the best when everyone gets to be home together. If only they'd last longer ;)

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