Monday, June 6, 2016

Weekending {Halfway into Monday}

Hey, y'all! #lifewithanewborn over here: developing a post at noon on a Monday as opposed to the night before…and only because Brandon has taken Walker to the neighborhood pool. 

First, a little life lately update: 

Life with a newborn and a toddler is no joke. It's been Groundhog's Day to me since May 22; in a good way, though. It's been two weeks, and we're slowly getting used to this whole oh-my-gosh-we-have-two-kids thing. When I had Walker, my maternity leave was full of napping when he did, watching my DVR'd shows while I nursed him, casual trips to the grocery store and getting lots of things done around my house while he napped. Now? Holy moly. I'm refereeing Walker while I nurse Knox (and saying, "No, we don't color on the wall!" about five times each session); giving in to the whole "You can't watch another 'Mickey Mouse' thing"; and every day is just survival mode, man. As Brandon likes to say, we went from man-on-man to zone. It's true! ;) 

We did go ahead and put Knox on a schedule, which has saved so much of our sanity. He's also sleeping in his crib, which has also saved so much of our sanity. Now, after Knox eats at 5 a.m., and I just go ahead and get my shower and get dressed for the day after I get him back down (and before Walker wakes up at 7 a.m.). I learned that I feel so much better, more productive and awake if I go ahead and just do that. (But then I look at the clock and it's 8:30 a.m. and I feel like it should be noon I've already accomplished so much. Ha!) 

Having Brandon home since May 22 has been a huge help, and I couldn't have gotten through my battle with mastitis without him. He's been great with Knox, of course, but his real help has been with Walker; they've gone out on little adventures every day to try to keep life as normal as possible for Walker. I've yet to venture out with both boys by myself, but I know that time will come. Right now, I'm content to just hang around the house and enjoy this time while Knox is so tiny. Plus, summer has arrived in Dallas and it's just H-O-T. I don't really want to be taking a baby out in that heat anyway! 

Now, onto weekending: 

Like I said, my days are kind of a blur, so I have zero clue as to what we did Friday, other than remind each other that it was, in fact, Friday. 

Saturday, my in-law's offered to watch the boys while Brandon and I went to get lunch. I jumped at that in a heartbeat, and we snuck away to Taco Diner for a yummy lunch date (and I had my first Mambo Taxi in seriously about a year)! We made a quick pit stop to Ulta so I could get more shampoo/conditioner, and then to Half Price Books to pick up a little book for Walker. 

Sunday was really low-key. Brandon made chocolate chip pancakes and eggs for breakfast, and we just lounged around. 

Knox dressed up in his Sunday best to mark being two weeks old. ;) 

And the boys just enjoyed playing with each other until my brother-in-law came and dropped off dinner that my sister-in-law made for us. 

Totally low-key, but we're getting there, slowly but surely. I hope y'all had great weekends, too! 

Linking up with Biana



  1. I am sure having two young kids is definitely stressful at times! You mamas are tough!!

  2. I'm so happy that you both were able to sneak out for some one on one time!! You are handling it like champs! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. Umm lol to how similar our posts started today :) Good for you for going on a lunch date!! I have not been brave enough to leave him with anyone yet - even just Nathan. I know, I know I'm crazy! My maternity leave does sound a lot like your first, minus today when my child has refused to nap all day! I'm soaking it all up though!! So glad you are feeling better!!

  4. That little outfit is precious! It definitely takes time to get in a good routine, but enjoy all the sweet moments! :)

  5. Awe I bet it was so nice to get some alone time. That baby yawn is just precious! Looks like you're feeling better, yay.

  6. So glad things are going well and y'all are getting on a schedule!! That's so great!! Sounds like a great weekend and I'm so glad y'all were able to get out for a little!

  7. Yay for a day date! Good work on getting Knox on a schedule already. That is impressive, as is getting up at 5am, super mom! Hope you guys have a good week!

  8. You are doing a great job momma! Love following along via snap! Xo

  9. Aww so great that you two got some time together! I'm so nervous for what life will be like with a newborn and a toddler soon! Glad you've figured out a schedule that works for you! Your doing a wonderful job!

  10. Love that you guys got that date in! The boys already look so darling together!


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