Well, I sure am glad instagram came into my life. I remember the day when I called my friends on my house phone and had to go on the computer to map quest directions to get to wherever we were meeting. (sorry if I offended anyone still using mapquest!) It’s nuts how far technology has come in just the last 10 years isn’t it? And it boggles my mind to think of what the future will be like and what will be the new “iphone” when Rylee is my age! Anyway, to be able to carry my phone, take pictures, and share it with the world all in a matter of minutes is really quite amazing. I feel like I’m still an iphone newby and getting used to taking photos so frequently, but I love that instagram reminds me to document my day. So many moments captured by this little phone in my pocket! My CURRENTLY posts have kind of turned into my instagram feed, but hey, I guess that’s what’s current right?
So Rylee and I just went to the doctor yesterday for her 9 month checkup. Sam and I tried to guess her weight before hand. I guessed 20 lbs and Sam guessed 18. We were both wrong. 15 pounds!! I was shocked. I mean, not entirely because I know she has always been on the smaller side…..but 15!! No wonder she is still wearing 3-6 month clothes. The doctor didn’t seem too concerned because she is still following along on her own “curve” so that made me feel a little better. She already eats so well but he suggested adding butter to her cereal and extra solids between her bottles. Do any of you momma’s out there have food suggestions/tips for beefing up baby!? (In the healthiest way of course!) I’ve got to do my research.
LOOKING FORWARD TO:
Fourth of July weekend in Wisconsin. Reuniting with Sam’s family, fireworks on the lake, and finally having all the baby cousins together. Sam’s two sisters and I all had babies within 3 months of each other, and they still have not all been together. I am really looking forward to it. (Sorry, I think I talk too much about Wisconsin). But it’s honestly what I’m looking forward to!
Prison Break. It’s our new netflix obsession. Last it was Breaking Bad. Have you guys seen that one? I love drama! haha. We are only like 10 episodes in on Prison Break but it is SOOO good. We never watch regular TV anymore (except for Bachelorette of course! But Sam refuses to watch that one with me) so we love finding shows on netflix that we both can get into. Is it sad that I look forward to him coming home so we can watch the next episode!? haha! It’s that good folks.
I finally took my paints off the shelves and started on a few new canvas pieces. It had been months! And I had forgotten how theraputic it is for me! Hopefully I will get a few new prints up in the SHOP soon. It is desperately in need of an update. I’m also working on a few new branding projects that I am excited about! In just the short time I have been fully “freelance”, I’ve realized I really enjoy taking on different projects with different inspirations and designing something that fully represents the client’s style and aesthetic. I would say it’s certainly more of a challenge for me artistically, but also very rewarding when it’s all said and done.
Ok, some honesty right here. Lately, I’ve been falling victim to the “comparison game”. And I hate it. Seeing so many people online (and in “real” life) taking on new exciting projects, traveling, growing their businesses, buying those shoes that there is no way I can afford. I feel like I used to get inspired, but all of a sudden I have found myself getting jealous! JEALOUS! And I hate that feeling so much. I want to be a person who is grateful for what I have. I want to always strive to work hard and be a good mom, wife and friend, and feel content and happy with the life that I have. Because it is a really really good one. But I’ve been struggling lately. I think a lot of these new feelings have to do with just not having as much time as I used to. Before I had Rylee, I was selfish with my time and I did what I wanted, when I wanted. Now, the time I devote for myself and my personal goals is just a fraction of what it used to be. But I need to be OK with not being able to “do it all”. Mostly, I WANT to be a good mom to Rylee, and while my other WANTS are still there, I need to be content with doing what I can, when I can…and not beat myself up about not being as successful or talented or balanced as someone else. If you’ve ever struggled with these feelings, how have you managed to combat them?
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