My favorite thing about this photo besides Hayden’s tongue grin is the sleeping hubs in the background that swears he wasn’t sleeping lol 😂
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There are so many unspoken — and unmet — needs after having a baby.
It was a very difficult transition for me. I had expected to feel the weight of being responsible for a tiny, helpless baby. But I didn’t know just how hard that would be, or about all of the physical, mental, and emotional factors that would make *me* feel even more dependent than ever on the support, kindness, and generosity of others.
My early postpartum period also taught me that I hadn’t been a very good friend to my friends who’d had babies before me. I’d had no idea how to really love and serve them well through the transition. I realized this in part through my own unspoken and unmet needs, but also through the friends who loved me well. Sometimes that was a text, asking for my grocery list, or what I wanted from the Cheesecake Factory for dinner. (Lesson learned: these types of offers are way more likely to get an honest response than “can I bring anything?”)
If it’s hard right now, lonely, and oh so heavy — know that you are not alone. And that people around you may very likely want to help, but not know how — nor how best to offer it. Ask for what you need.
What have been your biggest needs post-baby? How have friends or family loved you well in this season? Where do you need more support?
🎨: @brooklyn_rabbit for @postpartumstress
This is not a drill!!!! Peonies are back and looking and smelling better then ever! 😭 I walked into my local @mykingsoopers and was greeted by some Colorado home grown peonies 😍😍
Edit to add- after talking with the sweetest florist ever she added some baby breath to my bouquet of peonies and I think they look amazing together!!! 😍
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WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!!!!! 🏡 #firsttimehomebuyer it’s been a emotional rollercoaster the past couple years of looking at what feels like hundreds of houses, browsing the internet for multiple hours a day waiting for a new listing to pop up and after all that we decided to sign a contract in March and build our perfect little farmhouse home. We are so excited for this new chapter and journey of ours! (Also we took this picture today and YES it’s snowing in MAY lol😂😭) #sold#boughtahouse#homebuyers
Taking two perfect babies on a stroll around our neighborhood. Very classy... There's definitely not beer in that corksickle cup.
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Warning sappy mom post! I’ve been thinking of this little ones birth so much lately. I can’t believe 6 months has flown by. That day 6 months ago was less than an ideal birth experience. I don’t have any beautiful birth photos of holding my sweet baby for the first time. Half way into my C-section I panicked and they had to knock me out. I don’t remember anything after they pulled her out. All I remember is laying in recovery shaking uncontrollably for hours and hearing her cry but I couldn’t hold her or hardly look at her because I was so out of it. I couldn’t comfort her until hours after she was born and it was an awful feeling. There were many days that followed of painful recovery that were physically challenging. I remember crying thinking I couldn’t get through the pain when I could hardly move. My body definitely changed after growing her and I still have the big C-section scar as my battle wound of welcoming her to the world. It was all worth it though! This little girl has filled a whole in my heart that I didn’t know needed filled. She has brought so much love and joy to our family! I can not get enough of her little giggles and sweet snuggles. I am absolutely crazy about her and thank God so much for surprising us with this baby #3 ! #proudmamabear#babygirl#6monthsbaby#csectionrecovery#csection#mommylife
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Also, thanks to my friend Jenny for saving the day today. You're my hero! And thanks to the strongest safety pins known to man for holding on for dear life all day ❤️🧷❤️
515 minutes ago
In honor of #TBT 😎⠀
Check out Aly and I on her first birthday. I was so uncomfortable in my skin during this time. I didn’t like how anything fit me. I didn’t like leaving home to be honest. I was depressed, but that kind of depression that just made you angry and bitter 🤦🏻♀️ ⠀
Fast forward to 2019. ⠀
Happy baby- Happy momma. ⠀
This change has improved out life. I’m never bitter anymore. Never angry. I love myself and I’m super confident now. ⠀
Thankful for my past, that pushed me to my present ♥️
Enjoying the sunshine with my Bebe in my arms (didn’t get her in the frame). After many a weeks I have managed to find time to apply anything other than sunscreen and some tinted moisturizer on my face. The sunscreen I used is the one from @algenist which is nice but a little sticky on the face. Mixed it with the @byterryofficial terry eclat de rose in tan which is too dark even though it’s sheer but when mixed with a white sunscreen it works. I love the skin like finish and very light coverage which is what I’m after. Also using my sample of @bobbibrown Foundation stick in warm sand as a concealer. This color is too light for me to use as foundation and also I don’t like the texture, but it works well under my eyes. I have really bad dark circles and this negates them well but I see creasing about an hour after applying. Used the @elfcosmetics bronzer in los cabos (now sadly discontinued) which is my perfect bronzer. I think I am about to hit pan on it! On my eyes is the aforementioned bronzer and @stilacosmetics glimmer eyeshadow in cloud. No liner. Mascara is tr @covergirl Katy kat eye mascara which is very much meh but I’m trying to use it up. In my brows is @bobbibrown Smoke eyeshadow. Nothing on the lips. I am also wearing my daughters hair band as I’m perpetually having a bad hair day these days and need something to tame the chaos. #blogger#bblogger#lblogger#selfie#mommakeup#mommylife
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Cute face. Das it. 💕
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So very proud of my Baby!!! She competed in her very first Talent Show today, and although there were some unexpected mishaps during her performance (that were beyond her control) my baby regrouped and pulled herself together to finish strong. She even got 3rd Place!!! She was the youngest child in the competition and she rocked it! There were 18 acts total, and all the other 17 kids were 2nd - 5th graders... my girl is only FIVE! I am super, super proud of her!!! We always come back... like boomerangs!
Y nació el amor más grande del planeta porque como te quiero no hay nadie que quiera! Porque como te amo no hay nadie que ame! 🤱💙... Dios es tan lindo, tan bueno! No tengo palabras para describir este momento... .
31 things I love about you for your birthday!
1. Your face (It’s pretty cute) along with your salt and pepper hair
2. Your dad jokes
3. Your dedication to everything you touch
4. That you’re an amazing dad to my babies
5. That you go along with my crazy ideas
6. That you persistently asked to go to Hollywood until I gave in
7. Your faith and your dedication to learning all you can about what faith looks like lived out
8. Your graciousness
9. Your ability to make everyone laugh
10. Your style
11. Your appreciation for all the arts
12. Your silly dance moves
13. That you never give up on your dream (even though it’s one of the hardest to attain)
14. That you are so Vaughn it’s crazy
15. Your love for donuts, ice cream and funfetti cake
16. Your loyalty
17. Your passion for cooking
18. Your inability to remember any password
19. The way you lose everything and never know where a thing is (keeps you around, bc you need me)
20. Your creative ability to make things amazing (Rendition Room)
21. The way you’ve spawned yourself by making Lucy (drama)
22. Your passion for drag culture and that we talk all the T. No shade.
23. Your love for musicals and how you passed on your love of the Wizard of Oz
24. Your tolerance to spicy things and how if it’s not spicy it’s not good
25. Your silly love for twitter (who still tweets?!)
26. The way you empathetically care for the community and the people who have less than or are treated less than
27. Your salsa and guacamole and deviled eggs
28. That you use talk to text bc it’s the silliest thing
29. That you love this city so much (just like me)
30. That you gave me the best gifts in the world when you helped me make our babies
31. That you are hardworking, dedicated to our family and the most passionate father and husband.
I love your silly, funny, grouchy, crazy, musical, dramatic self and can’t wait to see you through another year of joy with my favorite person!!! Happy 31st birthday!!!!
So this kid created a #mom eleven years ago and I am so pumped that I got him! Happy birthday to Nate, a witty, sarcastic, kind, intelligent young man....life gets better and better... I can’t wait for all you will become!!! #eleven#happybirthday#boymom#luckyme#mommylife
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Nors ir darau viską, kaip dariusi, man nesiseka, atrodo tuoj išprotėsiu. Sako, kad reikia išlaukti, kol viskas vėl stos į vietas, bet laikas nestovi, žmonės nelaukia, tai, kaip laukti ir sustoti man?