Hello mid-June. You’re moving right along, aren’t you? Because celebrating the little things that make our lives extra good is important, here are a few things I’m happy to call “a favorite” right now:
– backyard pools. The small, plastic, round ones that your kiddos love to play in , but let’s not forget about mama who also LOVES to play in. And not just a “dip my toes” kind of play, I’m talking about putting my entire body inside this pool. (Trust me.)
– a basement to work in. And not just a yucky basement, but one with carpet and painted white walls and even a little corner studio where I can escape to create.
– ice-cold La Crox. Current favorite flavor: coconut.
– Coldplay’s new song! The fast tempo and vocals are amazing! (mHave you heard the song?)
– a fresh haircut + highlight. “Two inches off the shorter side, just a trim on the longer side!” ;)
– waking up in the morning and actually feeling refreshed. Baby number three is not a great overnight sleeper, so sometimes I dread going to bed at night because I know I’ll be up a couple of times with her to nurse. However, she always goes back to sleep right away, so can I count that as a blessing? ha!
– grilled chicken salad for lunch. Zack taught me how to grill via FaceTime (is that not the greatest???) and so now I seek out any opportunity I can to make a meal for my crew via the grill. Three favorites I like to add to my recipe: apple, feta, and slivered almonds.
– adding lots of new items to the Gussy shop. (Have you seen the wooden necklaces?)
– listening to our children talk with one another. They are hilarious! And when they mix up the phrases I do not hold back a laugh; laughter is such good medicine! Top 3 favorites: “you’re not the answer”, “oh my goodnesses“, and “we don’t say ‘yeah’, we say ‘yes or no'”.
– and lastly, I’m pretty sure I heard Goldie say a new word yesterday. Curious what it was? HOORAY! (Super good choice, baby girl!)
Your turn! What are some of your current favorites?
Hi Maggie! Just wanted to let you know that the Coldplay link actually goes to your shop. Love this happy list! :)
Hey thanks… I fixed that! Here’s the url I linked, too: https://youtu.be/FM7MFYoylVs
I love that new Coldplay song so much! It came on the other night while we were eating dinner and my husband and I said WHAT IS THIS? I downloaded it immediately and think I’ve listened 5000 times since then! :) I’m loving all the back porch time. Coffee in the mornings, relaxing in the evenings. We’ve hardly sat on our couch inside. The best!
Oh, I know! I am obsessed with Coldplay…
I can relate to the not-a-great-sleeper issue you’ve got going on with Goldie. My son (my only baby so far) was up so many times to nurse all the way until maybe 11+ months. He actually got worse the older he got. I finally couldn’t take it anymore and ended up hiring a sleep consultant. Thankfully, her magic worked and he’s been sleeping through ever since. Doesn’t mean I am necessarily rested because mama’s gotta work sometime and the evening hours are it in this season. But still, I appreciate the consecutive hours so much! Prayers that Goldie starts sleeping through soon!!
Teach me what she taught you!!! Did she spend the night and encourage you to not nurse him? Ohhhhhhh help this sister out <3
Oh man, I could talk for days about it. (If you truly want more info, send me an email!) She lives in Canada, so we did email consulting. A big initial survey where she gathered all kinds of info about us and then from that, we created a sleep plan. It was a mix of Ferber (which I had tried but didn’t really stick to consistently enough) and some modifications to that. I implemented it, and we checked in daily via email, with her adjusting sleep times etc based on how things went the day before. Raleigh (my son) cried for 25 mins for 2 wakeups the first night, for 8 minutes once the second night and has slept through 99.9% of the nights since! For real, a miracle. I should have hired her WAYYYYY sooner, but for some dumb reason, I felt guilty for considering spending money on it. Like, I should be able to figure out sleep on my own or something. Which is really dumb because I went to our hospital’s lactation consultant like 3 or 4 times after having my son because I needed help. So why was I thinking about sleep any differently? (Haha, yelling at myself here, clearly I’m annoyed it took me so long to seek out help haha!) Pam (the sleep coach) was a lifesaver and if any future babies of ours have issues, I’m emailing her at the first hint of a struggle!