For me, one of the strangest parts of being pregnant was watching my body drastically change, and not knowing how I would turn out on the other side. Would I ever look like my old self again? Would it be really hard to lose the weight? Would my hips shrink back to normal? Was this my new normal?
Miracle of miracles, I finally finished a project since having a baby. I have been dying to complete a few for a while now, but for some reason I just haven’t had it in me to sacrifice eating a meal or taking a shower in order to do some crafting during my 30 whole minutes of free time during the day. Weird, right?
Today was a bittersweet day. Today marked the official ending of one chapter in my life and the beginning of a new one. And, as always, change is never easy for me. While I am excited to officially join the brave and tireless league of SAHM’s, I feel the need to reflect on the chapter of my life as a full-time “career woman” that is coming to an end (for now).
Being a mom has been exhausting these first few weeks, no doubt. But, amidst the late-night feedings and endless diaper changes, I am still finding so much joy. These days, it’s all about the little things.
I’ve been a mom for a month now, and many have been asking what I have been doing while staying home with Miss Theodora all day. Well I’ll tell you what I haven’t been doing. First of all, projects. When picturing my maternity leave, I always envisioned myself completing endless projects, both for our home and for The Resplendent. I haven’t done either. And in addition to projects, I also pictured myself following my every daily whim – taking trips… Continue Reading… →
She’s finally here! My little Sweet P, Miss Theodora Mae arrived 14 days ago on March 6, 2014. And although I am beyond sleep-deprived and more than a little anxious to be home alone with her for the first time this week, I am crazy in love with this teeny tiny little peanut.
Some of my girlfriends threw me a baby shower last weekend, and brought the greatest shower activity ever, these super easy DIY baby onesies. It was so much fun and so incredibly easy. You do not even have to be artsy to do this. All you need is to know how to use the internet, a scissors, and an iron. I mean seriously, even the husbands who were there each made one!
I have been so busy working to get settled into our new house and preparing for our little Sweet P, that I feel like I haven’t had a chance to relax (let alone post anything) for a good 2 months. That is why I am all the more excited to announce that the nursery is finally almost done. After far more obessing over which crib to choose and where to hang the baby monitor than I care to admit, I… Continue Reading… →
Hi! This is me and my hubby. I'm just an over-emotional and often indecisive wife, mama, and lover of Jesus, jalapeno chips, the Midwest, crafting, and saving money (all un-related, but all worth mentioning). On that note, welcome to The Resplendent! "Resplendent" means anything having beauty or splendor. So, check out my attempt at inspiring and blessing others through my sometimes "beautiful" and always spastic daily endeavors! (more...)