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Curl Your Hair in Five Minutes

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Now this post will seem silly to all you curly-haired ladies out there, but learning this little trick has revolutionized my morning routine. I love how I look with curly hair, but it always takes forever. Well not anymore! Here is how you can be date/work ready in only 5 minutes! (continue reading at Life is Mom)

What to Wear in the Months after Having a Baby

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     After you’ve had a baby, you hope to get right back to your old wardrobe, since it’s been so long since you’ve worn anything but maternity clothes. Unfortunately your body won’t bounce right back. Victoria Secret models who wear bikinis on the catwalk six weeks after giving birth are either aliens, bionic or total liars. You’ll often look pregnant right after having a baby and for a while after. It’s almost like your body is working backwards. It feels like you’re shrinking at the same rate at which you grew. Here are some tips to help as you adjust in size. (continue reading..)

Drugging Myself

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Here are two random things I’ve been thinking about:

1.) I am pretty sure that while I was not looking and the doctor was mending me after labor in the hospital, she must have put a beanbag in my stomach. That’s the only way I can explain the total squishiness that is my abs right now.

2.) I am such a light sleeper and once I’m awake, I am up for good. This doesn’t bode well for someone with a newborn having to wake up every three hours. So I’m thinking…would I be able to keep a bottle of chloroform next to my bed and sniff it after every feeding to knock myself out? Kidding!

That Sounds Painful

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(Earrings and Shoes: Plato’s Closet  Shirt and Camisole: Old Navy  Jeans: Old Navy Maternity)

So apparently my middle son has inherited my flare for drama and slight hypochondria.

Here is something I overheard him say the other day:

“My arm hurts because my bone is trying to stick out of my skin. Stay in there, bone!”

I was freaked out a little at first, but when I looked at him he was fine. Yowza.

Back In The Game

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(Earrings: Cost Plus  Shirt: Plato’s Closet  Jeans: Old Navy Maternity  Shoes: instagram shop)

So, not to sound like a total jerk, but I can’t believe I had a baby three weeks ago. I am so ready to be back to normal. I want more than nothing to work out. How weird is that? I saw a nurse at my doctor’s office that had gone for a run on her lunch break and I found myself being totally jealous of her. Now when the time comes and my doctor does approve me to exercise, I’m guessing the burst of energy will probably only last a week, but it’s a week I’m totally looking forward to.

He is here!!!

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I am incredibly pleased to introduce you to my third son…

Owen Robert

Owen made his debut on May 21st after a 2 hour labor and three pushes. He literally kicked his way out, he just couldn’t wait to get out into the world.

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His older brothers are pretty obsessed with him and want to hold him constantly. We have had a crazy two weeks with putting new floors in, fevers, puking, kidney infections and car trouble. Thankfully Owen and I stayed healthy.

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In a way though, we feel like Owen has always been a part of our family. Funny how that works.

We are so blessed.

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Home Stretch

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(Sunglasses: Ross-Fossil  Shirt & Beaded Necklace: consignment store  Gold Necklace: Cookie Lee  Skirt: GAP  Shoes: Ross-Naturalizer)

Well, my friends, I am in the home stretch. The light can be seen at the end of the tunnel. I have FIVE days until my due date (May 24th) and I am trying to be calm about it. For some reason, I’ve been a bag of nerves about this delivery, which makes absolutely no sense since I’ve had two perfectly normal, fairly quick labors already. If you are the praying kind, I desire your prayers for me as I deal with these anxieties and as our family is going to be a whole person larger in (most likely) less than a week. Can’t wait to post some baby pics up for y’all!

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