Friday, July 28, 2017

DIY Nursery Bookshelf

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I have to admit, one of my favorite things about being pregnant was decorating the nursery. Before we even knew if we were having a boy or girl, I had already planned the theme and knew exactly how I wanted it to look. I drew a lot of my inspiration browsing dreamy nurseries on Pinterest and Instagram. I loved the fresh, neutral colors and definitely wanted to create the same aesthetic in our little boy's room. We went with a Peter Rabbit theme - light grey walls with one horizontal stripe "accent wall", white crib and dresser, and a few soft, gold accents. I don't know what I'm going to do one day when he wants bright-colored walls and cartoon-character bed sheets. I guess that's what they meant when they said parenting comes with sacrifice. ;)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

5 Easy (Healthy) Meals for the New Mom

     Happy Wednesday!! It already feels like the weekend in our house; Jack is home from work until he officially starts his new position at the hospital, and I actually had a chance to make myself a "real" breakfast before getting back to full-time mom duty. I've only been a mom for 3 weeks, but some days it feels like months have passed since Ezra was born. Motherhood has proven itself to be so joyful, rewarding, challenging and difficult in so many different ways, even just within these few short weeks. I feel like I've been in survival mode for the most part, trying to take care of the baby, yet trying not to neglect myself and my own sanity. It's not exactly easy to take time preparing a decently nutritious dinner when you've been resting, cleaning, and keeping up with the baby all day, and now it's 5pm and he decides he wants his dinner first (and wants to take an hour to enjoy it). Talk about exhausting!