EJ & I (Currently): 4 Months!

1. Listening

ej headphones

EJ, Kevin, and I went to our first concert at Red Rocks. We saw Ingrid Michaelson & Ben Folds perform with the CO Symphony Orchestra. It was incredible, and Edmund enjoyed it/slept through it. I wa super angsty leading up to it. I hate buying tickets for things super far in advance, but this one time Kevin convinced me. And then the weather said 99 degrees!!!!!!!! We had no clue how EJ would be way back when we bought the tickets. We thought we might be able to leave him with a babysitter – ha, ha, ha!!! As it turns out, I’m much more comfortable bringing him along places and knowing that he’s not at home crying since I’m really the only one who can put him to bed. We ended up staying in the parking lot until the sun dipped below the mountains, and then it was totally fine. Everyone was super supportive of us having him there. Someone even gave me a high 5 and said we were the best parents ever! Mostly just tons of smiles and awwwwaaaas!

Also listening to lots of podcasts: The Longest Shortest Time, Totally Mommy, Classical Classroom, Reading Lives, and more!

2. Eating

CAKE!

best carrot cake ever

Recycled pic. I have a baby now!!! Kevin doesn’t get candles and sprinkles anymore. Haha. :) But I did make his favorite carrot cake from scratch so that’s something! Poor Kevin. I only made him one cake for three occasions this week: Father’s Day, his birthday, and our anniversary!

We went about a month without sugar/junk food (like zero, none!) before this weekend so it actually took us a few days to down this cake.

3. Drinking

Not enough water. I did it while I was pregnant, and now I’m just done. I hate water. However, we did go a full month without drinking any Diet Coke or other pop. I relented this weekend for the birthday/Father’s Day/anniversary celebrations. We hate on La Croix, but we drink it all the time. Maybe it’ll grow on us someday? At least it’s cold.

4. Wearing

Ugh. Nursing friendly clothing. The WORST!!! I’m getting creative though.

This romper from ModCloth is the best. The only con is that it takes a little longer in the bathroom! It’s basically the only thing I want to wear, and it’s fairly flattering with all the lovely postpartum stuff I have going on.

romper

Also this dress from Loft that I saw in one of my Mama Facebook groups:

loft dress

Ugh. Black and gray. So boring!!!!!!!!!! I HATE BEING PRACTICAL.

lush maxi

I’m not that into maxi dresses either, but at least it’s green and I’m tall enough to pull it off.

mom jeans

And here I am in my mom jeans from American Eagle. Haha. I got them for about $20 on their 50% off clearance. Online. Trust me. I didn’t go into the store. I have ZERO pre-baby jeans. I tossed them since they were worn out, and then I wouldn’t obsess over getting back into them. Isn’t that GENIUS? I recommend this to any pregnant women out there.

What’s Edmund wearing? Not much. It’s summer which is DIAPER TIME. Especially when you have warm-blooded baby boy who likes a lot of cuddles!

lounging

We love our Honest Diaper subscription. So easy and cute!

onesies

He’s got a nice pack of grey/green/orange onesies from Grandma Mac that he’s putting to good use. He still fits into his 0-6 month Hanna pajamas (worth it!), and I bought him a few Gap one-piece outfits.

hannas

Trains & goat Hannas!

gap one piece

Baby Gap 4th of July/picnic outfit.

I like to buy him nice quality things (ON SALE) and just keep one drawer of clothing. It’s working really well, and it also helps the laundry not to pile up. Plus he’s almost in 6-9 month clothing so I don’t want to waste the money!

5. Feeling

So happy. Fairly rested. Relieved that this is my last big piano teaching week before summer break. A little stressed just about finishing this week out and for EJ’s 4 month appointment which will be my first time taking him to the pediatrician by myself. I know. Spoiled. Plus the shots make me a little sad. And also…. super out of shape. :/ But I just had a baby:)

6. Reading

tidying

Uh oh…. things are about to get TOSSED. I read this whole book today, and I’m energized to tidy. Too bad I have so much going on this week.

royal we

Started this one just for fun during my hair appointment (2 hour vacation!!!) this weekend. It’s sort of a Will & Kate story. :)

7. Wanting

tory burch nude

Some super expensive mom shoes. Not buying them. Just wanting them.

8. Needing

Our upcoming trip to MN!! We’ve been looking forward to it all year. We’re taking EJ to the lake! Here I am last year (with EJ not showing yet!) with my little sisters.

at the lake

9. Thinking

About finishing up EJ’s room. Okay, more like starting it. It’s pretty bare. I’m kind of excited to do decorate it more now that I KNOW him. And he’s SOOOO cool. :)

10. Enjoying

Baby laughs! They are SERIOUSLY MAGICAL!!! So wonderful. Makes everything worth it. I’ll change 50 diapers for a good giggle fest with my baby boy. :) :) :) You can HEAR it on my IG if you need a day brightener. :)

Also, our fourth year of marriage.ย Best one yet. Happy Anniversary!!! <3 <3 <3

What are YOU Enjoying? :)

P.S. Here Joans, now you have something to read. Leave me a nice comment! :)ย 

Our Life @ 3 Months

Here’s a day in our life at 3 months! Friday is our easiest day because I don’t take students. No babysitters!!! Hooray!! EJ’s been struggling with the substitute babysitters while his regular sitter is out of the country for a month so we are happy to have a day with just mama & baby.

EJ woke up once at 2AM or so and then again at around 5AM to eat. We drowsily kissed Kevin goodbye to go to 5AM CrossFit, and then to work at 7 or so.

baby ej snoozing

These two are still snoozing around 9AM!!!!! EJ is apparently still worn out from hanging out half the day yesterday with a baby friend his age. The other baby’s mom texted me that her baby girl has been sleeping like crazy too!! I slept in too, but this leaves me some time to drink some coffee, read some blogs, and text some friends. EJ loves to just snuggle into my leg and be close to me. Never change, baby!

disaster

When he wakes up, disaster strikes. His kicky little legs kick my coffee mug arm. That’s what I get for drinking out of a wide-mouth latte mug in bed!!!! Well, I was planning to wash the sheets anyways!! Edmund is starving so I feed him and we hang out for a while. He’s gotten very chatty!!! He just wants to be listened to. It’s so sweet.

diaper time

Every baby needs a little diaper time in the morning! EJ is still super chill so he’s actually happy when I leave him in the crib for a few minutes so I can, you know, go to the bathroom and get a drink of water! Crazy stuff like that.

muffins

Now is the short magical window of time where EJ will sit in his bouncer so I can get something done. I do the dishes, clean up the kitchen, throw the laundry in, and make a batch of coconut flour muffins! I make variations on this simple recipe. I have a really hard time getting breakfast at a decent hour in the morning because we are trying to eat real food – very little sugar, no grains, and no dc. That always requires a lot of preparation… taking the time to fry bacon doesn’t happen very often right now! I could probably get up earlier, but I need my sleep. And also, if I got up, EJ would sense there is no body heat beside him and wake up. He’s not a fan of that although I’ve been attempting to train Pippa for that job! We listen to a lot of music during this time, mostly Josh Garrels. This is Edmund’s jam.

walk time

It’s time for a walk! EJ’s having such a good day that I decide to risk it and take the stroller instead of the Ergo carrier. It’s starting to get pretty warm & sunny so we’ll both stay cooler with this setup.

pippa and the stroller

Lucky Pippa has water stops along our walking route. How is she with the stroller? Not great. But today she got hot so she was a little better behaved. :)

getting sleepy

Somebody’s getting sleepy! I have to keep him covered with a blanket today so he doesn’t get sunburnt, but he’s dealing with it. Because he’s sleeping, we go a little farther than normal, about 3 miles. Fitbit steps! Hooray!! I listen to a podcasts and tan!

waking up

Waking up right before we get home!! ย HOW IS MY BABY AS LONG AS THE ENTIRE BASSINET?? Not cool!!!

By the way, we LOVE our Bumbleride Indie. It’s perfect for our neighborhood’s treacherous sidewalks and walking in the park. However, I do think Edmund will prefer it when he can face forward. But I like to look at him!! Plus the bassinet is soooo cute.

low on food

Since it’s Friday, we’re very low on food so this is what I find for lunch. A couple of Niman Ranch apple cinnamon sausages, eggs, and I eat more than one more muffin!! :) I’m going to be snacking all afternoon, but I know I’m going to have gf beef, salad, and avocado for dinner. So it’ll work out.

boyd bear

Boyd Bear is just chilling. Thrilled that he went for an hour without us bothering him while we were on our walk.

bouncer baby

EJ’s feeling unusually cooperative today so he sat in his bouncer while I ate. He’s normallyย always squirming in my lap. I try to squeeze in a few extra chores and switch the laundry while he’s still being chill. We then spend a good solid hour in a cycle of feeding and changing dirty diapers, but at least he’s rolling with it pretty well today. Plus we have nowhere to be! My fave!!!

He finally decides to take a little nap. He hasn’t slept that great for the last week or two so hopefully we are on a good trend starting yesterday. I have to send out some emails to piano parents and check out some new music I got for students. Plus I send cute pics to Kevin at work. He says the same thing…. How can our baby already be taking up the whole bassinet? Noooo!!!!

pippa exhausted

Pippa’s exhausted! And apparently hoarding swaddle blankets!

She’s a sneaky one though. I left the room a minute later, and she leapt into bed!!!! Pippa LOVES clean sheets. She’s obsessed. I kicked her out because I’d like them to stay clean for at least a night!

ej woke up

I eat a Chomp. And then a Lara Bar… I check the laundry, and by the time I get back — EJ’s awake. But he’s smiling up at me like I’m the Best Person He Could Ever ย Hope to See. And that’s just so sweet.

I snuggle in with him and my book, and he falls back to sleep.

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EJ alternates napping and eating. He is in baby bliss, and I just hang with him. It’s his Friday too, right? I really enjoy having the WHOLE day with him and not sharing with a sitter. I think the feeling is mutual. :)

I send out a few more emails. I am so relieved that I got my June schedule worked out for piano lessons. It’s MUCH more complicated this year because I also have to think about childcare. Not only that, I’m very concerned about keeping the right balance so I can set a good tone for my family. Anyways, it took a lot of emails, but I have it worked out! Hooray!! The best part is that we will get to start attending our community group again on Tuesday nights. We miss them! Scheduling and invoicing are my two least favorite parts of having my own studio for sure!!!

Kevin texts us! He’s coming home from work early! Of course, I get the feeling like… wow… I’ve really done nothing today! But I’ve been present with my baby, and the house is more or less presentable. So that’s a successful day! I get EJ ready to pass off to Kevin. They’re going on a father-son trip to the hardware store, and now it’s my turn for the gym.

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Ugh. My first time doing both wall balls and box jumps post-baby. This workout was really rough for me. I just feel like I don’t have the engine anymore. I’ll get it back, but it’s so hard because I always mentally WAY overestimate what I think I’ll be able to do. Plus, I’m way sore from squats earlier in the week. So many squats. I finish the workout in 12:12. Ugh.

I walk home because…. STEPS!

And if you walk past Starbucks on a Friday afternoon…. I stopped by and got two iced coconut milk lattes for Kevin and me! I was happy I did because my favorite barista was clocking out for a month, and I got to chat with her for a minute.

ej is happy to see me

I think it’s safe to say my baby was happy to see me. We sat on the porch swing and just took a few moments together as a family. It always feels like we’re rushing, rushing, rushing during the week. So it was sweet. We soaked it up.ย I was inspired by our neighbors who always drink a glass of wine on their stoop. Since I don’t care for wine, an iced latte will do! I fed the baby, and we planned out our weekend. Kevin had a little painting to do, and I took EJ and Pippa for another short walk.

ej bjorn

EJ manages to make it through both my shower and another meal without a meltdown. So impressive. It helps that we’ve been showering him with affection. We just love him soooo much! Obviously.

salad

Finally eating a decent meal, gf beef, avocado, Tessemae’s, and lots of salad!!

Kevin and I trade back and forth on clean up, laundry, baby, and trash duty.

How is it already 9:40PM? EJ ย is ready for bed. Kevin’s researching a home DIY project, I’m finishing up this blog, then I’m going to read or waste time on the internet!! :) ย My foot’s asleep because EJ is sleeping in my lap as I type this. That’s where he’s been most of the day, but it’s hard to take a pic of that. :) <3 What a sweet day with my son! I’m so grateful to get to spend so much time with him. I am savoring my calm days as much as possible.

15,258 steps though. ;)

Good night!

The End of the Fourth Trimester! + Choosing Our Baby’s Name

Now that EJ is 3 months old, we are officially through the fourth trimester!

4th trimester

We went out with a bang since last week was one of our “worst” weeks ever. It truly wasn’t bad, but EJ was not fond of our substitute babysitter. For whatever afternoon, he spent Tuesday & Wednesday afternoon crying his little eyes out. Of course, it didn’t help that it’s been incredibly rainy so the sitter was unable to take him out in the magical Ergo. Fortunately, his crying is nearly inaudible in the front room where I teach piano lessons. However, MAMA BEAR CAN HEAR!!!! And it’s just excruciating and stressful to try to focus on my work when my baby is crying, and I can’t go to him. I’m hoping this week will be a little better since we have three weeks to go until our regular beloved sitter returns from her trip. On top of that, I didn’t sleep very well. Mom’s three month sleep regression!! Haha. So by the time we got to the zoo on Friday, I was exhausted!! zoo2

The good news is that the zoo has a little Starbucks nook!!!!!! Couldn’t have done it without it. But we had such a great time walking around and checking out the animals. Friday afternoon is the time to go for sure!! By the time we got our act together, it was almost 3pm (and cloudy!!) so it was great. Not school trips. No lines. No bumping people with the stroller. We had gone a few weeks ago when my mom was in town, and I ended up buying a pass. The Denver Zoo pass is amazing and very inexpensive. It’s already pretty much paid for itself, and we can enjoy taking short trips all year long! Bonus: lots of fitbit steps! parenting We are having SO MUCH FUN with our baby right now. He’s such a happy, chatty little boy. I love seeing his blinky little face when he’s trying to figure something out or someone new is talking to him. He also smiles at our friends now which is really fun. He’s still not into his stroller, unfortunately, but I’m getting some great training carrying around a 15lb baby! ergo timeW Weird that we’re still in hats & jackets in May, but honestly, it’s great for babywearing. Things get sweaty otherwise! Plus Pippa C behaves better with the Ergo than the stroller. What a sweetie!! The dogs have been doing great with EJ. All they want to do is lick his face and steal his toys!! His toys squeak. It’s just NOT FAIR. I’m sure he’ll grown on them when he can feed them! coffee shop Besides walking, our favorite thing to do is go to coffee shops!! Some things never change. :) EJ is usually super well behaved in restaurants in coffee shops so we are enjoying that part of this early stage. Plus this week, we visited his doula who is a barista!!! That cool purple drink is lavender iced tea + soda water. It was really good! Plus an almond milk latte + paleo (TREAT) muffins. So fun! We had planned to go back to mmm… Coffee, but we didn’t realize it was closed on Sundays. Oops! Kevin spent most of the rest of Memorial Day weekend renovating our basement. He’s making some amazing progress. I tried my best not to interrupt him. There’s really no such thing as three-day weekend in Mom Life. :) :) :) stuffed animals

EJ loooves his animals. Trust me, this was closely supervised. We don’t let him sleep (hahaha… sleeping in the crib) unsupervised with stuffed animals and whatnot. But it’s so fun that he’s starting to pay attention to them!!! So, I finally ordered our birth announcements using some of our Mother’s Day pics that I didn’t post!! I don’t know how some moms get things like that done in a timely manner. I’m certainly not one of them. After agonizing over the wording, I ended up ordering postcards instead… so the text doesn’t fit on them! Oops!! So I thought I’d share it here:

We are proud to announce the arrival of our most precious gift, our son, Edmund James! Edmund joined our family on February 19, 2015, at 12:12AM.ย 
Edmund means “fortunate protector.” Edmund is also a character in a favorite book series, C.S. Lewis’s the Chronicles of Narnia. While Edmund starts out as the wayward brother who betrays his siblings, his story is ultimately one of redemption and the stunning reality of God’s grace. We hope that this namesake will be a little reminder that God loves us with a never stopping, never giving up, unbreaking, always and forever love.

Edmund was given the middle name James to honor both his father and his paternal grandfather.ย 

With Love, Kevin, Corrie, & Edmund

I loved the name meaning “protector” for an oldest brother. Plus all of the nickname possibilities!!!!! We mostly call him by his full name in “real life”, but EJ is quicker to type/text! It’s the perfect name for him. I just mentioned to Kevin the other day some of the other names we had considered, and they are all wrong for this baby! Isn’t that funny? Such a cool baby, and we are so grateful to be his parents.
Alright, have a great week! If I’m lucky, I might still get to eat lunch before that sweet baby wakes up.

My First Mother’s Day

mother's day

It’s crazy that last year at this time I didn’t even know I was going to be a mom. It still seemed like something in the distant future. Someday I would be a mom.

And now we have a beautiful boy. And he’s almost 3 months old! He’s grown like crazy. It’s absolutely devastating, but he’s already outgrown the majority of his 0-3 month clothes! But he’s also smiling all the time and really starting to interact with us more which is so incredible. I try to be really intentional about soaking up as many of those sweet moments as I can. My days at home can be really long, especially when he’s going through a growth spurt, but I’m thankful for the gift of being able to spend so much time with him. The days are long, but the years are short!

ej and me

I’m really surprised how naturally (some) things have come to me as a mom. I spent my last few months of my pregnancy worrying about what I would do with my baby once I got him home. Haha. I just couldn’t picture it! But EJ always let me know what he needed. I thought I would freak out more about things like dirty diapers and sleep deprivation, but I just swoop in and do what needs to be done. I would do anything for my baby!! Sometimes it’s overwhelming to feel like I don’t have a second to myself. I need a drink! I have to go to the bathroom! I want to work out! But those things are (slowly) getting easier, and I know that it’s so worth it!ย 

mothers day

He is so loved.

Photos by Lazio Imagesย at Lair O’the Bear Park

Eyebrows & Coos

Happy Friday! And welcome to another edition of me reposting all of my Instagram photos with slightly extended commentaries and fewer emoticons.

SNUGGLE ME

My baby is sleepy, and it’s a super cloudy Friday afternoon in Colorado. So what better time to say more sappy things about my baby and being a MOM in general. Maybe you got a hint from the title of my last post, but one of the things that has shocked me the most about motherhood is how upset I get about EJ growing!!! Haha. I really thought I would want to rush through the baby stage. Everyone says, oh babies are just a blob and have no personality. FALSE!!!! I feel like EJ is talking to me all day. With his eyebrows!!! ย And he really likes to coo. I had no idea how sweet cooing was until I had a baby of my own.

I took the above snuggly pic yesterday when I was just having a moment. My baby seemed a little sad on Wednesday night. Wednesdays are the days he’s with the babysitter the longest (a whopping three hours), and then I had gone straight to the gym. He just seemed sad and like he wanted to be with me after that. When I got home from my workout, he was fussing, but he stopped immediately when I took him. He just melted into my sweaty shoulder. I don’t hate being his favorite person in the world right now. On the one hand, it’s a LOT of pressure being the ONE. Especially with breastfeeding. On the other, I’m THE One. This kid looooooves me. And I love him too.

But he just doesn’t seem to get the memo on the growing thing:

ej and norman

I can’t tell you the exact week numbers on these two, but I can tell you thatย my baby is getting bigger!!! He’s also getting awesomer every day so I should probably focus on that.

EYEBROWS

I told you he communicates with his eyebrows!!! He’s also started to show some vague interest in toys. All three or four of them that we have. More than anything, I think he just likes to know that he has 100% of our attention. Such an only child/baby!! :) ;) I’m a middle child so I was never like that, right Mom?

talking to dad

Okay, so there is one other person he really likes. DAD!! :) Kevin is getting to spend a little more serious quality time with EJ since he’s the one to relieve the babysitter on Tues-Thurs evenings. Also with my big, bad return to CrossFit (haha), I’ve been gone a tiny bit more. I’m joking about my return. Of course, I’ll do some good posts on that eventually… Long story short, it’s like being a beginner all over again. Except my body weight is heavier than normal which makes everything harder. And I have a really difficult time getting to class on time, and I have to sprint back home. Soooooo…. it’s complicated, and I have different EMOTIONS about this every day. So we’ll discuss this later.

girls' night

For now, it’s the WEEKEND! Kevin’s on his way home, and we get to spend the weekend with just the three of us. No big plans. We didn’t have Date Night last night since I had some girls over. So better yet, it’s the weekend, and I don’t have to cook!! My baby is waking up so enjoy your weekend! <3

just stay this little

I am eating up this sweet little baby phase. I think it really helps that he’s a natural night sleeper and often sleeps 5-6 hours at a time! Not too shabby! Plus he likes to snooze with mama in the morning. We are not morning people, and I’d like to keep it that way!!! On the other hand, he’s not big into naps. He’ll take short little naps after eating, but rarely goes a very long stretch unless someone is holding (and paying attention to!) him. He loves us. <3

just stay this little

So I’ve been back to work!!! I’m so thankful for my little part-time gig that lets me keep teaching piano and also for my amazing babysitter. I have to try hard to to hover around when she’s there. It’s so great to have someone I trust completely, and EJ loves her too. Of course, not as much as he loves MAMA!!!!!

tall baby

Tall baby!!! I’m kinda sad. I always tear up about him growing up, but he’s almost 2 feet tall! He had his first big well baby check for 2 months. He was so chill!

band-aid

He got his first little shot, and the nurse gave him a pink band-aid! Awwa! She remembered us from his 2-day visit thanks to my hot pink diaper bag. EJ doesn’t mind a little pink in his life! In fact, he’d definitely have some pink baby boy clothes if I could find them. And trust me, I’ve looked!

He also weighed just under 14lbs! He’s such a strong, sweet baby!

lairobear1

EJ and I had some photos taken for Mother’s Day this weekend. A local photographer was offering a special for mini-sessions, and I decided it would be a good idea because I mostly just have pictures of EJ with Kevin. The whole I-just-had-a-baby thing makes me not really want to be in pictures, and Kevin isn’t as photo happy as I am.

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Here’s a little preview that Kevin snapped on his phone. We had them taken at Lair o’ theBear Park in Morrison, CO. We’d never been there, and we had a great time hiking around a little bit afterwards. I can’t wait to see how the pictures turn out. EJ was uncharacteristically sleepy! I couldn’t believe he wouldn’t wake up!!! It was even a little cold and windy, but he was pretty tired. I’m a little bummed because I’m not sure if we captured a smile, but that’s okay. Next time!

Also, when we put on EJ’s skinny jeans that day, he’d outgrown them!!!!! What??? Don’t do it, EJ. I’m afraid he’s going to outgrow all of his clothes this week. This calls for some online shopping for 3-6 month clothes!

kevin chores

Kevin spends tons of time with EJ on the weekends. He mowed mowed part of the front lawn with him in the Ergo so I could do a little workout.

freckles caribou

EJ looks exactly like Kevin, but I’m ECSTATIC that it’s looking like he’s going to have blue eyes for sure. No freckles yet though! He’ll work on it. :)

Alright, gotta get the baby ready for some Dad Time while I teach an hour of lessons this evening. Hope you are having a great Monday!

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while he sleeps… (7-8 Weeks)

I have a sleepy baby today!sleepy baby

He’s 7 weeks today! And no, it hasn’t gone fast. :) I love this time with him as my only little baby. Just the two of us at home. Even if he’s had a few challenging days lately. Tuesday and Wednesday this week, he pretty much thought it was a good idea to not nap at all during the day. Thankfully, he still slept really well at night. don't leave me

On those days, EJ’s all like… do not move that hand. If you move that hand, I will wake up!!!!! ย :) imawake

I’m asleep! Just kidding, I’m AWAKE! Haha. Oh EJ. Butย check out this baby trick: baby trick

Makes me so happy!!! :) Yes, I think he’s adorable. And I’ll admit it, I LOVE when people fawn over him!! He’s typically in a baby carrier when we go out so they can’t get too close for comfort, but we don’t mind a little admiration from strangers. Haha. I worked hard to grow that baby. <3 Let’s talk about Easter!! Sadly, I feel like I missed out on the whole season of Lent this year, because I was focused on getting that baby out of me and keeping him alive. But we still got to celebrate Easter Sunday! easter decorating

My super awesome decorating. Threw some glitter eggs from Target on the piano. But hey, the piano is pastel!

EASTER 2 Some of the Easter spread (ham is covered)…. and I definitely didn’t make homemade cinnamon rolls. It was so tempting for me to want to do it. But no. Just no!!! We had a group of friends over, and they all brought sides to share. It was really fun. My friends were surprised that I wanted to have people over already at 6 weeks, but it’s kind of easier to deal with your baby at home. Plus Kevin — super helpful! His muscles aren’t just for show. :) EASTER3

The old EJK outfit strikes again! It fits him better now!! :) We didn’t make a big effort to get a family pic because I didn’t have the patience for it. And we’re getting a few photos taken for Mother’s Day, so I’ll leave it to the pros.

Continued today… One week later because I’m a mom and time got away from me. Edmund is 8 weeks now! :)ย 

This has been my last normal week of maternity leave! My first students will be returning on Monday evening! I will be working less than 10 direct contact hours per week with my students, and the rest of the work can be done from my nightstand office. The best news is that we’ve found a fabulous babysitter to care for Edmund out of our home while I’m teaching! Hooray!!! She’s probably more qualified than I am to work with a baby, and I know EJ will love her. It’s just going to be a lot for mama to keep organized on teaching days!! I’ve decided not to try to fill my schedule at this point although I may accept a few students from my waiting list when my babysitter’s college classes are over for the summer. I’m thankful to be in a situation where I’m not pressured to go back to work full-time right away and can ease into it slowly.

grandpa

Probably the most exciting part of this last week was a visit from Grandpa! Kevin’s dad was able to spend a quick weekend with us, and he loves giving Edmund and the dogs lots of attention. Super Grandpa!!! :)

My baby’s awake again so time for an Ergo walk!!!! The snow/rain are finally starting to go away. That’s crazy Colorado for you, but we love it here. <3 :)

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