Saturday, September 28, 2013

I Survived

This week was my first week back to work, and seeing as how I’m typing this post it appears that I have survived. The first few days wore me slap out, but by the end of the week I felt like I was getting a better handle on things. Last weekend, I had the stomach virus, and I still wasn’t feeling too hot on Monday and definitely didn’t feel good on Monday night as I had a small relapse. Luckily though,  it seems that I’m finally over it! When you pair recovering from the stomach virus and no sleep on another, it takes a toll on you.


What makes it all better though is getting a text from your husband that said he had cleaned the house! Seriously….day made! He heard my pleas and frustration of not being able to get it all done, and he took care of business without me asking him to do it! Best husband ever!

I really can’t believe that I’ve only posted five times {now six} this entire month! Can you believe we are just days away from October?!?! Life has just been so busy, and when it wasn’t I was enjoying every minute I could at home with my baby.


Now that it is fall, I have so many projects I want to complete, but I’m just wondering if I’m going to be able to find time to do them.

I’ve been wanting to make these ghosts to go on the porch…


and these door hangers for my front doors for the fall season….


or these for the Halloween season….

candy corn


and make my dining room table look totally awesome….

and my mantle needs a little fall makeover….

but I’m just not sure if all of these projects are going to get priority this year.

However, the husband is working on a project for me right now. Yay for that!

Maybe I’ll be back soon to share it with you. Here’s a hint….

This is my inspiration photo.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Life as We Know It

To most people, our days around here would be boring, but to me these days I’ve had with Landry have been perfect. We don’t do that much. We sleep and eat and sleep some more. At some point late into the morning I find the energy and opportunity to shower and make myself look somewhat decent. Then, it’s time to eat and sleep some more or bounce or swing while I try to accomplish something to make me feel productive that day. We cuddle. I talk to him while he stares, makes faces, and occasionally smiles. It’s these moments that I’m soaking in.

We don’t go anywhere, unless it is to the bank or the doctor. We like staying at home. It’s just so much work to get packed to go someplace. I wouldn’t have it any other way though.


Usually, a grandparent or two will drop in to see us. I say us….really I mean him. We all know they come to see the grandbaby.

We love greeting Daddy in the evenings and spending time with him. It’s our family time. We take advantage of whatever we get since Daddy’s work schedule keeps him away from us more than any of us would like. We’re grateful for work though.

The weekends that we have with Daddy are special, too. This summer I was fat and pregnant, and Colby was working constantly {including holidays and weekends}. That meant we didn’t go anywhere or do anything….literally. We stayed home almost the entire summer.

Needless to say, we have enjoyed my time off. It’s been long awaited and has been great for building our relationship and learning what it is to be a family now. It’s meant spending lots of time with baby and way more time with Daddy. We’ve ventured out twice alone as a family of three, and we’re attempting a bigger trip this weekend to see the BIL and SIL. It’s our last hurrah before I go back to work and adjust to a new normal that will consist of less time with baby and Daddy. Major bummer!

Next week, I will be preparing myself for coming back to work, getting things organized to hopefully have a smoother start back to work, going to doctor appointments, and going to church for the first time since little bit has been born. I know everyone thinks we’ve fallen off the face of the earth, but I’ve found it to be extremely difficult to get us up and going. With me starting work, it’s pushing us into a busier life full of early mornings where we actually have to get up and get dressed versus getting up and going back to bed. I can’t say I’m looking forward to it. I would rather stay in my PJs and cuddle with my baby, but that’s not how life goes {at least not for us}.

Since Landry, our life has changed in a big way. It’s been a big change, but a better change. We’re still struggling to adjust, and it’s going to be another big adjustment next week. We’re still trying to figure out how to juggle everything that has to be done here, spend time together as a couple, and try to keep those around us happy as well. We’re not there yet, but we will be. Be patient with us. We’re still learning, too.

Pray for me. I’ve got to come out of my hole {aka my house} and leave my baby. It’s not going to be easy, but with your prayers I’ll make it through just like every other working mama out there.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Five on Friday


I went to my first consignment sale yesterday, and it was awesome. My little guy scored some adorable cool weather outfits, smocked and appliqued outfits, books, bibs, shoes, and a fire truck embroidered hat. I’ve been so stupid to buy so much stuff brand new. I’ve learned my lesson though, and I’ll be buying a lot of stuff through consignment from now on.

P.S. Cute boy stuff is so hard to find. Of course, I’m pretty picky as to what he’ll wear, too.



Looking for some football craft inspiration? I found a great post this week that had lots of cute ideas at Ten June. She even found some cute printables for your favorite team that can be used for tailgating or a football party. Oh, how I love that!



Loved & Lovely came up with a great idea to have an Instagram Party. Seeing as how I love seeing other people’s homes, I’m thinking I’m going to participate, too. All you have to do is take these pictures on the following dates, post them to instagram, and use the hashtag #lovedandlovelyparty.

September 9th: Living Room

September 10th: Kitchen

September 11th: Master Bedroom

September 12th: Dining Room

September 13th: Kids Room/ Game Room/ Bathroom/ Guest Room/ Other

And it doesn’t matter how finished or unfinished the room is! Give it a try! I’d love to see your homes! If you want to follow me on Instagram, find me at brennab52.



We had a great one month appointment yesterday. Landry gained a whole pound in two weeks! My boy is getting so big! His heel stick from his last appointment came back clear, so I have a healthy, growing baby boy!


I’m two weeks away from going back to work. Yesterday was my first time leaving him for several hours, and I did fine. I’m hoping me going back to work and leaving him will go just as good. Cross your fingers!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

September Already!

When I found out in January that I was pregnant, it seemed like it was going to be forever until August arrived. Surprisingly, time flew by before I knew it. And now, it’s September! I’m going to have a one month old baby tomorrow! This past month has raced by even quicker. I’ve still got a little over two weeks before I go back to work, and I’m begging that time slow down.

Landry goes to the doctor tomorrow, so we will find out just how much he has grown. I’m interested to see. He’s still a tiny tot, but I can tell he’s getting much bigger. We will be breaking out the one month onesie tomorrow {thanks, Kate and Erin!} to grab a few photos.


I’m hitting up the Lullabies and Mudpies sale tomorrow, and I can’t wait to see what kind of goods I can score for cheap! I’m hoping to find some nice outfits for the holidays, events that we might go to, and church.

Speaking of deals….did y’all take advantage of the awesome deals this past weekend? Loft had a 60% off sale! I’m hoping that what I ordered will fit, but returns and exchanges are easy to make. I would rather take a chance and take advantage of the deals. Landry got some outfits from Carter’s, too, since they were having a 50% off sale. Remember to use those online coupon codes, ladies! I searched for one and got an additional 25% off. You can’t beat that!


Here’s a tip for new moms:

Sign up for Snapfish and Shutterfly emails! And take advantage of those coupons in your diapers for Shutterfly! I have so many $20 off coupons that it is crazy! I’ve also gotten a photo book for free {that was all about the day of his birth}, and I have several emails for some more. You’re going to pay the shipping, but it’s better than paying for the product and shipping. Plus, free prints or penny prints are totally worth taking advantage of.

Be back tomorrow with a one month update!