Connor Claire turns three months old in a few days, and seriously, that time has flown by faster than three snaps in a Z formation. I don’t know how this fast-forward button got pushed, but somewhere, somehow, it did, and now it’s almost June. YOWZA!
So. If you’re a regular here in the MBB fam, you’re probably wondering where the weekly Saturday giveaway is, seeing as how I’ve been doing it every Saturday for years.
Well…I’ve decided I need to put it on temporary hold.
Just for a bit.
With a new baby up in the mix, I need to save as much as I can right now, because man! — those diapers are expensive, guys! I hope you understand.
Anywho, if you’re still here…hi! 🙂 Hellooooooo again! *gives you a big hug* I’m happy to see you. What have you been up to lately?
Me? It’s been all about routines. Diaper changes, feedings, sterilizing bottles, feedings, washing burp cloths and blankets, feedings, bath time, feedings, play time, feedings, tummy time…and did I say feedings?
But now that Connor more or less sleeps through the night, life has been less chaotic.
Of course, I’m shaking my head as I type this, because everyone I know who has kids says that once you get settled into a routine, something will come along to shake everything up — like the start of teething, a change in feeding or sleeping habits, a runny nose from a cold — something.
So I guess it’s just a matter of time before the sh*t hits the fan again! — but at least for now I’m trying to get back into my metaphorical groove.
One of the things I’m trying to get back into the habit of doing regularly is running, and yesterday I went for my first run in a really long time. And it was really freakin’ hard.
I think the last time I went for a run was, gosh…last July. Or was it August? It was shortly after I found out that Connor had taken up temporary residency in my tum.
Anyway, it’s been a loooong time.
But yesterday I jogged three slow miles. It took me nearly 50 minutes, give or take.
Yup, that’s slow, and even though a geriatric tortoise could have outrun me, I did it! And it felt good. I’m starting to feel like my body belongs to me again.
The birth in March took a lot out of me, both physically and mentally (I had an emergency C section in the middle of the night after about 40 hours of labor). For a while there (and, truthfully, still now), I couldn’t even think about it without falling apart.
But now that I’m able to do what had been one of my favorite things to do before I got pregnant — running — I’m starting to feel more normal again.
Another thing that feels good: wearing nail polish. How silly does that sound?
But it feels great to look down at my paws and see the tips painted, even if the application was a little slapdash.
One of the “me” things that immediately fell by the wayside after having Connor was painting my nails, but I’ve started doing it again, and lately I’ve been all about this pale creamy yellow from Sally Hansen’s Miracle Gel line called Lemon Heaven ($7.59 at Target). It’s a ray of sunshine in a bottle!
If you’re a new mom, a busy bee or just never seem to have enough time to paint your claws, Lemon Heaven is the schtuff! It dries in less than 15 minutes and lasts me at least seven days before it starts looking all funkytown and I have to redo it.
Well, it was nice to hang out with you. 🙂 It’s Memorial Day weekend here in the U.S., which, among other things, makes this the unofficial start of summer. I have a feeling this will be one of your best summers yet!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,