5 In Life

Let’s Have Tea Time

Happy Friday!

No real news today, other than it’s FRIDAY and we are all super excited around here. I’ve said it a million times in the past, but sometimes it feels like we’re in a season of life where we’re truly living for the weekends and by the time Friday morning rolls around I’m feeling ready and refreshed for a few days at home with my family.

I had another draft I intended to finish today, but decided a chatty post felt more ‘right.’ So, grab a cup of tea, or coffee, and let’s chat.

Pregnancy wise, I’ve been feeling mentally pretty good, but physically, pretty blah.

I’ve been walking longer and more frequently, but my body just doesn’t feel GOOD. I don’t say that to complain, because you know I’m incredibly grateful for this pregnancy, but to keep it real. Every time I hear someone say, “I felt my very best when I was pregnant!” I can’t help but cringe and laugh a little on the inside at how my response would be, “Really? Because I feel like I was hit by a bus most days!” All in good humor folks. I’m getting so excited about painting the nursery and starting to decorate, and we have another ultrasound next week so I can’t wait to see his sweet face again. Praying for good results.

I’ve been listening to The Birth Hour on REPEAT.

the birth hour podcast

I mean, 2 or 3 episodes a day. Ha! I’m cranking through it and so addicted to hearing birth story after birth story. I remember reading a lot of birth stories online before I had Adeline, but I had nothing to compare them to, or base them on, or even a personal experience to relate to. This time though, I feel like I’m learning so much more and have already been thinking about how I might want to do things differently come August.

I feel like we’re in a really good routine, and I’m feeling at peace with it.

Some mornings are harder than others taking Adeline to school, and I still struggle with guilt and missing her throughout the day, but I think we’re in a good stride. She just started a new classroom and is absolutely kicking its tail. I’m so proud of her. Work wise, things are good on my end, and things are good on Adam’s end. I think we’re both just cruising right along, and enjoying this phase where we both have the opportunity to work from home.

I’m planning on painting the nursery this weekend! (Oops, Adam doesn’t know that yet.)

baby boy nursery inspiration

Okay maybe I’m just planning on painting some samples in the nursery and finally picking a color. Between the two of us, we picked up just about every brown paper sample Home Depot had and now comes the task of figuring out what the difference between them all is! I honestly might even just give up and paint his room the same color as Adeline’s.

We bought baby boy’s dresser!

ikea dresser

I made the pilgrimage to IKEA by myself the other day on my lunch break and picked it up. I say this dramatically because getting to IKEA from here isn’t for the new-to-dfw-highway-driver and it felt like quite the task but I made it safe and sound! I could spend hours, days, wandering around IKEA, ya’ll! The dresser is just a simple, 3 drawer short dresser with black knobs. My good friend Kylie recommended it after I sent her every other dresser on the website. I decided to stick with a friend’s recommendation per lack of energy to decide on another! It’s cute, simple, white, and will be perfect for the next few years.

I’m obsessed with Thayer’s Witch Hazel.

thayer's witch hazel

I’ve been using Thayer’s Witch Hazel in Rose Petal twice a day the past 3 or 4 weeks and I’m LOVING it. It feels like a mini spa treatment and I feel it opening up my pores. If you’re in need of a good natural toner or simple makeup remover, you should try it! Plus it smells amazing.

I think that pretty much wraps up the week. It’s currently storming out, and I’ve got my Discover Weekly playlist jammin’ so I’m ready to knock out this day and go pick up my girly!

Oh, and I *think* we might know baby boy’s name. Eeeeek!

If we were having tea, what would you want to talk about?



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    April 13, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Anything!! Miss you so much 🙂

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    April 13, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    It would be so fun to have a play/coffee date! Maybe one day!
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    April 13, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Designing a nursery is so fun ! Good luck with the painting this weekend!

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    April 13, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Definitely checking out the witch hazel in rose! I am in need of something, I keep getting these little mini zits that look terrible!

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    April 15, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    I’m pregnant as well, and even though I know it could be sooooo much worse, I never usually feel that great during pregnancy (though this time around, I HAVE been feeling better than the first time around thanks to the fact that I’ve actually been able to exercise!).

    And can’t wait to see your nursery! I’m always impressed with expectant mothers who have the energy to put one together…my daughter (who’s 3) never really got a “nursery”, and heaven knows my son isn’t going to know any different, ha ha.

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