Wow, it’s been quite a while since I posted last! What can I say… I’ve got a newborn to take care of now, so priorities have most definitely changed.
Here’s what we’ve been up to lately:
– Lots and Lots of Visitors Coyer has met a lot of family already – his Grammy & Papa (Kearney), Grandpa Joe, Aunt Carrie & Uncle Bryan, and Grandma & Grandpa Schulte! Each visit has been special and we’ve really enjoyed spending so much quality time with everyone. We’re so blessed to have such a loving family 🙂
– I have Instagram now!
My new favorite thing to do! I’m loving instagram and I’m already a little obsessed with posting cute pictures of my studly little man.
– Chef Becky is Back…
I finally feel like cooking again! It’s been such a great way for me to unwind at the end of the day. Justyn comes home from work, takes on baby duty, and I pour a glass of wine (just 1 since I’m breastfeeding) to enjoy while I make dinner.
Here’s the recipe for these Chicken, Spinach & Cannellini Bean Quesadillas that I found on pinterest.
– Our Boy is Growing Fast
Coyer has grown out of his newborn clothes already and we’ve been wearing size 3 mo. for about 2 weeks now! The 3 month clothes are still a little big, but I feel terrible trying to squeeze his chubby little body into his newborn outfits.
I packed up all of these outfits that are too small now… all the while thinking they’ll be used for the next one. But then, I realized there might not be a next BOY! How sad. 😦 Some of those clothes weren’t even worn once.
– Yay! Fall TV has returned.
There are so many fun shows to watch during the Fall. Many of my favorite have returned, like Homeland on ShowTime, Modern Family, and Parenthood.
I also started watching two new tv shows. I just set the dvr to record Hostages and The Blacklist on Monday nights, then I catch up with my recordings while Coyer is nursing.
By the way… The Blacklist, with James Spader, is AWESOME! I love it already.
– The Baby Blues
I’m not gonna lie… this new mom stuff is by far the hardest thing I’ve ever done! Most days are pretty wonderful, just happy as can be and loving on my baby boy. But, there are some days that I just have to stop what I’m doing and cry for a while.
I’m tired. The house is a mess. I can’t remember the last time I showered. I’ve only had a peanutbutter sandwich for lunch every day this week. Nothing in my closet fits.
Worst of all, I constantly ask myself if I’m doing this mom thing right… should he be sleeping so much? should I be holding him more? is he hungry or just tired? does he need more stimulation? and what’s with all this spit-up?
This picture says it all!
I’m trying to fold laundry while playing with Coyer. There’s a dirty diaper on the floor. I’ve got the bible on the coffee table for easy reference (What to Expect the First Year). Oh, and I got out the finger nail polish and remover thinking I could maybe paint my toes… yeah right, no way that’s ever gonna happen!
As hard as this all is, I still wouldn’t trade it for anything else. I love spending so much time with my sweet baby! I know it will get easier and I’ll eventually fall into a “new normal”.
Come on, seriously… how could you not love every minute you spend with this cutie pie? Oh, I still just melt whenever I look at him.
Just a little baby blues. Nothing that unusual, I hear it’s pretty common to have these feelings (right?)
– Looking Forward
I’m taking a few hours this Saturday to treat myself to a mani/pedi and maybe, just maybe a trip to Target! I know, I’m living life on the edge these days. 🙂 But really, I’m so looking forward to handing the baby off to my husband for a while! I haven’t spent more than 30 minutes away from Coyer since he was born. Momma needs a break!
Also, I cannot wait for my bestie, Jessica, to visit at the end of this month. Remember, her little Lucy was born just 1 month before Coyer. We are going to have so much fun together with our babies!!!
Jessica and Lucy. Aren’t they both just so beautiful! 🙂