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30
Sep

30 Day Challenges Complete

I finally completed two out of three of my 30 Day Challenges! AND it only took me 72 days to do it! You see this baby of mine decided to show up three weeks early right smack dab in the middle of my challenges and it put a slight delay on things.

Orion made his debut on Day 16, so my challenges were split right in half. For the first 15 days I did awesome. I completed every challenge, every day with one exception. I was deathly ill the day before I went into labor, and didn’t make it to …

22
Sep

Yesterday’s Ta-Da List

Yesterday was productive. A Ta-Da List is in order. Sadly, I don’t remember everything I did. This is why it’s important to write your list as you go.

Read half a book

Cleaned kitchen

Cleaned microwave and stovetop

Did a load of laundry

Made bed

Showered Moanna

Wrote this post

Nursed more times than I can count on both hands

Pumped 1 ounce of milk

Touched up two bathrooms

Helped Moanna clean her room

Researched a few things online

Worked on blog stuff

… What am I forgetting?…

21
Sep

Siblings

The love between these two is too much to take.

Moanna loves Orion. Like, love, love, loves him.

Orion loves Moanna. Like, love, love, loves her.

Of course they express this love in different ways.Moanna expresses her love by smothering him with affection and cooing over him nonstop. Since Orion can’t smother and coo (well, he can but his vocab isn’t as extensive as Moanna’s), he expresses his love for Moanna by perking up when he sees her or hears her voice and trying to eat her face when she’s smothering him with love and coos.

In other news, we …

20
Sep

Middle Name Announcement

Ladies and gents, Mr. Orion has a middle name. Finally!

I’d like you to meet, Orion James Adams.

James is Steve’s middle name and Jai’s (my stepdad’s) first name. We had a handful of middle names we were playing with for awhile. They all were good names with meaning and family ties. However, James spoke to us and sounded the best in between Orion and Adams.…

14
Sep

Why? – Repost From a Year Ago

Since I’m still getting back into the swing of things, and it’s fun to look back in time, I thought I would do a repost from a year ago today…

The post below was originally published a year ago. If you’re interested in reading it in it’s original glory, you can read it here, but it’s the exact same as what’s below.

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Why do children insist on doing this? I’ve never seen a child play with a public fountain or a backyard sprinkler without doing this. Why?

Why?

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Why is it that one of my favorite pictures …

13
Sep

Maternity Leave is Over

My six weeks is up. It’s time to start working again. No, I don’t work outside of the house. So, no, I don’t exactly have a “job” to get back to. On the other hand, I wasn’t fully “off” from my stay at home work either. Regardless, my six weeks is up and it’s time to get back at it.

Yesterday we had our six weeks postpartum visit with our beloved midwife Rachel. It was bitter sweet. We’re really going to miss her. Other than being scolded for not eating properly and remembering to take all of my vitamins (what’s …

6
Sep

My Baby – Week Four and Five

Sorry for the combo post, but the past two weeks have been all about the boobs. All about the boobs. Orion and I spend at least a third of the day nursing, and sometimes more. It’s a full time job, and some days we go into overtime with no extra pay.

First let me say how unbelievably grateful I am that for the past two weeks I have been able to breastfeed full time. No pumping. No finger feeding. Just breastfeeding. I did it! We did it! With the support of Steve, Moanna, family and friends, Orion and I were …

1
Sep

Mazel tov

My big sister did this to me…

At least I’m still too little for her to dress up like a doll……