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6
Dec

Quotes From Moanna

I know it’s been awhile since you’ve been blessed with Moanna’s brilliance, so I hope this makes up for it just a little tiny bit.

While putting up the Christmas tree…
Josh, “I didn’t know you had a saw?”
Moanna, “Well, APPARENTLY, we do!”

Trying to calm Orion down…
Moanna, “He won’t stop crying!”
Me, “Give him a binki.”
Moanna, “He doesn’t want the binki! CLEARLY, that is a “feed me cry” and I’m not equipped to handle that.”

When I’m in the zone, aka not paying attention to Moanna…
“Snap out of it Momma!”

Setting Orion down on the …

15
Nov

My Baby – Month Two and Three

Some how my weekly baby posts went from weekly, to bi-weekly, to bi-monthly… These things happen when you have the cutest babies in the world.

The past two months have flown by at the speed of light. I am seriously amazed that this little guy is already three months old! I’m not sure how or when he went from being a new born to being a baby, nor am I sure when I went from being a total mess to being somewhat of a competent Mommy of two.

Orion is the happiest baby in the world. He smiles and laughs …

10
Oct

Dear Blog

Dear Blog, I have not forgotten you. You are still deeply loved. I can’t wait until we have time to catch up, and boy do we have a lot to catch up on…

Really, I do love you. It’s just that…

These three cuties have had me very busy recently. It’s hard to tear myself away from them long enough to shower let alone accomplish much else…

1
Oct

30 Day Challenge Round Two

It’s October first and time for new 30 Day Challenges. This round I’m going to tackle two challenges.

If you are unfamiliar with 30 Day Challenges, check out this post for some inspiration. Go ahead; I’ll be here when you get back. Brilliant idea huh? Wish I’d thought of it myself.

My October Challenges are…

Challenge 1 – For the next 30 days I’m going to get up at the same time every single day. For some of you, especially those of you who don’t even need an alarm clock to wake you up, this is a far cry from …

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 …