Thursday, September 25, 2014

Currently x20 {link up}

Linking up with Harvesting Kale for Currently.
The prompts this week {watching, learning, considering, needing, changing}

WATCHING:  We got to see two of our awesome friends become parents together this week and might I say I am pretty darn excited about that!  Chris & Kristen brought Baby Everett into the world on Wednesday.  It's gonna be so great to have Everett & Molly so close in proximity as well as age, too, with them being three months apart.  And then next week we get to watch two more friends get married as well.  I can't wait to see Tyler & Marsha tie the knot next weekend!!!
(It's been a long time coming to see Tony's best friends settle their crazy butts down and it is nice to see!) 

LEARNING:  Why forgiveness or just letting things go is so important.  And really, it takes too much energy to hold onto resenting someone or hating certain things.  It feels so good to move on into the light.  I love the saying that goes something like this:  

Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.

CONSIDERING: Writing a blog post about sexual assault and including personal anecdotes.  To do so would obviously mean I would be sharing some sensitive material - which is fine with me - but I'm not sure how it would be received.  I do think it's something important to shed some light on and doing so would show the alarming amount of women this happens to as well as the different forms of sexual assault.  I'm also considering including other folks' personal stories pertaining to the topic - if you know anyone who would like to anonymously be part of the upcoming post, please send them my way. 

NEEDING:  To save money for a new range.  Ours is just awful and I have my eye on a beautiful one at Siano Appliances (where my mother-in-law works).  I cannot wait to replace ours!!!  It's pretty old - still in working condition - but we acquired it in a state of disrepair.  Doable, but certainly not loveable. I can't wait to blog about it and share before and after photos when the time comes. 

CHANGING:  Thought I was going to be drastically changing my hair sometime soon-ish... but now I'm not sure.  I made it through the hot, hot summer with long hair - why would I want to cut it short for the coldy-cold months?  I don't know.  I still consider cutting my hair.  And my big sister is due to give hers a chop soon so maybe that will push me to cut mine after I see how cute hers is and how much she loves it.

(I really love the Jennifer Lawrence short hair cut on the top left.)

Aside from all that fun - I am really looking forward to some upcoming projects we are planning on in the next few months.  We are going to replace the faucets in our bathroom, the guest bathroom, and the kitchen along with the light fixtures in both bathrooms as well.  We really need shoe moulding along the entire house but in not sure we are ready for that project just yet.  Another fun project will include mounting a small TV in our kitchen!  It's not something we would normally do but the folks who lived here before left some pretty awful holes and marks on the wall where one was previously mounted (and hastily removed I am guessing) and this way we will be able to cover that up. It'll be nice to watch something while cooking, too!

It's so funny these projects are something fun to look forward to in addition to being something I like to talk about.  It is interesting how life changes you over time!  I'll leave you with some photos of our everyday shenanigans.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Currently x19 {link up}

Linking up for another week of sharing our current circumstances along with Harvesting Kale
The prompts for this week: {loving, craving, demanding, questioning, & worrying}

LOVING: my Lana pandora station, my children's nap time, Big Brother, trips to Target, the NFL season (go Cowboys!), photo shoots with my big girl, my kids and my husband, that old school Avril came on my iPod in the car today.

I just love great music and beautiful words and John Legend's smooth voice.

CRAVING: more family time, pretzels, sweet tea, a cool breeze, incredible stories, alone time, my best friend, the Ellen show (just a few more days!), Grey's Anatomy & Scandal (a few more weeks!), the Fault in our Stars on DVD, a long shower.

DEMANDING:  for autumn to hurry up!  I am so looking forward the the fall this year.  I can't wait until Thanksgiving and then especially for Christmas - I feel like it'll a fun one this year considering Presley's age!  I am also demanding Netflix and Sesame Street to come to an agreement - QUICKLY.  apple, I am demanding a release date for the new iPhone already.

QUESTIONING: was it our smartest decision to get a new TV rather than replace the range in our kitchen? when is this baby going to spend less time fussing?  is this the way it will always be - are we going to be forever going from purchase to purchase - or does that end eventually?

WORRYING: about my latest book choice - I've read so many fantastic books lately (most recently: the Host & the Fault in our Stars) and now I'm onto "the Help" because the movie was fantastic.  for me, the book has started out incredibly slow.  I think it has to do with the fact that my last however many books were centered around or featured a great love story whereas this one does not.  I am not one to start a book and not finish it but right now I'm too bored to keep reading and man, I miss reading.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Happy 2 Month Birthday, Molly Lou!

I feel so unprepared to write this blog. And that kills me!

Last time around I had so much time to dedicate to observing Presley's every move since her firsts were my mommy firsts, too.  This time around I am slacking so bad!  Don't get me wrong, Molly is ABSOLUTELY not missing out on any of the love or attention or affection that Presley received as a baby... it's just all flying by so fast, I guess.  Too fast to remember to take note!

So here we are two months post partum with our second baby girl.

Molly weighed in at 11 pounds 3 ounces and measured 23 inches today (compared to Presley's 11 pounds 12 ounces and 22.5 inches at her two month check up).  When it comes to her growth, she follows very closely to her big sister - it still cracks me up they weighed the same at birth!!! 

She got her first round of shots today and if anything it has become even harder to watch my kid(s) get shots!!!  I was able to nurse Molly after her shots and that helped to calm her down.  I've also given her two doses of Tylenol which has seemed to help throughout the day.  She had a bath before bedtime and knocked right out!

Molly got a new pediatrician today (as we were not very happy or confident with the last doctor and the office there).  His name is Dr. Brad Jones and he practices at Memphis Children's Clinic in Germantown.  Very impressed with the staff at this office and super glad to have made the switch!

We just got Molly a new Cloud B sleep buddy and it seems to help calm her down at nap and bedtime.

Daddy is the best at keeping Molly calm... I really think it has a lot to do with his demeanor - he's such a relaxed person.  Presley used to fall asleep on me all the time as a baby and this time around it seems to be Daddy that Molly can fall asleep on at the drop of a hat!  He also started massaging her before bed and she will calm down quickly with that, too.  So lucky for his baby whispering abilities!

So far she is indifferent towards bath time.  I usually take a bath with her and it goes pretty well!

Molly seriously loves Presley and I'm so happy that Presley loves Molly so much!  Presley just wants to be right next to Molly to touch her and hug her and talk to her.  I love seeing Presley interact with Molly and then see a huge grin creep across Molly's face as a result! LOVE love love my girls and I hope they are going to be best friends.

She's become a great sleeper - though she is a little baby so of course it's not like we have passed all the hurdles at this point... but goodness gracious it has certainly gotten so much better!  (THANK YOU, MOLLY!)

Molly gets to see her grandparents (Tony's parents) on just about a weekly basis and it has been so great... I'm so thankful for them!  This is something we didn't have with Presley when she was so young since we lived so far apart.  Unfortunately, now we're so far away from my family in Illinois!  Molly gets to meet her Grammy (my mom) next week when she comes down for a visit!

We still haven't chosen a church in town for our home parish and therefore haven't started planning Molly's baptism yet - but hopefully we'll get on that soon!

That's about it for now.  We love you so much, Miss Molly.  Thank you so much for making our family so much more beautiful and whole!  I love getting to know you and I love getting to be your mommy.  PS, I hope you will like to snuggle more than your big sister does!!!  But I will love you either way.  ;)