So, I’ve been cloth diapering Viv basically her whole life. She’s 19 months old. How’s it going?
I have zero regrets. Im so happy for the money saved and honestly the cuteness of the diapers have brought me a lot of joy during low points. And the washing and storing, etc? Basically it’s like second nature at this point. I’m on autopilot 😂. LB is confused when he sees people throw diapers away. Here are some common questions I get:
Do you set New Years resolutions? I do. Many of them I keep (it was 4 years ago I decided to start working out. Look at me now 👌🏾). And some, I don’t. Like I made a resolution last year to dress nicer and I still wear yoga pants 92% of the time.
This year I have a few, here are the most important to me:
I did it. I ran my race. That’s why I’ve been spotty with blogging and posting, and a big part of the reason I wasn’t coaching the past few months.
First I want to go over the race weekend, then how it differed from last year, then how I trained.
Soooo race weekend. The race this year was on 11/3, and 11/4 is LB’s birthday. (Last year race day WAS his birthday). So the day before the race he had a birthday party. That meant I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off the week prior and stressing that he had a good time. The party was a success saturday morning, and after going home to pack we started off to Huntington WV.
Logistically, I booked 2 hotel rooms in Huntington side by side so my parents could stay nextdoor. They kept the kids while we raced. We hit the hotel when we got into town and my parents and sister watched the kids while we went to pick up our race bibs.
Earlier this week on my instastories I asked what you guys wanted to hear more about. This request was one I thought would go better as a blog – so I could refer back to it since this question comes up a lot.
Also…. for me if we ever decide to have another baby because after a couple years you TOTALLY forget.
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Baby registries are overwhelming. First of all, EVERYONE has them. My favorite place to shop is amazon because I hate to leave my home haha so I suggest the Amazon Baby Registry.
Even though nursing is crazy hard at first and takes up a ton of time (I’m 20 mins into a nursing session as I type) it has a ton of perks. On top of being convenient and honestly having a nutritional content that formula hasn’t been able to match, there are other uses for your milk too!
Here are a few I use:
– Eye Drops. Not as much with Viv, but LB got pinkeye often as a baby and a quick squirt of breastmilk saved us a trip to the doctor everytime.
Writing about my anxiety helps me make light of daily stresses and feel more grateful. I was a little hesitant to publish this one, but here goes nothing:
Picture it: Huntington 2011 (i love golden girls 😂).
One of my first thoughts when i decided to hustle up some summer classes and finish my BS in chemistry a semester early was “I can’t wait until a life without homework”.
I hated college and vowed to never go back to school. Because it never ended – classes ran into other classes ran into study groups ran into labs. It was so much pressure, so many hours of dedication… ONE mistake could ruin everything back then. I was over it and I wanted time to live my life.
When I first started my first job as a chemist I was amazed at how nice it was to leave work – even if it was a long day … and be DONE until the next day. Or be DONE all weekend.
It was absolutely amazing to not have work following me around like a shadow. My anxiety was way down. Life was simpler.