Life Lately Vol. 1

Happy Friday!  This post is short and sweet, since I have exactly one favorite right now…cold-free babies!  Last week was a total blur.  The girls both started to get congested at the beginning of the week, and we ended up at the doctor mid-week to get it sorted out.  Colds are colds, but they are pretty scary when they happen to 7 week olds.  There’s been a lot of saline misting, Nose Frida-ing, and air humidifying.  Needless to say, I’m grateful for healthy babies again.

We tried to make the most of a bad situation and settle in, getting cozy around the house.  Despite the sniffles, the girls were both in pretty good moods throughout the week, so I got in a lot of sweet snuggles and giggles.

I have been really hesitant up to this point about getting out and about with the girls.  Before Addy Grace was born, I had to make a mental shift, knowing that we’d be sticking around the house a lot more than usual.  Now, she’s 8 weeks old, and I really am starting to feel that our “homing in” phase is coming to an end.  It’s time for us to learn how to get out of the house without help, and I’m looking forward to figuring this out with my girls.

Since the girls were much better by the weekend, we were able to venture out for a day-long shopping trip with my mom, sister, and grandma, and we had the best day!  It was so fun to just be out, even if it complicated nap times and feedings.  We were able to figure it out the best we could, and I had plenty of extra helping hands!

I’m in so much trouble with this one…

I love that Lacey Ruth is getting precious time with her great grandma.

Lunch at Chicken Salad Chick — a favorite!

Addy Grace with her Aunt Liv.

They were both done by the end of the day.  Fits had been pitched, and it was time to go.

We are slowly figuring out our new “normal.”  Each time things start to get overwhelming, I try to remember that we are only in a phase.  Soon, getting out and about will become second nature, and I’ll forget about how hard it all is right now.  We have a busy couple of weeks ahead of us, including our first night away from the girls to celebrate my birthday, and our first weekend away as a family.  So much to prepare for and so much to look forward to!

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