I found out I was pregnant with Keogena before Oshiolema even turned 1 which meant I didn’t need to purchase any big ticket items for her newborn phase. Aside from a couple new things that came out the year she was born (hello, Dockatot,) every baby item we own was purchased during my first pregnancy which was six years ago. SIX! I’ll be doing a complete round up of all my favorite newborn, baby and postpartum items soon but for now here are the few current purchases I’m making before baby arrives.
As promised in my Second Trimester Recap post, here is my Second Trimester Favorites video! One day I may get this thing under 20 minutes but I just don’t see it comin’ any time soon. I hope you guys enjoy it!
I am 32 weeks pregnant this week which means I’m technically five weeks into my third trimester. WILD. My second trimester absolutely flew by but it certainly wasn’t as easy as my previous second trimesters have been. We’ll get into all of that right here.
I shared on Instagram yesterday that I had two different posts scheduled for this week but I realized today I want to create a resource that will truly serve rather than just entertain. So here we are- it’s 9:44, the kids are in bed and I’m going to get to work on pulling together everything from homeschool curriculum and favorite kids toys for self entertainment to paleo and meat-free recipes, smoothies and Bible resources for kids. It’s gonna be big. It’s gonna be wonderful. It’s gonna be a late night. Let’s dive in.
“What does your daily routine look like?” Quite possibly the number one question in my inbox and, to be honest, the question I want to ask every mama I meet. I started the series Day in the Life for that very reason-because there is something almost thrilling about getting a peek into the schedule of women who work for themselves. You can catch up on all past guest posts in this series here
but for now, this is what my routine looks like on a day-to-day basis.
“The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.”
At the start of last week I was frazzled. I had a to-do list a mile long in order to prepare the house and the meals and the schedule before O and I left for our trip to San Diego. My sister and her husband were going to stay at our house so school drop off was a breeze so I wanted to make sure things were as easy as possible for them. I needed to get ahead on blog work, make a few meals to stock the fridge, prep the guest room, get al the laundry ready-the list goes on- all while O was working long hours to start the week and out of town to end the week. I looked at O on Sunday night and said, “I just don’t know how I’m going to get all of this done.” Turns out, none of it would get done. We would end up cancelling that trip and every single plan for that week. We faced the flu instead.