*This post idea is 'stolen' from Amanda because I'm not a real blogger so I have to steal real bloggers' topics.
Home is where my heart is. I love being home with my M & C. Nothing makes me happier than being with them, hanging out, playing, or doing whatever. I'm a total home-body so obviously home is where I want to be and where I am happiest. Add in a super cute and fun little boy and there is nowhere else I'd rather be. When I'm home and C is awake my full attention is on him. With being a FT working mom my time at home is precious so I've really been trying not to stress about the 'not so fun' home stuff (like cleaning) and focusing more on quality time with him and the hubs. C is at such an amazing age and I just love being around him. It's seriously the best <3 I've also been very busy at home with things like planning C's 2nd birthday, Christmas shopping, and doing as many fun activities as possibly. Home life is busy...but fun!!
WORKING MOM LIFE.
I hate it. I hate being a working mom. OK I take that back - I HATE being a FULL TIME working mom - I'd love to be a part time working mom. I really think that is the perfect balance. And I'm so jealous of people who get that opportunity. It's really the best of both worlds if you ask me. Even almost two years into this I haven't accepted the fact that this is my life. It's hard - it's really, really hard - harder than anyone realizes I think. I think it'd be easier if my job wasn't so demanding or stressful. I work a lot - too much - and I really hate that. So this part of my life is my biggest struggle - always has been and always will be. I'll never be a stay at home mom nor will I ever be able to work part time. So I keep pluggin' away and doing the best I can with what I've got to work with.
I've mentioned a few times on here that I've been slacking in the fitness area of my life. I still work out just not as much as I always had. Once I'm at the gym - it's all good. It's just getting there lately that's been hard. I think I've been thinking about it too much. I just have to treat it like any other 'appointment' and just get it done and over with. Related to all this is also the fact that I've been eating like crap. I am your classic stress eater. And boy have I been stressed lately. So not only do I need to get back on track with my workouts but also my eating.
Let's see. I've really been into fish tacos and BLT salad. These are definitely my two favorite meals right now and they've been on our menu every week for the last few months probably. But now that the weather is cooling down I'm looking forward to soups and stews. We did have chili on Monday and it was sooooo good. I am also really looking forward to roasting squash (acorn and butternut squashes are my favorite!) more often. On a much less healthy topic - give me all the salted caramel foods you got. My favorite late night snack has been lactose free vanilla ice cream drizzled with caramel and sprinkled with a little bit of coarse sea salt. I am legitimately obsessed!! Oh and DD - you've done it again - salted caramel coffee - Mmm Mmm Yes Please!!
With the temps cooling down all I want to do at night (instead of working out) is to snuggle on the couch, watch TV, and eat ice cream (see above!) Whenever we get the chance we still binge watch Homeland. I don't even know what season we're on but I do know the last few episodes we watched weren't that good so hopefully that changes. At the gym (ya know....when I actually go...) I've been watching Chicago Med or This Is Us. Watching TV is the only way I get through cardio at the gym...anyone else with me on that?!?!
C is pretty much amazing - I mean I know I'm his mom and all and therefore I'm biased but seriously - he's incredible. He's smart. He's independent. He's funny. He's sweet. And he is quite the little man these days (seriously, my baby is gone...*cue big fat alligator tears*) He counts. He sings. He talks NON-STOP. He is constantly running (in fact I don't think he ever walks these days LOL) He has quite the sense of humor and loves to tease us. He has become quite a picky eater and would eat only applesauce and maple syrup if we let him. He also has quite the sweet tooth and loves going on donut dates with mom and bagel dates with dad. He is obsessed with band aids and typically has at least 3 or 4 somewhere on his body ha-ha Basically he's my favorite and the love I have for him is more than I EVER imagined (and grows more and more every day - how that's possible I don't even know <3)
And there ya have it - a little life update...
So here we are - Thursday. So I'm jumping on the confession bandwagon...
~ I bought a Starbucks soy salted caramel mocha frappucino (no whip) yesterday and it was life changing. Seriously worth every single calorie. And if I were rich and had the money to support that habit daily I totally would!! So, so good!
~ I am still totally lacking in the workout department. I used to work out 5-6 times a week and now I'm lucky if I can force myself to do it 4 times a week.
~ I had a donut date with this little man this morning and it totally made my day.
~ We've had another scary week with Camden and his breathing. He has always struggled with breathing - wheezy, crackly, etc. But if you remember about a month ago we had a REALLY scary experience. When we had gone to the doctor the pediatrician at the office diagnosed him with asthma. But when we went the following day to his regular pediatrician he didn't want to call it asthma. So Tuesday I got a call from daycare that his breathing was really bad again. I took him to the doctor immediately and his oxygen level was down to 91/92. At that point he was 'officially' diagnosed with asthma. So right now he's on an oral steroid and nebulizer treatments with albuterol. Then after that we will have to do a morning and evening nebulizer treatment with a different type of steroid until further notice. Hopefully with us treating the asthma we shouldn't have any more episodes. Definitely scary and I HATE seeing my baby sick :(
~ I am totally obsessed with the jean jacket I got on sale from Old Navy a couple weekends ago. I've worn it so many different ways and would totally wear it every day if I could :) Today I'm wearing it with a fun skirt, a simple t-shirt and my black wedges - perfect for a warm fall day!!
~ I bought these booties. And I gotta say they are not comfortable at all. Like they hurt at my ankle/shin because there isn't a sock there to protect that area. That was my biggest fear with booties and it came true. Am I wearing them wrong? Or is that just the way booties are? Please help!! I really want to wear these more because other than that issue I love 'em - they look great with leggings, skinny jeans, and even skirts and dresses so I know I'd get a lot of use of them.
So it's almost a year later - but I just realized I never did a post about C's 1st birthday (what sorta mom am I?!?!) So here ya go - better late than never, right?! :)
We went with a ball theme and kept everything simple...I think it was a pretty darn cute birthday party if I do say so myself. C did great the entire time and enjoyed his cupcake (with a little guidance from mom and dad!) I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking....
Hey ~ I'm Renée...just your ordinary, 30-something Accountant, new mommy, wife, runner, foodie, & Pinterest addict! Welcome to my newest adventure...stay awhile...look around...and keep comin' back!