Posts Tagged ‘early post-baby days’

Get Me Out Of Here!

Over the past couple of weeks we have been quite the homebodies. I guess we should expect as much with a newborn kiddo. We spend our days indoors away from the cold and then at night hang out on the couch with a movie. Not to say that’s bad; I really liked Social Network and our relaxing evening last night.

This morning when we woke up, however, I wanted to get out.


We hadn’t planned on it for another week or two, but we ended up heading to church today. It was just the place I wanted to go. Not only do we get the inspirational message, but we also get social time since many of our good friends are from church. I loved making it out of the house to visit a place I truly love and people I love as well.

I did quickly learn something new though. Getting two kids ready and out the door takes forever. We had two hours, which I figured was more than enough. Ha! We had two adults to get showered and ready. Two kids to dress. Four mouths to feed. Bags to pack up. Two hours felt more like twenty minutes.

I began feeling slightly overwhelmed by the time we got out the door. For some reason the larger worries of life don’t really phase me, but comparatively minor details can send me into freak-out mode.I don’t 100% know why. My best guess would be seeking control.

I must admit that it all makes me a bit anxious. Peter goes back to work tomorrow. We may have a nice little routine going, and I certainly don’t have any pressing time commitments to get out the door for, but I sure will miss having an extra pair of hands when I really need them. I must remind myself that things will get taken care of and I will figure it out. Also, as time goes on things will get smoother and easier. Things haven’t been too bad yet!

Question of the Evening – What types of things overwhelm you?

Posted by on January 23rd, 2011 71 Comments

Sitting Pretty

I may sound like a broken record but I don’t care. Thank you all for the lovely comments on this morning’s post. I loved reading all your blessings as well. 🙂

Well, the feeding frenzy continued into the afternoon with baby B. Yesterday I opted for the comfortable route and wore my robe and pajamas all day to make feedings easier. I didn’t feel like doing that again today. I wanted a shower and clothes. There is something about getting dressed, drying my hair, and tossing on a little tinted moisturizer and mascara that does wonders for my energy.


Looking put together helps me feel I can tackle anything and makes me more productive. I still hung around feeding Braedon most of the day, which exhausted me, but I didn’t feel frumpy. I felt like an empowered woman who could handle mothering and personal goals all in one.

After Makenzie I didn’t get dressed in anything besides lounge wear unless going somewhere. This time, I wanted to focus more on doing little things to keep me feeling confident. It may sound cheesy, but I really believe it has helped make a difference. Plus, its fun being able to wear clothes you haven’t been able to fit into for many, many months.

Question of the Evening – What ways do you like to put yourself together even when chilling at home?

Posted by on January 21st, 2011 36 Comments


Catch Up With Recent Posts

Announcement Time

Posted: November 23, 2011 at 7:47 am

Well, I have had a whirlwind of a few weeks over here. I missed all of you so much! I can’t express enough gratitude for your patience while I got some important things sorted out. Some scary things. Are you ready for the announcement? Here goes! I will no longer be blogging at Faith Fitness […]

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Self-Love Reflection: The Road Not Taken

Posted: November 20, 2011 at 11:47 am

Hello FFF readers! Nice to meet ya! My name is Carissa and my husband and I blog at Fit2Flex.  Well, I blog…he consults! We are both certified personal trainers with a passion for healthy, active living and clean eating.  I am also studying to become a registered dietitian, a race announcer, and a runner.  Stop […]

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Healthier Eating For Kids

Posted: November 19, 2011 at 10:56 am

Thanks to Plum Organics for sponsoring my post about tips for baby feeding magic. What if you let baby choose what’s for dinner? Check out their cute "Quest for Yum!" video and see what happens! As parents, we want the best for our children. We help them to feel loved. We strive to teach them […]

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Posted: November 17, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Hey, everyone! I wanted to pop in and say I am working on some new and exciting changes.  As a result,I may not be posting as much during the coming week.  Please stay tuned for the big announcement! Love you all! And still feel free to find me on Twitter and Facebook for the time […]

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Where The Change Happens

Posted: November 16, 2011 at 7:54 am

It’s kind of funny. I become a certified personal trainer and the first workouts I turn to this week come from someone else. The book came in for me at the library last week and, after flipping through it, I couldn’t wait to give the circuits a go. Making The Cut includes a lot of […]

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From Beginning To End

Posted: November 15, 2011 at 11:53 am

Good morning! First off, thanks for the many congrats yesterday. Love you all bunches for the tons of support you have given me in so many things this year. I hope I can return a little bit of that love through this here blog as well. So yesterday I had my first parent-teacher “conference” for […]

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