We are officially one month into parenthood. Is there a way to slow down time? If so, I’d like to try it. Our days are pretty slow around while I soak in every ounce of maternity leave with my little man. We’ve spent a lot of tip cooped up due to negative temperatures but this past weekend we had temps in the high 40s which almost feels tropical after the weather we’ve had earlier this month. We finally took our first walk around the neighborhood, it was wonderful!
The living room is where we spend most of our days, binge watching all the shows (I strongly suggest The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), working on our thank you notes (Jack came two weeks early so my to-do list pre-baby arrival was postponed), scrolling through Instagram, and snuggling with our puppy sister, Lola. Lola has made the transition to big sister and is handling the new role fairly well. She is a lap dog, so she finds any way possible to weasel her way onto my lap or to position herself so she is at least touching me when I’m holding/feeding Jack. She will follow us into his nursery in the middle of the night for a feeding and is always on high alert when he starts to cry. It’s the sweetest thing and thankfully put all my fears to rest that I had prior to Jack’s arrival.
My mom helped us out a few days last week and we were able to go out to lunch and then to Gordmans for our first outing! We made it through lunch with Jack napping the entire time, but I had to speed shop as Jack started crying half way through our trip at Gordmans because it was his dinner time. I ended up having to feed him in the backseat of my car. I even ha a moment of panic trying to remove the carseat from the stroller, talk about mom brain. Google saved the day. #newmomprobs
I was a woman on a mission as we made our way through the store. I ended up grabbing a modern wooden planter that fits in perfectly with our living room decor. Along with the planter, I grabbed a larger dog bed for Lola who keeps eyeing all of Jack’s blankets and play mat as a place for her to rest her head. So far, she knows to use the dog bed instead of snuggling up on Jack’s blankets. I also grabbed this fleece monkey blanket for Jack, he loves to lay flat and actually seems to enjoy tummy time. Bring on all the cozy blankets for Jack Finley!
Last but not least, I grabbed these beautiful thank you notes and the perfect mug. It symbolizes all the sleep I wish I was getting right now. I know the nights are long (he’s a marathon eater between the hours of 9-11pm which is hard, but once he’s down, he sleeps like a champ until 2:30/3am) but give me ALL. THE. COFFEE. :)
The best part about all the new goodies I picked up, I knew I was getting the best bang for the buck. Gordmans not only has amazing prices but they have something called their “Lowest Price Guarantee.” To make sure they offer the lowest price possible, if you find the same item elsewhere for a lower price, they will match the competitor’s price and give you a $5 gift card! How awesome is that? I walked out of Gordmans with my haul for under $100, this new mama is ballin’ on a budget and my wallet couldn’t have been happier!
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