Oh Baby!

You guys, I have no idea what I'm doing these days. And to be completely honest, I'm okay with that.

So a few updates.

I had a baby! Baby bloob.. okay, okay.. his name is Benjamin.. decided on his baby shower day that he wanted to be out playing with all of his new stuff. I gave birth after 3 days in labor on April 10th at 6:14pm.

Little dude was 5 weeks early and weighed 6lbs 2oz. My giant preemie. We had a few trips into the incubator for light therapy, but he's home and hungry as ever. Birth story to come.

Also.. I love him to death! OMG!

Next up:

I started a second blog. Not 100% sure what I plan to do with both blogs at this time. I thought I would just phase out this page, but I kind of can't. I'm more attached than I thought. Bare with me as I figure it out.

Things all seem different now that I'm a mom. Let's see how this goes..

Happy Monday!

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Welcome February!

Oh hey February. Month of love, friendship, and heart health. Also the month I am officially into my third trimester of pregnancy. Lot's going on and some days I have no idea where to begin!

So this is probably going to be more of a goal/update post. Goals have been a little different for me lately.

So let me start off by first sharing some exiting news. I have been holding on to this info for quite awhile because I wanted to wait until I had my 20 week anatomy scan to reveal the gender of the little bloob.

I have known what I was having since I was 13 weeks due to my age and having genetic testing done. I still preferred to wait and tell the world what baby bloob was until we had it confirmed with ultrasound.

I am happy to announce, that I am carrying a bouncing baby boy!

I keep saying I need to do an update on the baby, and I will. It is halfway done being written.

So my main goal for this month is to continue eating healthy, getting exercise, and listening to my body as little bloob gets bigger and bigger.

Blogging goals have still been pretty low on my list due to the fact that I am working all day staring at my computer and sitting in my office chair is becoming more and more uncomfortable, so by the time I am done working for the day, I have no desire to want to do anything else screen related. I do need to try and pick a day to just work on blog stuff. Hopefully I figure that out soon.

I recently splurged on a new planner for 2018. I have yet to really sit down and use it. This is my downfall with planners. I love them, but then never use them and I feel bad about it. A goal I have for this month is to pull it out on Sunday's and plan out my week.

With the baby on the way, I need to start getting myself in the habit of writing stuff down. My appointments for the baby are starting to get more regular and I need to keep everything in order so I am not double booking anywhere.

Wish me luck!

The last thing on my mind lately is to be more social. Since I work from home and it has become winter, I rarely leave my house. That is not really the best option, specifically because I need the exercise and I miss seeing people other than just my husband.

I am not a winter person at all, and we have been getting pretty regular snow fall so that just deters me more from wanting to venture out into the world. I am going to make it a goal to get out at least 2 times a week and interact with friends.

That about wraps it up for what I am working on for the month. What is on your list?

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Happy 2018 and What 2017 Taught Me

It's finally here! 2018. A year that everyone is hoping to be much better than 2017 was. As much as I am hoping for a great 2018, just as I wished for a great 2017, I feel like each year teaches us so much about ourselves.

I struggled a lot in 2017 with this blog. I came back time and time again to just fall back into the same cycles. Writers block. No time. Excuse after excuse.

I have been blogging just over 3 years and I can say with certainty that 2017 was the hardest for me to keep up with. I blogged less often. I fell through on my promises and I just overall felt pretty crappy about this site. I thought about giving it up, but couldn't do it.

I have seen people come and go over the years. I vowed I wouldn't be one of them. I was going to keep this blog going on forever and ever and ever. (What a great thing to fantasize about right?)

Looking back I can now see why I struggled so much. I wanted instant gratification. I wanted things to move quickly. I wanted this to be my source of income. I wanted to be just like everyone else that were doing it all.

That's where I went wrong. I was trying to be everyone else. Something I am not in my every day life. I don't strive to be like everyone else. I strive to be me. The blogging world is fun and I love it, but I do see times where it pulls me into that competitive place where I want to compete.

That's not what this was supposed to be about for me. This was a place to unwind. To connect. To share about my life and my interests.

Do I want to do this as my day job? Sure. But I want it to be on my terms and with my own ideas.

Over the past few months that I have been pretty absent from this space, I  have been working on things to unblock my chakras. I have not felt creative. I have felt pretty stagnant. I thought it was just about me being pregnant. I was feeling less active. I was more tired. Easy enough to blame on the growing life in my stomach.

After some Reiki, journaling, and some cleansing of my spaces, I am feeling a bit more like me. The one who started this blog for fun and enjoyed the space.

2018 is going to be a new journey for me on so many different levels. I will bring a child into this world that scares the crap out of me. I want to make this baby live in a safe place where they can be whatever they want to be.

I am also working on my again. It will be tough with an infant, but I can't let myself fall into that slump again or the baby will suffer too.

I will also be transitioning this blog over to my new site where I want to start fresh. Once I get that all settled I will share with you the address.

Until then. I wish you all an amazing 2018. I hope all of your dreams come true. I also hope you are happy. That is the biggest accomplishment  you can make <3


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Setting Some Goals: December 2017

It feels so weird to type December. How in the world did we get to December already?

I haven't had many goals lately, specifically with this blog, so I thought it was a good time to set a few. Life really started moving when I found out I was expecting!

I have fought with myself off and on whether I wanted to keep this blog or let it go for a bit. I have definitely cut down on posting, but in the end I am not ready to stop blogging. I want to talk about all kinds of stuff and read what everyone else is doing.

Today I am setting a couple of goals. Specifically heavy on the blogging ones.

Blog at least 1 time per week - I used to commit to 3 days a week. That has definitely not been happening. I want to show up at minimum once a week. If more, it's a bonus!

Twitter - I deleted Twitter off my phone months ago and since doing that, I rarely go on. I logged in randomly this week and had questions about my tea swap, which sadly I will not be hosting this year. I need to get back to it.

Connecting - I work from home. I don't feel like I connect much with the world anymore being at home so often.  I need to make new connections, whether it be online or in real life. Who wants to be friends?!

Planning ahead: I have always been a procrastinator. It's in my blood. I need to get better at planning ahead, both blog and personal. I have a little one on the way and I know my time is going to get much more limited than it already seems to be.

Meditating: I have fallen off the mediation wagon. I miss it and need to allow myself that quiet time and space every day for me. I am going to start doing it first thing when the house is quiet and I can get some peace to myself.

I think these are some pretty good goals for me at the moment. I'm taking it one day at a time and trying to do it all. I know I can't, but tell that to my ego.

I will be posting a few things over the next few weeks that are surprisingly already planned. Some baby updates, Christmas stuff, and got only knows what else!

See you soon and I hope you have a fabulous December :D

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14 Weeks Already..

Whew! Do I have a lot to catch you up on! I am excited for this post today. I am excited to finally be sitting down at my computer and writing. I really have missed it.

First thing first. What's been going on?

For the past 3 months, I've been ziplining with my mom for her birthday, driving 26 hours round trip for a girls getaway,  celebrating my one year wedding anniversary, and traveling to NJ for work were I got to see a Broadway play as well as a private tour of NYC at night with my coworkers.

I did all of this while.....

Baby "Bloob" as we are calling it, is due May 2018!

Today I am officially in my 2nd trimester. When we went for my first visit on 11/2 I was way further along than anticipated and pretty much out of my 1st trimester.

I will do more of a detailed post about this soon. but for today, I was just super excited to let you all know where I've been and give the happy news!

Happy Monday!

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