Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Currently: December

So we are struggling big time with getting baby G to nap or sleep in her crib. It's 5 o'clock and while I do have dinner on the stove and zucchini bread in the oven, that pretty much feels like it's all I've accomplished. I'm in yoga-style clothes with my hair piled on my head, no makeup, circles under my eyes, and breakouts on my face. And a little girl finally sleeping on my chest. In a carrier, which means I have two hands to blog. So I'm just going to join the 'currently' link-up.

Doing: um. see above. As in getting the baby to sleep in the crib. Although since we're not actually doing this, it really can only be called trying. Details, details...anyway, people tell me I'll look back on this time and wish that I could just hold her and let her nap in my arms. So I'm trusting their advice when I can't get her to sleep in the crib and we just cuddle.

Enjoying: My hubby. He's so into Christmas this year and it just melts me. I think it's having a child. He's all about hanging lights on our house and putting up the tree with me and driving around to look at lights and watching Christmas movies. And he's so great with the baby and making both of us smile. :)

Cooking: Too many new recipes. I'm realizing that I need to simplify with the babe and just have a rotation of tried-and-true, simple recipes and maybe try only one new one each week. Plus with the dairy/soy free diet, it's tough to continually find new recipes that both of us like. However, I currently have a dairy-free pot pie sitting on the stove and it looks AMAZING. Lucky for me, it's a favorite of both of ours.

Wrapping: nada. Still shopping, although I have some cute ideas this year!

Playing: my Spotify Christmas list. Includes all the goodies from Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, and (for my teenage self) Plus One.

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  1. Found your blog through the currently link up! Love finding other catholic bloggers :) also your wrapping sounds like mine - so behind on shopping this year!

  2. Oh, I remember those days... it's amazing what you can learn to accomplish with a baby strapped to you, but I remember how frustrating it was in the moment too. Hope you get the nap time thing down soon! Having a little one around does make Christmas more fun though. Enjoy :) And thanks for linking up!

  3. Girl I am right there with you on the baby front. It amazes me how little can be accomplished each day. Some days if I brush my teeth before noon its a win. Oh and Plus One?! Totally forgot about them!

    1. And I just remembered why I remembered Plus One- one of the guys is from my high school!

  4. Let that high school self shine. It's my favorite when some old school *NSync comes on and everyone gets that shifty look for about half a second... before everyone bursts into song because we all still know the words!

  5. Saaaame, I am still shopping and have nothing to wrap yet! haha. Best of luck with getting the baby to nap! I have a 10-month-old and I feel the pain of having a baby that doesn't sleep! haha

  6. Oh, hang in there!!! I feel ya-yesterday, Peter woke up at 6:30 and only took a couple of short power-naps on my lap the entire day until he went to bed at around 11 p.m. I honestly did not get a whole lot accomplished, but that's okay-I kept us both alive, had a lot of fun, and got a couple things here and there done. As my husband has reminded me before, keeping another human alive and well during the day is a big job in itself.

    I'm really excited to see my husband jump into Christmas stuff, too! He's already mentioned how excited he is to take us to a light display by his parent's house (it's a walk-through display, so he'll be able to show Peter the lights). It's so great to see that now Peter is older (and not permanently latched onto my breast), my husband is getting way more involved playing with him and making him smile and laugh.