I meant to post this last week, but never got around to it. The military threw us for a loop and sent my husband away for a little while, so I’m flying solo for the first time with the little one; I’m also the lucky one who gets to out-process from this base now. (You can bet I’ll write about all of that later.) We’re doing pretty well, all things considered, but if any of you feel like coming over to babysit between the hours of 3 am and 7 am so I can get some shut-eye, I won’t complain. (She’s actually delightful during those hours, all smiley, bright-eyed, and chatty…but I’d rather we slept then! Her dad has a way of instantly charming her back to sleep during those hours, but now that it’s the two of us, she wants to be up and play.)
I read a lot of blogs while I nurse, and there are so many cool things going on out there I can’t keep them to myself, so that’s why I like doing this weekly(ish) post. Hope y’all like it, too. (Yeah…I’m starting to say y’all again. It’s like my body knows it’s going back to the south soon. Yikes!)
|She’s so rocking those aviators.|
- 35 things you’ll appreciate about America after living in Europe. Couldn’t agree more.
- I laughed out loud several times for this one: A Letter to my Pregnant Child-less Self
- Are you a new mom and pumping? Read these tips and tricks. Wish I read it three months ago!
- I want to gobble these up.
- When we move to Georgia I’m getting a huge walk-in pantry. These infused sugars will be in there, and I’m totally making these garbage disposal fresher-upers.
- Celebrating 100 posts—you’ve gotta start somewhere! Good job!
- Even though she’s swamped with work, she’s still working on her 101 Things in 1001 Days project, which reminds me that I never wrapped mine up..oops!
- Loved this advice on How to Encourage a Special Needs Mom.
- Homecomings are one of the best experiences after being away from each other. This family welcomed their soldier back after 444 days apart. Welcome home!
- I’m about to fly with my infant, so reading about flying with a toddler is good info to store for the future.
feedly. Y’all (ack! There it is again!) need to jump on board with this now that Google Reader is going bye-bye. I’ve heard from a lot of people that they don’t care for bloglovin’ (I’m one of them), but this service is wonderful. They have an app that syncs with the desktop version, several different styles/themes to choose from, and you can save posts to read later (which is great if you’re a nursing mom, reading blogs on your phone—I save the posts I want to comment on later). I really dig Feedly and want more people to love it, too. How are you following blogs these days?
Someone nominated me for Circle of Mom’s Top 25 Military Mom bloggers! So, if you like this blog, I’m politely
begging asking for your vote. Voting is ridiculously easy—no registration required and you don’t even have to fill out a stupid captcha. Just click here, then click on the little pink heart that says “vote.” Easy peasy and you can vote once a day 🙂 Grazie!
three things making me happy now:
baby giggles (can’t get enough of them!)
vanilla nut creamer in my french vanilla coffee
the rain that’s cooling things off around here
(What’s making you happy today?)
Happy Monday! I'm happy to be finally going back to the gym today!
Thanks for the tip on feedly! I may have to check it out. I am not feeling bloglovin and as much and am glad there is another choice out there. 🙂
What a crazy adventure you're in for, huh?! I hope all goes well! I'll be thinking of you as you sail smoothly through the process 😉
Love the pic! Hang in there friend! Load up on coffee and wine and be sure to watch a girly movie while the little one naps.
Thanks for including my post! Good luck with the little one while daddy is away. 🙂
Were you as intimidated as I was the first time alone with the baby? Sky was gone for AT, and the first couple days of just Millie and I scared me, lol. I guess I ended up getting the hang of it, though. 🙂
feedly for the win