my curated life

my submission to the fantasy @buffbabeszine from a few weeks ago! since school started this year, i’ve been trapped in senior year hell/doing adult things (like going to NYC for illustration week!), so getting the excuse to draw a giant owl and some armor heLL YEAH a personal piece amidst all the chaos felt goooood

So @meghaljanardan and I did a pretty big makeup clear out! Well it’s pretty big for us relative to the size of our collection. I’m so happy about it! Then we did the classic spring cleaning of the apartment. Wiped down every single crevice and purged some items in our closets.

I love making steps towards really curating my belongings/life. :)

Where to start?

It’s hard when I’ve been off the blogging wagon for so long and want to pick back up. It’s like where do I even begin? Did anyone even notice I was gone? Do they even care about me and my perfectly curated blog life anymore? I’m a list person so I figure that’s as good a place as any to catch you up on the current daily in the life of Julie.

1. Caroline is 10 weeks old. She is not sleeping through the night. Not even close. We moved her into her crib for the first time last night and I’m hoping this will help me get more sleep. She is a NOISY sleeper and every little grunt and squirm wakes me up. After 10 weeks of it, I feel confident that she is not dying of SIDS and can grunt away in her own room. Even though I’m not getting any sleep, she has started to smile which is pretty much the best thing ever and makes it all worth it. One little baby smile can melt away 10 weeks of sleepless nights. But I’ll still take some sleep, too.

2. I’ve started walking all the time. I am not at all ready to take both kids to stores and attempt my shopping but I load them up in the double bob and we walk walk walk walk all the live long day to the park to the pool to preschool and back and forth and back again. Today, as I was walking to the park, Nora screamed that there was a bug, I look down and see the biggest, grossest brown bug crawling down her shirt. I don’t think I have ever moved so fast as I did when I whipped her out of that stroller and stripped her down to her birthday suit on the side of the road to locate said bug which I did not, but I did discover that she had pooped in her diaper necessitating a diaper change on the side of the road right as not one, not two, but FOUR of my neighbors drove by. At 10 am on a Monday no less. Don’t people have jobs anymore? Oy vey.

3. I joined Rodan + Fields as an independent consultant. I have a lot of feelings on the subject that I’ll get into more in another post on another day but suffice to say I’m pretty pumped to have something else to occupy my time besides dirty diapers and feeding schedules.

4. My nephew turned five this past weekend and my sister had his party at her house. They have one of those giant trampolines which is amazing and I want one but I quickly realized that at two months post partum, I have no business jumping on a trampoline.

5. I ordered some activated charcoal powder from amazon. What? Yeah, me too. It’s supposed to be amazing for teeth whitening. I will report back on my findings. As someone who basically lives off copious amounts of coffee in the morning and red wine in the evening, my grill is in need of some sprucing up and cannot handle whitestrips anymore. #sensitiveteethforlyfe

Add a few more bullets about the neverending cycle of bottle washing and laundry and how can a 12 pound baby make that much poop in one diaper and I think that about sums up life as of late. 

Glad to be back!