the amazing life challenge


This fucking mannequin challenge caught me off guard ♥
Added the song because  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

(sorry about the quality)

ALL the updates!
  • Life with our little nugget has been amazing, exhausting and beyond challenging. Just when we think we’ve figured something out, something else changes. I know that’s such a cliche but holy hell is it true. She keeps us on our toes and she’s only 7 months! Awards to all the parents just getting through the day out there!
  • Transitioning her out of the swaddle and rock n’ play almost ended my life. Thankfully we found the Baby Merlin Magic Sleep Suit and we got another 2 months of actual sleep. Now we’re back where we started and she’s rolling around in her crib and stopped sleeping through the night all together. The struggle is real, yall. 
  • Her first two teeth have popped through and good crap teething is the wooorst. Poor girl was in pain and cranky for weeks. Things seem to have calmed down for now. I thought I felt something where the top two teeth would be but I can’t tell yet. uuuuuugh. I’m not really ready to go through that again. 
  • Feeding Rory solids has been so much fun but its truly testing my threshold for messy faces while eating. I HATE when someone has food on their face and have to fight the urge to wipe Rory off after every bite. Most nights she just ends up right in the tub afterward
  • Lord help us but she is moments away from crawling. She does that thing where she gets up on her knees and starts rocking. I can almost hear the “I’m gonna go, I’m gonna go, I’m gonna go….” going through her head. 
  • How does something so small accumulate SO MUCH LAUNDRY. 
  • While the instinct to take care of her comes naturally, it’s taking care of myself - that feels impossible. While I think the worst of the postpartum is behind me, I’m still taking steps toward getting the help I still clearly need. 
  • I haven’t been able to pick up a book since Rory stopped nursing every two hours through the night (that’s when I got most of my reading done in those first few months) and I’m starting to feel like that’s a bike I can’t just hop back on. 
  • While I haven’t been reading, I have gotten WAY into podcasts. I have 2 hours on the subway and at least an hour and a half of pumping while at work and thank GOD for podcasts for keeping me sane through all that. If anyone is interested in recommendations, hit me up! Lacey jokes that I say the phrase “I was listening to this podcast earlier and …..” at least 3 times a day. I would say it’s closer to 5. 
  • Speaking of Lacey, did you guys know that my wife is made of miracles? She takes care of us every day in ways I didn’t even realize I needed. I am insanely #blessed. 
  • I didn’t realize how much I have missed the tumblr support system until it was gone. If replies hadn’t come back, I was real close to create a Slack team for all my favs (especially all the tumblr parents!) so we could actually talk to each other. I’m still pretty into that if anyone is interested. 
  • Work has been even more challenging than I was expecting. Pumping during the day is the  WORST and I really can’t wait for it to be over. I’ve made it 7 months, I can go another 5 I suppose. Ugh just typing that out made me so tired. 
  • Things in my department are changing soon and while I feel like the pie in the sky idea of what it could be is amazing and would be an incredible opportunity, the reality is probably much less ideal. That said, if anyone is looking for a production manager who specializes in helping produce non-fiction short form content for a major cable network - let me know!

God it feels so cathartic to finally type all that out.