It has been a difficult past couple of weeks. There have been good days and bad days and days where I feel like a failure in every area of life. Not a great way to start an “our weekend” post, but that’s our reality right now. Reading posts like this one definitely help.
Harper has been adjusting so well as a big sister. She really loves Lincoln and always wants to “pet him” and gives him kisses and hugs before she goes to daycare and tells him to “have a good day!” and “see you later!” She’s had a few moments of jealousy, but really much less than we expected. We are so fortunate that she’s been so great with this transition. She still has tantrums like any 2.5 year old, but they’re usually over putting a spoon in her yogurt or giving her water in the “wrong cup.” Sigh.
After a particularly tough week, I really missed her. I see her everyday, but with a newborn who wants to nurse constantly and has a lot of tummy issues (and thus, is upset more often), I felt like I needed some time with just Harper this weekend. Not only did we have such a wonderful time connecting during our special mommy/daughter dates, but it was also just the break I needed.
I took Harper to her Little Gym class Saturday and I loved watching her joy during the class. She loves it so much and I was glad to be recovered enough at this point to go with her and participate along.
Today we went to Michael’s to pick up some holiday decor (yes, I will be putting my tree up before Thanksgiving this year. It brings me happiness! #noregrets #alreadylisteningtochristmasmusic).
Then, we headed to the American Girl Doll store where Harper proceeded to be the best mommy to all of the Bitty Babies. It was hard to get her to leave the store, but when she finally agreed, we headed to lunch at the Cheesecake Factory (yum!) harper’s dress- here | bow- free babes
Lincoln is getting SO big. We have an ultrasound appointment to check his hips this week so I’m praying that goes well. I’m also curious to know how much he weighs now because he has a very healthy appetite!
Candice got these prints I’ve had my heart set on for Lincoln’s nursery as a baby gift and I can’t wait to frame and hang them. They’re by Sharon Montrose from the Animal Print Shop. I’m not doing a major “theme” in Lincoln’s nursery (it will be neutral just like Harper’s was— I like a calm and soothing space for a baby), but there will be a few safari accents. I’ve had his nursery all dreamed up since I was pregnant with Harper and thought I was expecting a boy— so I can’t wait to see it all come together.I’ve also made progress on the kid’s shared bathroom by adding a gold quatrefoil mirror and pom pom shower curtain. I also picked up these letter hooks in chrome for their towels.You may have already seen these on IG, but how adorable are these salt and pepper shakers? They’re on sale for $5 and would make a really cute hostess gift!
I hope to have plenty of new posts to share with y’all next week! In the meantime, dont forget to take advantage of this awesome sale at Gap & Old Navy. Click here to see my picks!