A few photos from the weekend during A’s nap. A lot of you asked about this dress and its the one I showed on snapchat when I got it, you can find it, here! I am sitting here watching American Ninja Warrior and putting this post together wondering what to say, haha! I don’t really have much to say today to be honest so I am just going to answer a few baby related questions we have gotten asked a lot lately. I usually try to respond to as many questions as possible but sometimes when they are asked over and over each day its easier to do this! So here it goes.
Q: How do you wear nice clothes around your kids and not get stains?
A: I do get stains! I try not to “save” all of the clothes I love for when I am not with the kids because I am with the kids 98% of the time. In junior high I remember having this glitter eyeshadow that was so pretty and I loved the packaging so much that I never wanted to use it! I used a couple times but kept thinking, I am gonna save it! Then in high school I was going through my stuff and saw this stupid eye shadow that I no longer even liked and remembered loving it SO much!!!! I try not to do that with clothes – just wear them!
Q: How do you deal with the messes? (most people also say, “that stresses me out!”)
A: First I have to say that we must be really messy people because I got different versions of this question about 45 times on snap and twitter in like one day haha! Must be after all the messy ice cream and beans? Anyways, both David and I are extremely laid back when it comes to parenting. I am a fairly messy person in general – so I honestly don’t mind when the kids make messes. We can clean them up later and I would rather not get ice cream than get it and worry about wiping his face every second. Neither of us would enjoy that. We are always sticky and I think its great. Baths, hand sanitizer, and anti bacterial wipes 🙂
Q: How did you get Rosie to take a bottle?
A: We tried a few different times since she was three months and a couple times we thought she totally had it! But it only lasted a day. Just recently she was fussing and I didn’t know what she was wanting or what was wrong because she wouldn’t nurse. We usually give her a tommee tippee or a Natursutten bottle but this time I gave her a Gerber bottle (level 3 fast flow) because that is what Atticus uses at night and it was just sitting out, and she popped right on. Since then she has been on the bottle! So I guess I don’t have much advice. I think since she was cluster feeding so much while nursing she was never feeling full and really wanted to just drink and drink.
Q: How did you lose your baby weight/did you use a waist trainer?
A: First I just wanna say that I know how hard it is to feel and look yourself after a baby so I am hesitant talking about this but I have always shared these kinds of details. Just know that even if you have a ways to go (I still do too!), you made a baby and that is amazing and you’re amazing!! I always try to get back down to what I was before the baby, weight wise. So now I am what I was at before having Atticus but of course the weight looks different just because my body has changed in different ways. When Rosie was about 3.5 months old I did a low carb diet. I did about 25-35ish carbs per day with one cheat day a week. That helped me lose the weight quick (it took me 3 months, and to me that felt quick). Now that I am down to my pre pregnancy weight I am just eating healthy and trying to tone everything up. Now that we are back from Utah I am working out 5 days a week for 1 hour per day. I really wanted to do a waist trainer and got one but used it probably 4 times but find them to be the most uncomfortable things EVER!! Does anyone know of a comfortable one that is also comfortable while sitting down? If so, share in the comments!
Q: Are you pregnant?
A: I can’t tell you how many times I have been asked this or gotten comments like “I think I see number 3 on the way!!” or “time for number 3! :)” lol. But not pregnant! I think that rumor spread online somehow and I am not sure why because I am actually really proud of the progress I have made with working out! But to clear that up, no I am not! I don’t plan to get pregnant for at least another year.
Hope those answered everyone’s recent questions!!! I also made a tutorial on how I have been hiding my bangs recently! They are almost to my nose and driving me nuts so this trick has been helping. You can watch it here!