Things That Have Happened.

by katelin on March 26, 2015

I know, I am getting real clever with my post titles these days. Maybe when I’m not functioning on little sleep I’ll manage to post things a little more exciting or with a catchier headline. In the meantime, things have been happening over here (obviously) so I figured I’d talk about them.


– Spring has sprung. The flowers are in bloom and when I take Riley on walks it is just the most gorgeous and I love it. A whole lot.

– Speaking of our walks, last Friday I took a new route with Riley and I found a Starbucks gift card. It was like the universe was sending a helping hand for my solo parent weekend, and it was delightful.

– And on that note, as you can tell, I survived said solo parent weekend. I had help, of course. My parents, Matt’s mom, my aunt, my sister and her boyfriend all stopped by at some point over the weekend and all came bearing gifts in the food or coffee variety. I’m just so glad to have so many helping hands nearby, truly I am grateful.

– I haven’t read a book since before Riley was born and my soul hurts. Seriously, I miss books. But whenever I think I have a chance to read I realize I’d rather close my eyes or zone out with something on Netflix. Oy. Eventually I will read again and it will be a glorious glorious day.

– Oh, and Netflix. The new show with everyone’s favorite television high school football coach, Kyle Chandler (Coach Taylor for life), Bloodline, is so good. I watched it all over the weekend. I even forfeited sleeping when Riley slept so I could finish it.

– I have an inordinate amount of pictures of Riley sleeping. Seriously, it’s a bit absurd. But I can’t help it. He’s just so precious when he sleeps and most of the time it’s still on me.
Untitled- I’ve locked down a new freelance gig and a few writing spots. It’s exciting and a bit overwhelming. It’s sort of like I’m a real working mom, yet I still don’t totally know how I’m going to do it all. Luckily my dad can come by and watch the little man here and there and I can work in the rare times he naps in his swing and not on me. But I’ll make it work and I’m excited for my new ventures.

– As of today I’ve been a mom for seven weeks. I still pinch myself. I was reading my journal I kept through our whole journey and a year ago I was in a much different place. I was sad and our first IUI had failed. A year later and I have a son. The difference that year has made, I can’t even put it into words except to say that I am so grateful and know just how fortunate I am.

– My birthday is a month from yesterday. The big 31. Pretty sure all I want this year for my birthday is wine, sleep and a pedicure. Let’s make this happen universe.


And what’s going on with you? Have you watched Bloodline? Read any good books I should add to my list? Are you sleeping for me?



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A Fun Filler.

by katelin on March 20, 2015

I saw this post over on Hillary’s blog and you know, for someone who barely knows what day it is and is functioning on minimal sleep, I thought it was a fun mixup to post. So here we go:

The highlight of my week was watching my mom take care of Riley. She had Spring Break this week and came over almost every day to help me with the little munchkin. She’s a wonderful grandma and I’m so grateful to have her here.

The low point of my week was Wednesday night when Riley thought waking up every hour was a good idea. I started crying in the middle of the night because I had a migraine and the kid just couldn’t stay asleep. It was rough. We made it, but it was rough.

The best book/article I read was this piece by Ashley Judd. I’m basically living in a hole these days and rarely know what’s going on in the world, but I did hear about Ashley Judd and the a-holes on Twitter. Her response brings to light a lot of issues and my goodness.

My favorite photo I took was this one of my two Irish guys on St. Patrick’s Day. Seriously, it makes my heart burst.

This week’s workout was a good one. I managed to go on a long walk almost every day with Riley, and even made it three miles (my longest distance in months!) one day, with hills, while pushing a stroller. Work out for the win.

The best money I spent was on a half dozen donuts. No, they weren’t gluten free but my goodness were they damn delicious.

My plans this weekend include surviving a solo weekend of parenting (pray for me!). Matt’s off to Oregon for a friend’s wedding, my mom is going on a mini vacation, my sister is working so it’s just me and Riley. Well and having some friends over for breakfast on Saturday. But that’s it. Otherwise the weekend plans involve napping, taking walks, reading (maybe?) and writing. So yes, solo weekend. Bring it.


And how are you? Any weekend plans? Sleep for me, please.



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And the Days Go By.

March 14, 2015

TweetSomehow a week has flown by and so many things have happened over here, I just haven’t had the time to write about them. Hence, my good friend bullet points are back in business. – My BFF Jen came to visit last weekend. It was glorious. She got in lots of Riley cuddles, we watched […]

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Riley: One Month

March 5, 2015

TweetOne. Thank you for all the kind words, messages, texts and everything in between on my last post. Hopefully I didn’t make it sound like I’m drowning in motherhood and can’t stand it, because that’s not the case at all. Really, some days are just hard and in typical me fashion, I write about it. […]

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I am not Superwoman.

March 3, 2015

TweetNope. Not superwoman. Not supermom. Not superhuman. And I need to remember that. Yesterday marked the beginning of my second week home alone with Riley. And honestly, this kid is toying with me. Seriously. Last Monday he was amazzzzing. Like slept well and ate well and I got things done. And that’s where the amazingess stopped. […]

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February 20, 2015

TweetI’ve been a mom for a little over two weeks. And it’s yet to actually sink in. I actually don’t think it ever will. I mean eventually it should right? But for now I’m in that newbie state of bliss and delirium that I’m not quite sure how this life is even possible. However, in […]

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A Hair Care Story.

February 13, 2015

Tweet So remember when I said it’d be quiet on the blog? Apparently I lied because I keep having things to write about, ha. And apparently some down time when the munchkin is passed out and I’m not in the mood to nap with him. Anyhoo, today’s topic: My hair. It’s a thing. Well more […]

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One Week.

February 12, 2015

TweetIt’s been one week since this little gentleman entered our lives. And oh what a week it’s been. In the past week the following has happened. – I’ve cried because I’ve been so happy to have Riley in our lives. – I’ve cried because I’ve been so exhausted. – I’ve cried because Riley refused to […]

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