Before I get to the favorites – I wanted to share a few things quickly. This Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing. I’ll have a post up this weekend on the Oklahoma City Moms Blog about experience as a third grader that day – and how it affects me now as a mother. I’ll link back to it here on Monday.
And there are two super simple things you can do to honor the victims & survivors that I wanted to pass along:
1. Drive with your headlights on all day Sunday (here’s why)
2. Commit to the Oklahoma Standard (Service, Honor, Kindness)
Full disclosure: This has been a long week. A loooongggg week. But, in the interest of being glass half full and choosing joy, I bring you some of my favorites from it.
A friend shared this post on “Three Truths About C-Section Mamas” with me earlier this week and I love it so, so much. I relate to every single word of it – especially this part.
“Some c-section mamas have weeks to mentally prepare for a change in their plans, but many only have days, hours, or minutes. Suddenly, everything she envisioned when meeting her child has changed. Her birth plan has been thrown out the window. Surgery lies before her. She doesn’t know how long she’ll have to wait after birth before she holds her baby in her arms.”
Read it and share it with your friends who have had c-sections, will ya?
I’ve professed my deep and undying love for Gilmore GIrls on Facebook a few times already and it just keeps getting better.
I have spent a lot of time laying on the couch with a certain toddler snoozing on my chest and have continued my binge-watching. It occurred to me recently that I was Rory’s age when this show was airing and now that I’m watching it again I’m closer to Lorelai’s age. This just doesn’t seem fair. I’m pretty sure that I was in high school like 5 minutes ago.
Mostly I have the phrase “Oy with the poodles already” stuck in my head and I would like to make that a thing.
Amazon Prime. My love for Amazon Prime is deep and undying. I literally do not know how we would function without it – there just aren’t enough hours in a day to run errands! A good portion of G’s Easter basket items came from Amazon Prime (to include these books which I just love).
This week I discovered I can “borrow” books on my kindle because of my Prime membership. Which, that is just beyond awesome. I’m going to try to make a conscious effort to start reading again and spending zero dollars on books is a huge help.
We have a weekend tradition of eating breakfast at a local diner. They are just the sweetest people and we love love love their food. I caught J and G walking out to the car after we had eaten far too many pancakes and my heart just melted – sweet girl walking with her daddy. I hope she always knows how much he adores her!
The comments on my post about breastfeeding my toddler have had me giggling this week. Ya’ll have the best stories of your nursing adventures – thank you for sharing!
“the word weaning makes me feel like a pig feeding a litter of piglets”
“He wanted to babble at a passers-by when they walked by (totally baring me) or he was just more interested in trying to pick at my nose.”
“The streeeetch…why do they do that? And they always seem to have a mischievous smile while they do it.”
“Whichever side Reese wasn’t latched onto, she would reach over and twist and tweak the other nipple”
“she managed to kick my nose so hard while nursing, I swear it was broken.”
“Nothing like a big 25 pound toddler grabbing at your boobs, definitely deserves a medal or a whole lot of wine.”
TGIF! Hope you all have a great weekend!