Here I sit, on this memory foam mat in the center of my kitchen floor. Its the only safe place. When both kids are asleep… They can hear me typing. They seriously can and they wake right up. So I will hide here. “In the shadow of the yourrrrr wingssssss,” totally channeling my inner Darlene Czech right there.
Ooooook, anyways. Why am I blogging? Well, that’s a great question. Because I haven’t in ages and I don’t want to forget about this stage of life. Everything seems to pass so quickly. One day I will look back and laugh at the fact that I had nowhere to go but my kitchen floor to try and work.
So Plexus has been a major blessing. The products and the business opportunity. I am honestly just so grateful and humbled by it. This is my 1 year anniversary-month and its been so much fun so far. My team is wonderful. And I know we’re just getting started. I should be hitting Ruby this month!!! Whaaaaatttt!!?! God is so good! Perfect timing since…. tomorrow we are closing on our new house!!!!!! #2 Whaaaaaatttt!!?! I mean, really. Who would have thought? We certainly weren’t looking for a house yet but this literally kind of fell into our laps. Again, God is always faithful. He is always looking out for us.
Anywho, other updates? I have started going back to Jazzercise and I love it. I had to wait until they offered babysitting in the afternoons but now they do! Wahoo! Time to get this muffin top whipped into shape. I will shake my hips until things quit jiggling. Mark my words!!!
The kids…. Well Jonah tried out this new Nested Bean Zen Sleep Sack thing last night. I’m totally a believer. He usually wakes up at midnight and 3am like clockwork. Last night he slept from 12-6am. Hollaaaaa!!!! Praise the Lord!!!! Too bad I was up all night watching The Truth About Vaccines Docu-Series (yeah we won’t even get into that here. But…. wow. Just wow). Back to Jonah. He is happy as ever. Thomas jokes around he is our “VitalBiome” baby as we got started on that happy pill-probiotic around the time he came into our lives!! I can tell you one thing for sure – Mama having a healthy gut makes for a much happier and healthier baby. I’ve been coming across so many studies on the importance of the microbiome, healthy gut flora, probiotics, prebiotics, etc. I’m grateful we have the tools to help our children thrive!
One thing I’d like to learn more about is use of the oils as well as finding more and more clean recipes/food for my family to eat. Esther has recently hit a stage where she is super picky! It is stressful bc I want to give her healthy foods but sometimes I’ll spend all this time preparing things and she won’t touch them. Gotta keep working on that whole situation.
So yeah, otherwise more updates about Jonah? He is rolling around back and forth. He is almost sitting up on his own! Its funny – he is so chill and relaxed – he could just lay there on his back and smile at me all day. Esther was the opposite. She had to be on the move CONSTANTLY!!!!!! He tried banana for the first time last week and loved it. When I move the spoon to him he yanks it right out of my hand and feeds himself!!! Haha! I can’t wait to introduce more foods. That’s another thing though. The doctor said bc he is breastfed he is going to need an iron supplement… So I need to look into that. I’m wondering if I just made iron-rich purees if that would be enough for him. Not sure. Another thing just spinning around in my head. (There is a lot of that going on). Esther just had to start on an actual iron supplement which makes me think maybe I want to be extra preventative so Jonah doesn’t have to go through that too. Hmmmmmmmm. So many thoughts!!!!!! Mom life is overwhelming sometimes. Like really what qualifications do I have to make every last decision about these little peoples lives?! Its a lot of responsibility!! I hope I do it at least mostly right and raise wonderful humans. God will help me. I know. Breathe, Angela. Just breathe and do the next thing. I have to tell myself that a lot. Do you? Ok, lets move onto Esther.
So as I said, she is extremely picky right now. She also has had a terrible rash and that’s been something we’re working through. My friend Darla recommended something called Bag Balm that I think I will pick up for the next time it ever happens. Is that awkward to say on here? I honestly just need to brain dump right now, y’all. So if you’re reading this and didn’t want to hear about diaper rash, I do apologize. We can pick a new topic. She has a new book we got her at Sams that has about 6 or 7 Dr. Suess books combined into one! Its super fun. Her favorite one is called The Best Nest. There’s a sweet song in it that we sing together… “I love my house. I love my nest. In all the world, our nest is best!” Isn’t that just so sweet? Glad we had that moment together. She is talking SOOOO much.. Oh my word. She’s like a parrot. She will repeat everything you say! Its amazing and also alarming bc if I drop something like “OH BARNACLE BUTTER!” you better believe that’s coming straight out of her little lips too. She enjoys brushing her teeth with me. We listen to the Elmo “Brush your teeeeeeetthhh, brush brushy brush brushy brush brush, UH!” song on YouTube everytime. I wonder if she will ever be able to brush without the song. I’m picturing her at 22 years old in college setting up her phone and opening up the YouTube video every morning now. Yeahhh, I’m sure that won’t happen. Oh, here’s another thing I don’t have figured out. POTTY TRAINING. And along with that? BINKY ADDICTION! How in the world am I supposed to get rid of that thing without all of us losing our ever-loving minds?! Please someone enlighten me. The car rides are full of enough screaming and torture. I just don’t see this changing anytime soon. Potty training… I just need to do it. I don’t know how. I hate not knowing how to do something. I can look on the internet, yes, as I do for almost everything in my life. However, I will probably get sucked into looking at laundry room closet makeovers or videos on how to make baby food purees. BTW, we need a new blender. Ours isn’t working worth a darn. Add that to the box of unchecked boxes.
HOLY BUCKETS that’s a lot of typing and rambling and did I accomplish anything? Well, maybe. At least all my thoughts are dumped out and not all smushed into the space above my eyebrows. Yeah, that should count for something. So I guess this is where I’ll wrap up this life update. On a great note, I got to take a shower yesterday and Thomas cleaned up the kitchen and helped me make dinner. He should get a medal! What a guy!! Alright, back to building my empire but maybe I should sweep the floor real quick…
Essie “hiding” – I love that she thinks she cannot be see when she puts a pillow in front of her face. What a fun stage!
When a toddler gets ahold of your phone and takes pictures.
They love each other 🙂
Jonah enjoying bananas!