Currently in NICOLE'S WORLD - February Edition

Helloooooo Blogosphere! After more than a month and a half off I am BACK! I cannot believe that I have not posted since December, but I feel like if I ever had a good excuse having your first baby is it :) With that said, I am happy to report that I am returning to the blog starting next week! While I can say will be returning to my typical days, I cannot say exactly what kind of content I will be posting over the next few months because I am still in the midst of defining my new normal. However, since this is my first post in a while I decided to give you all an update as to what is going on in my life with a quick currently post.

Photography by Jane G. Photography

Photography by Jane G. Photography

Celebrating: Philip James is ONE MONTH OLD TODAY!!!! I cannot believe it has been a full month since the best day of my life. I could go on for days gushing about the details of bringing my son into the world, but I am working on his birth story which I hope to post next week and do not want to give too much away. But what I can tell you is that while nothing went according to plan, the entire experience was utterly perfect.

Grateful for: My amazing blog partner, Samantha, who held down the fort for us while I was away! Seriously people, I cannot tell you how much work this blog is… don’t get me wrong, it is amazing work that we enjoy doing, but it is work none the less! I cannot believe how much content Samantha created over the past month and did not pressure me once to come back before I was ready. I am so grateful for her patience and willingness to pick up the slack to give me the time that I needed.

Obsessing Over: Other than my son? :) I am obsessing over breast feeding. I hear this is totally normal for new moms, but I am terrified of my supply drying up… and this has translated into an overhaul of K and I's diet to ensure I am taking in all of the right nutrients to keep my supply ample and my son healthy!

Stressing Over: No surprise here, but I am currently stressing over my baby weight! I am only about 11 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight but for some reason that number seems very overwhelming to me! I have been noodling on a few different weight loss options, but K and I talked it out tonight and I think I am going to start with My Fitness Pal and see what just tracking my calories does. Stay tuned for updates...

Dreaming about: working out. I have not gone this long without some form of vigorous exercise since I was in college and I am starting to lose my mind. I get cleared to workout in two weeks and I have already planned where I am going to run and started looking up what exercises I can do with baby. 

Watching: This may be a little cliché but I have developed a serious addiction to Parenthood. Yes I am aware I am many years behind the times, but I have been putting in my serious binge time with Netflix the past few weeks! So addicted to this show, and I now have a massive crush on Dax Shepard. I hear the next show I should investigate is Shameless.. but I am open to all other binge worth suggestions!

Listening to: All the Miranda Lambert all the time. I am obsessed with her latest album. And to really drive this obsession home, the fastest way to put P to sleep is to sing to him… which means I have been serenading my son with all of my ML favorites, which from the new album includes 'Pushing Time', 'Vice', and 'We Should be Friends'. I am not sure if he will ever be a Miranda fan, but this boy will LOVE country by the time he is old enough to develop a music taste of his own!

Alright people, that is all I have for you for now! I am so excited to be back and cannot wait to share more about my new life. Hope you have a wonderful Thursday and enjoy the Super Bowl this weekend!