{WHW}: Currently

Currently, I'm....

Reading ...
 I finished No Way Back by Andrew Gross on Monday thanks to probably the best day at home with baby since I've been at home alone during the days. It wasn't that great, and I'm moved on to Landline by Rainbow Rowell. Hoping I can get some more reading put into my days when baby naps.
Watching ...
We finished Friday Night Lights on Monday and man, I'm sad. It was SUCH a good show and I fell in love with the characters. They were basically a part of our family for the last 6 weeks haha.
We tried watching House of Cards and Orange is the New Black on Tuesday night and neither of us were into them. With our currently political situation, watching corrupt politics in my "off time" just isn't appealing, and OITNB--the first episode anyway--just seems like a ridiculous joke. Maybe this is all because we are coming off of Friday Night Lights which was just incredible. 
At least there is always Bravo....:)

Tonight my mom is taking us out for a belated Father's Day dinner--place to be determined. Other than that, we tried this frozen artichoke salmon bake the other night that we saw at the grocery store and it was actually really good. Will totally get it again for a night where you just don't want to cook

Looking forward to ... 
heading to the lake for a week over 4th of July with MG's family. I love our trips away with his family, and I'm going to love it even more that there are ten plus sets of hands to hold baby. And my one SIL is already planning a winery trip which I'm alllllllll about! #momjuice

Enjoying ...
that I FINALLY made it to the new moms group yesterday. After attempting it the previous two weeks, and falling short due to a super fussy baby, I threw my hands in the air and just went with it yesterday despite having a rough morning. It was nice to get out of the house, be around other moms, and just hear that I'm not alone in this new season of life. Ella made sure to scream the entire way home though, just to keep things interesting lol

coffee and water. I think I would die without coffee at this point (but I'm being good and only having one cup in the morning). 

that I got my dress for my best friend's wedding. I was deciding between three dresses, and found one that fits really well and leaves some room to eat dinner haha. 


how quickly the Summer is gonna go. Now that school is officially out (as of this Friday), I feel like summer vacation is now real--not just maternity leave--and with all of the fun things coming up like weddings and trips, I just know it's going to fly by.

Wanting ... 
a massage. I really need to get one of those scheduled asap.

Wondering ...
If people have stopped reading my blog because it's basically all baby/mom related lately. Not that it really matters, because this space is for me, but I was just curious.

Needing ...
to write Ella's birth story before I forget the details (although, let's be real, I probably won't ever forget that day). I haven't gotten to it and I keep remembering to do it during times that I can't--like in the shower, or when she's crying. One of these days...

Wearing ...
new clothes that I got from Old Navy, now that I'm back to normal sizes, and...you guessed it...Loft! The shirt I posted yesterday is one I normally wouldn't have picked out, but am loving it and have gotten compliments on it every time I've worn it.
I need to get a strapless bra that can fit my nursing boobs in it since my other ones don't work, because......HUGE.

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Grateful For...
my mom and friend both living close enough that they can come by for the day. My mom's coming today and my friend Crystal is coming for the day on Thursday--so glad that she has a work schedule that allows us to spend some time together!

Now it's your turn to link up and share what's hap-"pinning" with you!


  1. Oh my gosh that dress is stunning on you!! Glad you had a great time at your mother's group and felt nice to get out of the house! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. That dress is gorgeous!! That's awesome you got out of the house for a new mom's group. I wish I had something like that. I don't have many friends in this same stage of life so it's hard

  3. You look awesome and sweet Ella is beautiful! Congratulations! I've been a little MIA lately, but I enjoy your blog and I'm excited for the new season of life! I'm glad that you were able to get to a new moms group this week. It's good to just go when you can - even on rough days. It can do wonders for a rough day just to know that there are others dealing with the same things!

  4. Ahhh isn't that last scene iconic?! I feel like I needed more seasons with the original crew - I'm thinking we'll restart this one come Fall. That dress is literally perfect on you - so gorgeous!!!

  5. i have always wanted to watch friday night lights and i think i'd love it. loving that dress and the top - so cute on you. and who cares if you blog about baby stuff all the time - she's too cute so i'm loving it! :) plus it's real and it's life and well, that's what matters

    xoxo cheshire kat

  6. Wait, is that LOFT shirt this season?

    Fun Fourth plans!!

  7. Why does summer always go so fast!!! Love that dress you picked for the wedding and awesome that you got out with the new mom's group!

  8. I love that dress on you!!! Gorgeous! And I read a Rainbow Rowell book (I'd have to look up the title....I can't remember the exact title) but it was so good! I just wished it were appropriate for my 7th grade kids. It's more of a 9th and up book.
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  9. Girl! How did you bounce back so quickly? You look fabulous! Motherhood is a perfect fit for you!! And that dress is gorgeous!!! Would you mind sharing the deets?

  10. That dress is stunning on you! Can't wait to hear Ella's birth story, savor every moment of your summer break and maternity leave <3
    Green Fashionista

  11. I have found people read blogs while you are still trying to get pregnant, thru the pregnancy, then the birth then it seems like it trickles off. I love reading blogs from other moms because I am constantly looking for advice and ideas in raising my kiddo.

  12. The dress you got to wear to the wedding is BEAUTIFUL on you! You're glowing as a mom!

  13. My husband and I can not get into OITNB, its so bad! And I love that dress for your friends wedding!

  14. First, I totally agree with you on the house of cards issue. I had to stop watching designated survivor after the election because it just made me depressed that we didn't have someone like kiefer Sutherland as president. Also, your blog is so encouraging to me right now. I got diagnosed with GD 4 weeks ago (also like you and had no risk factors other than being over 25). It was kind of crazy because I have been reading your blog for a couple years, so I have sort of felt like you're the only person I "know" who has also had it. Anyway, just wanted you to know that I love your blog and will keep reading even if it turns into all things baby (obviously, because I'm just about to have my first baby myself!).

  15. That dress is perfect on your! I love the color.

  16. Adore that dress for your best friend's wedding and can't believe you look exactly like all your pre-pregnancy photos!

  17. I love the dress for the wedding! You look gorgeous in it!

  18. Yay for being back in your original clothes! That's awesome!

    And oh yes, Coach Taylor!!!! Sigh. I was SO sad when we finished binging it just a few months ago. I want to start Bloodline now since he's in it! I've heard it's good!

  19. Definitely still reading your blog, love hearing about little Miss Ella! Glad you made it to the mom group. Your 4th of July plans sound awesome, wine trip...yes please!!

  20. Oh man, FNL is seriously my favorite. No joke, I CRIED when it was over. Granted, I was newly pregnant but STILL. Love that show and wishing they would come out with a movie!

  21. I can't wait for Ella's birth story. I really need to start watching Friday Night Lights. Is it THAT good?

  22. The dress you got for your friends wedding is GORGEOUS! Where did you find it?

  23. Love the dress and so glad you've gotten back into normal sizes!! Loft has missed us! :) XOXO, R


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