I Love When…

I take a look-see through my husbands photos and see these two pop up in a matter of seconds… what the? Why?! Wah.

At least he accepts my love for food :p

He slightly redeemed himself with this one… slightly.

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This time in London and exploring Europe has been such an amazing experience for us. I hope we keep up our adventurous spirit when we return back to the states🙂

Grateful: For our wonderful babysitter, Jenny. It’s so nice to hear her chatting, singing and reading to miss lucy lou🙂

How Cool Are We?

We got this whole selfie thing DOWN.

Ha. Someday we’ll be cool. Someday.

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Grateful: For the construction worker who saved the day! Lucy and I went to get coffee this morning only to realize we were locked in the apartment. The keys had been left in the door from the outside (oops!). Geo called down to the man who was on the street and voila, he came up and we were saved!! Phew, close call.

Yes, I slept in the dress I wore all day.

Friday night was:

A screaming baby from 8 to 10 pm.

A screaming baby from 1 to 2:30 am.

A screaming baby from 4:30 to 6 am.

Saturday day was:

Feeding baby.

Travel.

Sightseeing.

Shhing to sleep.

Playing.

Repeat x 4.

Saturday night was: 

A screaming baby from 6 pm to 9:30 pm.

So yes, as my little one (Lucy who is now 6. 5 months old!) finally fell asleep on top of me I quickly realized I would not be changing into my comfy pjs (aka: an oversized t-shirt) but would instead be sleeping in a pull-over dress I’d worn all day; one that had spit-up, drool and snot from a sick baby on it. None of that bothered me though, it didn’t even make me flinch. All that mattered was Lucy was comfortably sleeping and that meant mama would be doing the same, shortly (minus the “comfortably”🙂

*Warning: Sleeping in a wire framed bra is not recommended. #ow

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Grateful: For how wonderful this little one was during our 3 hr+ car ride home today. Making mama proud.

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Things around here

So last weekend I finally checked “organize the cabinets” off the to-do list and boy does it feel good. It was one of those things that needed to be done, badly, but I kept putting it off becuase I knew it’d be a huge project and it was, it really was. By the end of it I was exhuasted and maybe even a little grumpy, but mostly I was just relieved. I’m pretty happy with the end result and especially excited about my “go-to” draw that has one of everything that we use on a daily basis. Now rather than going from one drawer/cabinet to the next for those regular, just the two of us meals we can just go to one.

Later in the week I decided it was time to pull out the holiday decor and wow, I did not hold back!

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Lastly, my sister and I came home from dinner to finish our gingerbread house… only we couldn’t because half of it’s roof was mysteriously missing! Mr. Bates, you look rather guilty!🙂

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This is what happens when…

you’re nearly 7 months pregnant and need a chocolate fix. Brownies are made from scratch. And then your husband accuses you of lying and saying they must be from a box… (nice, real nice Schwartz).

Why would I need to lie about that – look how insanely easy it is to make them: http://www.food.com/recipe/betty-crocker-fudge-brownies-homemade-496992. It took 5 minutes. Why does everyone buy them in a box?!

They were delicious. So delish I may need to wander back downstairs right now and get a little piece before I hit the hay (shhh, let’s see if I can do it without the hubby noticing! he he he).

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PS. This article really hit home with me. Worth the read!

The name game

When I found out I was pregnant my thoughts and concerns leaned towards my health, the baby’s health, the labor, how active I was going to stay, my diet, what I’d wear, and blah blah blah. Never did I imagine that choosing a name for our baby would become the main “thought” and “concern.” At almost 27 weeks preggers we’re still up in the air about names. We made a mistake, a very rookie mistake… we told people about the names we liked.

Never. Again. :p

Here’s our top contenders:

GIRL: Evelyn, Riley, Madelyn, Adalyn, Adeline, Eleanor, Edytha, Cora or Maeve

BOY: James, Sawyer, Finley, Eivan, Miller or Rowan

Feedback from our family and friends on some of those names:

Evelyn – “I knew an Evelyn back in college – she was a stripper.”

Madelyn – “That’s a really popular name. I know at least 3 of them.”

Maeve – “Hmm. Cute.” (super convincing…)

Sawyer – “Sawyer Schwartz – that’s a tongue twister.” Person then proceeds to say the name in a drawn out, mentally handcapped fashion… great.

Finley – We both love that name but it’s the name of my best friend’s dog – is that weird?

So, anyone have any names for us to add to the list? We’re struggling here!

And yes, we know many of our names are also on the 2015 top list of baby names. We like what we like and clearly we’re not unique in those likes!

http://www.babycenter.com/top-baby-names-2015

And just for fun… my body is changing and I’m doing my best to embrace it. (My best is sometimes hiding my boobs and belly in all black, or as my brother called it the, “moo moo” look).

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