It's Gonna be Maaaa-y

May 1, 2017

I feel as if these past 3 months have been an absolute whirlwind in the best and craziest way. Our life was turned upside down at the beginning of February and things have been on fast forward ever since. I feel like I'm wishing each week away but secretly wanting time to go slowly so I can savor these sweet moments with our girl.

When I think of May,  I can help but sing that N*SYNC song (hence the title of this post). But it's actually a great thing because I want to set some focus points to get me back on track. I'm so blessed by my job and that I get 2 whole months off to enjoy Adilynn and spend some time getting caught up on things for myself but before that, I have one more hectic month at work so setting some areas I want to focus on is going to be important.

Marriage.

It's amazing how many things seem to change when you add a new human to the mix of a relationship that has only had 2 people for the past 11 years. Adi has given me a whole new perspective of all the things I adore in Michael but balancing my time and efforts between the two of them has been harder than I thought. I hope, this month, to find some time to focus my efforts of letting M know how thankful I am to have him as my partner and to show him how important he is to me. 

Adi

It's so amazing to watch how much babies grow what seems like daily. I feel like each time she wakes up, she has a new trick or is up to something different. It's so hard to not wish time away because I look forward to watching her grow but I hope to focus my energy on just enjoying her each day this month. Not wishing for the next milestone or trick for her to learn, but simply enjoying her in the moment each day. 

Phone free time.

I keep my phone very close by when I'm nursing or playing with Adi but I need to start putting it down and actually enjoy those moments with her. I feel like I'm always in her face trying to capture each precious little moment but ultimately I don't need 800 pictures of her laying on her changing table smiling. I want her to see my face, not my phone. And this goes for when I'm driving too. That is a terrible habit I hate to even admit to. 

My face.

Y'all. Why is this one so hard for me. I am a true believer in Rodan and Fields. I love their products and have seen it work wonders on my skin but I can't seem to make myself use my products on a regular bases. I've got to work on this. Immediately. Because let's be honest, my face wasn't spot free to begin with but add in those awesome hormones and we are back to my middle school days.

Mommy time. 

Michael and I have slowly found a rhythm for how we both can get in some free time. It's still a work in progress but it is so needed for us both. He has a fishing trip with his dad planned and I hope to sneak away for a day at the beach at some point this month. Hopefully writing that here will keep me accountable. 

Reading. 

My friend Sara bought me the book "The Fifth Trimester" and I have been so excited to dive into it but mind myself choosing to browse social media rather than read through it. I want that to change. And not just for that book. I'm hoping to get back into my bible studying and one of the last books of the Outlander series. Reading is such an escape for me so I'm hoping to spend more time there than on social media. 

I know there are other areas that will need my focus as time goes on but those are definitely my top ones for this month. Happy Monday and first day of May friends. I hope you have a great one! 

4 comments :

  1. I really struggle with the phone tree time because I'm constantly taking pictures of Mav. I've been working on telling myself once I get a picture of him with one good smile (he's in that stage of cheering for pictures even though we don't tell him to) then I'm done. It's good to have the photo to remember the moment but it's also good to just remember all of those things without having a picture. Such a hard balance when the days can be long but the years are so short!

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  2. Great goals for May my friend - you know I am always here to support you and hold you accountable!
    I seriously need to work on my phone free time - it is far too consuming in my busy life right now! But so so addictive x

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  3. You are not the only one with the phone habit! It's a hard one to beat. I'm STILL working on it!

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