Thirty is…

by katherine on January 5, 2015

…Flossing my teeth more. No, still not daily but anything had got the be better than the few days leading up to a cleaning, right?

…Doing the dishes every night. I hate doing dishes.

…Drinking coffee with less creamer. Turns out I really DO like the taste of coffee.

…Fixing my hair instead of just pulling it back wet. Thank you short cut.

…Guiltlessly Letting go of things, and garbage, I know I don’t have time to worry about. I’m looking at you, drama.

…Embracing and appreciating my close friends, near and far. But wishing the far was also near.

…Being more mindful of what I put into my body. Turns out Brussels sprouts are delicious.

I rang in thirty a few months ago but it was more about being able to throw a big awesome party rather than an actual celebration of my birthday. The dirty thirty white trash bash will live on in infamy– and #KatsWTB on instagram. 

I know some people that make turning thirty this big, monumental, terrible thing. I’m just not that way. I didn’t stress about it. I love growing older. Life is pretty freaking amazing and it’s just going to continue getting better. Why not celebrate that?

Hey thirties, hey. Can’t wait to see what kind of awesome you hold.

And next year? Mark your calendars for the Dirty Thirty White Trash Bash, part DUH.


Yup. Let’s do this. #KatsWTB

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Oh boy! Lincoln at 3 months.

by katherine on January 3, 2015

Our sweet boy turned 3 months old on January 1. Hard to believe yet it feels like he’s been a part of our family forever. I still get the occasional “holy crap we have a SON” thing but less so than when he was first born.

No clue how much he weighs or how long he is. At his 2 month check he was 11 lbs., 12 oz. and his next appt is at 4 months. My best guess? 12-ish pounds.

Likes: me, the swing, chewing on his fists, hanging out on his changing table

Dislikes: napping for longer than 30-45 minutes unless he’s in the swing of course, eating from a bottle. {Homeboy is in for a rude awakening come Monday.}

He Rolled over for the first time on 12/30.

Giggles started on 1/3! Oh there’s nothing better than baby giggles. And cue the ridiculous, annoying antics to try and get him to do it as often as possible. {Sorry not sorry.}

Sleep: every night I go to sleep thinking “maybe tonight is the night he sleeps through” and then every night I snap awake at the sound of baby cries over the monitor. It is getting progressively better. He goes to bed about 7:30, give or take 30 minutes depending on when we sit down for dinner. He nurses then I put him in his crib. Usually without crying. There’s normally one wake up anywhere between 1 AM and 3:30 AM. I feed him and he goes right back in his crib. Then he wakes up again about 4:30/5:30. Not to eat though. So we end up in the living room where he falls back to sleep in the swing and I snooze on the couch until my alarm goes off for the day.

Overall now that he’s out of the “newborn” stage he’s a pretty happy baby. He’s perfectly content chilling in his bouncy seat or swing or playmat. He just wants to know you’re close.

He’s settled nicely into his role of third born and we really couldn’t imagine life without him, or before him.



Today is January 2

by katherine on January 2, 2015

Today is January 2nd.

Today is my first day back full time from maternity leave.

No, I’m not that sad about it.

Today is my 1-year work anniversary.

Yes, if you’re doing the math right now, I got pregnant literally a week into my new job.

Today is my first official day in my new role.

Yep, I got a promotion.

2014 was pretty rad. I started a brand new job, scared out of my mind. Nothing but good has come from it and looking back I can’t believe I was so nervous. Our family grew by one whole person and filled a void none of us knew existed. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time home these last few months…more so than I can say for my other two maternity leaves, if I’m being honest. But I’m ready to get back into the swing of things. Back full time, with a new role on top of it, won’t come without challenges but I’m ready.

Today is the real kick-off to 2015. I have a feeling it’s gonna be a good one.


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An urge to write

December 5, 2014

Every so often (actually, quite often) I get this urge to write. It could be about a specific story- maybe about one of the kids, maybe not-, about a cool project we’ve been doing around the house, maybe recipe, or like now, just a little update about things and such. Unfortunately, when these impulses arise, […]

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Oh Boy! 36 Weeks Belly to Belly to Belly

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How far along? 36 weeks, 3 days Total weight gain/loss: +27 Stretch marks? Still with the one right over the top of where my belly-button ring used to be. Maternity Clothes: Yes and no. My favorite skirt to wear right now is not maternity. Most all my tops are “tenting” at the bottom, maternity or not. I realllly […]

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Back to School

September 2, 2014

Today was officially back to school day in our house. Rylee heading to first grade. Full day! and Reese heading back to daycare, only this year she will be full time in the two year old class. Rylee was a nervous/excited hybrid for her first day of first grade. Last week I took her in […]

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July 24, 2014

There’s this thing about blogging…where you can go weeks or even months without blogging and don’t feel a twinge of anything about it, but then you decide to write a post or two within a short period of time and all of a sudden the fire is reignited and you want to blog all the […]

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Champagne Brunch Bridal Shower

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Sunday was my sister’s bridal shower. She didn’t want a bridal shower at all, but being the sweet little sister I am, I made her do it anyway. We both agreed that it wouldn’t be the traditional style bridal shower with those annoying “can’t say this word” games and such, but a nice brunch where […]

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Things to NOT say/do to a pregnant lady…

July 18, 2014

This pregnancy isn’t my first rodeo, yet people still blow my mind {and not in a good way}. I remember when I was pregnant with Reese, our office was celebrating the month’s birthdays with cake and a coworker made a joke about how it looked like I didn’t need any cake. Umexcusemewhat!? Over the course […]

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Oh Boy! 28 Weeks

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How far along? 28 weeks, 3 days {AKA: 82 days to go. AKA: What the what!?} Total weight gain/loss: +18 lbs “Right on track” according to my OB, but I think he was just trying to make me feel better. Stretch marks? I’m working on a pretty awesome Harry Potter style stretch mark right above my belly button […]

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