An Uncomplicated Life Blog: August 2014

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Friday, August 29, 2014

High Five for {Picture-Heavy} Friday!

And, we're back to the weekend! Cheers to a weekend without a nasty head cold, but full of cold ones, amirite?

1) New pink running shoes. Do I need to explain any further? I don't think so, either.

No filter was applied to this pic - My shoes are just seriously that bright pink! Whoopwhoop!


2) Having the ability to drop Henry off at the gym daycare for an hour is absolutely changing my life. Turns out, all I need for better sanity is an hour workout by myself and not in 100+ degree heat. Boom! Happier Paige. Which means a whole happier family, for the two and four legged members.

3) Mornings have become my most favorite time of the day. Henry is always in a good mood, smiling and talking to himself. We play with his toys and chitchat over coffee for about an hour every morning, and it's my absolute favorite!



4) I FINALLY got some frames for Lil' H's newborn pics. His shelf is now complete (and yeah, he's almost four months old. Whatevs.)



5) Confession: I'm a Halloween fanatic. Favorite holiday, hands down. Love scary movies, love fall, love pumpkin carving, all of it.[NOTE: I do NOT love PSL's. Or people who post pics of PSL's. Or endless commentary about PSL's.] Sorry, I digressed there. So... I may have already bought our dogs' costumes for when we go trick or treating with H. I am waiting to decorate the house until September though... But that's only because I have a hubs to consider. Trust me, if I was still single Paige and in my own apartment, that shizzle would be done up proper. Already.

I can't wait to share pics of what the boys look like in these! And the story behind my costume selection. Alas, I'll wait until October... Maybe.

I hope everyone has an excellent weekend! Please tell me I'm not the only one jumping the gun with my Halloween enthusiasm?!


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

August Birchbox: The Bumper Crop!

Are y'all signed up for Birchbox yet? Because if you aren't, you're missing out.



No, I wasn't compensated for this post, nor do I represent Birchbox in anyway. I just love them. $10 a month for high end/salon quality products sent to you via a profile you fill out online. It's also an online retailer for you to purchase said products, unlike other monthly subscription boxes. So if you love something, they make it real easy for you to purchase it. You know what this new mom loves? The easy things in life!

The box I got for August was especially great. Let me begin:

- Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo
Y'all. Y'ALL!! The smell of Amika products, tho! So good. So, so good. I digress, back to the dry shampoo... The spray comes out in a fine mist. I went super light with the application, and ended up going back over it again very lightly to absorb more grease (I have very oily hair!) This is the first dry shampoo I've used that doesn't make my head feel like it's full of product. And, uh, I've used a lot of dry shampoos! It's my new favorite. I WILL be purchasing the full size.



- laura mercier Flawless Skin Tone Perfecting Eye Gel Creme
Coming from the land of the frozen tundra, I had developed a love affair with Mary Kay eye creams - super thick and rich. When I saw this was a gel, I thought there was no way it would be up to par with the moisturizing level of a creme. Wrong! This stuff is luxurious. It kept the skin around my eyes soft and moisturized all day. Win.



- Hello brand breathspray
I received the pink grapefruit mint flavor... And I'm not too sure about it. I might just stick with a mint/peppermint. But, the packaging was great! And it wasn't too sweet - you know, some mints are like eating a glob of sugar. Give me a new flavor, and I'd purchase it for sure! Because honestly, some days I kinda maybe might forget to brush my teeth before leaving the house... I blame the baby.



- Supergoop! Hand Creme
The funny thing about Supergoop! products is that I never immediately love them, but I always use all of the sample. I mean, I scrape it dry. So I tried the hand cream and thought, "Meh." And I promise you it will be the only sample from this box (outside of the dry shampoo) that I use until I can't possibly squeeze any more out of the tube. I love that it doesn't have a strong scent. Heavily perfumed lotions get tossed ASAP by me.


- ModelCo Shimmer Bronzer
This looks super dark in the container. My first thought was, "Dang! It's going to be super pigmented and I'll have streaks all over my face since it's so dark!" But it applied fairly evenly. It also has a nice shimmer to it - nothing too 16 year old girl-ish, but a flattering glow. It will be perfect to round out the color in my face for the remaining three months of summer (living in Texas = summer until October, folks!) since I've gotten really strict about applying sunscreen to my face, always.


Do you have a subscription box that you love? If so, tell me about it! I'm always up for trying new things.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Mommy Monday: Wild Saturday Nights

Last weekend, I was up to these shenanigans.

This weekend looked much, much different.

I managed to catch a fairly nasty head cold, so we cancelled all our plans with friends and decided to lay low on Saturday.

Laying low entailed going out to dinner at 4pm (yes - you read that right. It was still the afternoon. I'm pretty sure we ate even before all the senior citizens of America.) We headed to a little neighborhood joint, grabbed crab cake sandwiches and a pint/glass of wine.

Since we were done before 5:30 (!!!) we decided to go drive by a few houses we've been looking at. We were those creepy people staring at a house from a parked car, pointing and commenting on it while our baby slept in the backseat. After we saw one we really liked and the other that was far overpriced, we decided to head home. I mean, it was 6pm by this point, and getting far too late!

Once we were home, it was playtime! Henry rocked out to lullaby music and batted at his jungle friends, and the four-legged boys played tug of war with a bunny rabbit. Daddy moderated the batting practice and refereed the tug of war game while mommy snapped pics from the couch.

Action shot of the moderation: you gotta hold the dog that's three times the size of the other back for fairness!


7pm rolled around, so the bedtime routine started. Jammies, diaper change, bottle, bed. Once Lil' H was out, mommy and daddy poured themselves some adult beverages and binge-watched Orange Is The New Black until it was just past their bedtime.



That was our wild and crazy Saturday night as parents of an infant! It's pretty reflective of  most our Saturday nights, in fact. And while I likely bored you to tears, I love our calm weekend nights, and would chose this lifestyle over last weekend time and time again!


Friday, August 22, 2014

High Five for {Being At Home} Friday!

I have returned from the land of Party Paige to the land of Mommy Paige, and I have to say... I like Mommy Paige better.

While I have fantasized about Party Paige so many times while up at all hours of the night, being thrown up on, pooped on, and peed on, and looking in the mirror of a trainwrecked-looking-tired-as-heck-mama... I wouldn't go back to Party Paige for the world.

I missed my goofy-faced boy, hubby, and little doggies who were SO EXCITED to see me!

In light of a return to Mommy Paige, here are my Top 5 moments of the week:

1) My mom had come into town to help out with Lil' H while I was out partying my a$$ off being a respectable bar patron, and brought a gifts. The two books were from her to add to Henry's ever-growing collection, and the hand-made blanket was knit by my step-dad's sister. So sweet of her to think of Henry, right?! LOVE!

There is nothing I don't love about this pic


2) Y'ALL! I was able to take Henry to the daycare at my gym and get legit workouts in for the second half of the week! It was amazing! I feel like a whole new woman. Also? Can't wait to kiss the last two inches off my waist goodbye, and welcome back my abs. It's been a hot minute since I've hung out with those beautiful betches.

3) I came home to find my favorite little pink box sitting on the counter! I'll be doing a product review of this August box next week, because it might just be my best box yet. I was thrilled about every single thing in the box.

The best surprises come in little pink boxes! Are you getting Birchbox yet? What are you waiting for?!


4) I have started to get my act together on some An Uncomplicated Life Blog advertising! It's been a few years since I worked extensively in photoshop, so it's taken me a bit to get reacquainted and get things rolling on that front... Until this week! I'm excited for what's to come.

5) You know who else bought me a gift while I was away (keep this up and I'm traveling every week, right?!) My husband! My bedside table is a dumping ground for all my nice jewelry, essential oils I use, chap-stick, etc. So he ordered a personalized leather "dish" from Mark & Graham for me to dump/throw everything into at night so it doesn't scatter all over the place! So thoughtful.

I had to empty this thing out so you could see it! Trust me, it's not this organized and much more full :)


I hope you all have a great weekend, whether you're in Party mode or Mommy mode! And while you're at it, check out these beauties' blogs:

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http://farmerbell.blogspot.com/

http://www.meetat-thebarre.com/

Thursday, August 21, 2014

American Airlines: Worst Airline or Worst Airline Ever?

I'll keep this post to-the-point, because nobody likes a complainer.

I attempted to fly from Regan in D.C to Dallas on Sunday, Aug. 17 via American Airlines. I was attempting to check into my flight with my iPhone while we were driving back down the coast from Dewey Beach, and oddly, it wouldn't let me.

Worst airline? Or worst airline EVER?


A girlfriend in the car had a special American Airlines app, so she pulled it up to check out what the deal was. "Oh no!" she said, "your flight has been cancelled!"

"What?! I haven't gotten an email or a text about that! Maybe the app is wrong?" So I call their customer service line. "Wait time is approximately over two hours" says the electronic voice. WHAT? So I enter my name and number to be called back when a representative was available. This was at 3:45pm. I decided to be dropped off at DCA immediately to see what the deal was, despite my 7pm flight time.

I arrived. American Airlines was a DISASTER. There were about 400 people frantic and in-line to speak with one of the TWO PEOPLE they had staffed at their counter. I bucked up and got my place at the end of that line, when an older couple informed me that they were also on the 7pm flight, and were able to check in with a kiosk. Yay, flight isn't cancelled, right? So I go to check in, and it prints me a boarding pass for 3pm the next day. What the flying eff {pun intended}?

Randomly re-booking me to my destination 24 hours later was unacceptable to me, so I decided to wait it out in line. I figured, their customer service line would call me back before I got up to the front.

I waited in line for three hours. There was no call from any service line in that time frame. Or, as it would turn out, ever.

When I got up to the front, the best flights they had available were for 6pm the next day. They had cancelled every single flight to DFW! They weren't offering hotel or meal vouchers. Nothing. Just tough shit, we cancelled your flight, deal with it. I informed the AA staff member that I had a 13 week old who would not have daycare if I didn't get home tonight. She had the gall to tell me I was lucky to have a 3pm flight! EXCUSE ME?

Every other airline carrier was still on-time for DFW, so this couldn't be a weather issue. My hubby said it was lightly raining. The news reported 85 people had lost power - out of the fourth largest metro area in the U.S. of some ten million plus people.

The bottom line is, I have no idea why American cancelled my flight because they never reached out to me - not to tell me it was cancelled, and no return phone call from their service line. I was just SOL for the next 24 hours, and apparently, my son was LUCKY that his mom would be getting home 24 hrs after the original booked time.

That attitude and lack of response is unacceptable to me. You don't cancel flights and tell your patrons "tough shit" and shrug your shoulders while people scramble to find hotels and other arrangements. My husband, who flies extensively for work, has never had a cancellation that resulted in a 24 hour delay in his arrival. Ever. We're talking thousands of flights. I fly between six and 12 times per year and I had never experienced anything like it, until now.

American Airlines, you're disgraceful and operate a cheap, penny pinching business model. Your staff are rude and unresponsive. For that, I will never fly you again. I look forward to giving my business to Delta and Southwest.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Dirty 30 Girls Weekend Recap

Last Wednesday, I posted about how I was about to embark on my first trip post-Henry, visiting some of my favorite girls with an east coast beach trip. I managed to get into Washington D.C. without any travel debacles! A group of us spent the night at our friend Camille's D.C apartment, then Friday morning, we headed up the cost to a little spot known as Dewey Beach.

Any of you on the east coast possibily have heard of this place.

It's a bizarre collection of beach bars where you're just as likely  to strike up a conversation with a 50 year old who's struggling to stand straight as you are to take a shot with a 22 year old to is ready to PARTY.

Our first night we went to Bottle and Cork to see an 80's cover band called The Legwarmers. Clearly, we had to dress up for this event:

80's night! And by 80's, we mean neon.

This was shortly before the bike-cab... As you can see, it's time to go home!


The highlight of my Friday night was when Camille, Gina and myself hopped in a bike-cab, and Cam proceeded to point and laugh at everyone walking home after bar close while our poor driver biker struggled to pedal an over-loaded cab. But it was indeed hilarious. Sorry, cabbie.

Saturday was a bit of a struggle for most, but Gina and I managed to get some beach time in!

Saturday evening featured meals of epic proportions. Now, I hate the over-used word epic. But y'all... This was some serious chow!

This is a bacon-fried egg-cheeseburger on two grilled cheese sandwiches. I'm not friends with wussy salad eaters, y'all.

Because the burgers at 5pm weren't enough, we ordered (and ate) an entire skillet of brisket nachos. Yup.


Then we headed out to the bars. I kept it very tame and was back in the hotel by 11pm, since I knew we had a drive and I had a flight to catch the next day 48 hours later. But a few of the girls went out and tore it up until bar close. Ahhhh, being 30 never felt so young!

* If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen some tweets about my struggle with American Airlines. I'm posting tomorrow with details regarding the problem, not to bash them (although I'd seriously love to), but to warn other travelers of their extreme customer service issues.

Drinkin' dranks!

Murica!
And finally, the beautiful reason we all got together, and the reason we're all friends: it was Miss Ambular's 30th Birthday!


Until next time ladies... Go hard in the paint.

Friday, August 15, 2014

High Five for Friday!

This week's Friday Five post is pretty straight-forward:

1) I'm at the beach with my girlfriends with a bright gel mani:

So bright, so beachy


2) I'm at the beach with my girlfriends and I haven't been spit up on in over 24 hours.

3) I'm at the beach with my girlfriends with a cocktail in hand:
Yup.


4) I'm at the beach with my girlfriends balancing out my athletic-wear tan lines.

5) I'm at the beach with my girlfriends celebrating my BFF's 21st birthday dirty thirty birthday.

Hope your weekend is as awesome as mine is!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Dirty 30 Girls Weekend Prep

This weekend, I'm taking off my "Mommy Paige" hat and returning simply to "Paige" as I head to the east coast to celebrate my BFF's 30th birthday at the beach.

I love this group of girlfriends. They are, without question, a guaranteed good time. We start dance parties in the street because we feel like it (no music? No worries, we'll scream sing Ke$ha and make our own!) We've been known to hit up a sub shop after last call, and order a pulled pork SALAD with extra pickles on it... Because hey, those calories count too, nawwhutimean?

You know; those type of friends.

I haven't left Henry for more than a few hours, so this will be weird! I'm not sure I remember who pre-mommy Paige is anymore, but I'm hoping she makes a stellar appearance for the weekend. Since my typical yoga/lounge pants and tank top will not do at the beach or with the girlfriends, here's what I'm planning on wearing for my all-too-brief return to normal Paige:

I'm thinking this white eyelet dress I recently got will be great for the plane ride with a cardigan. It's super comfortable and while too dressy for the beach, it's perfect for being in the general public. I like to fly in close-toed shoes since planes get so cold. (Why do they get so cold?!)

Dress: J Crew; shoes: BCBG; watch: Michael Kors; bangles: J Crew; necklace: Mark & Graham
I've more or less lived in this dress since I got it. LOVE it! I'm thinking this will work for a night out. Beach bars are casual, especially where we're going, and the shoes are patent leather... Key for being able to wipe them down after drinks get spilled on me on the dance floor we're about to tear up!

Dress: J Crew; necklace: J Crew; shoes: Sperry; shiny-face: courtesy of the 110 degree Texas summer heat
I got this beach cover-up for our trip to Maui this past February. I ordered it two sizes up so that it would fit over my preggo belly. Looks like it will still work for this trip! Should I be happy about that...? Meh.

Cover-up: Victoria's Secret; shoes: Jack Rodgers


Other than that, I'm going to throw some bikinis, shorts and tee's in my suitcase and be good to go! I'm a minimalist and NEVER over pack. Usually, if I don't want to wear what I brought, I just borrow something from someone else. That's what girlfriends are for, right? Right.

I just stated I wasn't an over-packer... I lied, I over-pack bikinis. Because have you ever had to put on a wet suit?!?! Yeah. No. Gross. All bikinis are Victoria's Secret, except the pink one in the bottom left, that's (surprisingly!) Old Navy.


East coast beachfront, I'm coming for you!


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

"Behind The Scene" Blog Tour

Bonus post this week!

The lovely Miss Kriss at Sneakers and Sequins kindly nominated me for a "behind the scenes" post as part of a blog tour that's been circulating the internets. She's journaling her weight loss journey, so if you haven't checked her out, I surely would! Her honesty and transparency is refreshing.



How the blog tour works:
- Acknowledge the blogger/blog that invited you to the Tour.
- Answer some questions about your blogging process
- Choose 3 bloggers to plug


Here are the questions the blog tour asks:

1. What am I working on?
My sanity. Ha! Nah, now that I have my correct social media icons coded and published to my site, I'm sane. Until tomorrow, that is.

2. How does my work differ from others of its type/genre?
I think I have a niche in the "humorous and honesty" camp. So many other "mommy blogs" are either "it's all sunshine and roses and my life is beautiful!" or they swing hard the other way and make motherhood look like a nightmare. I tell it like it is. Some of it is sunshine and roses! 20 minutes later, it's a nightmare covered in spit up.

3. Why do I write what I do?
I write what I know! I had no intention of being a "mommy blog" but as it would turn out, that's my life right now. Hopefully there's enough other content or I'm amusing enough to draw in other readers, too. I think in order to be a good blogger, you need to have an authentic voice. Which is why I don't beauty blog (pssshhhh! I rarely wear makeup!) or give travel tips (drink wine to make a long flight tolerable?) because that wouldn't be who I truly am or what I'm about.

4. How does my writing process work?
I basically have diarrhea of the mouth key board, then go back and edit it down. I like to get all my thoughts on the screen and then re-read a post a few hours later and take out excess, or TMI aspects. The ideas behind my posts are simply what's going on in my life at that moment, or what I'm thinking/feeling.

Here are my chosen three:
Jess @ House of Hupfs
Ashley @ Living In The (Mom)ent
Jaelan @ Making Mrs. M

Monday, August 11, 2014

Mommy Monday: I Want Your Advice!

You read that title right; this mama wants your advice and opinions! I'm looking for places to go/things to do with a 12 week old. Summer time is cabin fever time down here in the deep South. Let me explain:

It's regularly well over 100 degrees, so it's no longer possible to take Henry outside. Even at 8am, it's climbing into the high 90's so despite my awesome stroller that has two large sun shields, it's just too dang hot for a 12 week old to be spending any QT out there. Poor kiddo is drenched in sweat and rosey-cheeked after ten minutes in an August-in-Texas environment.

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This is what I'm working with here, folks. Boo.

That rules out walks at the lake or in the neighborhood, the Dallas Zoo and the Dallas Arboretum for things for me and H to do during the day.

He's only 12 weeks, so things like children's museums are a tad too advanced for him yet.

What can a mama do with a little guy who loves visual stimulation but anything outside is off-limits until the end of September?! We're pretty much played out with all the toys we have, and mommy is going a bit stir crazy being in the house nonstop!

What are some things you've done with your kids, nieces/nephews, children you've babysat, or even things you've heard of your friends doing with their mini-me's? Is 12 weeks too young for a pool? Am I stuck to walking around a mall? Gosh I hate malls. Hate them.

Help a lady out with all your brilliant ideas! I read your blogs too; I KNOW I have some really smart and creative readers! Help me - plllllease!

Friday, August 8, 2014

High Five Because It's Friday

Would you care to know why I like weekends so much? I mean, I'm a stay at home mom. My bed time and wake up time are about the same regardless of what day of the week it is. I can day drink on a Tuesday if another SAHM wants to join me. I get to workout mid-day if I care to (although I have a week left on my gym-baby-care countdown!).

My weekends are great because my husband is home, and there's two of us to tackle baby care. This means I might get to drive by myself, in my Volvo-mom-carSUV, with the {massive} sunroof open, windows down and music cranked. (No loud tunes allowed with baby). I can squeeze in a yoga or barre class (or two!) and I get to have dinner out with the two most handsome boys I know! Usually, we get to see at least one set of our Dallas friends.

And then after all this weekend activity, Henry is WORE OUT on Sundays, and sleeps like a king. Which means mommy and daddy sleep like kings {or queens}.

That's why I say cheers to the freakin' weekend! What about you?

Highest Five moments of the week:

1) I received this in one of my recent Birchbox's, but just started to play with it this week. The colors are GORGEOUS! I haven't gone all out and done a full smokey eye yet, but the darkest color will be perfect for that.

Glad to know my eye makeup is made in China... *sigh*


2) I was able to grab lunch with two other lovely mama's, Jen and Cassie, with their beautiful babies {Henry sat at a table full of chicks, and loved every moment of it}. We gabbed for several hours about life and mommy-dom, and our kiddos were all champs the whole time! And then... Lil' H and I got home. 20 mins later, the biggest diaper blowout known to man happened. No, his diaper back side whole body was, in fact, a war zone. I'll spare you further deets. On the plus side, it was his first blow out and he waited until we got home to blow that $h!t up. Literally. And by literally, I mean it.

3) I have a professional-grade teeth bleaching thingy that I've been using for the past week. It's working! And it doesn't burn like Crest WhiteStrips! I wanted to get a touch-up on the whiteness for quite some time, but it's not pregnant-woman-approved, and I was stuck being a pregger for a while there... Good to go now!

Getting this made was a bummer - they pretty much gag you with some awful goo used to make the mold... But it works!


4) I finally got new contacts! For those who wear them, you know when they're so old that you can't tell if they're inside out because the blue ridge of the lens is no longer blue? Yeah. That was me. For about two months. Why do I wait so long, you ask? I dunno. But I always do.

5) I've been informed I'm officially some sort of "mommy blog" so... What post would be complete without posting a pic of THIS GUY, who is 12 weeks old today!




Have a fantastic weekend, y'all! Be sure to check out these other lovely bloggers I link up with to keep your Friday's fully entertained:


http://www.meetat-thebarre.com/
 That Friday Blog Hop
http://farmerbell.blogspot.com/ 
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Fun Little Upgrades

Pictures are key to having a successful blog. Everyone wants clear, well lit, high res photos to illustrate what they're talking about and draw in readership. A DSLR camera and photoshop skills are necessities, it would seem.

So obviously, I use my iPhone camera. Because I don't own a fancypants one.

One of these days we might upgrade me to a DSLR, but that would require me learning a whole new tool for this little blog of mine. And with a newborn, I'm just happy with consistently publishing my three posts per week! Maybe I'll set that as a goal for the coming year: have my sister, who is a photographer, teach me some fancypants photography tricks.

In the interim, I thought I'd stick with photoshop and my little iPhone.

And then my hubs came home with a surprise for me one day last week: an Olloclip. He had spoken to my SIL, who is also a photographer, about what she used on some of her photos he had seen recently, and she told him it was this iPhone attachable lens. It comes with three lens' - a zoom, fish-eye and wide angle lens (wide angle photos not shown here because it would show you too much of a messy baby house and it's too hot to venture outside with it!)

Olloclip zoom lens

I'm super excited to get familiar with this thing! It seems like the perfect accessory for me right now - it will provide "upgraded" photos without having to learn the ins-and-outs of a "real" camera. (It's actually pretty ridic that I know as little as I do about photography, because my father is also a photographer! I mean, seriously?! Why did I not inherit these artistic skills?!) Anyhoo, if you're like me and don't have the time to learn how to manually focus your photos and/or learn about photo composition etc.etc., this lens seems to be a great alternative. Here's some fun I've had getting to know this little clip:

Olloclip fish-eye lens

Olloclip zoom lens

Monday, August 4, 2014

Mommy Monday: Babies Are Like Crack

As we wrap up the final days of the dreaded (and dreadful) "fourth trimester", a transition is occurring. Henry no longer screams when I put him down. He doesn't demand to be fed every hour and a half. We're not getting up every two hours at night with him anymore. I can actually make myself a cup of coffee (although I can't finish it while it's hot...) and can even eat lunch in peace these days!

Hey readers, look how handsome I am!


Henry is just at the beginning of being a really fun age. And a really fun (and funny!) baby.

I won't lie. That "fourth trimester" business rocked me. And by that, I mean smacked me in the face and took a shovel to the back of my head. I had NO IDEA what I was in for with this mommy business! There isn't a way to describe how desperate you feel when you're going on three hours of sleep... For weeks on end. When your time is so demanded by a little one that you don't have time to eat, or use the bathroom, much less take a shower. No, I was completely unprepared for how much WORK a newborn was. Even though if asked, I would tell you that we "hung out all day" which sounds quite relaxing and peaceful! Trust me, it wasn't.

Thigh rolls and chin dimples!


The memory of this is still quite fresh in my mind. And we even have some fourth trimester-ish days around here. So why, in the name of all that is holy, do I already want to have another baby?!?! What is wrong with me?! Not only was the first three months of Henry's life a tough transition for me, but I absolutely hated being pregnant. I was sick the whole time. I had preterm labor and bed rest. It was nine months of garbage!

Burp burp


So why do I want to do it again? There was a pregnant woman in my barre class over the weekend and I thought, "Awwweeee!! Look at that belly. I want a belly too!" Never minding the fact that I do indeed still have a belly that hasn't recovered from Henry yet. It's just full of squish as opposed to baby.

I've determined babies are like crack. Their sweet little baby faces, and big baby tummies, and cute little baby feet, and precious little baby smiles. I don't understand how people have only one! Gimme some more baby crack!!

And no, this is not a baby announcement on my end. Nor a "we're going for #2!" announcement. Just a confession. Hi, my name is Paige, and I'm a baby crack addict.

Goofy baby face