this photo is out of focus and blurry and also my jumpsuit makes me look like i’m expecting (i’m not) but let’s just go with it and call the blur an artistic choice or something. ;)
i wanted to tell you, i have been listening to this song on repeat all week long, and the music video is even more amazing if you haven’t seen it yet. (emma stone, why are you so unbelievably cool?!) and actually this video is just as amazing in its own way. those dance moves, you guys.
we’re struggling hard over here when it comes to halloween and costumes. how long do you let your kids change their minds each day about what they want to be for halloween before you buy the costume and make them stick with it and not look back? a week before? the day before? the morning of? it’s giving me anxiety how often samson changes his mind about this. i wanna make all his halloween dreams come true but i also need to order a freaking costume because i’m not crafty enough for the DIY stuff and i’m sensing this could go very wrong very quickly as he’s very specific about the color choices and details with certain dress ups.
so apparently when you work out at the gym correctly after having not for a million years, your body hates you. and my body in particular is very good at letting me know when she’s mad. i tried to feed her some rice pudding last night to make up for all the torture, but this morning was rougher than ever. i know it’s worth it though, because mentally, i am loving it and so happy i’m doing it. i’ve needed this for myself for a long time as i strive for an all around healthier self. and even though mcdonald’s JUST brought breakfast to their 24/7 menu (sometimes i really love their terrible sausage and egg breakfast burrito), i’m taking baby steps to building a healthier lifestyle for myself.
i’m on the hunt for a couple of things right now. 1. a solid rice pudding recipe that’s easy enough for me to make in my own kitchen and 2. a very very warm winter coat (that doesn’t look like a sleeping bag and if possible, comes from traceable down.) if anyone has any leads, i’d greatly appreciate them. my readers are always in the know with this stuff.
yesterday, conrad officially turned 10 months old and a few weeks before that i held a friend’s sweet little 6 pound newborn baby with a full head of hair and every bone inside me was screaming, “naomi, you need another one of these.” the hard thing about that first year of newborn magic is that you’re sleep deprived during the majority of it, so you aren’t truly enjoying it the way one could. not that having another baby fixes that at all, but i don’t know, even only being able to enjoy it 70% because of sleep deprivation is still something. and i’ve found it’s hard to replicate that something anywhere else in my life. the newborn magic just doesn’t translate to other stages or areas of life. am i even making any sense? probably not. i guess i just meant to say, i love the newborn phase and i’m heavily experiencing the bitter part of that bittersweet stuff about your baby reaching milestones upon milestones before you’re truly ready for it.
okay, my kids are starting to argue in the nursery (bless them) so i’m off. happy thursday!