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Currently | Freckled Italian

Feeling a bit more anxious than usual these days...I started drinking an afternoon cup of coffee for the first time in over a year and I think that could have something to do with it. Also just moving, unpacking, getting ready to do some traveling, and a few little personal things always throw my routine-loving self for an emotional loop. I'm proud of the work I've done when it comes to my anxiety--I know what triggers me and things I can do to get it under control (sounds simple but I wouldn't have been able to say the same thing a few years ago--thanks, therapy!).

Eating berries like they're going out of style.

Drinking Brew Dr. Kombucha--it might be my new favorite! I'm loving the jasmine/lavender/green tea one. So good on a hot afternoon.

Reading The Sun Also Rises and The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus (affiliate links)I never read anymore (seriously never, it's the worst), so Rob and I decided that we'd each read at least one book in August. I've read The Sun Also Rises more times than I can count but I love it so much. I picked up The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus at the library when I took Sophie the other day and I don't know if it's good or silly or stupid or anything yet--we'll see! Has anyone read it? It's not new and I've never even heard of it. Sometimes I just need to read something random.

Watching Modern Family--I've seen a lot of it but we're finally watching the later seasons. It makes me cry way more than it probably should.

Thinking about how fast Sophie is growing! She stands up and crawls so fast and is eating food like a champ and sometimes it's hard to believe that she's the same sleepy little baby we brought home almost nine months ago. Taking care of her and watching her grow is the coolest thing I've ever done.

Looking forward to my mom getting here on Friday! She'll be spending a few days with us and then she, Sophie, and I are flying to Virginia together and then Rob is going to meet us in Charlotte before we head up to Richmond for my 30th birthday. We hadn't planned to be back in Virginia until October but Rob surprised me with this trip and I'm so excited to see all my friends again so soon.

What are you up to currently? I want to know--especially if you have a book recommendation!

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Currently | Freckled Italian

Feeling a little overwhelmed--in many ways I feel like I have this motherhood thing under control, but then sometimes I feel like everything else is falling apart a little bit. Our house is usually a mess, there's a never-ending basket of laundry that needs to be folded, and last week went by without so much as a blog post. I'm not sure how some of you seem to do it all! I'm trying to be patient with myself but it's easier said than done. Last night Rob sweetly reminded me that it's only been 3 months and we're only going to get better at this whole life-work-baby-dog juggling thing.

Eating everything in sight, mainly a huge vat of trail mix I randomly felt compelled to buy at Target the other day. We've also been very committed to our weekly Sunday In N Out dinner, which has become one of my favorite little family traditions.

Drinking so much water. I've been dehydrated my whole life I think, but since I started nursing Sophie I've been really good about drinking more than enough water. It's kind of crazy how easy it is to take care of yourself when you have to do it for someone else.

Watching Queer Eye and Downton Abbey. I bailed on Mrs. Maizel but might pick it up again soon. Luckily my TV consumption has gone down a bit as Sophie has gotten older and I'm not constantly nursing her anymore (although we do still spend a good chunk of our day on the couch together).

Thinking about Pure Barre choreography. I'm going to start teaching again in April and can't wait to get back on the mic! I've been able to take class 1-2 times a week lately and it's been so nice to be in the studio again.

Looking forward to a visit from my mom next month. She'll be here for a long weekend and I am so excited. She hasn't been here since December and it's really strange for me to be raising Sophie without her. We've definitely been utilizing FaceTime these past few months.

What's new with you these days? I'm doing my best to keep posting here regularly but sometimes it just doesn't happen. I do love hearing from you here and on Instagram, and if you've sent me an email recently I promise I'm not ignoring you! Thanks so much for bearing with me as I continue to navigate this transition--I have a feeling it's going to be a long one.

PS Have you ordered your copy of Quick + Easy Spiralizer Cookbook yet? It’s on sale right now (only $7.64)!

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Currently | Freckled Italian

Feeling so incredibly lucky in almost every way. I get a little overwhelmed with it all lately (especially after 4PM or anytime after the sun goes down...hormones are weird). Rob and I are really tired most of the time but Sophie is just the sweetest little baby and really chill with the exception of about 3 hours every evening when she screams non-stop. And Ender has been so cute and is trying really hard to get used to all the changes around here.

Eating this chicken enchilada casserole and these no-bake lactation bites. I made the enchilada casserole before Sophie was born and we loved having it in the freezer waiting for us after we got home from the hospital. We actually enjoyed it so much that my mom made another one for us while she was visiting and we're currently finishing it off--I might have to make another one soon! And the lactation bites are an awesome snack for anyone, but I have definitely found them to help me keep up my milk supply.

Drinking tons of water, apple juice, ginger ale, green juice from Pressed Juicery, warm water with lemon--basically anything I can get my hands on. I've been a little under the weather the past two or three days and I think I got a little dehydrated on Saturday, so I've been trying to catch up ever since.

Watching Difficult People, The Crown, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. We're seriously just cruising through shows these days. 

Loving having Rob home on paternity leave. It's made everything so much easier and also it's just fun having this much time together at home. 

Looking forward to Sophie's first Christmas. We don't have a ton planned but I think that's what I'm most excited about--just a low-key holiday and hopefully a few naps.

What are you currently feeling, eating, drinking, watching, loving, and looking forward to? I want to know!

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