If anyone ever tells you that you'll be able to add a baby to your family and still blog regularly, tell them to shut up. Just kidding -- there are a LOT of bloggers who do so successfully but I am just not one of them. Perhaps it is my lack of dedication or maybe it's because after Holland goes to bed the temptation to indulge in a glass (or two) of wine is strong. Come to think of it, it's probably a combo of those two. Either way, I haven't blogged regularly so I feel like this space is entitled to a bit of an update. I think the easiest way to accomplish this is just to dump some information and see how it lands. Here goes:
1. I got a NEW JOB!
If you follow us on Instagram (and you should) you will know that I started a new job. I no longer have Fridays off (which stinks) but I'm making more money, working MUCH closer to home, and will no longer be required to work late or travel at night. I went from private practice to working in-house. It has been a big adjustment but so far, so good. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I thrive in this new role and that I start making some new work friends. For right now, it just feels "right" so I am hopeful that this was the right move for me. Only time will tell.
2. Adam got a NEW JOB!
Yup. You read that right! Adam got a new job too. He is back in the lab and is much happier these days. Both of us starting new jobs within a month of each other is a little crazy but amazing. At the beginning of the year, we were both struggling at work. I said many prayers and one night just asked the universe to put us both in new positions by December... Well, the universe responded and we were both in new positions by May. Even better -- neither of us went looking for these jobs. We were both recruited for these jobs so that makes us both feel so special and makes both positions seem very serendipitous.
3. Holland turned 6 months, then 7
One day I blinked and my daughter was 6 month olds. Then 7. When she was 6 months, we did a beautiful photoshoot to capture the moment and I'm so glad we did. I've shared a few pictures on Instagram (again, why aren't you following us?) and the picture for this post is from that shoot too. I also made sure to take a few (more personal) breastfeeding photos that have quickly become my absolute favorite. I don't really think I can share them online but let me just tell you -- breastfeeding Holland has, hands down, been one of the most rewarding things I've done in my entire life so I am so happy I was able to capture some of those moments on film (er, digital film?).
4. Master Bedroom Redo
Adam and I finally decided to redo our master bedroom. Trust me -- it was LONG overdue. As a part of the process, we upgraded to a king sized bed with a memory foam mattress. Let me just state for the record -- if heaven doesn't let me sleep in a king size bed I want no part of it! In all seriousness though, I love not having to touch Adam at night. Being married is nice and all, but sometimes I long for those single gal days when I could sleep spread-eagle and not give a crap about tossing and turning. Turns out, you can replicate those conditions as an old married woman if you upgrade to a king and invest in memory foam. Now that the bed itself has been upgraded, we plan to paint the room and decorate later in June (I might even showcase some of those nursing pictures yo!). I cannot wait to see how it turns out. Chances are, I will share some pictures on Instagram. Yet another reason you should be following us there. Just saying.
5. Our Roof Broke
A few weeks ago, Adam and I woke up to find water on the floor in our living room. Turns out, our roof failed and our attic had been leaking for sometime. As a result, we had to get a whole new roof. The roof looks great. We still have to work on getting the ceiling inside the house fixed and getting the damage done to the attic repaired. For better or for worse, the roof replacement has inspired me to get started working again on #FlorkenFirstHome. We honestly got a little burned out on home projects and boycotted them for quite awhile. But now, I have the bug again so Holland will probably learn to love Home Depot pretty soon.
That's all the updating I can think of right now. There are a lot of things I've love to discuss here from a wide array of topics if I can manage to find the time. I mean, I could talk about anything from Trump to cloth diapers! Things could get crazy in these necks of the woods. Stay tuned!