2 posts categorized "Wellness"

Thankful Thursday

11/13/2013

"Start each day with a grateful heart." Life can get oh so, you know, just oh so much. Lately I've been learning to focus on the little things (the important ones) and when you take a moment and really think about how many parts of it are really special, you should take note of it. Not that there is any special reason you should listen to me, but it's what I've found to be true. And...I have an anxiety disorder (heyo OCD) and it seems to help. So yeah, start your day with a grateful heart. I promise you have a lot to be grateful for! And tell other people how grateful you are for them. These are good things. Ok?

I am loving this way to display thanks! 

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Also, in the spirit of this thankful month of November, here are 5 things I'm thankful for that make life with a 6 month old babe much easier. 

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1.Ergo Baby Organic 2. Summer Swaddle Wrap 3. Graco Bumper Jumper

4. White Noise App 5. Infantino Teether

What helps everyone else get through this crazy awesome stage?

xoxo,

Chels

On the move but holding steady

10/01/2013

One thing our lives are not lacking is movement. Though I must say I should probably be moving my body a little more for my healths sake. Hopefully soon we will be able to stop moving cities all of ther time, but luckily, that does involve some excercise. Truly though, we have been through the ringer this past year. Thus, I have fallen behind on my documenting so expect a few catch up posts on Leona's milestones and some lovely flashback posts, which have already made me teary eyed just from looking through the photos for them.

Our little Leona is growing so fast. Everyone told us this would happen, but oh my, sometimes you wake up and look over at the sweet sleeping baby next you and realize you missed her growing up in just hours. They literally change by the hour sometimes, its unreal. It's completely magical. Despite all of the things that have gone amiss, I look at her and feel full and not broken. Now add in Will holding her and bam, heart melted, filled up, perfection. It's the sort of happiness you want to wrap yourself up in. It's the best part of the movie. In all honesty, it's terrifying sometimes. You never want it to go away so you spend all of your time trying to keep it and fix tiny problems, stay healthy, keep it together. By you, I obviously mean, me. So that's what I'm working on. Learning to just accept it and savor it. Not to let the rest of the fears and what ifs break this good thing down. I could give a list of a bunch of things that have gone wrong, things that are lingering abd scaring me about my body and health after such a hard pregnancy, the fact that we keep having to move, but you know what, I'm not going to. Postpartum anxiety and all of that mumbo jumbo, I'm not letting you win. 

I am happy and so madly in love with this family we have created. I'm not letting go of it. 

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*magic moments from her first days earthside* 

More recent photos to come :)

xoxo

Chels

I'm here for joy. Straight up joy. I'm going to fill my life to the brim with it and hope it overflows. I'm a little bit sassy and a little bit shy. Also a bit messy. I am a wife and momma to a sweet little lady Leona, 2 crazy cats and a pup. I make things and style things, like parties, treats, pictures, houses and…babies! Thanks for stopping in. I can't wait to meet you!

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