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August 9 POTB

Today’s POTB – I kept my mouth shut instead of starting a pointless argument with someone who just doesn’t know any better.  I usually don’t have the restraint!

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August 5 POTB

I took a two-hour nap because my kids were in camp, the baby slept with me and I didn’t feel like working while exhausted.  It was super fun!

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August 4 POTB

This weekend’s POTB is for me and Kaia – I got my nails done and breastfed during my pedicure. People gave me that “I’m a little uncomfortable because I know what’s going on under your cover but good job for doing it” smile.  Or maybe breastfeeding Moms just feel that way… who knows.

Kaia was a little doll and didn’t make a peep.  My Mom was there for back-up during the manicure b/c it’s kind of impossible to deal with a baby while your hands are unavailable.  Plus in case she did make a peep, I didn’t want to bother the other customers.

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July 29 POTB

I took the 3 kids to Ryan’s eye doctor appt… and actually enjoyed it.  Life is grand when everyone behaves!  They were funny, adorable little things and I was proud to be in public with them :)

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Unconditional Love is…

…when you’re eating dinner with one hand and a baby on your lap and all of a sudden, something warm and wet is making its way down your legs.  (Awesome, she has the runs!)

You change and sit back down to your now mildly warm soup and the baby spits up right down your cleavage.

You change again and resort to eating cold soup because you don’t even feel like microwaving it and the baby drools into your bowl.

I’m thinking dinner is just not happening tonight.

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July 22 POTB

I took the time (20 peaceful minutes) to watch as my baby went from quietly alert in my arms, to yawning, to blinking, to sleeping… The finale?  That final sigh, and the involuntary smile. I am in awe of Kaia and am trying to slow down and appreciate all of these firsts for her and lasts for me.

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July 20 POTB

I brought my baby to the salon so I could get half a head of highlights while Cory is at the gym with the other two.  I timed it so she slept through it but I feel guilty about the fumes. Actually, I don’t feel so guilty, I just think that’s what I SHOULD feel. I’ve been coloring out of a box for a year. My toenails are… Well, I shouldn’t be wearing sandals.  It’s time to do something for me for an hour, you know??

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July 16 POTB

I wore my usual uniform of black tank and black yoga pants but instead of a black sports bra, I wore a grey one and a colorful headwrap!  Score for changing it up – wow I really need to lose some baby weight…

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July 15 – Multiple POTB

1. My head still hasn’t exploded

2. I accepted help

3. I fed on one side while pumping on the other because I really need this night out

4. I worked hard

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July 10 POTB

I made it through today!

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