Books

Currently: April 2019

It’s April. What a lovely month! Here’s what’s currently going on in my life this month.

Current book Just finished up reading about all things baby-led weaning, which was interesting. Still reading this devotional book for the mom’s group I’m co-leading, and just started re-reading this book that I enjoyed a lot last year.

Current joy Birds! We have a bird feeder just outside our kitchen window and I finally bought some seed to fill it with. I’m enjoying seeing birds at the feeder each day. Cardinals are my favorite. We also have a hummingbird feeder that I need to fill with nectar, too.

Bird feed for bird feeder

Current app Peanut. The best way I can describe it is that it’s like Tinder for meeting moms. I got “matched” with a mom that lives in my neighborhood and we’re hoping to meet up with our babies soon!

Current tv show Deliver Me. I have no idea how I got into a random birth-related show that was filmed in 2008-2011, but I’m diggin’ it.

Current obsession Dark chocolate.

Chocolove Rich Dark Chocolate

Current goal I want to vacuum and wash our car on a monthly basis. We’ll see how I do on this one 😉

Current craving I’d love to visit the Pittsburgh Zoo soon. I think Sadie would enjoy it as well!

Current food Pancakes. I was told Kodiak Cakes are delicious, so I picked up a box of the oat and honey mix and they did not disappoint! And yes, I ate them while standing at the counter 🙂

Kodiak Cake Pancake Mix Oat and Honey Whole Wheat

Current blessing The joy of spring and all the exciting things coming up. My sister and sister-in-law are expecting their daughters next month, we’re beginning to plan our garden, and just enjoying more daylight and warmer weather!

Current excitement We’re traveling this month! This will be Sadie’s first big trip and I’m equal parts excited and nervous. Fellow parents, any tips on long road trips with babies?!

Current cuteness Sadie in a Carhartt shirt! Jimmy wears a lot of Carhartt gear at work, so we thought it would be cute to get her a tool belt t-shirt so she can dress like her dad.

Baby girl in Carhartt baby t-shirt tool belt

Current beauty product I’ve been using Sun Bum shampoo and conditioner lately and it smells just like their sunblock. Strange? Maybe, but I really like the smell of sunblock.

Current drink I’ve been having a glass of apple juice almost every day lately. Random, but delicious.

Current fun Family nights at home. It’s so nice to have a few nights each week where we have nothing on the agenda and can just relax as a family.

Dad holding baby up to window with cat

Tell me something current in your life!

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A Few Favorites

Sharing a few recent favorites, from books to moments and everything in between!

Moments

Bath time with Sadie. She’s just so content and cute in the bathtub! We are really loving this bathtub and this shampoo + body wash combo at the moment. There’s nothing like a freshly bathed baby all snuggled up in pajamas. Love it!

My own bath time. Fitting in a shower is tough sometimes! I’ve had a few days where Sadie was content to sit in her rock n play and I’d shower and peek out to find her and Malcolm watching me!

When Jimmy dresses Sadie. He got her all ready before my hematology appointment last week and it was adorable to see which outfit he picked out.

Reading a Christmas Bible study on my Bible app.

Decorating for Christmas. We aren’t putting up a tree this year because we don’t have room (small house + baby gear problems, lol), but we’ve decorated the outside of our house with garland, lights, a flag, and the sign below. We also have some indoor decorations up, which I show at the end of my most recent vlog!

Wooden manger scene Christmas decoration

Crafting. I’ve caught the crafting bug and have a million little projects I want to complete.

(Baby) Books

Baby Signs by Joy Allen. At two months, Sadie is a bit young for sign language, but this is helping me brush up on my signing so I can teach her. I haven’t been consistent about learning it since my Penn State days.

Mama Loves You So by Terry Pierce. Rach gifted me this book and it’s so special!

Mighty Dads by Joan Holub. I gave this to Jimmy for Father’s Day and it’s adorable. We’re excited for Sadie to learn about some of the machinery Jimmy uses.

Babies Love Animals by Scarlett Wing.

I Prayed for You by Jean Fischer. I can’t read this, especially the page picture below, without tearing up!

Cleaning supplies

Seventh Generation disinfectant spray. I love that this doesn’t have to be wiped off after use, even on surfaces where food is being prepped!

Method bathroom cleaner. Smells great and works great.

Full Circle detail cleaning brush. I’ve professed my love for this little tool before. Still loving it! I have one in our bathroom and one in our kitchen.

Blogs and Vlogs 

Enough Part I and Part II by Nicole. Man did I need to read those posts. Nicole is such an amazing writer, too.

Vlogging. I’ve been trying to film a vlog every now and then to document our new life as a family.

Happy Things

My siblings expecting their babies ten days apart from each other! My brother and his wife just announced they’re expecting a baby in May, (as are my sister and her husband!)! Hannah and Racquel’s due dates are ten days apart. So, so excited!

Pregnancy announcement picture

What moments/books/things/etc. are your favorite lately?