Wednesday, July 23, 2014

7 Months


This darling babe is 7 months old.  Isn't she beautiful?  I don't think I'll ever get over this delightful nugget of love and sweetness.  In a role reversal of sorts I believe she was sent to calm my soul, a mama whisperer if you will.  I never knew a baby could actually be a source of stress relief... My tank is refueled daily by our cuddle time and I am so thankful for her presence.

The other good thing about this photo is the wall color.  Remember when I was choosing paint colors for the new house 1,000 miles away?  I was nervous about how this would turn out.  1) We were actually paying someone to paint the house for us this time (which was amazing).  2)  I knew that if I wasn't happy I wouldn't be able to live with the colors and 3) we were painting the whole house.  So the good news is I'm happy with the paint.  In every room.

So this is our bedroom and it's actually a deep blue.  But I love that it looks different in different light--like it actually reads black in this photo while other times it appears to have greenish undertones.  It's nice to look at the walls and feel that sense of contentment and accomplishment since the rest of the house is still a wreck.  We're at the point now where enough is put away that our lives are functional--but now I'm needing to do regular household chores like laundry and dishes,  maintain my sanity with 3 little hooligans running about and actually unpack a box or two a day.  Now that the husband has started his job I'm spinning my wheels at home getting hardly anything done.

So when I sit around taking selfies with the kiddo's and my oldest pulls a face like this:


   I'm like, Yes Love.  That is exactly how mommy feels by the end of the day.

Any tips for expediting this unpacking, settling in process?  I know a babysitter is probably the obvious first choice, I just haven't done it yet.  Any other magic unpacking tricks?  I feel like it usually takes a good year to settle into a new place...sigh.  

PS--come back tomorrow for another great spotlight.  

3 comments:

  1. Miggy, I wrote a blog series "DIY Moving Tips", which includes unpacking. Although it seems you're pretty far along in the process, so it might not apply to you at this point. :)
    http://enthusiasticfantastic.blogspot.com/2014/05/diy-moving-tips-unpacking-your-new-home.html

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  2. We've been in our house for a year and a half and we are still trying to set up and decorate. It's crazy. I didn't think having a newborn would set me back so much. I mean, why would it? I would suggest a babysitter for sure and a few days of mommy + helpers only. It's totally worth it.

    PS. You're killing me with this cuteness :)

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  3. The best part about that wall color is how great a backdrop it is for your lovely baby girl! Don't stress the unpacking- you'll get it done!

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