My sweetest Ellie girl. You are the one that made me a mom, and the biggest light in my life. You are beautiful inside and out and your love for life is infectious. You make happiness in that little body of yours and spread it like wildfire. You are caring and thoughtful and kind and smart. You love making new friends, and sharing all your toys with them. Your favorite color is “rainbow with sparkles” and your favorite animal is a “Unicorn”, and if that doesn’t say how magical you are, then I don’t know what will. You are obsessed with your brother and are always holding him, kissing him, or playing with him. You are always telling me your favorite things about people and I know you’re going to do amazing things in your lifetime. You deserve everything good and wonderful and beautiful in the world and I’m so incredibly lucky you are mine. Happy 5th Birthday baby girl! YOU ARE SO LOVED ❤️
Happy Friday! #fbf to when my son was chunkier and more bald 😍🤣 I can’t believe my little man will be turning one next week. You best believe I’ve spent the past week looking at older pictures of him when he was teeny tiny and this mama is a complete mess 😭 Hope you all have a great weekend! ❤️ 📸: @wen.li.photo
We decided to get personal this year with our Christmas gifts and Ellie has never been so excited to give our family items with her face all over everything. 😆 Mugs, blankets, calendars, canvas prints, photo books, and even puzzles! ⠀ @vistaprint is the perfect place to order affordable gifts with a personal touch! ✨ Use code CELEBRATE to get amazing discounts on your personalized gifts this year! 🎁 #ad#vistaprintholiday
Top says “they see me rollin’” but let’s be real it’s turning into more of a waddle these days. Woke up 30 weeks pregnant🤰🏼and can’t believe I’m 3/4 of the way there. It’s gone by so fast but also has felt like 649284 years, know what I mean? Currently craving all the citrus, chocolate, and tuna fish (go figure)🤷🏼♀️. Feeling pretty good but the pain in my ribs and back that I get with each pregnancy has started. I booked myself a prenatal massage and have been using all the cannabis cream (total life saver) but I am on the hunt for a new one. Do you have one you love? If so share below! I don’t think much about due dates but mine is Valentine’s Day and I just can’t wait to meet this little love baby of mine 💛 #30weekspregnant
Going on seven years as a nursing mama. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I know this is an absolute blessing and something I will always be grateful for. But, I don’t want to minimize the body aches, constant dehydration, low to nearly non-existent libido nor desire for 30 minutes to myself without a small human attached me in some capacity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our journey is nowhere near finished as this babe is still very attached and I know in my heart I’m not ready either. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is just the reminder to myself & all mamas everywhere that you’re doing a great job. Whether you’re breastfeeding or not, caring for children takes everything we have and it’s no easy task. Some days are much harder than others but no matter what, you’re a wonderful parent, you are doing your best, you are enough and you’re so very loved. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ photo by the lovely @kiaralovephoto #honestmotherhood#20months#7years#mindfulmama#consciousparenting#raisingthefuture
One more sleep until this babe is a big T W O year old! I just can’t believe it. Since she is practically grown at this point (😭) I put up a tree in her room that she can decorate whenever she wants & it is a hit. Her favorite part is telling me about the ornament she has in her hand then sticking it in, yes in, the tree. It usually falls out, but when it doesn’t she jumps around so excited! Whenever she’s done with one or doesn’t want it on the tree, she has the little basket there to store it. I’m hoping to keep this little tradition alive & see how her tree evolves over the years. It really is these moments that make having children during the holidays the greatest experience!
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A busy weekend ahead of us! Leo is staying at his grandparents tomorrow and they’re taking him on the Santa train 🤭 Which means me and @clinton_hartley have a date night watching @jimmycarr live 👏🏻 Then Sunday we’re off to @marvelontour !!! Seems like we booked it years ago ! I cannot wait to see Leo’s face 😊
Two little monkeys jumping on the bed😊Can’t blame them with our beautiful new bedding from @brooklinen🥰 you can use code Lena20 for $20 off your order of $100+ Link is in my bio! #mybrooklinenstyle#brooklinen#gifted
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A year ago we announced we were becoming foster parents. It’s been a FULL year. Two babies. One reunification. More tears than I could ever of thought imaginable. More joy than most have in a lifetime. I’m proud of these 24 year olds for diving in. Arms and hearts wide open to whatever or whoever came. I’ve learned that God shows up when we take brave steps. He just does. Sometimes in sweet and subtle ways. Sometimes in ways that knock you over in awe. I’m ready to see what this next year has for us. I’m sure more tears... and more joy.
Ohhhh Finny. You are sure giving me a run for my money these days🤪 He’s my little Sour Patch Kid. He grabs all the dirt out of my plants and throws it around the house, fills the toilets with toys, toilet-papers the inside of our house, pulls all the clothes out of the dressers, pulls the books off the bookshelves, empties out my makeup, draws on the walls, shakes his finger at me when I see the mess he made... You get it🤪. But then he gives you a little glimpse of sweetness and flashes his delicious smile and you forget about all the messes he made in the last hour. So we clean it up, and then do it all over again. 🤪
A mother's job is never done. Repost: @aliwong "Soaked my infant's infected toenail in a cup of warm water for 5 straight minutes in this squat position, only to realize I was treating the wrong foot. #ihavesufferedenough"
My partner in crime ❤️ Thankful for him and for the life we’ve built together. With Evan turning 1 in less than a week, I’m not only celebrating my son’s first birthday, but also embracing the journey my husband and I have gone through in this first year of parenting. It’s been a whirlwind of experiences, lots of ups and downs, but having each other to lean on has truly helped make this first year so so good. Couldn’t have done it without you ✨ #husbandappreciationpost Share something you appreciate about your significant other ❤️ 📸: @foreverbloomingphotography
Not been on here as much, real life is busy and tiring (miss you daylight 🌤️) but I miss posting on here regularly. I think I'm going through one of those annoying phases of self doubt and comparing but also think my P is due so that explains a lot 😂 (still scared of the cup fyi) anyway here's me feelin masel before my "meh phase" I'll be sharing more as it makes me happy even though I've probably disappeared to the bottom of everyone's feed 🙋 also my last week of being 28 which probably isn't helping either #meltdown 😵 how's your December going so far? 🥰 #rambling