Currently 2.0

Today I'm collaborating with Rebecca from the Rebecca Chapman blog! Rebecca has a few "currently" posts on her blog and they are some of my favorites. I think these are a fun, cute and quick way to kind of check in. :) 

With this post, Rebecca provided some photos of what she is "currently" and I provided all the verbiage of what I'm "currently." 

Ready?

Thinking || I should really be doing laundry and packing for our trip to Milwaukee. It's weird to be traveling to Wisconsin and have to plan for warmer weather! Mallory and I are traveling overnight for the first time since she stopped nursing. Should be interesting...


Listening || To the sound of static on the baby monitor and absolutely nothing else!! Wooo hooo!

Feeling || Content. :) I have a napping baby and a little bit of quite time after a morning full of books and toys. Not a bad day so far.


Hoping || That the weather stays nice enough to hit the playground when Mallory wakes up! It's been a few days and I think she is itching to eat some rocks. 

Wanting || These! My closet is lacking the black riding boot staple. That's borderline unacceptable!


Wondering || How long it will take me to save up for this bag. I mean come on... (If anyone is near Kyle, please begin CRP.)

Needing || To clean my house! I feel like this is always on my list these days. It stays "picked up" for approximately 30 seconds before tornado Mallory comes tearing through. I'm convinced she thinks everything belongs on the floor.


Cooking || We may be having left over shrimp étouffée (I used this recipe as my guide and made adjustments for our family's taste buds.) for the third night in a row... Either that, or I'm really in the mood for some stroganoff. Mmmmmm!

Loving || My new iPhone 6plus. I was initially concerned that it would take me a while to get used to, but I'm already obsessed! It is so much faster plus the battery life and camera are amazing! 


Wearing || Ha! You don't even want to know...

You can find my first "currently" post here and don't forget to stop by and say "hey" to Rebecca

Happy Hump Day!

Mallory's One Year Update

Our girl is ONE! We aren't huge birthday people, so nothing Pinterest worthy here. ;) We kept thing simple with cake for breakfast and a few birthday toys. Mallory typically prefers savory over sweet foods but certainly had a ball with her cake! She didn't eat much but it was so fun watching her play in it. Schatzi and LT were grateful for the mess. 




At her one year check up Mallory weighed in at 22 pounds and measured 29 inches tall. Not much weight gain, but her doctor gave her rolls a little pinch and said she is doing juuuuussst fine. ;) Mally still only has 6 teeth but is definitely working on a molar or two...


Mal still isn't walking but her confidence is growing by the day! (Her mom and dad are in no hurry for her to meet this milestone...) She loves standing, using her walker and walking along furniture, but the power crawl is still her go to. In the clothing department not much has changed since last month. Still in size 4 diapers and 12-18 month clothing.


Major changes this month in the sleep and eating department. Not only is she sleeping in her own bed AND napping, but she is no longer breastfeeding! (I think i've finally stopped crying over the no breast feeding part.) "Real" food is now her primary source of nutrition and she is quite pleased with that. We have enough of a freezer stash for her to continue having at least a bottle or two of breast milk for the next month or so. I'm working on writing up our co-sleeping to crib experience soon!


Mallory has made great strides in the vocabulary department lately! She now says : Mama, Dada, Nana, "og"- dog, yes, this, that, "ook" (either book or look, we'll get back to you on that) shakes her head no, waves hello and bye-bye, and points at anything she wants! Still sounds like she is speaking a foreign language when she is babbling and frequently looks at us like we are crazy for not understanding her. Who knew that look started so young?!

We love you Mallory Susan! 








Hopes & Plans {Link Up}

Welcome to the "Hopes & Plans" link up! Any hopeful or goal-oriented post is welcome! It can be your life's dreams, aspirations, monthly goals or simply your chore list. Share with us! I hope for this to be a place where we can come to be inspired and motivated by the things other people have in the works. The possibilities are endless! Most things in life begin by first having a hope and then some kind of plan.

Happy Monday! 

Lets take a look at last week's hopes & plans...

|| Continue sleep training with Mally. We've kept up with things pretty well. She still doesn't go to sleep as well for me as she does with Kyle, but thankful Kyle has been willingly picking up a night shift here and there if needed.

|| Schedule my tire change overAlright, so I did things Kyle's way and got the tires changed over before the first snow and still had to jump through my ass to get it done. ERRRR!

|| Schedule Mallory's 1 year appointmentScheduled and executed! I will be sharing all about that and her first birthday later on this week. But here is a sneak peak... :)


|| Get off my behind.  Ehhhhh. The house isn't a total disaster... that halfway counts, right?



This Week's Hopes & Plans :

one || Create my shopping list. Nordstrom's Beauty Event is just around the corner and I pretty much have Nov. 1st booked solid at their various beauty counters. Kyle is penciled in for baby duty so, I should have both hands free to boot!  (Army if you mess this up for me; I'll be pissed. LOL) Everyone seems to offer a gift with purchase that day, thus a shopping list is required to prevent things from getting out of hand. 

two || Wake up earlier. Now that Mal is sleeping on her own and in a semi regular fashion, I want to start waking up a bit earlier. A few quite, alone minutes with my coffee before the day gets started sounds nice..

three || Pack for our trip more than ten minutes prior to leaving for the airport. Mallory and I leave later this week for Milwaukee. Somehow I always find myself scrabbling like a crazy person as we are trying to get out the door. Why do I do that to myself?!

Your turn!