Thursday, March 3, 2011

Straight Up

 Your questions answered!

How’s everything going lately?
Things are going well, considering the circumstances. Postpartum Depression is a real drag, let me tell you. But I have surely come a long way, and things are finally looking up and heading in the right direction. It was a very scary time in my life, but through proper care and professional help, I have moved mountains. One of the best things I can be doing right now is activity. I'm glad my family has been supportive in allowing me to take time every day to care for myself. I've learned not to feel guilty about asking for help, and having "me" time. {No one's going to call me "Katie-me-time-[last name]" ... Modern Family last night, anyone??} I am doing things I have never done before, and it feels awesome! I'm pumping iron with a trainer two days a week... Buddha Bootcamp Yoga once a week {my fav!}... I got back into a dance class once a week...and get this, y'all! I'm on a co-rec flag football team! saywhat?! Yep. Never played before in my life (well since elementary school). But it's so much fun and I even catch the ball and pull flags... {plural..!!} Ha! Plus, I try to run a mile on my "days off." It's been terrifically therapeutic.

And of course, playing with this little love, is always good for the soul.

What is your guilty pleasure?
I’m almost embarrassed to say that it’s the Kardashian’s. I can’t help it! They’ve hooked and reeled me in like a helpless little flounder. They’re addicting! Although… I miss the original “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” These new spin-offs just aren’t as good. [I miss Bruce ::sigh::]
Anyone else share in my horrid habit?

Do you read any magazines on a monthly basis—if so, which ones?
I read People Magazine. That’s the only subscription I have. I look through all the pictures, then go back and read most of the articles. I really like spotting the 10 differences in the picture, and I must say—I’ve gotten especially fast =) But I definitely flip through all the gossip magz every time I’m at the grocery store or Barnes & Noble. Occasionally, I’ll buy a Cosmo if I really like who’s on the cover.

What are your current favs (and not so fav) baby items?
My FAV.or.ite. baby item thus far is Fisher Price’s Rock ‘n Roll Sleeper. No competition.

This has been a life saver, in my opinion. Miss Em sleeps next to me (at bed level) which I love. But my favorite feature is that it folds up in literally a snap and can easily be taken from room to room, or house to house. We take it everywhere with us. I highly recommend it to any new mom.
{thanks cousin holly for sending it to us!}  

The Bumbo is also a big hit in our home. 

{she's starting to grab for things--it's so cute!}
Emmy loves sitting in it, and just like the sleeper, I take it from room to room so I can get things done without holding her.
I currently don’t have a least favorite baby product, but I will say that I am very much a minimalist. There are so many creative products, and no doubt useful and fun, but seeing that we're in transition of moving, less is more right now. My one advice to new moms though, would be to not buy sooo many clothes. There are some onesies Emmy never even wore because she lived in gowns the first month of her life. It's smart to wash and prepare a few clothes, but I wish I would have left the tags on most of them. 

Is there anything you absolutely could not live without? 
Besides the obvious "family, friends, water, etc..." answer, I could not live without Burt's Bees Lip Balm and Olay Daily Facials Cleansing Cloths. It removes all my makeup and leaves my face feeling smooth. {I follow up with Clinque's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel... love that, too!}

Is it hard being away from BJ?
Yes, it is hard being away from my husband, but it's what we have to do at this time. He has to go to school, and I need help while I recover. We are fortunate that we're only two hours away and see one another every 2-3 weeks. We are also very blessed that we have both sets of grandparents to help with Emmalyn. Just knowing that we'll be back together in May, is enough to get me through. Thank goodness for Skype, right?!

So... tell me something boutchaself...  

loyally,
katie 


5 comments:

  1. Aw, glad to hear things are going well. Everyone needs "me" time, especially mommies and the fact that you're being active on your "me" time is awesome! I often find that when things start feeling like they're going down the drain the best things I can do are either go to yoga or go for a run. After an hour it's like someone hit the reset button on my mindset.

    Can't wait to read more soon!

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  2. WOW! Sounds like some fun activities! Glad to hear you are getting better each day! And May will be here before you know it!
    Hope you're having a great day!

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  3. We loooove that sleeper! Ethan sleeps in it next to our bed. :) Can't wait to start using his little seat.

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  4. That sleeper is my best friend!! It's the only way Trace will nap at home. I'm jealous of all your great activities! Flag football would be a blast!! :)

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  5. hey girly. i have missed you. thinking about you always.... keep up the great work!

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