Friday Free-For-All – 08/10/18

Friday Free-For-All

The weather finally broke today. We’d had a string of brutally hot, humid days, but today dawned sunny, dry, and relatively cool, thank goodness! It felt nearly autumnal when I got up this morning. It made me very excited for the fall running season 🙂

We are up to our eyeballs in blackberries. Seriously. We have SO.MANY. Blackberry plants in our yard. They’re only just starting to ripen and we already have picked half a gallon. I’m excited to freeze them and have them all year round for baking and smoothies.


We’re slowly getting back in the swing of meal planning and grocery shopping. Since V was born, we’ve been very lucky to have lots of meal deliveries, and lots of invitations to various friends’ and family’s houses for meals, but with Ben going back to work soon, we need to get back to “normal.” We did a mini plan and shop to cover a few days this week, and it felt really good. English muffins were buy one, get TWO free at the store, so we bought six packages! I love me some English muffins.

I’ve been reading blogs, but not commenting. I’m usually reading blogs on my phone one-handed while nursing, so it can be tough to make the effort to comment. I’d like to be better about it going forward, but no promises. Just know that I’m still here, reading and enjoying!

I have to confess, I’m having a hard time coming up with stuff to write about that’s not baby-related. Having a child seems all-consuming right now, and pretty much everything I do every day is wrapped up in having a baby. I’m doing laundry, feeding, changing, pumping, taking pictures, and all of the myriad activities that come along with being a mom. I’m hoping that Ben going back to work in two weeks will force me to start seeking out more stuff to do and get out of the house more. I’m also hopeful that my six week checkup next week will clear me for normal physical activity, so I can get back to running!

While I’ve got baby on the brain, do you have any questions about parenthood/childbirth recovery/babies for me?


6 thoughts on “Friday Free-For-All – 08/10/18

  1. SuzLyfe says:

    Write about what is on your mind, what you are feeling. If that is baby stuff, that is baby stuff. There will be few other times in your life where you can write about that and get away with it 😀
    I want to hear about it, anyway!

  2. Amy says:

    How’s the cloth diapering going? (Or are you waiting until after the newborn phase…don’t recall)

    I know I promised a blog series on cloth, but totally failed. One day I’ll get back to writing regularly, hopefully! So, I say go with it, it might be good to keep in the blogging groove even if you feel like you’re always writing about the same thing.

    • Rae says:

      We’re waiting until she gets a bit bigger for cloth diapers, as we got the “one size” and she’s still too wee. She was born at 6 lb 11 oz and is still less than 9, so she’s swimming in them!

      And I’d still be interested in reading about your cloth diaper journey if you have time to write it up! 🙂

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