ABOUT        PORTFOLIO        SHOP        CONTACT

2/22/13

do over


my goodness, the silence this week! some of it was spent with sweet and simple uninterrupted time with my family, while the rest was 7 days of stripey pajama pants and being on hold with mean insurance ladies...not all bad, but definitely nothing to write home about.

the truth is sometimes life has a way of sucking the air out of a week...and then a 7 month old comes in after that and refuses to go more than a hour and a half without nursing at night. and all that to say...i'm spent. but the beauty of a slow burn down is the preternatural ability to hold onto small hopes...relish in tiny victories...and cry like a big joyful crybaby at 5 in the morning after realizing you accidentally got 4 straight hours of sleep. it's the little things that keep us afloat, no?

so 3 cheers for bowlfuls of blueberries and paintings you could take with you into every room...3 cheers for stripey pajama pants and the afternoon sunshine and the way getting to be a mama to my max and bee makes it all worthwhile. 


and 3 cheers to a happy happy weekend, friends!
let's have a do over next week...
xoxo

31 comments:

  1. Ah, Katie! I'm right there with you on the non-sleeping baby! What's with these kids? I'm honestly glad to hear that Silas isn't completely and horrible abnormal with how little he's sleeping lately. Exhausting. Hooray for a four hour stretch (so sad that four hours can make a mama giddy...) I'm jealous of my husband who is deployed when he goes to sleep every night knowing he'll sleep through until morning. I told him he has a summer of diaper changes ahead of him to make up for it. ;)

    happy weekend!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. it's a real statement on sleepless mothering when you become jealous of deployment! haha. sending lots of love and kisses to you and your si! it's so nice to know there are some really amazing mamas and babies in this boat of ours...

      Delete
  2. Oh my goodness, mothers amaze me. Here's hoping for a better next week. :) Beautiful paintings!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. oh i can not WAIT to see how beautifully you'll take to being a mother! it is a treat and a treat and a half...despite it all!

      Delete
  3. Aw, happy weekending to you. Love the picture with the succulent plant in it--they're so beautiful and refreshing. And simple! I'm hoping to add a few around my home this weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh, man, if it weren't for do-overs I don't know where I'd be!

    Little things make ALL the difference. ;)

    xo
    cortnie

    ReplyDelete
  5. a mama's best friend is the do-over, isn't it? happy weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Your pictures are always so lovely, and even though it sounds as this week has been a bit chaotic, all of your pictures are so serene. happy weekend!
    Oh, My

    ReplyDelete
  7. As always, your photos are beautiful!
    I hope that this coming weekend and next week are a lot better for you!
    <3 Kiersten

    ReplyDelete
  8. I'll three cheers for pajamas any day! Happy weekend :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Every single day that we wake up, is a chance for a do over. It took becoming a mother, for me to realize that. This week has been hellish around my house, but we are easing into the weekend in a better state. I look forward to happier days next week, and if they don't come, then I'll just keep my eyes peeled!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I feel your pain of lack of sleep. I have a 14 month old baby that did not come with a sleep function. Am yet to have a nights sleeps. If Jarvis does not sleep with me, fours hours is a night I celebrate. Awake every two hours is the normal. Jarvis sleeps longer if he is curled up against me. But now he is bigger I find it hard to sleep next to such a squirmy, kicking sleeper.

    http://iliska-dreams.blogspot.com.au/

    ReplyDelete
  11. oof. i completely understand. it's been a rough week here too. we'll try to redeem it this weekend with a birthday party, but i'll most likely be walking through it in a haze. hope you get some more rest mama. xo

    ReplyDelete
  12. Absolutely...I join you in reveling in the small joys and victories this week! My post today is very similar to yours-7 month old twins and daddy out of town this week means I am spent too. I hope you get some time for a little R + R this weekend.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. oh my goodness, i have little to complain about then! twins! i hope you got your much needed rest as well..

      xoxo

      Delete
  13. not sure why my comment showed up as blogger...but I am www.fleurishingblog.com ;)

    ReplyDelete
  14. This series of photos takes my breath away. To think that this is what you do when you're tired. You are amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I still remember the tireds. And the comment made by a midwife that you need four hours sleep in a row to be restorative. No wonder you wake up feeling more tired each day! I hope you get some decent rest soon, everything about life seems brighter with a bit more sleep. Kellie xx

    ReplyDelete
  16. This was encouraging because it's been a rough stretch over here too, and the idea that it will get better nourishes me. It is so very hard when you don't sleep though, hope you can soon make up for it! Also I love the picture of you & her, I wish I had thought to have something like that from the boys. Just to show it happened and help me remember something they are long past. Being a nursing mama is such a challenge & sacrifice, but so lovely & rewarding.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. sending you lots and lots of goodness, mama.
      you're so right about breastfeeding...i'm glad to have of few pictures of it here and there. and while it seems daunting now, i know i'll look back and miss these days.

      Delete
  17. Oh yes, motherhood is challenging. Definitely worth the sleepless nights. You seem to handle it so well and so beautifully. Even if it doesn't come across that way to you, you still portray it so gracefully.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. oh, thank you so much. i think i needed to hear that. xoxo

      Delete
  18. Do overs are most definitely one of the best things ever! Enjoy your weekend...next week *will* be better :-)

    ReplyDelete
  19. girl. i couldn't feel you more on this one. sometimes the exhaustion makes it so hard to appreciate the little things, so the fact that you're doing that speaks volumes. praying for an easier week and some SLEEP. xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. exhaustion definitely leads to a fork in the road...go south very quickly or take a higher path paved with little tiny things that keep you baby stepping forward! sometimes i take both depending on how tired i am...haha.

      thank you for the sweetness, love!

      Delete
  20. Cheers for the positive energy that you share =)

    ReplyDelete
  21. katie i love the photo of you breastfeeding little bee. just precious.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I think our littles are just about 3 weeks apart and we too are feeding every 2 hours around the clock. This was not exactly in the parenting brochure! Hope we all get a little more rest soon!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. ugh, it's so nice to know i'm not along in this.
      more sleep more sleep!!

      i'm going to send a little kiss to you and your little one at our 3 am feeding tonight...

      Delete