I’ve been really bad at keeping up with Jack’s baby updates. I meant to do a post for 15 months, then I didn’t get to it so I thought I’d do it at 18 months, but that didn’t happen, so now I’m trying for 20 months. I really love sharing updates on Jack, because he’s the light of my life. Plus, I like to use my blog as a way to look back on memories. I don’t scrapbook anymore, so this is my way of making a scrapbook.
I’m not sure about you, but I spend a lot of time on social media looking at other people’s pictures and I love it and hate it all at the same time. I love getting inspired by other people’s photos, but at the same time, everyone on social media makes their lives look so perfect. They post these perfect pictures of their perfect lives and for some reason, we all feel like we need to keep up with that perfect image. I’m defiantly guilty of that. I don’t want to share an ugly picture of myself, or talk about a fight I got into with my husband. We only share the good.
|Trying to bribe him to look cute with toys.|
|He’s always running off on me.|
|He has mastered the whole boneless move|
|No smiles for mommy|
|Trying to jump into the pool.|
|Screaming and pulling my hair on Mother’s Day|
|I love this one. It looks like he’s trying to escape me, but I’m blocking the way.|
|Taking your own outfit pictures is not always easy when you have a clingy teething one-year-old.|
I hope you enjoyed those pictures as much as I did. Do you have any photo outtakes that make you laugh with your little ones?
Last week, my family and I spent a week in Michigan visiting our family. Ever since we moved to Las Vegas, our number one destination has been Michigan. We have been trying to go back twice a year so we can spend time with both sides of our family and share Jack with everyone. I always thought that Kevin and I were so lucky because our family is all in the same place, but ever since we moved away, I find it to be difficult to have all our family in one place. We get one week to squeeze in a visit with everyone and it can get a little overwhelming at times, especially with a baby. That’s why this trip was our last Michigan trip for a while. We decided we want to take some time to visit some other places this next year and hopefully we will have lots of visitors come out our way.
|We have grass in our yard, but it doesn’t compare to the big grass yards in Michigan!|
|First time at the lake. He had a blast until he tried to eat the sand.|
|He loved playing in the baby pool.|
|4th of July|
|He wasn’t sure what to make of the boat.|
|The penguin exhibit at the zoo was the best! It put a huge smile on my little guy’s face.|
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Nelson was a gold mining town in the 1800s and early 1900’s, with a bit of a dark history. There are a few original buildings still standing, along with lots of antiques to create the perfect ghost town atmosphere. I felt like I was on a movie set. A lot of people go out to Nelson for photoshoots, and I completely see why. The town makes the perfect backdrop for photographers.
Here are some of the pictures my husband and I took. I didn’t get as many as I would have liked, because Jack was keeping me extremely busy.
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|18-week baby bump|
My first trimester was long and miserable. I threw up almost every day. I was so tired and sick. I remember feeling so sad because I thought pregnancy was supposed to be an exciting and happy time in my life. I was worried all the time because I thought that something bad was going to happen to the baby. The one thing that saved me during this time, surprisingly, was going to work every day. As sick as I was, I never called in and I never threw up at work. It kept me busy and kept my mind off how yucky I felt. When I hit 12 weeks and was still sick I got concerned that the morning sickness would never go away. Then one day, probably around 15 or 16 weeks I didn’t throw up my breakfast. After that, I magically started to feel like a human again.
What was your first pregnancy experience like? How was it different from your others?