Woohoo it’s Friday! This week was a long one, but each day things are getting better. Little A has been amazing these last few days and I feel like I can breathe a little bit easier.
The fact that it’s almost May is not lost on me. May is always a good month for me. It’s mine and K’s anniversary month, as well as a big month for birthdays. Plus the weather is usually really good in Seattle. I’m looking forward to spending more time outside each day; going to the park, family picnics and long walks around our neighborhood. May is going to be a good month!
Recapping April Goals
My only goal for April was to get used to having a newborn again and being a mom of 2. And while I’m used to the newborn phase again and all that comes with it (lack of sleep, lots of poop and sweet baby snuggles), this mom of 2 gig is no joke! Even just taking Little A to preschool is a production. The other day EJ started crying outside the classroom so I had to get him out of the car seat….but then I couldn’t help Little A get all her school stuff together. I had the teachers helping me and then one of the dad’s carried the car seat to the car for me. I felt so helpless and honestly a little silly because I couldn’t do it all, but at the same time I felt so supported by everyone. I know it will get easier, but like I said in Tuesday’s post, motherhood is freaking hard!
I’m feeling pretty good about our routine we’ve gotten into during the day. EJ has been a really good baby and will lay on the floor or in his bouncer watching me and his sister play. And Little A has been doing amazing playing independently. So I’m going to set at least one blogging goal for myself this month.
Increase my Pinterest presence // Pinterest is one of my focus social media platforms for this year, and I haven’t dedicated the time to it like I should. Pinterest was my jam at the beginning of the year. I’d gained a lot of new followers, and my page views were up quite a bit. But in the weeks leading up to EJ’s birth and since then, I’ve fallen off my Pinterest game. This month I’m hoping to dedicate a bit more time to Pinterest, including more pinning of others’ content. Also, with the changes that Pinterest is making (showing total repins each post has ever gotten instead of repins per pin…if that makes any sense) I want to work on getting my new content seen by more people.
Go to the park 3 days a week // Now that the weather is getting better and days are getting longer, I really want to spend more time at the park with the kids. I want Little A to be able to run around as much as possible and get some of that energy out. The girl is always bouncing off the walls so letting her run around and play will keep this mama more sane at the end of the day.
Continue family walks // I love our family walks we’ve been doing most days of the week. The weather in April can be unpredictable here and it rains often, but we had some really great warm days and we took full advantage of it. I want to continue that in May. Most of the time I walk with the baby, Little A rides her bike and K either rides with her or runs, but now that I’ll be cleared for more intense exercise in a few weeks I will be running with them as well.
Start my postpartum fitness plan // I’ll be sharing more on this next week, but since I’ll be cleared for more intense exercise in the next 2 weeks I will be restarting my usual fitness routine, with a few modifications that I’m excited to incorporate. I’ve also thought about starting a group for postpartum mom’s to encourage one another as they work to get their bodies back, but I need another thing on my plate like I need a hole in the head, so we’ll see if that happens or not.
Restart our clean eating plan // I’m talking more about this next week as well, but K and I are starting our clean eating plan again this week. We have our go to meals figured out and will be doing meal prep for lunches and I’m super pumped for it! I really do like eating clean; I just feel so much better.
Get myself some new digs // Y’all, I have not bought anything new for myself, makeup or clothing wise, in over a year. I kid you not. Maternity clothes don’t count since I can’t wear them now anyways, and I think I only got 2 pairs of pants and 4 or 5 tops total throughout my entire pregnancy (I stretched my existing wardrobe as much as I could using these pregnancy style tips).
Needless to say I am due for a few new tops for summer, as well as some new running shoes and leopard flats. I do a really good job not spending on myself as much as I used to, but sometimes you just need a few new items to freshen up your wardrobe, ya know what I mean?! I think I may dedicate a post to this and share what I’m looking for in a post pregnancy wardrobe this summer. We shall see.
And that’s about it for May goals. I’m trying to keep it simple and give myself a lot of grace like everyone says I should, but it’s hard for this type A personality of mine.
What are some of your goals for May?