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A mom, two boys, a husband, and a whole lot of adventure!

The Monday Snapshot – Love!


We had a rough day yesterday.  I woke up just in an awful mood.  I hadn’t slept most of the night due to discomfort (I ordered my pregnancy pillow just yesterday) and Matthew woke up a bit early.  I was so exhausted, and had a splitting headache, all damned day.  B went to the gym while Matthew napped and when Matthew woke up early from his nap, I started a text assault on my poor husband, complaining about him being gone so long.  Once the messages were sent, I realized that my issue is exhaustion and fear – B is going to be out-of-town two nights this week and I fear how those nights will go if Matthew is tired and grumpy.  When B got home, he encouraged met to go out on my own but that’s not what I wanted – or needed.  I just needed to cry.  And I did.  Twice.

After that, I felt much better and suggested we all go to Sch.eels to look at DUCKS and the MOOSE!  I’m not one for taxidermied animals (I’m not one for killing animals for anything more than providing food for one’s family, but I digress), but Matthew loves looking at all of the stuffed animals and we needed some family time.

It’s just what I needed!


This is my contribution to the Monday Snapshot hosted by PAIL Bloggers.  There are lots of cute photos up today – go check them out!

Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

18 thoughts on “The Monday Snapshot – Love!

  1. So sorry you had a rough day yesterday! 😦 I am glad some family time (and a couple of good cries) helped. It is needed sometimes. I haven’t been alone overnight with Lids yet and eventhough Anthony doesn’t actually do any night time wake ups with her even on really bad nights, it is still nice to have the support there if needed. I hope your nights alone go as smoothly as possible. As much as I dislike ‘stuffed’ animals, I am sure Lids would love those too. Glad you all had fun! 🙂

  2. Those good cries are SO needed sometimes. Glad you’re feeling better!

  3. good cries are so needed sometimes. And family time after is the best way to top it all off. Babe is leaving for several nights over the next few weeks. It’s going to be a struggle for me, but we’ll muddle through like we always do 🙂 I’m sure you’ll do great. You’re a rock star mom!

    • Thanks. But I’m not a rock star mom – Matthew is a rock star baby when he has just one parent watching over him. 😉 It’s like he knows that we need him to take it easy on us when it’s just one of us at home.

  4. Ain’t nothing as cathartic as a good cry! I hope you’re feeling better and get some decent sleep tonight. And yah, a quick trip to see some taxidermied animals was not on my radar, but I bet it would be toddler heaven! Lol

  5. Sorry you have been uncomfortable, I hope the pregnancy pillow helps. Glad you all had a good family time together!

  6. Ha! The text assault… Stan is all too familiar with those. He says the only thing worse than that is when I suddenly disappear completely from texting after launching an assault, then he’s REALLY in trouble… 😉

    I’m glad, though, that you knew what you needed, that you got it, and that you then got out of the house as a family. I admit to not being a fan of taxidermied animals either, but mounted bull heads are pretty common here in bars/restaurants, and Sofia is OBSESSED. I wonder what it is about those glassy eyes that draws them in.

  7. Naw sorry for the rough day 😦 girl you are pregnant so have a cry you deserve it! I’m so not going anywhere near the stuffed animals work though!!

  8. Those days are hard, but it’s amazing how you can feel so much better after a cry. I’m glad your day ended much better than it started!

  9. Adorable pictures! Being pregnant and having a toddler is exhausting! Thinking of you.

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