I'm not going to lie, I'm super happy to say goodbye to February. I have hope that March is going to bring SLIGHTLY more spring like weather… please?
I have no attachment to my hometown, or the south, but I still love:
Even with a non-serious name, this is a serious song that I think everyone can relate to:
Funny how the good ones go
Too soon but the good Lord knows
The reasons why I guess
Sometimes the greater plan
Is kinda hard to understand
Right now it don't make sense
I can't make it all make sense
Plus, a fun throwback. Because, sometimes it's 2am, and I'm wishing my life was closer to this song rather than what it is. I kid… or do I?
There was that 20 minute walk that amounted to less than 1 mile. So… yeah, probably 5 miles total. I can only go up from here :)
I lowered my book goal to 20 books for the year because I didn't know how motherhood and reading would go, Then I started nursing 10 hours a day and I am already over halfway to my goal. Ha. I read 9 books this month, which is a record for me. I actually could've read more but before the last book I had this total rebellion against reading, which was probably a rebellion against spending 10 hours breastfeeding, but anyway. I think I'm over that now (the reading part).
5 Stars- I absolutely LOVED this story told from the perspective of a man with Aspergers.
3 Stars- This book was okay… I'm a little confused about how it's going to be a movie because not a ton of things actually happened...
3 Stars- This was a fast paced thriller, but I felt like the children characters were completely not realistic/believable.
5 Stars- There were several different (sometimes related) stories told in this book, which could get confusing, but overall I really liked this book I just used the "who is this character" feature on my new kindle a lot!
5 Stars- Such a great young adult book about a fifth grade boy. It was a really feel good story, but at the same time I felt like the characters were pretty realistic.
4 stars- I loved the characters and storyline in this book about a woman who travels to Paris to receive an inheritance from someone she doesn't know...
4 stars- I love to listen to The Art of Simple podcast, so I decided to check out Tsh's book. I particularly liked the section about travel and the importance and logistics of traveling with kids.
3 Stars- I didn't like this book as much as Midwives (also by this author). It was historical fiction and mystery, which normally would be a perfect combination for me, but I found that it had too many war details for me.
4 Stars- I decided to read this parenting book this month written by a baby nurse (code: night nurse, I want one!). Like all parenting books, I loved some of it and left the rest. This book helped me put Max on more of a feeding schedule to save both of our sanity and help him sleep better at night. However, some of the things she suggests just don't work for Max. For example, as the baby gets older she recommends trying to "pat and shush" the baby in the middle of the night instead of feeding. This would totally not work for Max who would be like WTF are you doing, I want to eat! And seriously, if anyone tries to shush me when I want to eat, I will kill you too.
I started wearing some normal clothes again this month. Wahoo!
A new dress from Banana Republic:
Two new sweaters- one from The Limited and the other from Gap. Jeans are still maternity jeans… they are falling off but I can't part with them, SO much more comfortable than regular jeans. Seriously contemplating trying to make them smaller and wearing them forever. Jeans with yoga pant tops are just genius I tell you.
Recommend your current favorite songs, books and looks to me :)