The weather has had its moments, but also there have been a handful of days where it seems that Spring is right around the corner. Jett loves to get outside and we have gone on a walk every day that it has been sunny and warm(ish).
The topic of balance has come up quite a bit recently. Balancing life as new parents- both with full time jobs and activities on the side. It has DEFINITELY been an adjustment ever since we added Jett to the mix, but for a few months now we have been in somewhat of a rhythm - an ever-evolving rhythm, but a rhythm just the same.
I debated on whether to write about my thoughts on the subject but you know what? This is my space to do with it what I want, and my thoughts on social media and what that means for me, a "blogger" (as well as ALL bloggers out there-especially us little guys, trying to make it in a sea of established, full-time, veteran bloggers) have been eating at me for awhile now, and I always find the best way to organize my thoughts to make sense of them is to write them down.
"Well I'll be your rainy day lover. Whenever the sunny days end.
And whatever the weather, we have each other.
And that's how the story will end
Well I'll be your shade tree in summer mmm.
If you'll be my fire when it's cold.
And whatever the season, well, we'll keep on breathing.
Cause we'll have each other to hold.
It occurred to me this morning that its been about a year (ish) since I started blogging (well.. I guess you could say for the 2nd time - I had a brief stint in the summer of 2014). Over the past year a LOT has happened. I got pregnant.. had a baby... and now adjusting to life as a new mom. I am thankful every day when I log into my blog account for all the memories it holds within its little virtual walls.
Last weekend we flew to Colorado for a long weekend to see my parents. The last time we had visited Jett was about 6 weeks old, so it was about time for another trip out - this time for some snow, Jett's first trip to the park, and his first college basketball game!
OK, I can't be alone in feeling like February is one of the worst months.. The Holidays are long gone and everything is dead and grey outside. There may be dirty snow piled on the edge of the road, or if there isn't any snow the grass is most certainly a sad shade of brown. I decided to write this post to challenge myself to find the good in this sad wintery month.. so here goes nothing!!
Well Hello February! I blinked around Christmas-time and suddenly Valentines Day is around the corner! Time is flying faster than ever these days.. adding a baby to the mix of your already crazy-busy life will do that to ya, am I right mamas?
Well, more sickness has hit the Cusick household and I think we are all down for the count! Jett's little cold ramped up again and now B and I are feeling it too. I would be lieing if I didn't tell you these last few days have been pretty rough both physically and mentally. Maybe a little mix of the winter blues (come on spring!)
January in general was just a really great month.
I am sitting here trying to articulate what it was exactly that made it that way, but honestly I can’t put my finger on one thing or another. I think for the most part we are really finding our groove in the adventures of parenting, and Jett has been such a joy to watch grow and learn by the day.
I know - we are a couple of weeks into January and I am just NOW getting around to setting my goals for 2018. Honestly, I wanted to wait a few days (ahem, or 13) to let that first initial emotion of “resolution-setting” settle so I could take a more realistic look at what I’d like to see for myself in the upcoming year. Now that my resolutions are set... I debated this morning writing a long, drawn out post where I got into the nitty gritty about my personal goals but instead have decided that I’m going to share how those goals will influence my blog content coming in 2018.
I I always have loved reading bloggers "things you didn't know about me" posts. It's always fun to learn more about people you only know through what you see in the Instagram squares So in the effort of connecting more with all of you, here we go!.. 10 things you may have known about us.. (and a few maybe you already did!)
For those of you who haven't yet heard our story, Brandon and I met studying abroad in Italy in 2011. Brandon was a seasoned traveler, and I was on my very first trip out of the country. We came from very different worlds, and even though world travel was new to me, this trip had awoken a deep love for adventure that I never knew that I had. (It helped that I had fallen in love with a boy who shared with me HIS love for adventure!)
Jett is now three months old!
Things are really starting to get fun as Jett is learning new skills and developing his personality daily! He is such a sweet little guy, always happy, and the rare moments he isn't don't last very long. His hair is starting to grow and become very fuzzy as its straight and sticks up - I'm sure until there is enough of it to lie down - but for now I have been calling him Mr. Fuzzy.
October has brought along with it warm temperatures (no complaints over here) and many changes, challenges and triumphs for the Cusick Family!
My favorite Happy Hour in town is at North Italia. We discovered their daily 3-6 happy hour menu last summer and it became Brandon and I's go-to on Monday nights. We would meet after work and split a pizza and bottle of red wine
I have been brainstorming, and planning out how I wanted to share my experiences as I work at chipping away those last 10 pesky little pounds that remain after having Jett. I am by no means an expert at this - it is my first baby after all, and I had no idea what to expect in the days and weeks after the day I gave birth.
Jett and I have been hanging out in Colorado for the past week and a half and still have one more week before we head back home. This trip was planned pretty last minute, about a week before we left and even though I was pretty excited to come and spend time with my parents, I was a little nervous for our first flight with Jett.
Jett has his fussy times of day, typically in the afternoon, where he isn't content more than 20 minutes in anything we have him in and it can be really frustrating when I need to do something around the house, or just get OUT of the house.
Sweet baby Jett has now been in our lives for one whole month! It's so true what they say about the days being long, but the years short (or in this case, the month!)
We have had little Jett in our lives for almost two weeks now and even though many days seem long and the nights even longer, I can't believe how quickly time has gone by.
Jett Oliver Cusick
Born 5:28 pm on July 20,2017
7 pounds 15 oz. 20.75 inches long
My due date had arrived and still no baby! Which was to be expected.. I figured he would be late since first time moms typically do go into labor a bit later anyway (may I add he is a Cusick, tardiness runs in his blood)
So this is it!! My very last weekly update on this growing belly of mine. I thought I would do this final one differently than all the rest because there is so much more to say than just a few sentences to answer those weekly questions I posed myself.
I have been putting together this list of items that are either already in my home, (or on my wishlist!) and realized how over half of them I become aware of through Instagram and seeing other mamas post a photo or share how much they loved them.
WOW! It's officially baby boy Cusick's due date, and even though he has yet to make his appearance, we know it's just around the corner, and in the meantime Brandon and I are just soaking up all the time we get together before our lives change forever!
This past few weekends, we have really started to put together the nursery. We are taking it piece by piece, a project here and a project there. From the very beginning, we knew we wanted to incorporate our love for travel and adventure into the babies room in some way.