We can’t believe Naiya will be turning one on August 30th–especially because our baby with all the leg rolls is already fitting into 12-18 month clothing! Naiya has been growing so quickly, I’ve had a hard time keeping up with stocking her closet. I keep folding up her 6-12 month outfits to store away and can’t believe how quickly time is going. I totally ugly cried a few nights ago watching videos of Naiya on my phone from every month of her life so far. Phil came downstairs and probably thought I was a nut. This parenting thing is so crazy emotional! How have Phil and I been parents for almost a year? Then again, it feels like a lifetime at the same time.
Finding time for yourself when you’re a full-time working mom is so much harder than I ever could have imagined. A few months into going back to work after maternity leave, I often feel like I’m running on fumes and a little too much caffeine. I’ve realized that almost all my time at home and at the office feels like it’s devoted to others. This is usually completely fine and doable–until every few weeks, it hits me.
Phil and I just landed back in LA after a wonderful trip to Portland, Oregon. It’s always great to get out of this crazy busy city to gain new perspective and to explore. We celebrated his 35th birthday there and were lucky enough to stay with a good friend who knew the ins and outs of where to go and what to see.