I can’t believe it’s already almost March and Sadie is officially four months old. I feel like I’ve known her for a lifetime and for a minute all at the same time and I’m savoring her ever-growing rolls that are truly expanding by the second. This month, Sadie truly grew exponentially. In fact, she may be one of the biggest four month olds I’ve ever seen. We learned today that she’s in the 97th percentile for height and weight and that she already weighs 18 pounds! I’m not sure what’s in my milk this time around but our pediatrician predicts she’ll be at least 5’9. Both of our girls may or may not be able to pick their mama up by kindergarten so I’m squeezing them in my arms while I still can.
I’ve officially been back at work for over a week since maternity leave ended and it’s been such a whirlwind! From long nights nursing Sadie and comforting Naiya to pumping at the office every three hours, this mama is tired! When I wake up in the mornings completely groggy, the last thing I want to do is spend too much time picking out my outfits. That said, since I still want to look put together for the office, I’ve been mixing and matching basics to create a fool-proof office “uniform.”
Since going back to work from maternity leave, I’ve been trying to come up with ways of getting out of the house quicker and more efficiently for work without looking completely disheveled. A couple of weeks in, I’m realizing it’s no easy feat! Aside from the sheer exhaustion I feel every morning after nursing the night away, I need to feed Naiya at least twice before running out the door in the AM. I also need to meal prep (sometimes with her in hand) since I’m still on a very strict elimination diet for her (no gluten, dairy, soy or nuts due to her allergies). All in all, I’ve found that planning out a minimalist work “uniform” the night before work has been incredibly helpful. Sharing how you can nail one today too.