// Currently

I've been a bit MIA from the blog lately... only 3 posts in a full week. The past week and a half have been a little overwhelming and I'm just trying to ease up on the workload a bit. We've also been doing some "renovations" in our house for the past week (building new counters and cabinets, installing a dishwasher, etc) so not only am I zonked, but our house is also a wreck! I find it so hard to be productive when things are messy, so I devoted most of yesterday to clean, clean, cleaning! Anyway, here's a Currently post to share what I've been up to lately.

READING: entirely too many baby-centric articles and blog posts. "Are these early teething signs?" "How much should my baby get at each feed?" "Is this normal for this age?" Phew... if you ever want to feel inadequate or unprepared, just go have yourself a baby! I'd like to say I'm elbow deep in a book or three but that would be a lie, soooo...

WONDERING: how so many work-at-home moms do it. goodness I promise this entire post won't be about being a parent, but seriously! I'm in awe of some of the ladies out there who manage to run small businesses or work from home while caring for one or more tiny people. I scramble to get as much done as I can when Mike gets home from school or when Linden is napping, but there are only so many hours in a day!

FEELING THANKFUL: for so much. but I'll keep it short and sweet by saying I'm thankful for all of the friends I've made via this blog and social media. the tweets, the comments, the texts, the package exchanges, etc. I'm working on compiling a list (or post!) on some of my favorite maker friends for y'all to check out if you're interested.

EATING: entirely too much candy corn. send help!

WATCHING: Gilmore Girls! I'm over halfway through season four and I love it! I never watched it while it was on air, but when I finished Gossip Girl I decided to give it a whirl. So glad I did! (If you have any suggestions for what should be next, I'm listening!)

WORKING ON: custom sign orders, our Halloween costume, finishing Linden's nursery, getting our house in order, posts for October + November, a new blog design, and getting out of my pajamas each day (yeah right!).

LOVING: the crisp, Fall mornings, infinity scarves, and mums on all the porches. Not really a fan of the crazy early darkness, but you didn't ask that, did you?

ATTEMPTING: to "crib train" Linden. I put off having him in his crib until now because co-sleeping and babywearing work so well for us, but I really need to get more done during the day and I just can't do all of it with a baby strapped to me. So this past weekend I worked on putting him in his crib for his naps and so far, so good! I'm SO happy to report that it's going much better than expected! He's a belly sleeper (*gasp!*) so I bought the Angelcare monitor for his crib. Belly sleeping seems to be the golden ticket because he doesn't startle himself awake. I'm so proud of that little guy for transitioning so well! It'll probably still be a while before we put him in there at night, but we might put him in his bassinet next weekend to see if that works. Otherwise co-sleeping it is!

WANTING: Thanksgiving and Christmas to hurry up and get here! I'm normally not one to wish away the days but I'm just so excited for the holidays this year. Having kids makes Christmas so much more fun and I'm hoping we can maybe do another version of our Activity Advent Calendar for Toby this year. Also super eager for our new phones to get here. Mike and I both upgraded to the iPhone 6 and his has already shipped, but mine is still waiting around to be fulfilled. I'm so excited to have a 64gb phone because I'm constantly having to try and delete photos off of my 16gb iPhone 5 to make room!

What are you up to today?
If you're looking for something to do, share your own Currently post on your blog and leave a link to it below! I'd love to know how you're spending your day! (Currently post inspired by Danielle's feature!)

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  1. Babies with dimples...gets me everytime!! ;)

  2. I got obsessed with Gilmore Girls! I was super sad when I finished them all.

  3. I´ve missed you this week!´But it's ok, everybody needs sometime away from web.
    You sounds like a Super Mama!
    I've been spending my time ending my new blog template and schedule, thanks to your fab ebook. I really haven't words, your ebook has been so helpful for me.
    Thanks, Kaelah!
    Greetings from Spain :)

  4. I love your blog! I'm 16 weeks pregnant, and your posts are wonderful. Thank you for sharing your journey. Your Linden is so handsome! I've been a long time reader, and its been so fun watching your journey.

  5. Okay you know what, I am usually all up on being supportive of other peoples' choices, but I am just going to have to wade on in here and be judgemental.

    Candy corn is gross.


  6. i cannot even imagine how to handle a new born and a business! so much respect :) and that first picture is so so adorable!
    xo, cheyenne

  7. I love those leaf print pants Lincoln has on in the first picture. I want an adult pair.
    Water Painted Dreams xo

  8. No need to ask for forgiveness of absence....you just had a baby! ;)
    Although he's a new edition, I can't believe how different his face looks since he was born! Amazing how fast their little faces change!
    I will follow you on IG! My username is: dust_particles

  9. Congrats on your new phone upgrade! Heard that the photos taken by iPhone 6 turns out great. Can't wait to see your posts with photos taken with it. :)

    Life With Antlers // A Personal Blog

  10. You're boys are adorable! I am surprised I didn't buy a bag of candy corn until this past weekend but I've had to hide it from myself because I love candy corn and end up eating it so much.


  11. We have a belly sleeper too *shhh*
    I have been following your blog for awhile and just love your honesty about your journey with motherhood.

  12. huzzah for team candy corn!
    lovely pictures as always and many thanks for the inspiration to do my own "currently" post :)
    wishing you and your family a happy Monday xo

  13. @ohnortherngirl :)

    I have to say, I hate candy corn too! It's quite a cute lookin' candy though

  14. My baby boy is a few weeks younger than yours. It's fun to see how you guys are doing! My Instagram is @reynastarkweather. :)

  15. That fox outfit. Oh my stars. Cute overload! Awh. He's just so wonderful.

    And candy corn. YES!

    Good luck with the "crib training"! I loveloveloved co-sleeping with our little dude too, it worked so well for everyone. That said, I also loveloveloved when he transitioned to a bassinet (in our room - at three-ish months) and then to his crib in his room (at five-ish months). You are awesome. Just awesome. (Also. Belly sleeping. The only way my dude wouldn't wake himself up with crazy jazz hands was a tight swaddle. I HEAR YOU.) Lots and lots of love! :)

  16. I follow you :) @magkerr!

    That hot dog costume though! Ah-mazing.

  17. And I'm joining in on your Currently List. :)

  18. Is there anything more heart melting than those first sneaky smiles!!

  19. I follow you on Instagram - @amandaohh - I'm so glad you mention on your blog times you aren't put together (example, not curling your hair in 2 weeks) because on instagram, everything looks so perfect! I have blow dried my hair twice since my son was born and he's 7 months! Props to your beautiful self!

  20. I follow you on instagram (and twitter!):@myzoetrope

    I have a 3 and a half week old baby girl and am also a work-at-home mom/small business owner, so I'm feeling you on wondering how others do it. I just really never fully comprehended how much she would want to be held (i.e. 24/7) and how only I can be the one that does so, until she got here! I've only really tried to seriously incorporate more of my work into my day, this week, but jeez, I don't know how others do it! Trying to stay in the moment and soak up these sweet, sweet newborn moments while simultaneously feeling a bit freaked out about business-y things in the back of my head, eep!


HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB