So to kick off my New Years goals. I did a one day juice cleanse today through Whole Hearted Juice Company. I drank 5 raw juice blends throughout the day and one raw nut blend that I am enjoying now in my cozy bed. The juices were delivered to my door Monday night and I spent 2 days prepping for the cleanse, enjoying many fresh fruits and vegetables, veggie soups, salads, cauliflower rice, steamed veggies and lots of water. My body is definitely detoxing, but feeling good. My mind has felt very clear today and it has been nice to just relax and focus on my intentions for the year. I'm ready to take this year by storm! Tomorrow I will wake up and come off of this cleanse the same way I went in, enjoying lots of fruits and veggies and then will slowly start re-introducing meats and dairy back into my diet. For now I'm feeling great and someday I hope to do a longer cleanse through this amazing juice company.So, cheers to you, to a Happy New Year, to a new you, to good intentions and to being present or whatever your goals may be!!
I never intended to go this long without blogging, but I had no idea how much busier it would be having three kiddos. Then throw in our big move this year and all of the traveling we've done and boom this year is almost over....how did that happen? How is Brixton almost a year old? I look back and ask myself, "Did I enjoy every moment of his first year?", "Did I soak it all in?" It makes me sad to think that somedays I didn't enjoy his little moments. Somedays I didn't enjoy the moments of my other children either. Somedays I was just in moments of survival and trying to keep my head above water. While I wouldn't change a single thing about my life, this year has truly been one of the toughest for me. I don't know exactly why, maybe I am in a state of reformation, maybe I haven't stepped back and truly looked at how blessed I am. I am surrounded by love and support, but yet sometimes I feel so alone. It's a hard thing to explain to people, but recently I read something about motherhood feeling so lonely. I couldn't agree more, but then there are those moments where your children do something that amazes you and you think to yourself, I created that sweet soul and they are who they are because of me.
Motherhood is the most amazing thing ever, but also one of the most challenging too. There are days you second guess yourself wondering if you're doing it right, there are days you cry, there are days you smile, there are days you love and days you wish you could do all over again. There are times you feel like all you are is a mother and not a wife or even a woman, you wish someone would tell you good job or you look pretty today, but instead you get a drawing of yourself from your seven year old and you think, she thinks I am beautiful and being a mother is ENOUGH. You think this is not MY time, because you don't get to work out or read a book or simply go to the bathroom by yourself, but it is, it is YOUR time to simply be a MOTHER....and that will always be ENOUGH!!! Thats why in a way of sorts, life is always beautiful, no matter how crazy it gets...hence the blog name....A Crazy Beautiful!
Sorry I have been MIA the past month, we have been busy snuggling our little guy, plus dealing with a bunch of sickies around our house. I promise after the new year, you will be seeing more of me around here.
Can you believe our little guy is 1 month old already? Wow...where does the time go. He loves to eat, eat, eat and weighs 10 pounds now. He is great and just goes with the flow. We are so in LOVE with him!!!
Well, we are nearing my due date in just 5 short days...November 14th and your Nana's birthday. Two exciting things. The midwives checked you out on Wednesday and said you are doing well in there and that your little head has moved lower getting more ready for birth. Mama spoiled herself on Thursday and got a prenatal massage...wowzers was it nice! I think our little nest is ready for you. I have been baking up a storm around here...cookies, breads, cakes....all kinds of goodies! Your sister can't believe that you will be here in just a few short weeks...I think it feels so unreal to her that the waiting will finally be over. For now we are just enjoying eachother, snuggling, and soaking up this quiet time before you are ready to make your entrance into this world. We love you so much!
All the love in the world,
36 weeks...wow! We are getting so close! Your brother and sister helped me get the house all ready for Halloween. We are hoping to get our pumpkins carved soon. Nana threw a beautiful baby shower for you and Mama and invited all of our family and friends...it was so perfect and everything was so nice (I will do a whole post on that soon). You got all kinds of cute outfits...I can't wait to see you in them. We love you so much!!
All the love in the world,
(I'm still a little behind on my posts...I am actually 36 weeks...I'll get it together soon hopefully)
Dear Little Bean,
We have been busy bees around here running around like crazy...I am looking forward to your arrival so we can slow down a bit and just enjoy you and soak you up. I got into a little bit of a nesting mood and set up your crib and washed all of your teensey weensey clothes that I have so far for you. Your big brother and sister love seeing your little clothes and shoes...I think your sister is going to LOVE picking outfits out for you and getting you dressed. You have no idea how excited we are to meet you!
All the love in the world,