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Baby Makes Three + December Lately List

Happy Saturday! This post is coming to you on the other side of having a new baby – we are just over two weeks in and loving every minute. Baby Cade Lyle decided to join our family a few weeks early, surprising everyone. I thought we were going to have a Christmas baby but he decided the week before Thanksgiving was a better time to arrive – he didn’t want to miss out on any holiday celebrating! Baby C arrived on his grandma’s birthday too – I can’t imagine a better gift.

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Things are going well, and we are lucky that he’s a very chill baby so far {knock on wood}. I’m also sharing a Lately List for highlights of what we are up to right now. I shared this list for the first time back in November 2014. If you copy/paste this list on your own blog, please leave a comment with your link! I would love to read what’s going on in your world this month.

Lately List – December 2016

Making: Holiday photo gifts of baby C. Bella Baby Photography takes the most amazing newborn photos!

Waiting: For my baby to wake up.  🙂

Feeling: Motivated to finish decorating for the holidays.

Cooking: Nothing at the moment. Our sweet neighborhood group set up a meal train to celebrate baby C’s arrival, and we have been enjoying delicious meals {with leftovers!} every night.

 {Chicken Enchiladas with Cowboy Churro Beans and Charred Corn Salad}

Wanting: To bake Christmas cookies. I have a major craving for gingerbread flavors this weekend.

Sewing: Nothing. My sewing skills are still lacking!

Wishing: For a healthy and joyful holiday season.

Drinking: Stumptown Coffee – my absolute favorite. Find the Winter Cheer cold brew if you can – it’s made with mulling spices + milk and it’s sooo good. I found this at Whole Foods.

Reading: Fates and Furies on my Kindle and What to Expect: The First Year in paperback.

Looking: For a few final items to finish baby C’s nursery. How cute is this Alphabet Canvas?

Wasting: Time on Pinterest.

Enjoying: Snuggling with baby C.

Liking: This set of LED string lights – these lights are battery powered and perfect to decorate small corners of your home. I just got mine in the mail yesterday!

Loving: The generosity of our family and friends in celebrating baby C’s arrival. We are SO grateful for the well wishes, baby squeezes, visits, meals and gifts!

Thinking: About signing up for a spring race as motivation to get back into running – the Shamrock Shuffle 8k in April is at the top of my list. I ran this race last year while 4 weeks pregnant!

Hoping: For good weather to walk outdoors with baby C – 40 degrees with no wind would be perfect, Mother Nature.

Needing: To finish addressing and mailing birth announcements + holiday cards.

Wondering: When the first big snowfall will arrive this season. Tomorrow there is a 100% chance of snow in the forecast…

Knowing: I need to finish buying Christmas gifts for family.

Smelling: Our Balsam Fir Christmas tree – my favorite part of holiday decor. We picked up this tree last weekend but it’s still naked. I think today is finally the day for decorating!

Wearing: “Athleisure” – aka leggings as pants every day.

Following: New accounts on Instagram. Who do I need to add next?

Bookmarking: Crock pot recipes. I’m planning to experiment with the crock pot this season, since I’m home and have plenty of time. I received this cookbook as a wedding shower gift a few years ago – it’s time to put it to use.

Marveling: That baby C is here – this weekend would have marked 39 weeks of pregnancy for me, and today he is two weeks + 1 day old.  We are so grateful for his safe arrival!



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