Wednesday, October 26, 2011

blog your heart


I have been reading Stephanie Howell's blog for a long time now and love it.  I love the creative inspiration.  I love her stories about her 4 precious girls.  But more than anything, I love how honest she blogs.  Her blog is about creativity, her scrapbooking, and her girls, but more than anything, it is a place to be honest and share her heart.  I have been so inspired by her posts over and over again and have decided to participate in her blog your heart challenge.   All I have to do is blog what is on my heart and blog honestly.  So here goes...

1.  I love being a mom.  I love my little boy more than I thought possible.  I am so thankful for him and for the opportunity to be able to stay at home.  Sometimes I go a little stir crazy so I'm working on ways to get out of the house and have adult conversation.

2.  I'm not super happy with my post baby body...although who is?  I am in Weight Watchers and I love it (post to come about a little make over I gave my tracker).  But it's also hard.  I'm not getting fast results.  I also joined Stroller Strides this week.  It's a great program where you work out in the park with other moms.  There is also a coach so she pushes us and has the work out planned.  

3.  I'm learning to give myself a little grace with #2.  I just had a baby.  It's going to take time.  

4.  Jonathan's reflux is acting up again.  He hasn't been eating well for about a week and a half now.  It's scary because of our experience when he was a month old with him not eating and gaining weight.  We are starting him on an additional prescription today so I hope that helps.  

5.  I can't tell you how much I love fall weather.  The rain and clouds yesterday??  DIVINE.  

Ok.... I think that's all for now.  Thank you for reading!!  


  1. Ellie I always enjoy reading your post. I remember being stir crazy in the beginning too. I think it gets easier when they get older and you can take them to the park and such. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Good job with numbers 2 and 3. Be gentle with yourself. Xxo

  3. Giving yourself some grace sounds like the best idea ever. I have to remind myself to do that!

  4. I love your heart and honesty! You are a beautiful lady and friend!