Comparison is the thief of joy. This has been weighing heavy on my heart the past few weeks. I keep seeing all these instagram mom’s that have babies a few weeks older than Liv and they are in GREAT SHAPE. Why don’t I look that way by now? My journey back into fitness has been slow and hard. I am severely out of shape. My pregnancy wasn’t the healthiest and I have been go go going pretty much non stop since I had Liv. I mean - I had to go back to school full time just 5 days after giving birth! I work as much as I can at my dad’s store and I’m honestly not home much. But it hit me today: we have time for what we want to make time for. I’m down to binge watch a murder mystery on Netflix all weekend or scroll through social media on the regular before getting out of bed or falling asleep. Why couldn’t I take some of that time (that’s pretty useless TBH) and show myself some love? So that’s what I did today. I spent thirty minutes of my day working out and MAN it was a killer but I feel SO MUCH BETTER. I don’t have the same life circumstances as those other mom’s. I’m in nursing school, working, and trying to figure out this Mom thing - but at the end of the day all that matters is that I put an effort into bettering myself. I’ve just got to keep reminding myself of that and every day I’ll get stronger and healthier so maybe my next pregnancy won’t be so tough. Keep pushing, mama’s! We’ve got this!
Happy 1st Fathers Day to this hunk of a husband I have.. watching your husband become a father is one of the most incredible moments of life. I love the love you have for Olivia and we are so blessed to have you! Thank you for everything you do! 💖💖
F O U R • M O N T H S How in the heck have 4 months gone by?!? This past month has been super fun for me because I’ve been on break from school and have gotten to be a full time mom! Liv loves mornings, bath time, fake sneezes and swimming. She hates night time and tummy time. She’s intentionally starting to grab at things, and she learned to roll from her back to her belly this past week. She had a blast in Las Vegas and was a champ on the long drive. She’s still sleeping through the night!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼 it has been so fun to watch her grow so much over the past month and I can’t wait to see how much she changes over the next one!
To those brave soldiers who laid their lives on the line for our country and didn’t get to return home, to those families who never had a chance to say goodbye to their fathers, husbands, sons, daughters, mothers, and wives, we honor and remember you. Feeling infinitely blessed to live in a country where I have freedom. God bless those who have served and are serving - we owe so much to you!♥️ 🇺🇸💙 #memorialday #godblessamerica
B O D Y • I M A G E Something we all struggle with. Something I DEFINITELY struggle with. But at the end of the day, I gave birth to this sweet sunshine baby 113 days ago and I couldn’t be more proud of myself for enduring to the end of that pregnancy the way I did. I may never have the perfect body, but my mindset says “I AM A MOM” and that’s WAY better than a perfect bod. I love this sweet babe 😍 #OliviaBlair #blessedwiththebest
Hot Dad Alert 🚨 🔥☀️🌴 #LasVegas #happymemorialdayweekend #loveofmylife #OliviaBlair
We were made to lay by the pool all day 🌵🌴☀️👙 #OliviaBlair #hiltongrandvacations #lasvegas #vegasbaby
We found our hands ✋🏼🤚🏼😂 #OliviaBlair
Liv’s first #yellowstonenationalpark trip! It’s been so fun to show my sweet husband the places where I spent so many summers, and I loved taking Liv for a quick trip today. Many more YNP trips are in our future! #YNP #OliviaBlair
To my mama: thank you for your example. You are such a true disciple of Christ and the love and compassion you show to everyone that crosses your path is truly inspiring. I am so blessed to call myself your daughter. Thank you for never giving up on having babies. Thank you for letting me vent to you so often and for being there with me through my entire pregnancy. It has been SO fun to watch you become a grandma. And thank you for EVERYTHING you have done for my little family. You are an angel for watching Olivia so I can go to class and clinical. I owe everything that I am and the mother I have become to you. I love you!
I get it now. They always say there’s no love like a mother’s love for her child and I 100% completely understand what “they” meant. This little baby girl made me a mama 14 weeks ago and my heart is so full of love for her I’m surprised it hasn’t burst. Every smile, giggle and coo makes me want to cry because I just love her so damn much. So thank you for making me a mama sweet Liv, I love you more than words can describe 💕
Olivia’s blessing day - my dad gave Liv the most beautiful blessing yesterday, we couldn’t have asked for a better spring day either! Love my family 💕 #OliviaBlair
A couple of days late, but Liv is 3 months old! Time flies when you’re having fun. She weighs around 17 pounds and is super strong. She loves to sit up and see what’s going on around her. She is the most smiley in the mornings, but she’s a pretty mellow babe majority of the time. She sleeps through the night almost every night, and she can’t wait to meet her Grandpa Barlow, cousins and aunts and uncles in Las Vegas this month! Happy blessing day Liv, we love you 💕 #babygirl #3months #babyblessing #OliviaBlair
Living that show life! This 10 week old loves stimulation and has been a DREAM this weekend at the home and garden show. I’m #blessedwiththebest ♥️