Monthly Archives: January 2017

My Harry Potter Baby (Part One)

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From day one, I knew what Jack’s nursery theme would be: HARRY POTTER. I started reading the Harry Potter series at age ten, and the last book came out the summer I turned seventeen. Over those seven years, I laughed. I cried. I cried really hard. And I learned to love reading. These books played a profound role in my life during some pretty darn significant years. Also, J.K. Rowling is one of the absolute coolest people in the universe. All right, I could go on for days, but I’ll spare you the time! We had an exceptionally talented photographer, Jessica Kennedy, from Lawton, Oklahoma take these photos in our home when Jack was just a sleepy five-day-old. I was so excited that she was on board with the Potter theme! Newborn photography can be super expensive, but these were worth every penny. Below are photos of just Jack, but I’ll have a Part Two post of his nursery!

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Dobby the Free Elf

A friend of mine crocheted these adorable house elf ears. I wish this perfect little hat grew along with him!

 

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Hufflepuff Seeker

 I guess I’ll forgive him if he gets sorted into another house.

 

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Sleepy Mandrake

Yeah, yeah. Mandrakes are supposed to scream and cry. This kid didn’t make a peep through his photo sesh! Also, that same friend crocheted this sweet hat.

 

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Ready for Hogwarts!

No such thing as having too much Harry Potter paraphernalia.  

 

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That Face Though

I can’t even.

My First Post!

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Let’s be real.

I am prejudiced against mommy blogs. No offense intended here; I just get annoyed quickly. There are so many! Don’t get me wrong—I’ve certainly learned a thing or twelve from mommy blogs, especially as a first-time mom. As soon as I found out I was pregnant in February of 2016, you bet I delved right into mommy blogs… but I never imagined myself starting one. Yet, here I am. And I’m not necessarily saying this is a “mommy blog,” but considering I’m right in the thick of it, let’s face it, I’m going to talk about my kid. But like, I’m totes gonna talk about other stuff, too.

Getting Out All My Reasons Not to Start This Blog

One of the reasons I haven’t already started a blog is because I have absolutely no idea what to write about. I’ve read articles and other blogs that advise focusing on something specific—something on which you have expertise, something about which you are passionate, etc. Finding your niche will help you to have better content. Welp, I’m an expert on nothing, and I’m passionate about too many things, and who would want to read a blog with crappy, no-rhyme-or-reason content? But whatever, I’m just going to blog about all the things because why the heck not.

Another reason I haven’t already started a blog is because I absolutely care what people think of me. Should I? Probably not. But I do. Always have. I don’t like upsetting people or offending people or wondering what terrible things people think about me. BUT I’M WORKING ON IT. I swear. Notice that I said an almost mean thing about mommy blogs in the first paragraph and am publishing anyway.

While I am admittedly worried that all the people who read my blog will think I’m stupid or something, I’m simultaneously worried that no one will read it. Either way, it’s lack of confidence. However, a friend of mine encouraged me to blog, simply as a matter of discipline. And discipline is something I need more of in my life. So, whether or not anyone reads this, I’m writing it. Self-discipline, here I come.

What I Imagine This Blog Will Be About

Probably a lot of things. But, what I envision as my “niche” is more along the lines of millennial-figuring-out-how-to-be-a-good-parent-while-working. So, it’ll probably take on more of a this is what I’m trying vibe, rather than a listen to me, I’m an expert vibe. I have more questions than answers. Also, I haven’t gone back to work yet! That should be coming in a few months. Stayed tuned so you can witness the struggle.

Thank You

If you’ve made it to the end of this post, thank you. I hope my blog will see more of you in the future!