Clothed with Grace: #MomLife

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

#MomLife

Ok, so I am tired All. The. Time. I literally haven't had a night of uninterrupted sleep in over a year, and as someone who enjoys and needs a good nights rest, the struggle is real! I never sleep well when I'm pregnant, and Hannah is still waking up one, sometimes two times a night.

This last week my sleep was also interrupted by Grant a few times too, which is not typical. One night he came running in screaming because of a nightmare, poor guy! The other time he had an upset stomach and some bathroom issues. I find myself guzzling coffee by the gallon to get by.

I feel guilty falling asleep on the couch at 8:00 and not spending time with my husband, but sometimes I want to so bad.  Since we've introduced Hannah to cereal she's starting waking up only once more consistently, but I can't wait for a full night's sleep again!

In the midst of my coffee-fueled haze I'm not angry about it though, and I'm thankful for that. This is just a season, and I know that. As a mom, we often times put our own wants and needs in the back seat to the rest of our families, because ultimately when they are happy, that makes me happy.

Isiah 41:10 say: "Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." He is there to strengthen both me and you in the midst of our daily life, and I am so thankful for that! I hope you can find some rest in your restlessness too.



In cool news,  this top is back in stock online! I decided to pair it today with  this skirt I scored from thredUP. (Use this link for $10 off your first purchase.) There isn't much of the school year left, not that I'm complaining, but that means a lot of my nice clothes go unworn for a few months. I'm trying to make sure I get some things worn in this next few weeks, because pretty soon it'll be shorts, tees, and flip flops everyday....that actually sounds pretty amazing to me.


Jacket: Gap similar via thredUp (Use this link for $10 off your first purchase.)
Top: Target same
Skirt: JCrew Factory same via thredUP (Use this link for $10 off your first purchase.)
Necklace: Mariposa Medley c/o similar
Shoes: Aerosoles c/o Chippmunk

13 comments:

  1. That top is so cute! I love the bright florals!

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  2. Totally feelin' you. Last night, some girls were asking how I was doing, and I told them that all I wanted was a full night of sleep, not to wake up at 2 AM and be wide-eyed for several hours more, only to fall back asleep for a 2 hour nap before having to get up. (as most of them are also mom, they laughed a little) It's exhausting growing baby, and I know once the time comes for me be in more active care I will be even more tired! (...and gender reveal is up)

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  3. I think non-sleep is the new normal around here for better or for worse - but like you, we wouldn't trade it for anythings! This outfit looks great! So fun for this time of year!

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  4. Yep! Running low on sleep around here too. I'm a night owl by nature so going to bed early is hard for me, but I've been really trying. Can't wait for Lucy's weight check next week and hopefully get the go ahead to let her sleep until she wakes to eat instead of having to wake her up every 3 hours.

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    1. Yes, getting a four or five hour stretch of sleep can make a big difference!

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  5. This is another fun way to style that top! I'm with ya on sleep... it's still a struggle around here, but I know it's only a phase.

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    1. I can't wait until summer, the extra hour or so will be so nice in the morning!

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  6. Love this combination! Your denim jacket really makes the pink in your top and skirt POP!
    Caleb is also still waking 2x/night--I feel your pain!

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    1. I'm hoping to try a bottle with cereal at night after Hannah's five month check, I'm thinking that might help.

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  7. I'm sorry you're struggling right now! I'll be praying for you. You're a good mom. :) Love this outfit so much! Denim jackets just look great with everything!
    Unique Geek

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  8. Very cute outfit and I just love those accessories. I hope rest finds you soon!

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  9. I wouldn't have thought to pair the dressier outfit with a jean jacket but I love it and will be copying it soon. Lol

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