Fall Catch Up

How is it already November? I loved seeing everyone’s Halloween costumes this weekend. We had fun with our little pumpkin. 

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As I’ve been mostly MIA I thought I’d give a little update on to how life currently is. 

We’ve had a busy and eventful Fall. Here are the big things we’ve been up to:

  • Loving life with Wyatt. It should be no surprise that my life now revolves around my little man. I’m trying to soak up as much time as I can before I go back to work. (more on that below) 

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  • Life with a newborn is everything I imagined and nothing like I imagined. Some days time goes by so fast and other days seem to last an eternity. I feel like I have so much time and but then really have no time to do anything. I’m now driving again, not driving for 7 weeks was very hard. It’s a huge mood lifter to be able to get out of the house on my own or take walks with Wyatt. He’s such a good baby though, save for a general “witching hour” between 5-7 pm. I love all the cuddles.   image2 (1)
  • Celebrating the fact that Ryan passed the bar! We got the great news on October 9 and have been celebrating ever since. I was not surprised that he passed, but relieved that the stress of waiting to find out is over. He’s now busy applying for jobs after his clerkship, we hope to stay in the Lancaster area, so fingers crossed! ryanbar
  • Celebrating my Pop-Pop’s 90th Birthday! We had a huge party (89 guests! Can you believe a 90-year-old has that many friends?) for him on October 11. Fun was had by all and it was an honor to celebrate him and his love filled life with so many family and friends. P1000899
  • Spending a lot of time with  family. I love that Wyatt (and I) has such a strong supportive family. It really does take a village.  eandv

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  • Going out on our first date since the baby. In typical new mom fashion, I got tipsy after one cocktail and we talked about the baby the whole night. image5 (1)
  • Learning to survive on little sleep. It’s still the hardest part of life with a newborn for me. The other day I almost went to the grocery store with my yoga pants inside out. Oops. 
  • Accepting bad news and transitioning roles: Last week I learned that roles at my work have been reorganized and my current workload and hours have been cut in half. I am still going back to work in two weeks, but only part-time. This was very hard news to accept. Sadly we need my income so this hits us pretty hard. It will be a struggle but we can handle it together. On the positive side I will have more time with Wyatt, which is huge. This news amongst Ryan passing the bar and loving his job feels almost like two steps forward one step back. As one friend told me, Wyatt will benefit from extra time with me and will never know that we have less money. I do believe things happen for a reason. We have Wyatt and everyone is healthy. This baby smile keeps me going!

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  • Congrats to Ryan on passing the bar!!! Looks like you guys have been busy since your last post. So sorry to hear about your work situation. A huge bonus to spend more time with that cute little mad will surely be nice!!! Hopefully something will work out with all of that 🙂

    • kwalshmac

      Thank you, I’m so proud of him! It’s been such a busy time, but the best fall I’ve ever had. The work news was a huge shock and super bad timing, but we will just keep moving.

  • He’s seriously the cutest little thing!! I know how stressful things can be when it comes to work and financials, but I agree that everything happens for a reason!

    • kwalshmac

      Thanks for the positive vibes! It was an emotional hit too, so we are accepting it and moving forward.

  • His smile is so amazing! I’m so sorry about the bad news with your work, but I know you guys will make it through together! It sounds like you’re keeping a great attitude about it! And girl…I am so looking forward to that one cocktail!

    • kwalshmac

      The smiles are the best thing in the world! The cocktails are great, but hit you so fast when you are already so tired. You are getting so close, two more months! And thank you for the positive thoughts, we are in this together. Thank goodness we have each other.

  • OMG, in his little pumpkin outfit and bowtie!! What a little cutie!!! Such a true story about the cocktails – I’m glad you guys got a date night – they are still so important! And all the positive thoughts coming your way about your work situation!

    • kwalshmac

      He’s so much fun to dress up, and I’m going to take full advantage before he gets older and wants to choose his own outfits 🙂 And thank you, we are moving forward and accepting the situation.

  • Congrats to Ryan! Such a huge pressure off his chest, I’m sure! Hopefully the work situation will work out in whatever way is best for you and your family.

    • kwalshmac

      Oh yes! He’s so happy, and me too! We are working with the employment situation, things happen for a reason.

  • Congrats to Ryan and boo to your employer (although I’m willing to bet more time with the adorable Wyatt beats a 40 hour workweek for sure)!