LOL

I feel like I had a lot of things to LOL about over the weekend, including the sweater for obvious reasons. I bought this sweater before Christmas and then kind of forgot about it until last week. It runs on the short side which makes it great for pairing with an oxford shirt because you get the perfect amount of shirt/sweater ratio at the bottom.

Because it’s a whimsical piece, I thought that my glitter sneakers would be the perfect accessory for this look. They’re so fun to wear and so comfortable. For $64, I’d say they’re a pretty good deal too! The whole outfit made me smile but that’s not why I’m laughing in these photos.

I’m laughing because it was 8 degrees out and we were basically in a wind tunnel making it feel more like -20 degrees. I’m laughing at the pure absurdity of me standing around with bare ankles, no hat, and no gloves.

Yes, I’m insane.

But my job is to bring you fresh content every week, and that’s when I had my photographer schedule, so Carter and I bit the bullet and braved the cold day to get what we needed. It was one of those times where you’re so cold that you could cry, so I chose to laugh instead.

Anel and I also LOL’ed/cried through our first day of transitioning Amalia out of her Baby Merlin Magic Sleepsuit into a regular sleep sack (we use this one) because she’s rolling around like crazy during the day and we were worried she would roll onto her tummy in it at night and get stuck.

On Saturday, she barely napped and kept waking up on her tummy screaming. She couldn’t figure out how she got there! It was torture for her and for us and I was ready to give up and just let her sleep in the suit for a few more weeks.

Thank goodness Anel convinced me to push through that day because she ended up sleeping through the night just fine on night one and took regular naps again yesterday, happy as a little clam…. And now we’re done with that transition, so that’s one less thing to worry about. Yay!

With babies you have to constantly remind yourself that while transitions and phases are hard, they’re important, end quickly, and then it’s on to the next thing. In the moment when there are tears shed and high stress levels (made worse by the fact that I gave up wine for the month of January), that always seems to slip my mind.

Let me know if you want a mom talk post all about the transition, but it was pretty uneventful except for three dramatic naps and some difficulty going to sleep on night one.

Here’s to a great week!

PS Oprah 2020, anyone?

J.Crew LOL Sweater (on sale) / Jeans c/o / Glitter Sneakers / Sweater Blazer / Oxford Shirt / Sunglasses

J.Crew LOL Sweater (on sale) / Jeans c/o / Glitter Sneakers / Sweater Blazer / Oxford Shirt / Sunglasses

Photos by Carter Fish. 

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