May 26, 2015

Family Outing


I admire those who can (seemingly) "bounce back" after a major lifestyle change. You know the ones - the folks who go with the flow, manage changing expectations and never seem to miss a beat. 

I am not one of those people. After having baby Brandon (two weeks early, no less!) I have taken everything day by day. Eating in between Brandon's sleep and feeding schedule. Showering when the husband (or anyone) is around "just in case the baby cries." Napping...if I can. Yet, all of this feels like a futile attempt at trying to catch up to whatever "normal" I had before baby. The simple things seem like a huge accomplishment. The truth is that I have a new normal now. A life with a baby, which means incorporating his schedule with mine. The challenge isn't taking care of the baby. It's adapting to a new lifestyle.

According to the husband, we're simply going to recapture our normalcy by doing things we still love...just with a baby in tow. First up? Brunch at one of our neighborhood joints. Simple but effective. On a typical grey SF day, we ventured out on our first (non-medical) family outing and enjoyed every minute of it. All 90 minutes of it.

Smile! Let's remember this moment

Because a day without a baby photo is no longer normal

21 comments:

  1. I wish I looked as good as you post baby! You look fabulous! Glad you got some time to go out and do something as simple as brunch. The first few weeks are hard, but you'll get used to it! <3

    toni

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  2. Looks like you had a good time, lovely blog:)

    Raqda — http://www.raydantblog.com

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  3. He is so cute! I bet managing your time is so tough! Congrats and good luck. You seem to be keeping it all together thus far! Love your outfit, so chic!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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  4. Don't worry. It will come to you. Meanwhile, just keep you and baby safe and healthy. You look great btw!

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  5. You look great Nancy! It's definitely an adjustment. You're handling everything well. It's so important to continue doing things that gives you joy. Your husband is so fabulous and supportive. That is important in a relationship.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  6. Great to see you managed to "escape" for a bit! LOL You're looking well!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  7. Brandon is such a cutie! You guys seem to be adapting well to life with baby :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  8. I don't think anyone bounces back without missing a beat. I think they probably just aren't as honest as you are. I mean, how can you?! You just had a baby for the first time for crying out loud. One day at a time sounds good to me. I love the idea of trying your old stuff with a baby. Brunch sounds great and you look amazing!! Have I mentioned how cute he is because seriously... Cute!
    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  9. I remember it was a very difficult transition those first few months when there's no such thing as a schedule. I was lucky and those Juicy sweats were really trendy and wore them all the time. It does get a lot easier and we still went out to eat on the weekends - like your hubby said, with baby in tow.

    What a beautiful family!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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  10. How exciting! You look amazing and Brandon is adorable!

    xx,
    Susie

    www.SequinsandStrawberries.com

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  11. I love your cute little family!!!!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  12. hooray to a family outing! and yay to enjoying every minute of it :)

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  13. Your family is absolutely beautiful- what a perfect day out! xoxo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  14. I hate change so I can't imagine how difficult it must be to change your entire schedule...but baby Brandon is so cute and worth it! :) Looks like a fun family outing! And you look so gorgeous! Love your outfit!

    http://elementsofellis.com/

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  15. I'm sure it's going to take some adjustment but soon you'll have new routines that will become normal. Plus you are looking super fashionable and fab :)

    xo, alison*elle

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  16. Omg so cute! Congrats on baby Brandon. :)


    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  17. Such a lovely blog you have! Your outfits are so cute and it looks like you're having so much fun!
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  18. That baby is super adorable, by the way!
    http://adornedinarmor.com

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  19. Having a baby is definitely a big adjustment! You guys are so cute!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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