Hi friends! Hope you had a great week. I swear that these Friday posts serve as the biggest reminder that I’m about to have another baby. Every Friday I’m another week into my pregnancy so lets just say I’m getting a tiny bit anxious with each passing “Coffee with Liz” post. 38 weeks today (and I had Charlie a week early!). Physically I am so ready to not be pregnant; mentally I am no where near prepared. But as mama’s are we really ever prepared? Nope. You just kind of survive until eventually everything falls into a smooth routine. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Now that I have my own family, I’m realizing the importance of starting holiday traditions for my children. My fondest memories are spending Thanksgiving at my grandmother’s house in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere in Kansas or sitting on the stairs with my siblings on Christmas morning waiting to run down and see what Santa brought for us. Memories of being with the ones you love and celebrating the magic of the season.
Sweater weather is in full force around here and I am doubling up on all of the coziness. I love that there are so many ways to incorporate sweaters into your wardrobe these days. Instead of the classic pullover I’ve been living in sweater dresses, cardigans and cozy tunics. Making it easy to layer up for cooler temperatures! It’s easy to get in a rut with your outfits once the weather cools down but these sweaters help add texture and dimension to your look. Helping to make this mama feel a little less pregnant in her final weeks.
I have to believe that as a parent one of the biggest stresses is your child’s sleep schedule. Considering our sleep is fully dependent on Charlie’s sleep, we are constantly working to make sure he is on a routine. Obviously things get in the way – travel, sickness, schedules, seasons changing – but Dave and I have picked up a few tricks to ensure Charlie stays on a schedule.
Happy Friday! I hope you all had a great week. We had a busy one around here, checking things off the to-do list before baby arrives. It was a blur but also felt extremely long. I’m ready for the weekend.
There is no shame in my excitement for Starbucks’ Christmas cups. I mean how can these not make you happy?! Especially when it has been raining and freezing cold the past few days. It’s the little things that make the days a little easier at 9 months pregnant. Especially when my cup is filled with a chai tea latte with almond milk. On to this week’s questions…