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I confess I want this pizza sign in my house... no, but really.  It has been a while since I've done a confessions post and oh do I have a LOT of them to share today!  Let's get right into it...

I confess that I completely understand why women chop their hair off after having a baby.  Between it falling out all over the place and said baby somehow grabbing and yanking on it multiple times a day (ouchhh), I get it.  I can't do it because I chopped my hair a few years ago and am still scarred for life, but it makes total sense now.  I'm going to pick up this hairbrush that's supposedly a dupe for a Mason Pearson (but at a fraction of the price) because it claims to help prevent hair breakage, yes please.

I confess that if Hadley falls asleep, I will do ANYTHING to keep her asleep.  That means doing random things like taking Brady's collar off because I never realized how incredibly loud his tags jingle together, ha!

I confess that the other day I was holding my baby while eating chips + guac and dropped a big old dollop of guac on her forehead.  She didn't even flinch... and then I ate it off of her.  That is all.

I confess that I wore my wedding rings still don't fit and I feel so self conscious going out with a baby in public without them!  My hands aren't swollen or anything, but I really think my joints in my fingers got bigger.  It's so strange.  I'm about to just go get my rings re-sized because I hate not wearing them!

I confess that I will take this dress in every color, please and thank you.  So light and flowy and cute for these hot days of August.

I confess that despite all of the crappiness involved, I really miss being pregnant.  It was such an amazing experience and I loved having her all to myself inside of me, going with me wherever I went.  My body honestly feels lonely/empty now... if that makes any sense?  Tell me I'm not crazy?

I confess that while I do miss it, I am also so glad to have all my skincare products back that were off limits for so long!  This stuff makes THE biggest difference in how my skin looks and I am so glad we've been reunited ;)

I confess that my friends and I went to see Bad Moms on Tuesday night and I already want to see it again.  (Also it was my first night leaving Hadley and I was obsessively checking my phone for texts/updates from Nick, ha.)  Seriously so so so funny.  I laughed through the entire thing - highly recommend!

I confess that I'll be rockin' the mom swimsuits when we go on vacation here soon.  I ordered a bunch of one pieces (this is my fave, fingers crossed it fits!) because I just can't handle the stretch marks on my stomach.  I started using this cream to hopefully help with them... let me know if you swear by anything else.

Today I'm heading out of town to visit a friend and one of the highlights of that will be stopping by Trader Joes!  I love that place and can't wait to get my hands on some of their ice cream sandwiches, among (many) other things.  What are your favorite TJ picks?  Anything I NEED to try?

Enjoy your day!

28 comments

  1. These are seriously some of my favorite posts! The guac falling is amazing. You can't let that good stuff go to waste! Easy groceries to travel with at TJ's -- their raw almond butter, the chicago mix popcorn, cinnamon raisin bread and their trail mixes!

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  2. Just discovered your blog, Katie- I love it! And I completely agree with that pizza sign.

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  3. TJ's raw almond butter is soooo good and such a good deal. I like their grain mixes too! Have fun!

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  4. My faves from TJ: fresh flowers (duh!), the garlic olive oil (so good and can be used in so many ways), frozen brown rice (you can throw it in the microwave and no one will ever know!) and last but not least: wine! :) Have fun!

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  5. I always forget about Trader Joe's mostly because its not close to us. I need to start going there more!

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  6. These are the same thoughts every mom has :) TJs has great flowers and wine but I love trying all their frozen items. I have never had a bad one.

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  7. Oh my gosh, that pizza sign is so cute! Bad Moms looks like it would be hilarious, so I'm glad it lived up to the hype-- definitely a great first outing without haddie!

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  8. Ahh - everyone has stretch marks - dont sweat it - just wear what makes you comfortable, even if that's a 2 piece :)
    That's funny about Brady's collar. You know, the louder things are, the more they get used to it & sleep through anything. I laugh when my friends bring their baby into church during worship - which is SOOOOO LOUDDDDDD - & the baby sleeps right through it :) I'm always amazed by it. Its their 2nd baby & they said he's just used to his big sis screaming & running around the house. Noise was just 2nd nature.

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  9. We saw Bad Moms last weekend and it was SO funny!! I love their frozen chicken steamed dumplings. When the hubs wants hibachi to go, I eat his salad and make a serving of those so I can eat a healthier version!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  10. I;m dying to go see bad moms! You do not need a Mom suit. You still look amazing even after just having a baby. Have fun on your little trip :)

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  11. Sounds like you are adjusting really well to mom life. That's super exciting! I want to see Bad Moms. It looks so good!

    Ashley // acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  12. mmmm ice cream sandwiches. yum! i want to see bad moms so bad, it looks so funny. what you said about missing being pregnant totally makes sense.. not that i have been pregnant haha. my hands have been swollen lately from the heat and i've had to take my rings off a few times, i feel so naked!

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  13. I'm laughing so hard about your guac incident! The beauty of babies is they don't even know what's going on yet, so you can get away with stuff like that. Ha! I've heard for some women that the struggle is real about missing being pregnant, so I don't think you're alone!

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  14. after i had Vi i totally missed being pregnant! it just took a little while to adjust to your new body too -- which is always changing! im glad that bad moms was good! i really want to see it! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  15. Bad Mom's was SO good! My husband was totally skeptical of it when we went to see it but ended up loving it and said he would even watch it again!

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  16. Oh man, when I started nannying for an infant I remember thinking that I understood why new moms cut their hair too! I was at their house by 6:30am every day so there was definitely no time to "do" my hair in the mornings and then on top of that the baby was always pulling it. But add to that, the 24/7 side of being a MOM (and not just handing the kid over at the end of the day) plus the hormones and hair falling out... totally makes sense why women cut their hair after having a baby. Sorry you had such a traumatic experience with a short haircut before. I've been there (except I was 12... and I got a bob... and I had super curly hair... so it looked like an afro... it was all so terrible).

    Also, the guac incident is hilarious!

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  17. Hahaha I could totally see eating guac of the kiddo. I mean its guac! No guac left behind! I think your new swimsuit is totally cute, I hope you like it! I am going to have to pick up that brush you talked about. I am looking forward to the day I can use my old skincare products too! The natural stuff ain't cutting it. Not even a little!

    Trader Joe's favorites? Their frozen gnocchi! Specifically the Gorgonzola one and the sweet potato brown butter one!!! Also if you have a Keurig, their K cups are like $5 a box! And the White Cheddar Corn Puffs are so addicting! Oh and cookie butter! mmmmm

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  18. That chips and guac made me laugh so hard!! Great day when baby doesn't know you dropped guac on their heads lol My friend wants me to see Bad Moms and give my opinion then watch it again once we have a baby and see what I have to say. She said it was great!

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  19. These are great!! Can't let guac go to waste!

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  20. I hear people say that all the time that they physically miss being pregnant. Makes sense when you go from this big ol' belly to here being here. It's such a fast dramatic change! She's so beautiful though. I can relate to the traumatic hair experience also! I had hair down to my butt and wanted a shorter hairstyle, but the lady botched my haircut when she chopped it off to my shoulders! I was so traumatized. I haven't gotten another hair cut since lol..

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  21. Oh my! My rings don't fit anymore, but my fingers don't look swollen at all! Its the weirdest thing! I hate walking around without mine too! I think you mentioned those Trader Joes ice cream sandwiches before, I'll have to check them out asap! Oh and I'm not sure if it helps when you already have the stretch marks but Ive used the Burts Bees Vitamin E oil and haven't seen any pop up, yet-I am STILL pregnant haha.

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  22. That swimsuit is so cute!! I'm definitely needing cool, flowy dresses for summer. It's been SO HOT the last 2 weeks... Also Erin has me slightly obsessed with Rachel Pally dresses. I haven't bought one yes, but I feel like I might need to!

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  23. The missing pregnancy thing is REAL and I feel you on it! I have also possibly eaten food off my babies. No shame!! I slathered straight Vitamin E oil (I get it at TJ's!) with Cocoa Butter twice a day and I swear by it!

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  24. Annnd I love everything here haha especially the jingle collar (totally had tbe same problem with Emma jo) and the guac story!!!

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  25. Don't resize your rings! They will fit again, I promise! Mine usually start fitting like they use to around 6 months. Total bummer, but get a cheap ring you like to replace for the time being!
    Also, I swear the Itworks stretch mark WORKS!!! I don't sell it, but it works miracles.

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  26. Same with my rings! I can't get them over my knuckle. I went and bought a cheap band because I felt like I was getting weird looks with Cory wearing a band and me not having one. Ha! I'm sure it was all in my head, though. You'll have to keep us updated on the stretch mark cream. I didn't have any until after she was born. I didn't even know that was possible!

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  27. Hi! I remembered reading this post awhile back while I was pregnant and now I have had my baby and my rings won't fit over my knuckle either and wondered if yours ever went back or if you got them resized! Im a month postpartum now. Also, I just bought the same stretch mark cream so curious if you had any luck! Sorry for the 7 month old comment haha :)

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    1. Congratulations!!! My rings did end up fitting again without getting them resized... but it did take a good three months or so! It was also the middle of the summer though, so maybe it'll be quicker for you. As for the stretch marks cream, I don't think it did anything, ha. What I've had the best luck with so far is pure Vitamin E oil that you can get from Amazon or any health food store! Good luck and hope you're enjoying all of those newborn snuggles!

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