Saturday, May 30, 2015

Instagram Picture Post

Sissy girl got new glasses. #evadiva
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1FhdQiC

Friday, May 29, 2015

Instagram Picture Post

Friday workout, on elliptical to rest my knee. Pinterest stalking my fave lady. @couturequeen84
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1FkDm7E

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Instagram Picture Post

Arm party, sprinkle rather. I need bare wrists to carry Harper girl. #jcrew, #houseofharlow
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1F8jPHj

Friday, May 22, 2015

Instagram Picture Post

Have I ever told you how much I love red lipsticks! Red, orange red, blue red. Love them all. Brighter everything. Another instantly put together, totally turned out trick. Butter Londons Ladybird. Reminds me of my favorite master of the senate. #johnson, #redlipsrock, #redlips,#butterlondon, #ladybird,
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1FtnKRn

Instagram Picture Post

Liking this for summer. Special edition packaging always gets me. I prefer cremesheens and opaque lippies, but this lustre is nice option. #MAC #macspecialcollections, #howdoyoutopwaterdroplets, #summer, #tumbledry
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1AprsfN

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Instagram Picture Post

Nothing makes you look put together more than a button down. Seriously turned out. Pink flamingos are icing. @target, #targetismycrack, #targetstyle, #turnedout, #pinkflamingos
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1FFpV7M

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Instagram Picture Post

In my bag right now. #ipsylove #april, #may @ipsy
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1AdDgSH

Harper came in like a wrecking ball!

I know, I know. Where have I been?

Everywhere and no where all at the same time. Having a baby wipes you out and with three kids in tow, I find there is not time for much. For six weeks I did very little, just took it day by day, hour by hour. By nature, I am someone who thrives with a schedule. I like routine, it brings function and dependability. In comes baby #3, Harper girl came in like a wrecking ball!




Eva was easily on a schedule from day one and John Abel took to a schedule immediately as well. With both of them I knew when they were hungry, when they were going to be dirty and when they would sleep. I could count on those times to get things like taking a shower or making dinner done. I am grateful that I can say all three of my babies have been relatively easy from the get go. They were/are not criers or fussy. They have been very happy easy going babies. Harper is no different. BUT there was no putting this girl on a schedule. She's been rather unpredictable from the get go. She was feeding non-stop those first three weeks, and now will go anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours between feedings. I really never know when this girl will be hungry. Oh, and did I mention that she doesn't sleep?! Harper takes short little cat naps all day and all night. Which means that I take short little naps all night long. :)

So where have I been? I've been concentrating on just feeding Harper. Establishing a good milk supply. Getting Harper to sleep. Getting Eva to school on time every morning. Making sure that laundry gets done. Picking up Eva in the afternoon. Making sure that John Abel is not forgotten in the midst of his sisters. Making sure that two sets of teeth get brushed thoroughly twice a day. Getting everyone to bed on time at night. Doing a once over on the house to make sure it looks clean when it is not really. Trying to shed some baby weight by just eating clean. Hubby helps when I ask, I am just very hands on when it comes to things so he gets caught up in my whirlwind while trying.

Sticking to no real routine and sort of liking it. Then, I got clearance to workout and all that no routine talk went out the window. I need a routine and while Harper is still not totally on board, she adjusts well enough. Her occasional smile and coo makes it all amicable. I go from work to gym easier this week than I did last week. I get buzzed after 10 minutes because Harper is crying. Somehow though I manage to calm her down, finish my cardio and hit some weights before I hit the 5:30 pm mark (deadline of when I have to be home to start dinner).

All in all I am almost back. I do not fit in any of my clothes, so I am not back to videos or outfit of the days yet, but I will be. SOON!! It takes time. Everyone says that. When I complain about how I look in the mirror, my hubby says "It takes time." My parents say it. My friends say it.

It does, I know it does. I feel more like myself each week. I know there are far worse things happening in the world, and I am grateful that right now in my little world things are good. My kids are happy and healthy! I say that as I suck in the remaining 10lbs.

- Ericka

This is where I spend most of my time now. Breastfeeding in the Pappas Seafood restroom. Fun stuff! Last weekend there were all these gorgeous high school seniors in pretty gowns filing in and out. Seriously, to die for gowns! If you know me, you know that I am not shy. Even while holding an infant to my chest in a women's bathroom I have no shame. I had to know the name of every lipstick they were wearing and where their dresses were from. Eva might be little miss nosy Rosie, but I am the Mrs.!



** Note to all Houston restaurants: Your bathrooms need mirrors like this. 
Selfie mirrors are important!
Kudos if you have changing tables too. (Pappas does)
I'm a pro at changing a diaper in awkward places now, but there are novices out there who would appreciate a proper place to lie a baby down and change a diaper. 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Instagram Picture Post

Getting back into a workout groove. @hotpants, @polar, #postpartum
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1Hr32Fp

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Instagram Picture Post

Two new blenders added to my collection. I keep looking for specific tapered blending properties and I've found it. Perfection to be expected from only one company. #chanel, #luxie
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1HoWmHY

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Instagram Picture Post

I spend too much time in this bathroom. Pappas rocks. I love this floor tile. I also have no waist right now, getting there though. #pappasseafood, #pappas, #ootd
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1Abpqji

Instagram Picture Post

Yes, she's asleep like this. Two months now. Harper smiles now, so cute!
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1Ggty2R

Instagram Picture Post

Not red, not pink, not even orange. Loving this color. @ciate, #icantpaintmyownnails
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1IEv0xG

Friday, May 15, 2015

Instagram Picture Post

Target the things you make me do. I needed shorts, khaki to get me through my last 10 lbs of baby weight. Then I saw stripes and watercolor and flamingos! Run do not walk! A turquoise button down with pink flamingos is everything. @target, #target, #targetismycrack, #instahaul, #spring, #flamingos
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1Hi21N7

Monday, May 11, 2015

Instagram Picture Post

Regular wedding set is still not fitting, so I am having fun with other rings. Loving this combo.
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1G0xmVQ

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Instagram Picture Post

Happy Mother's Day! #mifamiglia
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1JAlvwx

Instagram Picture Post

Wearing my fave blouse and blazer, this color ♡.
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1PAmeQ7

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Instagram Picture Post

Pre-mother's day dinner at Nino's. I'm in the backseat, driver is handsome! House of lashes rock, I want to wear these errryday. Iconic will you be my everyday lash? Do my teeth need whitening? #houseoflashes, @houseoflashes , #iconic, #redlip, @anastasiabeverlyhills, #makeupalwaysfits,
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1ckABv8

Instagram Picture Post

Note to self: work on selfie skills.#selfie, #ineedabook
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1P8aclZ

Friday, May 8, 2015

Instagram Picture Post

Mother's day program at Ev's school.
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1bDLiIx

Friday, May 1, 2015

Instagram Picture Post

Yay it's Friday! This is my Mikey & Andrew shirt! I loved the original #tmnt, but my baby cousins were obsessed! #obshessed
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1DHg2yS