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The Past Two Weeks

I have been told to take it easy.

I got a little crazy right after giving birth to Lil W. I pushed too hard. Tried to do too much. Didn’t let myself heal. Decided to repaint my husbands office while having stitches in my stomach and bleach all the base boards in my house. Yeah, I wasn’t too smart. So this go around, I promised myself I would take a deep breath–give my body a chance to…well, rest. Β And while I have been cleaning and organizing a bit more than I know I should, this time I have also been really good at letting myself enjoy the quiet moments. Β No need to open a bucket of paint when there are kisses from two little boys to be had. Β I’ve been soaking in the extra cuddles, breathing in the new baby smells, embracing long naps, and tolerating all the Disney movies Lil W likes to watch while we’re stuck at home.

I have been taking the time to bake sweet treats that make my house smell like a home. I have been grateful for the special surprise packages I’m getting in the mail from friends I adore. I have been cherishing the time my boys get to spend with their Grandma, Ben’s momma, who is here for a visit. And I even snuck away just once (and against doctors orders, shh), to my very special place–the Antique Mart–where I was once again inspired and rejuvenated.

The weeks are going by much quicker with Baby Sawyer. His itty bitty and squishy faze seems to be passing by faster than I remember with Wesley. And it makes me sad. Remember all that talk about this being my last pregnancy? Yeah, well we’ll see about that.

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You Are My Sunshine sign from Barn Owl Primitives


I’m thinking my knob collection needs this antique turquoise hardware store display.

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26 Comments

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    Summer @ Made By Munchies Mama
    August 2, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Oh my goodness that is am amazing antique market!!! Your boys are just too sweet. I especially like the little teenie tiny arm roll on lil sawyer in the top picture. Congrats Ashley!

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    Laynah Rose
    August 2, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Ohhh sweet sweet boys. This is precious. Um, hello! You can’t NOT have another pregnancy because you need a little girl one day πŸ™‚ haha

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    Krystal
    August 2, 2012 at 8:06 am

    Such sweet boys! I had my little one on the 21st and have been told to take it easy. He’s had to stay in the NICU tho so it’s been hard to follow Drs orders. Glad your able to take care of yourself and your babies πŸ™‚

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    Sandy A
    August 2, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Your darling boys are so precious. Take this extra time just to enjoy and rest–you need it and you deserve it. And so does little Sawyer and Wesley…

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    Krissa
    August 2, 2012 at 11:12 am

    They are just to cute for words! It is sad how quickly they grow!! Congrats again!!

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    Vanessa
    August 2, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    You do need to rest. Hope you and your family are doing well. The baby is just too cute!

    Vanessa

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    Leigh Anne
    August 2, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    You got it right! Enjoy those newborn snuggles….they are fleeting! Love all of your pics, esp the one of Sawyer sucking his thumb….precious πŸ™‚

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    gillian greding
    August 2, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Oh I KNEW this wasn’t your last time! You weren’t fooling anyone, lady!

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    nicolette @ momnivore's dilemma
    August 2, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Yea, babies are addicting, aren’t they?

    Nothing like a little escape in those early weeks; I found that my second c-section recovery was easier…
    My mom was here everyday when #2 was born. It made the transition easier.

    Love that turquoise chest. I say that would be a happy little push present for your office.

    Take care,
    Nicolette

    p.s. thanks for the shout-out on your FB… πŸ™‚

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    lauren
    August 2, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    i remember when i read your “personal” blog and then became LMM. you’ve come so far! ive been reading this blog since you started it and i love seeing how wonderful your life is! (fun fact: both our 3 yr olds have the same birthday, I KNOW RIGHT?!) so i would read your blog and be like, oh my gosh but wait, he has cuter clothes!? her kid has dimples?! i want a white couch! why wont my husband buy me a white couch?! oh for the love of all that is holy please, a white couch! but honey, she said you can bleach it though! is she seriously at target today with a baby??! okay where am i going with this? no idea. im so glad you had another kid because damn it, they sure are gorgeous! πŸ™‚

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    [email protected]
    August 2, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Aaawwww Wes is getting SO big and Sawyer is precious! is it September yet?? I miss you guys and can’t wait to snuggle and love the boys! I am missing the antique mart…and that truquoise display is to die for!!! i want it! Miss you friend! luv ya !

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    Pamela
    August 2, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Ashley, I just love your posts, especially ones about your littles! They are so adorable!! And you look beautiful and glowing! So glad you are doing well and getting some time to rest with help from family and cherishing these sweet moments! Mommyhood is amazing! <3

    And, that antique mart is amazing too! I need to go there!

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    Jess @ The Colorful Ones
    August 2, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Oh my gosh that dimple just warms my heart! What a precious little family you have! You enjoy every moment with your littles…,while they are little! The cleaning and painting and blogging and all the other mess of life will be there later, but before you know it those littles won’t be so little! I love following your blog, and I am so glad that I get to watch your beautiful little family blossom right before my eyes! Now quit reading my comment and go kiss on those boys some more!!! πŸ™‚

    God Bless!
    Jess

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    Jacqui
    August 2, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Good for you Ash! It is so nice to just be. Embracing the fleeting moments is sometimes hard to do, but so worth it! And there isn’t anything better than finding a few minutes to bake something for your familiy! That is my favorite!
    Love you girl!
    And your boys are so adorable! Those dimples on both of them!!! You are so lucky!

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    Julia
    August 2, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Oh Ashley! Those dimples are out of this world!!! What sweet sweet blessings! Keep enjoying your down time!

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    Katie @ My Darling Days
    August 2, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    THOSE DIMPLES!!! Sooo adorable, you’re a lucky Momma Ash πŸ™‚

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    michelle
    August 2, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    oh so cute. missing them.

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    Jennifer Neal
    August 3, 2012 at 2:07 am

    Sawyer is gorgeous! Congrats. I hope Wesley is adjusting well.

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    Jennifer Dawn
    August 3, 2012 at 3:47 am

    What sweet moments contained within those pictures!

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    Sierra
    August 3, 2012 at 3:49 am

    Oohh my, Sawyer’s dimples are just precious πŸ™‚

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    Haydee
    August 3, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    I’ve been following you on fb and am a big fan of your blog. {Congratulations} and enjoy the time with your sweet little one. I welcomed my new baby boy in late March and still can’t get enough of him. My girls are in love with him too (preschool twins) so I do everything I can to spend as much time as possible with them all when I’m not working. My girls love baking with mama and my little boy loves giggling and cuddling. I’m one blessed mama, as are you. {best wishes from haydee}

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    Kassi @ Truly Lovely
    August 3, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    So glad you’re taking the time to recoup!!! Lovely pictures! That does need to be in your house…. pretty sure it will fit right in! πŸ™‚

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    Rachel Nicole
    August 5, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    sosososo cute!

    xoxo,
    Rachel Nicole @ Summer Breeze

    http://rachyracheshobbycorner.blogspot.com/

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    Heather
    August 6, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    What sweet babies! Thank you for enjoying your babies. I have 7 children….6 boys, one girl. The first 5 years was the hardest simply because no one was tall enough to do bigger jobs, but after that it gets much easier. I am totally honest when I say having 7 is SO MUCH EASIER than when I had only 3. So, please don’t stop with Sawyer…you’ll wish in 10 years why you hadn’t had a couple more. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰
    Much love and hugs,
    Heather

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    Kathy Steger
    August 7, 2012 at 4:33 am

    So wonderfully sweet. Congrats. Beautiful pictures. πŸ™‚

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