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Weekend reading: November 14, 2015

Welcoming our new baby

Welcome to the world, Lucas Isaiah! You are loved! {Born 11/6/16 at 3:57pm, 8lbs 4ozs, 20.5″}

It’s been one week since Lucas joined our family. He was our biggest baby by far and our hungriest in the days before my milk came in, but he’s so very content with a full belly! We haven’t yet successfully gotten him to sleep in his bed for more than an hour at a time, although I can’t say that I really care all that much…I like having him in my arms, and I don’t want to miss out on any snuggles!

My mom stayed with us until Wednesday, so I did pretty much nothing those first few days. Now, I’m trying to find the balance between “normal” and making sure my body continues to get the care it needs to recover. But since two of our girls ended up going back to North Carolina with Nona for a special visit (since we’re heading down there for Thanksgiving anyway), we haven’t really adjusted to life as a family of 8 yet. I’m looking forward to having everyone under one roof for advent…I love having a new baby at Christmas time!

What I’m readingWinter (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer and my growing stack of half-read nonfiction books (I feel like my inability to read nonfiction straight through may be a character flaw of some sort!)

What I’m thinking about:

{Follow my personal Facebook feed for the things I’m thinking about and talking about all week!}

A few more thoughts on technology

  • The Key to Simplifying Your Digital Life | No Sidebar
  • How to Keep Your iPhone from Destroying Your Relationships | Her.meneutics

On living intentionally

  • How I Quit Being Busy | Melissa Camara Wilkins
  • The Surprising Kind of Hero Our Soul Really Needs | emily p. freeman
  • The tough love guide to planning ahead (if you’re not naturally a planner). | Modern Mrs. Darcy

The difference between success and failure

  • Why No Failure is Truly Permanent | Michael Hyatt
  • Beware of “Magic Bullet” Thinking | Scott H. Young
  • I’m not dominating the world and you can, too | The Art of Simple

Have a great weekend!