white_lightning today was sooo much better than yesterday. had a lazy morning at home and a chill afternoon in the east bay. feeling a whole lot better about life in general 🏼🤘🏻 1d
  •   sashalaa The simplest things shift perspective and turn everything around! Oh and it's amazing what a tiny chunk of uninterrupted sleep will do! It feels so good and fresh to turn a corner after one of those dark dips. You are doing great! 1d
  •   skunkhour Youre a champ 1d
  •   ashley_doyal Thank you so much for sharing the good and bad days! I'm just a few days away from delivering my 1st and I can't tell you how comforting it's been to watch you navigate parenthood. Love love love all these updates! 1d
  •   omg_i_diy ^ agreed! 1d

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white_lightning today was hard as shit. it's like Zephyr knew I said I love momlyfe even when I hate it and was like O RLY R U SURE MOM (babies can text very early now) and was a psycho today to test that theory. like newborn levels of bananas. (growth spurt?) the only time he was calm(ish) and his usual sweet self for more than 5 mins was for a coffeedate with @starleekine and then back to bañanaville. Preston was a superdad today and soothed Z better than I more than once. dios mio. tomorrow is another day THANK GODDESS 🏼 2d
  •   swannamac Totally feel your pain. I felt the exact same way. My babe is now 16 months. You are doing AMAZING!!! It's norm to doubt. 1d
  •   swannamac PS--- it does actually get better. 1d
  •   meggietb As a mom of a 22-month-old toddler maniac and a 3-week-old infant, I just wanted to pop in here and say that the best thing parenting has taught me is: this too shall pass. When one or both of my kids has a bad day (which happens a lot), I don't even bother to analyze WHY anymore - I just chalk it up to babies being babies, have a glass of wine and move on to the next one. You're doing great and you're developing that superhero mama thick skin that will help you roll with the punches as the years go by. 🏼🏻 23h
  •   loumgearhart Good LORD I love your style. Happy to have found your 'gram! 17h

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white_lightning this week I feel melancholy. It felt insanely hard to leave my family on Tuesday. I have always been so independent but now that Zephyr is here, I truly understand what "it takes a village" means. Even putting aside the obvious amazingness that is having other people who want to hold/watch/entertain your baby at all times, it also feels heartburstingly good and safe and content to see your baby smile and play with people you love. I'm also only weeks away from returning to work and I feel a deep sadness about knowing that these are last few weeks I will *ever* have to spend every second with my son. Even though I desperately miss free time and alone time and creative time, I really love being a mom and doing mom things. Even when I hate it I still love it i think. 3 months in I still kinda can't believe I made a person. a really cute, goofy, chunky little person. i keep trying to push aside this sadness but i think this week i will just let myself feel it and then try to move ahead because what else can i do right? (this picture of my mom and Zephyr is my current fave of all time) 3d
  •   carolineabero My babe is 12 weeks and I'm going back to work in 2, you just perfectly put into words how I feel about it too. I know I will welcome the balance after I get through the transition but man, that transition is going to be a beast. 3d
  •   leighsusan I've been through 2 maternity leaves and found the anticipation of going back to work the first time so much harder than actually going back to work, as someone else mentioned above. Embrace the sadness and know that it will get better. And you have truly created one of the cutest babies I've ever seen (and mine were pretty cute!). 3d
  •   cheaptarts So cute His face 2d
  •   itsmeliane He looks so much like you in this picture 1d

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white_lightning as of yesterday, @dirtypreston and I have been parents for 12 wild weeks. In some ways I can't believe Zephyr is already 3 months and in other ways I can't believe he's ONLY 3 months 😎. we really truly are in the phase where I am like OH it DOES get better! and wow, it really does fly by (even when the days are excruciatingly long 😑). He is sleeping so well (8.5 hours one night last week. A life record. One I hope to repeat again SOON🏼), napping so well, all in a crib like a big boy. He is full of smiles and has funny weird laugh. He's holding things and touching things and is so happy in a bouncy chair or on someone's lap. He's FUN. It still takes forever to go anywhere and this is still hard but he is pretty cute these days and it's not so bad being a mom 🏻 (we are still in Florida so the Kewt Letterboard Weekly Photo will resume next weekend) #ZephyrJamesOlson #ZephyrandBruce (sans bruce) 1w

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white_lightning 3 more days until this trip is over and i'm already sad. staying in one house with my extended family is always the best ever 1w
  •   heykatieevans My grandma used to live in this neighborhood!! I spent so many days ditching class and lounging there. ️🤗 1w
  •   karenrobinovitz Same! 1w

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white_lightning hi it's us, me and my blurry wild baby. we ️ vacation , can you see it in our faces? 🏻🏻 1w

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white_lightning outlet mall shopping with a 3 month old, a tally: 2 diaper changes (one blowout requiring new outift), 1 false alarm poop, 1 breastfeeding sesh in car, 2 pair of glorious matching pants (pictured) for my sister and i, 1 wild pair of children's nikes for me, only 5 actual stores visited in a 4 hour trip 🏻🏻️ 1w
  •   allisonwoodruff So cute. 1w
  •   karenvladeck HAHAHAHA love the 5 stores visited in a 4 hour trip. So accurate. Hope you went to Sawgrass - my fave outlet mall!! 🏻 1w
  •   spowiepie Shoes on point. 1w
  •   spowiepie Currently rocking children's white chucks... 🙄 1w

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white_lightning me and my boo in matching white overalls 🏻️ (figured we'd get a better pic when we went out but he 'd all over his before that could happen ooops) 2w

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white_lightning 😇 2w

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white_lightning i hadn't been to this thrift in almost 10 years but I was happy to see it's STILL GREAT. when we get a house someday I am buying all my furniture here and shipping it to California 🏼 2w
  •   keenmachine Creepy dolls for the win! 2w
  •   cheesypickles Deets plz!!! Thrifting in FL forevs 2w
  •   dhanna76 This is what I picture Richard Simmons's living room to look like 2w
  •   friendsandneighbors I'm getting flashbacks from an episode of hoarders 2w

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white_lightning thrift nirvana: white bally loafers and this DREAM JACKET (that my sister @tinabell2933 actually found and let me have, I OWE HER FOR LIFE) 2w

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white_lightning T h r i f t i n g 2w
  •   heidieatsalot Ugh I would die to thrift in Florida. 2w
  •   vintagefly No better thrifting in all of the land 2w
  •   thenik I thrifted in Miami even though I have horrible thrifting karma, but Jacks made out awesomely (of course). 2w
  •   wanderingme Your shoes bryr? 2d

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white_lightning this was the most fun activity of all time. i know he looks perplexed here but he was smiling and so into it 😎#BabyWetsuit 2w

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white_lightning !!! water baby !!! (thanks for the photo 📸 @lovefieldvintage ️) 2w

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white_lightning Feeling like we are in the groove here in Florida night 3 and Zef is fiiiiinally back to his regular sleeping schedule. And he went to bed in Mimi and Papou's room 😎Preston and I just slept so hard for those 6 (YAY!) hours that he was asleep in there, i cant believe that just happened. grandparents are magic yall 🏼️ (he is now snoozing next to us in his bassinette and i am wide awake bc REAL SLEEP. now what!!) 2w
  •   missmolinga Those toes! 2w
  •   georota He's so darling 2w
  •   thats_what_she_said maybe he's been on eastern time all along!!! sleep is precious and so is that boy 2w
  •   avivayael Woot! 6 hours of beauty rest. He's getting cuter by the day 2w

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white_lightning you know what's kinda rough? an 11 week old dealing with a 3 hour time change! Whatevah, let's drink a beer it's vacation !!!! 😎 ps my husband is getting his first real break from work since Zephyr was born, everyone wish him a HAPPY END OF TAX SEASON 2w

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white_lightning FIRST FAMILY FLIGHT: huge success ️ i was sooo nervous and in the end it was GREAT, I mean really easy peasy. So happy to be in Florida for 10 days with family 🏼🍾🏻🏻🏻 2w

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white_lightning a perfect portrait of life right now 2w

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white_lightning 2 more days until family vacay, 2 more days til first flight with baby 😬 I'm panicked to be honest. I've heard all the tricks and tips but I'm still nervous. I'm also currently trying to stay out of the black hole that is reading about nap training and sleep training and 90 mins awake and not always nursing to sleep and so many fucking precautions and rules..when do I actually do anything else but prepare Zephyr for SLEEP all day long? 😎🏻 3w
  •   coleesomers @manthmills she's great! I need to follow! Preach! #thestruggleisreal 2w
  •   itselizzz Try not to worry too much about sleep training! I have an almost 8 month old and her sleep has changed so much over the past 8 months. If it's bad, I know it will get good again, and if it's good, I just try to enjoy it :) 2w
  •   erindavisjr @lieslmorris do you follow? One of my faves. X 2w
  •   erindavisjr I've been thinking about this stuff all day after 2 nights messing with our sleep routine bc it seemed like something I was supposed to. The discussion in these comments helped me decide to leave my 3 month old snoozer right where he is for now, sleeping deeply after a cozy nurse. The years are short, you know? Good luck. Xx 2w

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white_lightning getting back into walking Oscar every morning. The weekday morning walk has been our thing ever since we adopted him and it's nice to get that time together again. the hood looks 🏼🏼🏼 on sunny days 3w

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