Over a week past his due date, and in a way that I least expected, our baby boy finally arrived on October 2nd at 9:35pm. Hayes Moon Mehlhoff.
After he was born, we went back and forth on his name while we were in the hospital…and when we left he still didn’t have a name. Despite the dirty looks from the discharge nurse.
But a few days later we decided that he looked like a Hayes (loosely named after a neighborhood in San Francisco that we love…plus we just liked the name). And his middle name, Moon, is to honor our dog, Luna (Luna means moon), who passed away last year and was a really important part of our family before this little guy came along. Here are a bunch of other names that were on our shortlist.
So far, he’s a pretty chill little guy. We’re still learning his quirks, like how he grunts and makes funny noises when he eats, how he very much hates having his diaper changed, how at least 50% of the time singing to him will stop his cries, etc, etc.
And we’re still adjusting to what life is like with a newborn, which is admittedly MUCH more difficult than I was expecting. But every day is a little better than the last and we’re getting to a good place now that he’s two weeks old and we have him on more of a schedule. That said, if you have any tips for how to get through the newborn phase, I’m all ears! Please share because Jeff and I are just winging it over here.
Also, wanted to mention… You won’t see a big change around here while I take a little bit more time to figure out the whole parenthood thing.
In terms of content, it will be business as usual. I have a bunch of things lined up and ready to share already – two new makeovers for the 12 rooms in 12 months series, a handful of fall recipes, decor DIYs, and some fun Halloween stuff. So be sure to check back in for all of that. And I’ll be popping in on Instagram as usual too.