Hello Again!

Well hello there, it’s been a while!  I haven’t been blogging or updating the website lately because I had my baby girl!  Baby Ohayo Bento was born on May 5th, 2016 at 2:42PM.  She weighed 6lbs 14.9oz and measured 20.5″ long.  And she’s absolutely perfect!

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What an adventure her birth was!  I managed to deliver naturally without any epidural or medical intervention, which I’m still really proud of.  But I have to admit, there were a few times when I thought ‘uh-oh, I’m in serious trouble, I don’t think I can do this’.  But once it’s started, you’re committed so it’s time to grin, bear it, and scream a little.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I try and post photos of my bullet journal, or BuJo, almost every day.  I get tons of questions about each picture!  How do I do this or that, what is such and such for, what pens do you use, etc.?  I love answering all of these questions, and I try to do so on Instagram as much as I can.  But, it’s a lot easier to add it and archive it here on the blog.

So without further ado…

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#PlanWithMeChallenge 5.2: First Page. I so rarely look at or use this page, but it’s the first page in my #BuJo. It’s surprising for me to see how much my style has evolved in these few short months. What a fun adventure this has been!

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#planwithmechallenge 5.3: Daily. My daily spreads aren’t very big or super detailed, they tend to just have the basics: my wellness tracker, the date, and tasks and appointments. I’m thinking about setting up a weekly system since I tend to allow tasks to be open until I have to switch pages and migrate them. But, so far, I haven’t found one that I really like, so the dailies are here to stay for now! #bujo

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#planwithmechallenge 5.12: Fresh Start. What a perfectly appropriate challenge prompt for me to finally get back to my bullet journal. Baby Ohayobento is 1 week old today! And we are starting to figure out our routine together. Both of us are getting a fresh start! I was super surprised to step on the scale a couple of days ago and see that I am surpassing my pre-pregnancy weight!!!! I started this journey overweight so it is a welcome sight to step on the scale and see the smallest numbers in over a year! Here’s to fresh starts in life, family, and health!

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I’m trying hard to get back into the planning groove but it’s tough. A good number of these tasks have been done either by my mom or my husband, but at least they are getting done. Im not going to migrate anything until I have to switch pages.

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#planwithmechallenge 5.16: overwhelm. Taking care of a newborn means not getting chores and tasks done, lol! I find that if I don’t write a task down as soon as I think of it, I forget. So I find that the tasks get piled up in my dailies and constantly migrated which feels really overwhelming when I look at all of the things to do (of course there’s all the regular daily stuff too). I tried using my brain dump page more, but it didn’t help because I didn’t look at it. To help with the overwhelming feeling I’m going to start flagging my daily top 3, and anything beyond that is a bonus.

The supplies I used in the photos above are the following:*
My Bujo: Leuchtturm1917 in Lemon Yellow Dot Grid
Pens: Pilot Hi-Tec-C Maica in 0.3mm for color
Pens: Pilot Hi-Tec-C Maica in 0.4mm black

Happy Journaling!

*These are affiliate links.  If you purchase any of these items through the link, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you.  I will only link to items that I have purchased, used, and would be willing to purchase again.  Thank you for your support!
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Last Week in Bujo: April 25 – May 1, 2016

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I try and post photos of my bullet journal, or BuJo, almost every day.  I get tons of questions about each picture!  How do I do this or that, what is such and such for, what pens do you use, etc.?  I love answering all of these questions, and I try to do so on Instagram as much as I can.  But, it’s a lot easier to add it and archive it here on the blog.

So without further ado…

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I can’t believe April is almost over! This month has both flown by and crawled so slow all at the same time. Only 4 more days until my due date and I am so excited to see what the month of May has in store for our family!

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I set up my first weekly spread for my baby BuJo. I want to track things like diaper changes, eating times, sleeping habits, etc. but also have space to record notes, milestones, and journaling. For the tracking, I’m going to use the hourly bar created by @boho.berry to shade in sleeping times. Then for everything else, I’ll put the symbol on the lines above and below the bar (diaper changes below, eating and baths above). I’ll also have an arrow for milestones which I will journal about in the space below. The boxes on the right are for total sleep hours and average sleep length. I don’t really know how much of this will be fun, useful, or easy to record but I thought it was a good place to start!

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#PlanWithMeChallenge 4.28: Oops! My first try at writing the header for my Countdown to Baby page has a big oops! I totally messed up the ‘W’ on the left page. Can you see it?? Oh well, once it’s done, it’s done so I just went to the next page and started again. I’ll probably end up covering it with some decorative paper and washi tape, but for now it’ll just have to be there 😆

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Planning my May planner dashboard. Really only minor tweaks this month like switching the order of the pages and eliminating a couple of things. I made an April BuJo walk through video if you want to see it, there’s a clickable link in my profile!

The supplies I used in the photos above are the following:*
My Bujo: Leuchtturm1917 in Lemon Yellow Dot Grid
Pens: Pilot Hi-Tec-C Maica in 0.3mm for color
Pens: Pilot Hi-Tec-C Maica in 0.4mm black

Happy Journaling!

*These are affiliate links.  If you purchase any of these items through the link, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you.  I will only link to items that I have purchased, used, and would be willing to purchase again.  Thank you for your support!