Friday, September 4, 2015

TGIF

Happy Friday everyone! Looking forward to a long weekend even if it's a quiet one as Mr.D had surgery yesterday (nothing major- just fixing his nose after he broke it many years ago). The weather isn't supposed to the greatest, so that's okay with me.

The high of my week was nothing really sticking out in my mind. We did get to go meet Mr.D for lunch on Monday which was nice.

The low of my week was seeing Mr.D in pain after his surgery. I'll admit that I think I was more nervous for it then he was. But, I'm glad it all went well and he's done it.

The best money I spent was on some new clothes from Carters and Wal-Mart for Amelia for fall. I also found some stacking bowls for Amelia from Superstore for $4! Can't beat that.

The book I read was Love Letters to The Dead by Ava Dellaira and Never Never (part one and two) by Colleen Hoover. Both were really good for young adult novels, but totally different. 

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The mom I am

The other day Allison wrote a really great post about the type of mom she thought she would be before having her adorable son and how she is since she's had him. It got my mind thinking about how I thought I would be as a mom and what has changed. I know I'm only 7.5 months into motherhood, but it's already taught me so much especially about myself.



Before having Amelia, I thought I would be super nervous, worried and uptight about everything related to her. Sure, I was super nervous when she was a newborn, but it's definitely lessened over time. That doesn't mean I don't worry (pretty sure every mother does!), but I am definitely more laid back then I thought I would be.

I never thought that I would be able to handle letting my child cry it out. While hearing her cry is not the easiest thing, it's been worth it to us. She is able to sooth herself back to sleep and bedtime/naptime is no longer a long battle. But that also doesn't mean that I let her cry forever. Sometimes she just needs one more cuddle before going to sleep for the night.

I never thought that I would be still breastfeeding 7.5 months later. It was tough in the beginning, but it's been worth it when I see her growing just from my milk.


I never thought that I would no longer have any shame. Once a bunch of doctors and nurses have seen your vagina multiple times, there is no shame. 

I thought that I would put a little more effort into getting dressed. Don't get me wrong, I'm not in pjs all day everyday, but if we are hanging out at home for the day, it's yoga pants and tank tops.

I thought that I would do more reading about milestones and developments. I haven't read any books, but do check The Wonder Weeks app every now and then as I find it super helpful. 

I thought I would be more worried about germs and dirt. Then I realized that with a big hairy dog in the house, it's pretty hard to prevent her from eating dog hair from time to time. 

I thought that my patience level might be better. I will admit that I have terrible patience with things that frustrate me or if I am super tired. I've at least realized when I need a time out from being a mom when my patience level is low so I can recharge and come back as a better mom with more patience. 

Tell me: are you the kind of mom you thought you would be? If you are not a mom, what do you think you will be like?

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

If you were to date me

I'm not sure how it started, but almost every time that my mom is here to visit {yes, looking at you mother!}, her and Mr.D seem to like to make fun of me for something weird I do. That got me thinking about how I would not be fun to date, haha. I've also told Mr.D he's not allowed to divorce me as he puts up with a lot and I'm not sure I could find another man that would.

If you dated me....
  • I would make you always close the cupboard doors after you've been in them
  • you wouldn't be allowed to eat while we watch tv unless I was eating as well
  • you wouldn't be allowed to lick your fingers after eating something (ie: chips)
  • would have to watch me pick at my face while watching tv/on the computer
  • deal with the house being put in "lock down" every night (curtains closed and doors locked)
  • having little to no patience

Please tell me I'm not the only one with weird habits/quirks!


 If someone was to date you, what would yours be?

Monday, August 31, 2015

Scenes from the weekend

Another weekend that went too quickly. It was a good one though! Let's see what we did:

{friday} after Mr.D got off work, we packed up the SUV and headed to my in-laws house. Amelia did pretty good on the drive...she slept for 1.5 hours and woke up about 30 minutes before we got there. Luckily, I was able to entertain her and let her chew on an apple core and she was happy as a clam :) We arrived around 5:30pm and had dinner with Mr.D's parents before Mr.D and his brother headed out to the football game. I stayed behind to put Amelia to bed {who wanted nothing to do with it and took an hour to go down}. After she finally settled, I took Harley for a quick walk as he was antsy.




{saturday}  in the morning, Mr.D and his dad went for a motorcycle ride. When Amelia went down for her nap, my MIL and I made apple crisp {used this recipe that Alison made for us before} with apples from their tree in the backyard. Once the boys got home, we took the dogs for a walk in the river valley. In the afternoon, my BIL+ SIL + three nieces came over. Amelia fought her nap, so I ended up having to lay with her to finally get her to sleep. We had a yummy family dinner (wish we could do that more often!) and hung out for the evening.






{sunday}  we spent the morning hanging out at home as two of my nieces had a sleep over. My MIL made us all pancakes for breakfast and the boys went for another motorcycle ride. Around lunch, we packed everything up and made a quick visit to see Mr.D's grandma. After that, we made the drive back home. We had to make a pit stop as someone decided to poop through her diaper. Oh boy, it was a delightful one ;)

Tell me: how was your weekend?

Friday, August 28, 2015

TGIF

Hello weekend, mighty fine to see you here! Mr.D went back to work yesterday, so it's back to the three of us during the week. We miss him already!

The high of the week was having a couple of days with Mr.D before school started again and trying out the next level of Gymboree. Amelia loved it, but the days/times aren't the best for us.

The low of the week was Harley getting sick. He has a super sensitive belly and got something on our walk on Sunday. It started getting better, but then got worse so we were at the vet yesterday. Hopefully it's back to normal soon.

The best money I spent was signing Amelia and I up for a mom and baby aquasize class. I also had to order a new bathing suit that will hopefully be jumping around appropriate. Don't even get me started on how hard it is to find a two piece athletic style bathing suit.

The show we are watching is Bloodline. Still not sure what I think of this show, but still going to give it a try.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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