Wednesday, May 30, 2012
My night schedule hasn't changed much. I'm in bed "for the night" between 10 and 1045 each night, with a wake up around 130-2, and then a morning wake up between 5-7. During the day, my awake time is getting longer and longer. I'm getting better about activity time. Mommy has attempted to start EASY with me... eat, activity, sleep, you time (meaning her time). I've hung out in my swing some and can usually tolerate it long enough for Mommy to unload/reload the dishwasher. :) Hopefully we'll have a better routine hammered out here in the next month. It's all kind of helter skelter... or maybe it just feels that way because there are two others running around this abode that we've just moved in to. Oy.
I love: bath time, tummy time, Mommy time, and the ceiling fan, and hanging out on my changing table
I hate: the paci
I'm learning to tolerate: the Moby, and the swing
We'll have all of my measurements Friday after my 1 month appointment. 1 MONTH ALREADY!?
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Posted by Rachel at 4:22 PM
Reese also has her first dance recital coming up next weekend. SO EXCITING! Her little outfit is to die for. We can't wait. I've pre-registered both girls for dance in the fall. Emma Grace will be taking ballet/tap/gym (which is what Reese is in now), and Reese has decided to take ballet/jazz. She'll also be playing soccer in the fall. Once kindergarten starts though, we're making her choose between dance and soccer. Dance is EXTREMELY expensive the older she gets, so one activity is going to have to be her limit... not to mention... she'll be in kindergarten for pete's sake. :)
I'm just now starting to feel like myself again. My tummy is THISCLOSE to being back to normal... I'm thinking a couple more days, and we should be back in business. Of course I still have 15ish lbs to bid farewell to until I'm back down to pre-baby weight. I'm in no hurry though. Honestly, I'm so excited to be eating again. I know I can eat all that food that was causing me heartburn again. Then there is the ability to eat after 5 pm knowing I won't be sick the next morning. Needless to say, I've been enjoying my food intake. :) I've also graduated to being able to button two pairs of my jeans. Hoorraaaaaaaaaaay! I'm attempting to take back some of my old life. You know getting dressed for instance. When I was teaching, I got to wear real life clothes... not yoga pants and tank tops. I've successfully gotten dressed everyday for the last week... sometimes that even included a shower! I've also made a deal with Bryan on updating my wardrobe. I'll be treating myself to a new outfit every month (not to exceed $50... hehe)! When I do go shopping, I'm infamous for buying the girls WAY TOO MUCH stuff... just stuff... and nothing for myself. No more... I'm forcing myself to shop for me... even if it's just a new shirt. :) I should also learn to put makeup (other than mascara) on. I'm a mascara and lip gloss kind of girl... and now I'm getting older, and my skin is too... and don't get me started on my hair... I need a makeover. STAT.
Ahhhh... life. :)
Monday, May 14, 2012
Rachel here. We have 3 weeks until we close on the house. I still have quite a bit I need to pack, but it's all pretty much stuff that we use on a daily basis, so it's stressing me out. We have a newborn in the house, and she's the last thing stressing us out right now... kind of ironic. :) Both girls have been really great around Berkley and are adjusting nicely. Reese, however, is off her damn rocker when it comes to the move. She wants to do art projects, and "play" preschool, and use this and that... my answer is always the same "that's in storage Reese, I'm really sorry." It's got to be super frustrating for her... I know this because she's beyond emotional. She gets frustrated easily, and constantly cries when you tell her "no" or "it's packed." Because of her frustration, I'm frustrated. Night before last, I yelled at her for crying "for no reason", and before bed she asked Bryan why I wasn't her best friend anymore. RIP MY HEART OUT. We're trying to be very patient and loving with her, but she's a big ole ball of emotional wreck. Hopefully things will calm down a bit in the next couple of weeks when we begin unpacking her toys and art supplies again at the rental. Oy.
In between nursing a baby and packing a box here in there, this is what we've been up to. Reese has really started loving holding the baby.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
I dislike: my paci, my swing, my papazan chair, Mommy's Jeep carrier, and allowing Mommy to get anything done.
I like: to binge eat, poop, sleep, and being up close and personal with Mommy 24/7.
Until next time y'all! :)
Monday, May 7, 2012
One night last week, I lost it. I was just so tired, she wanted to eat, and I wanted to sleep. I think it was Thursday night. My milk came in Wednesday morning, and she began to marathon feed for the next 48 hours. I just wanted to sleep. SLEEEEEEEP. Friday night though... I think she woke up 3 times, ate, and went right back to sleep. Saturday night... 2 times. Last night... ONCE. I've been trying to take her upstairs to eat around 10ish "for the night." It takes me a good 45ish minutes to get her to sleep... nothing stressful. She'll then wake up about 3 hours later... same scenario... 45ish minutes. Then she's good to go for another 3-4 hours... usually around the time to get up and get ready for Frick and Frack to make their morning appearances. :) I've also been getting a good 2ish hour nap in the afternoon with Berkley while Bryan entertains the big girls. I let him sleep in in the mornings in return. It's been a huge help having him home.
Bryan returns to work tomorrow for a few hours to attend a meeting, so I'll have all three for the first time by myself. Should be entertaining to say the least. In the coming weeks, he'll work some from home... helping me with the girls and MOVING. Will it ever end? ;)
Emma Grace continues to stay clear for the most part. She greets Berkley in the morning, tickles her once or twice in the afternoon, and kisses her on the head at bedtime. Reese has become increasingly annoying. I know that sounds awful. She's been amping up the whine factor and yelling at EG more and more... no doubt to get that little extra attention... even if it's negative. We're working on it. All in all, I'm happy. This transition has been less difficult than I anticipated... I've even done some laundry... and SHOWERED... I mean not everyday, but one every couple days is like heaven. :)
Posted by Rachel at 8:08 AM