Now that I’m back to work and into a routine again, I hereby vow to TRY to blog on a more regular basis. Even if it’s just snippets of what’s been going on, what Lily is up to, or what we had for dinner last night (Okay, that’s pushing it!), you’ll be hearing from me more often.
So I’m back to work – blah. Lily had a “trial” half day at day care yesterday, and for me, it was torture. I cried all night Sunday night, then all morning on Monday. It was SO hard to leave her, and even though I know she’s receiving awesome care, she’s still my little peanut, and only her mommy can love and care for her best. I’m glad we did a half day and I didn’t go to work yesterday because I would have been a disaster all day. Today was hard with a work day in the mix, and I thought it would be worse than yesterday, but so far I’ve been okay. I’ve been sad, and haven’t stopped thinking about her, but this is what we have to do, so I’m going to have to accept it. It’s okay.
Lily is growing like crazy – hard to believe she’s 7 weeks old already. She’s out of most of her newborn clothes – boo hoo! The big discovery was this past Saturday. We were in Pittsburgh for cousin Jen’s bridal shower (Which was awesome, by the way!), and I had planned to dress Lily in the dress we brought her home in. Good thing I brought a backup outfit – that girl didn’t fit in the dress!!! She’s got the cutest rolls on her arms and legs; I could just eat her up! She’s also moving around like crazy – those arms are going constantly when she’s awake. She’s playing with the toys on her bouncy seat, and even chattering up a storm (Okay, so I guess technically it’s called cooing, but that’s such a silly word!). She’s smiling so often – it’s incredible. Yep, she’s becoming much more like a little person! With the exception of a crazy growth spurt this weekend, she’s been getting much better about eating on a schedule. Nights are usually only one feeding – we do something around 10 or 11 pm, then 2 am or so, and then she’s up around 5 or 6 am. Not too bad, if you ask me. (I would still like a full night’s sleep, though!!! It’s been 7 weeks!)
For those of you who knew Justin was taking the LEED test, I’m so incredibly excited to report to you that he PASSED! He can now put “LEED® AP” after his name – yippee! He completely deserves it; he studied so much and was more prepared than he’d like to admit. Woohoo!
I’ll try to post pictures from the past week or so to flickr tonight – we’ve been incredibly busy! We spent a long weekend in Pittsburgh – it was so fun and totally exhausting at the same time! Michelle and I headed out with our three little ones on Thursday morning and came back on Sunday evening. It was awesome spending so much time with Michelle and the boys – those two are an absolute riot! For all of the traveling, running and visiting we did, all three of them were so good. Those two are awesome helpers! They helped feed Lily, kept her quiet in the car, wiped away her spit up, and entertained her. Kannon is SO into her! He’d sit next to her bouncy seat, just talking away! Adorable! Memories from the trip include the purple slide, cotton candy and sno-cone sugar rushes, “Aunt DiDee, whatcha doin’?,” grandpa leaving his “mess” on the front walk, two trash can hauling boys, the comedy act we created at On the Border on Saturday night, and the pee break on the way home. XOXOXO!
I’m looking forward to this weekend, as we plan to stay home ALL weekend and get stuff done around the house. After being away all last weekend, I feel like there’s so much for me to catch up on. I have unfinished projects that I started when I was on leave that I’m waiting to finish, like my sling and pacifier holders! I also have some organization projects to wrap up – one final go-through of my clothes before they’re either donated or put in my dresser once and for all, and a serious inventory of what Lily has/doesn’t have for the next year or so. I want to work on a secret project I’ve been tackling for the past two weeks or so, and that will take an incredible amount of time and effort to get moving (This is my “mission,” for those of you who know about all that …). I also plan to help Justin finish up the exterior of the shed – while I’m not much into roofing or stone installation, I love to paint, so it’s my mission to finish up the painting for him. Of course, when you throw Lily into the mix, things take 3 times longer – and I’m totally cool with that – but what I plan may not be what I actually accomplish! We’ll see.
So, what have YOU been up to? :0) I’ve got lots more to tell you, but I’ll save them and mix them in with my other snippet posts. This one didn’t turn out to be so short, now did it!?