Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Informational Posts

* haven't had a lot of time even though I am off to write in my blog. Dishes, laundry, bottles to be made, babies to be fed, thank you notes to be written, lunches to make, shopping to do... etc.
* Been enjoying watching the show "Verminators" on the Discovery Channel while I feed Vi - gross but fascinating! Speaking of TV - there is a new "Office" episode on Thursday night!
* Lost 15 of the 25 pounds I gained but can't seem to take off the last 10 despite exercising. None of my jeans or pants fit and I am sick of wearing track pants!
* Going to visit family up north next week as P was supposed to be out of town. Not sure how Vi will do on the long drive, but my mom has a ride down on Friday and is going to ride up with us on Saturday.
* My eight weeks leave from work ends October 5th. I have an apt with the OB on the 6th and hopefully he will write me off for another week or two since I still feel like crap! I am going to take vacation beyong that and I have to start getting my little baby ready for day care :(
* Vi slept 6 hours at a stretch on Saturday and last night from around 9:30 - 4:30. Wow.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Today was the very first time that I left Vi with a sitter. I was quite nervous about it all day and wanted to cancel several times. I think all parents go through this?? The sitter is a neighborhood girl that is home schooled, 16, loves kids, has a baby brother, and basically wants to get married and have kids. She came over at 3:00 and I got back around 4:35. I went to the gym to work out as I hadn't been since Saturday and my joints were really sore. She slept the entire time for the sitter and it was all good - except she slept through a feeding. Now she is really fussy.

I am going to ask the girl to possibly come back on Tuesday or Wednesday so I can go again. P was like - can't you go to the gym when I get home? uhmm .... you don't get home until 7:00 and I have to fix your dinner and the bottles for the night and sometimes give Vi a bath and try and be in bed by 8 or 8:30. So no, I can't.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

work

This morning started out well. I got some decent sleep last night, it was sunny, and I got a shower in before Vi woke up. We decided to go into work to visit since Vi is almost 5 1/2 weeks old and I wasn't as worried about "pass the baby". We wended being there for four hours (!) and everyone passed the baby which I wasn't too happy about. I didn't eat lunch I was so busy and when I got home around 4:00 p.m., I was exhausted. It was nice to see everyone, and our new offices (we moved), and my new cube, but it was just waaayyy tooo much.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

crummy day

Yesterday was crummy! IN fact, the last few days have been crummy. Friday was humid..... Yesterday was pouring rain and dark, today was pouring rain and dark. My husband was a bit crabby and worked on homework all day, so I didn't have a ton of help or a lot of company. Then I started watching this documentary about September 11th and that upset me even more. Vi was good and cute :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Sleep!

My MIL is here and I slept all night! I feel almost human.
I went to the gym for the first time and only did stretching and 10 minutes on the elliptical. I"m kind of disappointed that I couldn't jump right into things :( I also walked with my MIL and the baby today.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Friday, September 5, 2008

It's Friday

Friday means Daddy is home for two days and we miss him. He worked late/had school all nights this week so we haven't seen too much of him. Tuesday he came home about 7:00 since we were doing well. Wednesday I had a meeting so he came home at 8:00 and last night my co-workers came over and hung out (it was great) and so I didn't have to worry about him.

My fibromyalgia has been acting up this week from carrying the baby, holding the bottles, bending etc and especially lack of sleep and weight lifting. My wrists are numb and painful, my back, my neck and still my lower back are quite painful despite Motrin left over from my C-section. I hope it improves. I was thinking of trying some light swimming in the hopes it woudld help. It was overcast and dreary all day so I took Vi out in the stoller first thing for a walk and we went 30 minutes. We didn't leave the house the rest of the day - just didn't have it in me. I just put her in the Baby Bjorn my neighborhood gave me and my neck and shoulders got so tired after 10 minutes I had to take her out. That thing is a workout! She's slept most of the day (I hope she sleeps tonight) and right now is dozing on her playmat.

Another week in......

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

school daze

Today is the first day of school in Mich. It's strange to start school after
labor Day - although it still is really really hot here. I'm typing with Vi in my lap as she got a little fussy and sleepy. Labor Day weekend was very uneventful - we are used to being out of town near a lake so it can be a bit quiet when we stay home. Friday P came home on time and I got my hair cut/colored. I really wasn't in the mood, but it had been over four months and it feels and looks so much better. The weather was so hot that we really didn't go out of the house on Saturday or Monday. Sunday I went to the grocery store. Each night we did walk with the stoller when it cooled down and we did play some board games in the air conditioning (Memoir '44). We also spent the weekend watching "The OFfice" DVDs which are one of the funniest things I've ever seen. It was great to have P around all weekend. Vi loves him so much. He held her almost the entire weekend and we didn't sleep so well last night because she was wide awake from 2:30-4:30 and 6:30-8:15. She is eating more at each feeding and stretching it to 3-4 hours so sometimes two less feedings per day which is good.