Some noteworthy happenings:
- Got my hair cut and colored for the first time since I found out I was bearing a child. I feel like a new person and now I won’t have to spend the 8 seconds of spare time I have in front of the mirror obsessing over all of the gray hairs before throwing it up into a messy bun type thing and leaving it that way for a couple days before I decide to wash it and start all over again.
- Henry is already holding his head up pretty great. His fave position is sitting up on our laps, with no support on his neck. If you try to support his neck, he gets very annoyed. And tummy time should be called “scoot across the floor time.” This kid wants to move.
- We no longer have a newborn. We have a baby now. A babbling, giggling, alert, smiley, funny baby. I had to put some of his newborn clothes up this morning and he’s filling out his 0-3’s nicely. I love watching him grow, but it also tugs at my heart.
- I’ve been doing more and walking. It’s been nice weather and I have the cutest little walking buddy. It knocks him out, though. Even after we get home, he continues to sleep for hours. Not that I’m complaining. An overtired Henry is no bueno. A growing boy needs his rest.
- Chris continues to be amazing. Even when I’m stressed over stupid stuff, he’s calm and patient and talks me down. I’m lucky that I married a guy who tries to empathize with a new mom and all the stresses that come along with that. He also knows how hard it is to have a 24/7 baby-raising job and is a really good support. I have to brag on him because he deserves it. He puts up with a lot from my hormonal ass.
What he’s wearing:
Hat: knit by someone and given to Henry by a nurse at the hospital. First placed on his head when he was minutes old.
Sweater: Baby Gap (on sale)
Overalls: Old Navy (on sale)
Socks: Trumpette Skater Boy (not on sale)
Feel free to completely ignore my hormone-induced pity party, but I had to get it out.
On top of work stress, I was given news that was not so good. Before I go further, let me start by saying I’m so happy to be pregnant. It’s what I’ve always wanted, to be a mom. And even if I complain, I love being pregnant. It’s the most exciting time of my life thus far. But I’m so scared and worried about everything the future holds — money, childcare, money. I am sure these are worries that all new parents have and my feelings aren’t ground breaking or anything. If fact, I am sure some people have it much worse. Ok, now I’m just rambling.
I will just shut up now, but I am going to say THANK GOD for my husband who comes home and puts it all into perspective. He’s even gotten me to laugh a few times. I know logically that everything works out (I’ve been through enough in my life to grasp that concept) but he really calms me down when emotions are clouding my brain.
We are going to Durango, CO in a couple weeks for a long weekend. It’s been planned for a while, but I didn’t know just how much I needed it until now. Does anyone else enjoy the free breakfasts in hotels as much as I do? I am obsessed with Holiday Inn Express (like, unhealthily) because of their amazing free breakfast bar. You mean to tell me that these omelettes, waffles, and cereal are free? And whoa. You have yogurt!? I know. It’s insane. But I love it. I really don’t even know why because I had a bad experience with the free omelettes before, but they were free, so therefore I chalk it up to a one-time fluke.
I hope the Hampton Inn has a good selection of free breakfast items. It could make or break this trip.
Because I needed a picture for the Bitchfest post, and because this was taken at a Holiday Inn Express. This is Muffin, by the way.
I will admit, I came very close to not writing anything today. I’ve had one of those days where I just wanted to come home, eat a pound of chocolate, and then curl up under the covers and cry. I am home now, but instead of chocolate, I ate some fresh mozzarella, and instead of crying, I am blogging. That’s the point of this thing for me; to stop seeing the negative in so many things and focus on the positive. It’s worked, too. I am much happier now than I was a year ago, for sure. Even though I am working on changing a couple of things, my life is awesome. I am very lucky.
So it might just be trivial things like salad or lipstick, but it makes me happy on days like today. And that’s the point.
1) Purple nail polish: My friend Natalie was wearing this a couple of weeks ago at dinner, and I had to be a copycat and buy it myself. Now I know what nail polish I will be wearing to Tamara’s wedding in April! It will match that pretty purple bridesmaid dress perfectly.
It’s called “Iris I was Thinner.” How fitting.
Free money: We were chosen for a Nielsen study. They sent us $30 in new bills and a couple of TV diaries to start filling out tomorrow. My goal is to get one of the boxes and get paid on a regular basis for watching Toddlers & Tiaras and Teen Mom.
Free money is so pretty.
Friends: I have some really great friends. They are so funny, and smart, and reliable. All of them. One shining example is my friend Chris Park. He must have sensed that I’ve been kinda bummed, because he called me out of the blue yesterday to take me to lunch. We usually hang out with my husband and other people as a group, and it was nice to get some alone Chris Park time again. He took me to eat sushi, which reminded me of all the times I was a poor college student and he treated me to the delicious raw fish that was way beyond my budget. He’s one of the most generous, kind people I know. I’ve also known him for 10 years now. As Park would say, “Dude, we’re so old!”