Saturday, November 22, 2014

10.13 and 10.14

Ella slept in until almost 7 because she was up so late.  We got ready for our run and headed out. Beth and I met early. We took a little longer to get there with traffic so ran 1.5 miles instead of 2.  Then we went to meet people at 9. Everyone was late. Someone showed up at 9:02 but they never even RSVPed. Then 9:10 and 9:20 and 9:22 for the others. We were supposed to meet at 9. We were walking circling the parking lot waiting.  We didn't just get started since so many were late. Also the trail is partially closed so I was not sure how to direct them to go to meet up.

We ran together to start. This was the first time we split up. I stayed with 2 others and 2 people ran faster.  Then since it was out and back the 2 were coming back at us. But I wanted to run more to hit a specific goal for the day so I ran .4 more and ran back the rest myself.

We sat on the blankets for over an hour. I could have gone to a pool party after but I didn't want to. I hadn't packed and knew I'd be stressing out.

After I got home, I worked on packing and taking care of Ella. Dave was home so I got to shower. Everything took so long. Packing is difficult. I had a to pack list but never looked at it.  We finished packing around 8 PM and Marie arrived around 8:15 to head to the airport.

We all drove in our car. Marie had her daughter Clara.  Then Marie drove our car home after. It's nice not to spend a fortune parking a car at the airport.

I was so stressed out about the traveling.

We got to the airport and checked our bag and our carseat. That was much easier than I expected. Then we had to go through security. That was easier too. For some reason our line didn't make us take off our shoes or remove our jackets. It was just all around easier. I could see the other line and they had to. I almost think we were in the TSA Pre line but we had asked getting in line and it was the normal one so I have no idea.  It did take a few minutes because they had to hand inspect the stroller and had to run the pumped milk through a machine.

Then we headed to our gate. We had some time.  By this point I was less stressed.  We got water and changed Ella's diaper. Then we waited.  I had the window seat and Dave had the aisle seat. Nobody was in the middle seat. That was awesome because there were only 2 empty seats in the economy plus and one was in our row.

Ella was so awake. She was so excited. She kept squealing.  Last time we flew, she was asleep at home before we left but not this time.  She went to sleep at 11:20. She didn't sleep straight through. She was a bit restless. I slept about an hour and a half. Dave slept a couple minutes.   Ella didn't sleep soundly so that's why I couldn't sleep. She would have flipped off of me. She even went from lying down to sitting and folded in half a few times.

I brought pumped milk so I had some to start off with at my parents and in case Ella wanted a lot while flying and I wasn't producing that much. Ella didn't need any on the flight. Dave had the cooler under his legs but had it sideways and half the milk leaked out! We didn't know until we landed. The cooler was pretty soaked. It's a bummer to lose the milk.

We were supposed to get a Malibu for our rental car but they had 2 choices when we got there. Dave chose the minivan over the compact car. At least he fits but it will have awful gas mileage.

The ride home sucked because the traffic at Green Tree was basically not moving.  Ella did nap on the way home.

I wanted to nap when I got home but I had to be near a tired Ella.

Ella would nurse and play but not nurse and sleep. Dave slept for 6 hours. I was so tired. Ella was so cute. I just couldn't seem to leave her or she freaked out.

She would fall asleep on me but as soon as I'd get up to put her in the crib she'd wake up and start freaking out.  Around 3 PM, I finally couldn't take it anymore and tried to put her in the crib awake. That did not end well.

Finally around 5 we went for a walk. After a mile she fell asleep. Then we put the stroller in the living room and she slept for about an hour. Yay.  she barely slept at all but that was nice.

She nursed after and kept falling asleep but if I'd move she'd wake up.  We were heading to dinner so we left even though she was cranky. She almost fell asleep in the car on the way but didn't.  She was extremely happy at dinner so I was happy. She had some of her snacks, crackers, sauce bread, and pizza soup.

After we got home, she played for a little and then I thought it was time for bed.  We went upstairs to get ready but she got awake so we went back downstairs.

We put on an old dress of mine that my mom made. Ella was cute in it.

Then Ella played and ate with Timmy. Finally it was time for bed.  She fell right to sleep. She woke up on the way to the crib but still went to sleep.  I'm worried about how different baby monitors don't work so I hope everything goes well.


Ella got up on the stool to get things off the table

The dress my mom made

I took way more pictures but for some reason they never uploaded so here you have limited choices.

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Marie came over to run and then sew. We ended up not running with the neighbors because they were running late. But that messed us up some.  Near the end of our run, we went to an open house. We weren't going to but Kathryn mentioned they were going to it.  It was so similar to our house without the addition.  It makes me like this place more which is surprising.

Sewing was slow. Ella and Clara even cooperated for the most part. I was just so slow at getting started.  Since Clara hadn't napped, Marie left around 2 (guess on time). Ella was napping starting around 1.  I hadn't finished my first thing. Marie made a skirt and sewed it onto a onesie that had a hole. It was so cute.  I did finally figure out what I needed to do so then I ended up lengthening 2 T-shirts before Dave got home then later that night I did a third. I probably should have tried one on Ella before doing 3 but I got lucky and they all will work.  Too bad the first one I did is crooked!  Ironing straight is hard!

Ella had 1 nap.  Marie and I had frozen pizza for lunch. Dave and I had Taco Bell for dinner.

The skirt Marie made
It's like a tornado went through the living room.

The shirts I lengthened

Poly replaced me in bed

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


The day started with meeting Beth for a run. We ran at Shoreline but a different route. Ella was so excited to see Gio. She didn't nap at all during the run.  

Even though Ella woke up at 7 she didn't nap at all until 11.  She only napped 1.5 hours. Luckily I decided to get myself ready for the pool trip early.  We played a bit. At 2 we were headed to meet Marie, Clara, Laurel, and James at the pool.  Ella loves the pool.   She loved the pool more than Clara and James but she is a few months older so maybe they will get there.  Marie had 3 rafts so we got to switch around. Ella liked the rafts but enjoyed just being held even more. She would kick like crazy.   I think we were in the pool over an hour.  We took so many pictures. Below are some of Ella. I took some of everyone else but didn't post those. Also ignore me in the pictures and just focus on Ella.

We sat and talked for about an hour after. Dave wanted to be picked up from work. He biked in but he was sore and tired so I picked him up.

Even though I'm only writing this 3 days later, I have no memory of what we did the rest of the evening and my pictures don't help either.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Dave left at 6 AM to go to Lake Berryessa for a fun work trip.

Ella woke up at 6:40. I knew this would be bad for running with Marie.  Marie was picking me up at 8:30 to go to Shoreline since Dave had the car. We were putting our carseat in her car.  Well Marie ran late. Ella got really fussy and really tired. It was a tough time. But we finally headed to run at 9:10.  Marie had a goal of 40 min 5k and I told her I'd pace her so this is what we were trying to do.   We ran with 2:1 intervals. I was trying to do the math to figure out my pace but I was doing pretty well. We sped up the last .25 and did not take a walk interval. If we would have been consistent I would have paced us at 39:45... go me.  Instead we were at 38:30. Marie really pushed it at the end. She went pretty fast!  (Ella napped through 35 minutes of the run!)

When she dropped me off, I invited her in even though the house was a MESS.  She liked the homemade onesies. Everyone always also likes the planet mobile!  

After she left, I cleaned up a lot.  I always clean the most after someone comes in and sees a messy house. Too bad it always gets messy again before the next time someone drops in.

Ella took a 2 hour nap in the afternoon.

Ella and I met up with Gio and Lily and went for a walk. We walked over 3 miles. My legs were already tired from running so much and then they were really tired after the walk.  I wanted to get her good and tired so she'd go to sleep without Dave.

So I used to think I was observant. People often tell me I am. Well for the second time in a few months, I realized someone had a big tattoo after I saw them and the tattoo many times. I don't know how I miss these things. Gio has a big flower bouquet on her shoulder and I've seen her a ton of times and every time she has worn a tank top. I have no idea how I missed this. I also missed Beth's tattoo on her leg.  It's just so weird. I don't know how I don't even notice.  I told Dave about Gio's and he said he knows and he saw it. He met her once for about 5 seconds and he was just getting home from work and exhausted and he noticed.  I told Gio about my recent observation and she thought it was so funny. I told her Dave's dad has a ton of tattoos and she asked what of and I could only think of one thing. I need to pay more attention.

I fed Ella but this time I took off her onesie first. I learned my lesson and I didn't want a million strawberry stains again.

Ellla did go to sleep  at 7 PM. I guess wearing her out (and her waking up early) really helped.  I actually watched some TV. I was so tired from my day that I didn't do anything productive.   Dave got home near 10 PM

Monday, November 17, 2014

11.12 Matching

Ella and I matched. Well it wasn't exactly. I more call it coordinating. I like coordinating a lot but can rarely pull it off.
I couldn't wait to share so I didn't want to wait until my normal outfit posts.
Ella and I even took some shoulder pictures for variety.