Thursday, October 23, 2014


I ran with the neighbors in the morning. I ran 3.21 miles then we walked about 3 miles. Then  I ran .33 mi home. Ella was napping for part of the walk which is why I continued.

Ella was tired but wouldn't sleep. I put her in her crib anyway. She took 17 minutes to fall asleep. I'd say that's not bad for her not being put in the crib awake for naps before.

During Ella's nap, I recreated some old photos to compare how my belly looks now.

I went to the craft store and Trader Joe's to prepare for onesie panting. Ella loved Trader Joe's.  Then she got tired. She wasn't manageable at home. So I walked to meet Dave. He was walking home. He said it was time to head out. I left after that. 15 minutes later, he still hadn't left. I walked almost the entire way to work and I walked so slow. As soon as Ella saw Dave, she fell asleep. She had a short nap on the walk back home.

Ella flipped her toy

Dave was teaching Ella it was OK to fall

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Ella slept in a bit. It's funny 6:30 is sleeping in.  Beth and I decided not to run so we stayed home. I was hoping Ella would get a morning nap. I feel like she's been exhausted.  Ella napped over an hour.

Then at 1:45 she napped again. But this time only 45 minutes and she was sleep eating the entire time.

Ella tried to walk today. She'd let go of the couch and try to walk but fall down. She'd get right back up and try again. She did this 3 times in a row then I helped her.

We went to the park for the meetup group. We finally weren't insanely late. I was still the last one there.  Ella was so pleasant there. She tries to steal everyone else's food.  Then we get in the car to go home and she cries like crazy. It's so close to home but there were so many trains that we sat at the light a good 3 minutes because of numerous trains.

When we got home, I put in pizza. Ella and I shared some but she kept rubbing her eyes. She was ready for bed. She fell asleep on me but then I switched sides so she'd nurse again and then she fell asleep a bit later. I'm not exactly sure when she fell asleep because I fell asleep in the chair before she did.

I got her to bed and then finished my pizza. I planned the 4th card for my upcoming card class but I had a lot of issues. None of the ones I was thinking about seemed like they'd be awesome so I just was avoiding them and thought forever. Dave got home and we watched West Wing while I finished prepping.  Then we watched a 2nd West Wing. Finally Big Brother was on and we watched that. It was on so late.   After doing a little bit of this and that it was time for bed.

Monday, October 20, 2014


First day I was below pre-pregnancy weight. It was only by .1 lb.  Now I have the 12 to lose back to my "normal" before I gained weight when I was lazy all the time last fall.

We went to the mall. I didn't even go in a single dressing room. There are too many choices and nothing even looks that good.

We went to BJ's for lunch. Ella has never been so happy at a restaurant. She got the boy behind us in trouble a lot. He wouldn't stay seated and eating. He kept leaning over the back to talk to Ella. When we were about to leave, I turned her sideways in her booster seat so I could reach some stuff that fell on the floor. She kept trying to hug him. He kept talking to her and getting yelled at. Poor kid.  There were 2 kids at the table. The dad was flipping out at the waiter that his salad was delivered before the macaroni and cheese for the sons.

We got home and I nursed Ella then we went to sleep. She fell asleep and I half fell asleep in the rocker. I put her in the crib, then went to bed myself. I woke up when Dave told me we had an awake baby. She wasn't crying but was awake. I was in the wrong part of my sleep cycle and did not want to wake up. It was rough.

We played a bit.  I fed Ella peas. She was back to being the good eater that she was. She was letting me feed her without grabbing every spoonful. I'd just ask her if she wanted peas and she's laugh and open her mouth for me. We ate leftovers for dinner.

We watched Big Brother and The Blacklist. We are still about 5 episodes behind on The Blacklist.

Thursday, October 16, 2014


I showered in the morning and got dressed in people clothes but then never left the house.

Each morning I read Ella 2-4 books.

Ella likes to pull things closer to her. She loves pulling the diaper station to her. I let her to see what she'd do then she pulled the wipes off and pulled out the bulb syringe.

Ella sure loves to drink from a straw but she gets so much on her shirt. This is better than at first whens he would choke on the water though.

Ella was so pleasant all day. Well until she decided she needed food right then and there. I tried to nurse her before I cooked dinner and she wouldn't have any parts of it but then once it was done then she needed to eat!

She went to sleep at 7:30 for the night.

I ended up watching some TV with Dave then I watched 2 shows without him. I was not tired at all and stayed up until 12:30.