Saturday, February 28, 2015


Practicing sorting shapes
Ella went to sleep at 4:30 PM she woke up at 1:30. She went to sleep almost right away.  Then she finally woke up at 6.

We didn't wake Dave up until 7 AM.

Dave hung out at home a little so he got to spend time with her. He mainly spent time doing his work email but in the same room as her.

We drove Dave to work. Then we ran with the neighbors, Kathryn and Diana.

Shortly after that we finally went to Sunnyvale Library's Storytime. That did not go well. Ella fell asleep minutes before we got there. I waited by the car for a bit and then woke her up to go in. While carrying her in she fell back to sleep. This never happens. We waited in line and she slept.  I got the last available chair and she stayed asleep. I observed the books being read and the songs being sung and Ella slept through it all.  I knew she had a poop diaper so after I waited in line for the changing table. That woke her up. I ended up not having a diaper!  Luckily I knew other moms there and I was able to get one to use.    Ella played after with some of the toys. So at least she got to have some fun.  Ella got compliments on her expert walking.

Then we walked to the park 2 blocks away and played a bit.  Ella really wanted to play with the sand toys but they weren't ours or anyone I knew.  She loved the slide and swing.  It was so hot and sunny though. I was dying in my tank top and pants.   We stayed for a bit then walked back to my car at the library. I kind of messed up and I walked East instead of South so then I had 3x as much to walk. Oops.

I was going to go to the grocery store after then I changed my mind which store I'd go to. Then I thought I'd hit up Jamba Juice on the way since it was 12:30 and I ran + walked and hadn't had anything to eat or drink all day.  After Jamba Juice, Ella cried a lot so then I just went home and didn't go to the store!

We got home and she didn't nap. We nursed. We played. We ate. We drank Jamba Juice.

Near 4 PM, we had a google+ hangout with my mom. Ella spent a lot of the time holding the phone but not holding it well so my mom couldn't see anything.  I can't believe how excited Ella gets as soon as the hangout dialing starts and then she gets even more excited once my mom shows up on the hangout.   We had about 45 min on the hangout.

Then Ella finally napped!  I meant to put her in the crib but I napped too. I only woke up 1 time when she woke up. I thought she was tired so I just turned her over to nurse on the other side and then I went back to sleep.

A little after 6, we woke up and I had messages from Dave. I went and picked him up. Ella seemed so tired and whiney. As soon as we got home we did bedtime routine. I thought she was asleep but then she woke up crying. Dave went in to check and said she was way too hot in there and hungry. So she came out and shared some of my dinner. We took off her sleep sack too. Then she was back to her crib.  She did fall asleep and wake back up a few times but it was much better.  Her room was 76 degrees.

I spent the next hour or more cleaning up.  Cleaning takes entire too long and there's barely any progress.

Library parking lot

walking in to library

after story time

uh oh
uh oh
uh oh 
Ella is learning and getting into too many things.



How I had to eat.

Thursday, February 26, 2015


7:50 AM (don't even remember this happening)
Ella woke up at 6:30. We had to drop Dave off at work at 8:15. That messed up timing for my run so I dropped him off then came home then left shortly after.  Ella napped for less than 25 min on the run.  We ran and then walked 20 minutes. She woke up before the end of the walk.

After we got home, we met new friends that we just met at the park a week or so earlier.   Ella and I walked to their house then we all went to a park in their town homes and played for a half hour or more. We went back to their place for lunch.  I got a tour of her house but in the 2 min we were upstairs her 2 kids got the dry erase markers and drew on their faces. They kids were 2 and 3. (The 2 year old has a December birthday.)  The kids were never so happy as they were after the markers were all over their face.  Ella ate so well there. She had a lot of my turkey sandwich. Then she had some fancy chips with jalapeƱo yogurt dip. Ella liked the dip so much she would pull the place-mat towards her to get at the dip.

She started to yawn as we were leaving. It was about 1:15.

But then she would not nap.  She wouldn't! I kept trying. I was so tired.

Finally at 4:30 she napped and I napped in the chair with her.  At 6 I thought she'd sleep for the night and I just put her in her crib.  Well between 4:30 and 6 she did wake up a few times and then I nursed a few times and she was right back to sleep!

I ended up so wide awake from my nap that I was up until 12:30. (Then Ella woke up at 1:30 but she was not up for long)