Sunday, May 31, 2015


Ella woke up at 5:30 and I could not get her back to sleep. I waited as long as possible before waking Dave up. He wasn't too happy. I had to leave at 6:45 to go run with Marie.

We ran 9 miles. I ran with a heart rate monitor on. I let Marie use my old watch and other heart rate monitor! We were comparing numbers!

Then I got home and Ella wanted to nurse bad. Dave said she was fine when I was gone but then she saw me and wanted me.     After we played a bit she took an early nap.   She napped ON ME!  I napped a little. Then after playing on my phone she was still asleep. It had been 2 hours so I thought for sure she'd just wake up if I moved her to the crib. Well she woke up and back to sleep a few times. Finally a few minutes shy of 4 hours Dave came in to try to just put her in the crib or wake her up. I couldn't take it anymore. She flipped out and wanted me.

Well after we woke up, Dave napped.

We met Hilary and Wes for dinner at Outback.

Ella went to sleep decently early for her lately. She was asleep around 8:30 then Dave and I got to watch some TV.  Before TV, I messed with some running data. I confirmed what I thought. Lately google sheets haven't been doing what I wanted them to do. I couldn't add times. Well in Excel it works perfectly. This makes me mad. I've been trying to use google sheets. My 2015 running file is now in sheets instead of Excel but I had to break down and make a supplemental file in excel when I was on my desktop so I can do a little bit more if I want to.


Ella woke up at 5:40 and did not go back to sleep.

I even fed her an actual breakfast before we woke up Dave. She barely ate though.

We went to google for (2nd) breakfast. Ella was a good eater there.

As soon as we left google I headed to Target. I am almost there and Ella falls asleep so I just went home.  I tried to get her in the house while still asleep but that did not work.  So then I nursed her to sleep. I let her sleep on me because she kept moving and cuddling.  Then I napped too. We napped for a couple hours. She woke up a few times and then went back to sleep once she knew I was there.  Her nap was so early that she was up at 1:30 and sometimes she doesn't even start her nap by this time.

Before I fed her lunch, I cut down the other side of the curtains. They still need to be hemmed but it's a start. I was telling Ella about the issues I'm having with the curtains and even with 2 blackout curtains it's still too bright in her room.  She goes to the other room and brings back the portion of the curtain that I cut off and kept trying to put that on the window too. Ella gave me a great idea. I used clothes pins and hung up the part I cut off onto the blind just how I had a t-shirt on that before.  Now the top 2/3 of the window has 3 black out curtains while the bottom 1/3 has 2. It's much darker now. The light still seeps through the bottom and the bottom 1/3. I'm thinking if I actually hem the curtains too much light will come in from the bottom. I can't believe how Ella gave me this idea!

We got a package and I opened the front door and Ella immediately climbs up on the box and then stands on it. She's such a climber.

I had a stroller in the reading room that I used to take her on a walk recently. She was pushing it around the house like it was her doll stroller. She had some trouble turning though.

I left drawer open while I was picking out her pants. She closed it and smashed her fingers!

I was going to make a 2nd attempt to go to Target so I asked Ella to find her shoes. She was looking all over and ended up crawling under her Adirondack chair to get them. I forgot the shoes she wore earlier were still in the car. I'm surprised how good she is at doing things I ask for.

The day kept getting worse. She whined a lot. She cried. She wanted to be held. I couldn't do anything. I couldn't do anything with her. I even tried to nurse and she cried.

Dave was going to walk home but I said we should pick him up. As soon as Ella saw him she became a happy camper.

We had In N Out for dinner.  Shortly after dinner Ella seemed like she was ready for bed. It was 7:30. We did bedtime routine and I thought she was close to done and Dave comes back in saying he forgot to tell her goodnight. Well after that she got down and chased after him.    She played and hung out with us until 9:15.  Why is it that the times she plays the best are only the times after we try to put her to sleep first in the evening?

Dave taught Ella how to put on a hat!

I started planning some designs for T-shirts I will be painting. Then Dave and I watched TV. Then I wasn't tired at all so I watched some more TV.  I went to sleep after 12:30.

Ella's idea