Tuesday, June 27, 2017


When Miles woke up in the middle of the night, I decided to give him Benadryl since his had worn off and his sleep has been crap after his first wake up.  Well his 2nd sleep was over 5 hours! That's way better than the half hour to one hour increments that it has been.

Ella woke up at 7:15 but didn't come out of her room until 7:20 when her light turned green.  I kept trying to sleep and Dave kept trying to tell her to be quiet.  I ended up having my eyes closed until 7:45 but I wasn't actually sleeping.

Miles woke up at 7:51.   Dave left for work at 8:30.  We were going to go to Happy Hollow but with my cold I had to cancel.

Basically once Miles was fed, I tried to work out. It took awhile to get Ella dressed and to get the video playing.  Then we worked out.

Ella impressed me with how much she exercised with me. She criticized me for not wearing workout clothes then said that what I was wearing was OK.
I sped up the video so it wasn't as boring. I also didn't use all the clips I made.

Then we had some Shakeology.  Ella also had some food too.

I got Miles to sleep. I was shocked at this!

Ella and I had lunch. We made Chrystal Light. While I was cooking, I hear gulping and turn around to her drinking out of the half galloon. I asked her to do it again so I could take a picture.

Ella requested plain broccoli!  Another shock!

We loaded the dishwasher. Ella helped. Then Ella gave me a sticker for loading the dishwasher so well. Then I kept loading to finish and she said I still kept doing a good job so I got another sticker.  

Ella was so so so tired. We started nap time routine at 1. I never start it that early with her. I thought it was going well but that was short lived. She came out numerous times and I'd send her back in.  Then Miles woke up so I was in with him. I thought I heard Ella but then it got quiet.  Well when I came out of Miles's room, the master bedroom door was closed. I got closer and learned it was also locked.  Ella let me in. I asked what she was doing. She said she was eating jelly beans and reading like Daddy. I asked where she got the jelly beans. She said in Daddy's drawer.

Miles is so chill.

We got on a hangout with my parents. Ella was bad. She was so tired so she was bad. She also kept crying.

Finally we called Dave to have him tell her to go to bed.  She went to bed then!!!   Miles was awake but very chill so I was organizing and taking out the trash and the recycling.

He was getting cranky so I couldn't put him down anymore.

Ella didn't want to wake up from nap.  She even woke up and went back to sleep.

I cleaned the kitchen table and started feeding Miles. I got Ella and she slept on my lap for a bit.

Dave brought pizza home.

Miles ate crackers, yogurt, pizza, and oatmeal.

Then it was time for Miles to go to sleep.  Dave played his game.  Ella hung out with me.   Ella wanted to eat more!  Miles woke back up and went back to sleep.  The 2nd time he woke back up, Ella ran in and climbed into his crib so then I had to go in.  My stomach had started hurting so doing bedtime routine with Ella, I was getting so frustrated.

Monday, June 26, 2017


I was so so so so so tired. Miles woke me up at 3:30. He had issues going back into his crib and then I fell asleep nursing him again. I was so stiff when I finally got up. I got to my bed at 5.  Then he woke up at 7.

I had the weirdest dream. It involved moving. I was moving out but I had to go up flights of stairs to exit the house so you had to carry stuff up stairs to leave.  I had movers but stuff that wasn't packed got left so then I was filling duffle bags and carrying that up myself. But I didn't have enough duffle bags so I'd fill the duffle bag and then dump it in the car and take the duffle bag again and fill it.  I was filling my parents van with junk this way too. I didn't have kids and wasn't married either.   Then when I woke up when Miles was waking up I typed to my mom about it telling her it was like my gram's house with the entering the house up on the top level.  When I went back to sleep, then I was sort of back in the dream except this time I had Ella and we were going back to the house to check it out to make sure we got everything. Ella found secret stashes of pots and pans and this house was actually my gram's house and we had lived there after her. So the stashes of pans were grams and I was saying "oh I always wondered where she kept those."
After Miles woke up, I was still extremely tired so then I put him between asleep Dave and me in bed and gave him toys. I fell asleep for a few minutes then he wouldn't tolerate it anymore.  I put him in the exersaucer and I fell asleep for a few more minutes while he was playing in there.  That's how tired I was.

I went down to feed him breakfast. Ella woke up while he was eating and came down. She's such a big girl because she took off her pullup and undies and put on new undies and put on pants before coming down.
We played a little bit then it was time for Miles's nap.  He was asleep around 10:30. I was hoping that was enough time for him to wake up on his own before we had to leave for the birthday party. (It wasn't.)

Ella was being content on her own eating or using her ipad so I spent time unpacking and cleaning.

I tried to eat lunch before leaving for the party but failed but at least I got a little bit eaten.

Sadly I had to wake Miles up to go to the party. He was so cute when I went in to wake him. Usually if I go in to wake him, the door will be enough to wake him but not this time. He was sound asleep.

We left a few minutes late to go to Chuck E. Cheese.  Ella had fun playing games. I totally missed her playing all games. I was dealing with Miles and talking some and she played them all so quickly.  Dave played with her and he didn't take a single picture.

Ella didn't want to sit at the table with all the kids unless Aunt Elaine sat over there.  So they both did.

When they did some song routine and asked kids to repeat a chant, Ella was the first to join in but then once nobody else was doing it, she stopped.

Gif of Miles dancing

We left around 3:45 before Ella had a melt down. She already was. She wanted more games. She found more tickets but Dave just gave them to someone cashing in tickets since it was just a couple.

Ella fell asleep on the way home. Then Miles fell asleep. If the ride was 2 minutes longer, I would have fallen asleep. I was so tired.   Dave and I ate and then Miles woke up.

We left Ella in the car with the doors open and unbuckled her. So as soon as she woke up she could come in and she did. It worked well.   I just wanted to go to sleep.

Once everyone was awake I fed the kids.  I just wanted to go to sleep. Dave napped on the couch. I was still dealing with them eating. Ella was pretty good but Miles was whining for different food or to be fed or for water or whatever throughout.
Then it was time for Miles to go to sleep. I got him to sleep and wanted to go to bed. It was close to 8 PM and I needed sleep.  But I was hungry for a snack so was going downstairs for that. Plus Miles bit me and I wanted some ice. I also felt bad for Ella just in the family room alone while Dave was in his den.  Then I felt extra bad for her because her ipad died so she couldn't even use that.  Then I got stuck downstairs with her until 9:40 when I finally made Dave stop for bedtime routine. Ella was mad she didn't get to lie with me in bed. Over an hour earlier I did tell her I was going to sleep and she could lie with me if she went to bed right then. She was willing but then we had to clean up and stuff first and then we started playing so more time passed.

I was up so late that I was getting a second wind. That's what I always do. Also I keep thinking about all the stuff that needs to be done and it sucks.

Once I was in bed it took awhile to fall asleep. I was probably up until 10:30. That's way later than I wanted but earlier than I have been able to get to sleep.