Trying to catch up with everyone! I'll get to more personals soon since I'm finally back in the swing of things!
MamaBeakley- I usually get sick around 6 weeks too, I hope it's not to bad for you this time!! Being sick, taking care of kids, and going to school while working in a restaurant was my least fav thing too!
Max-Good luck with the fundraiser!
Sorry everyone seems to be getting sick! I hope everyone is better soon! I just had a great visit with an old college friend who was up here in NYC for auditions, and she took the train out to see us. We ate great Japanese food for lunch and I made awesome homemade lasagna for dinner. It was a lot of fun. Last night I made the best cookies, which we had for dessert (chocolate thumbprint cookies with caramel filling and drizzled in chocolate...can you say YUM
Things are going pretty well here, Anna has her days and nights mixed up, so her main sleeping is in the day time, not cool! I also really don't want to co-sleep this time. It looked promising at first, she sleeps on her own a lot especially during the day, but lately at night she really needs to sleep with someone. Then I feel guilty that I don't want to co-sleep with her because I want to sleep better, but it's the truth! Plus I still have a bit of carpel tunnel type pain in my hands, so when I'm co-sleeping I feel that pain more since I'm not moving around as freely in bed. Also I am feeling guilty in general like I'm neglecting her because I have to spend so much time with Clara too, and I"m going back to work next week! Mothers of multiple children help! How do you not feel guilty!
Clara is doing great! I can't believe how smart she is and how fast she's growing! We are having a lot of fun baking and doing Christmas crafts lately! However she is really OVER dramatic about everything since the baby was born, and my completely potty trained girl is now completely NOT potty trained, she hasn't been like this in almost a year! I know this is all normal regression, but I'm ready for it to be over! How long does this normally last!
Re Christmas: Clara is getting a doll house from grandma, (very cute fisher price one, plasticy but great for toddlers) and a cradle her Daddy painted for her, and a baby diaper bag I'm going to make with baby stuff in it from us with a bunch of little junk things I collected all year. My goal for the future is to not do the little things that we really don't need, and do less Christmas in general! Anna is getting a cute play gym mat thing from us ($12 at consignment shop, $35-$60 at stores!) a pair of baby legs and some cloth diapers. My Mom is getting her a locket, I got a locket from my grandmother when I was a baby and she also gave Clara one when she was born, so since she died, my Mom got one for my niece last year, and Anna this year.
Well I'm still working on getting to my birth story so when I get that up I'll let y'all know! Have a great night everyone!