Jen, that cake sounds AMAZING! I am way, way too lazy for that lately
. A friend gave me a beautiful cake cookbook (All Cakes Considered from NPR) when I was pregnant and I have yet to make anything. They're all fairly complicated but sound amazing.
My MIL is actually great most of the time. She's a close friend as well as a MIL. Which, well, sometimes is so hard. She just tends to exaggerate/ stretch the truth/ want to show off... and I just could not take it the other day. We worked through it but I just want to be like, DUDE, I realize it was hard when DH didn't sleep well but that was THIRTY YEARS AGO. And I'm in it now!
GTG/ Rhi, so fun that you got to meet up! I bet Rowena is adorable. I wish I could meet you all! And I HOPE L sleeps ok tonight. These babies and their naps/ sleep, phew! Crazy making.
Mt4p4, my baby (almost 6 months) was doing something similar to what you describe... she freaks out every time I lay her down on the bed because she knows we nurse sidelying a LOT. But for weeks she'd been doing this weird thing where she'd kinda scrunch up and smoosh her face into the bed and sort of roll her eyes up. I thought it was part of her sleep fighting
but then suddenly one day she started rolling over with ease, so I guess that's what's actually going on. Does your babe already know how to roll over? The tricky part is that now sometimes she wants to roll over while nursing and I'm like, um, no, that's not what we're doing, we're going to sleep!
Pepper, hope you are feeling back to normal! I agree with the lousy sleep thing... I'm trying so hard to learn patience and take it one night (or nap!) at a time. The trouble is when the sleep deprivation starts changing my outlook and making me much more defeated feeling. I am learning to have DH get up with her at night to get me some sleep BEFORE I get to that place - but there is still a voice in my head saying, "other moms are this tired or much worse and they're ok." I hate it when I feel "special needs", but oh well. I'm working on it!
Not sure how far Wonder Weeks goes - maybe till only 9 months or so? - but I'm going to pass it along to a pregnant friend when I'm done. I got too curious and couldn't stand not having it anymore
Sorry for the length, just one more post to say that I shot my last wedding for the season today!!
I have some smaller portrait shoots and could always book more, but I feel so relieved to have those big exhausting days over with. WOO!! I really hope to be able to focus a lot of cozy care on me and the family this fall and winter. I'll still be working but will have a lot more flexibility. YAY!!
Tomorrow: first pumpkin patch!!