Wohoo, life is feeling fun right now. Ok seriously, am I the only one that seems to go through mood swings from who knows where? It is more like several days of being so sad and just annoyed that I cannot get out of a funk and then several days of feeling pulled together and just content. I know a lot of it is hormones and a lot of it is perspective. I really hate it because I REALLY have nothing to complain about ever. I have a wonderful relationship with my partner, healthy kiddos and a place to live. Seriously, what is it? I feel like I could chart FAM through my moods this past month and totally get it right. I have always just been kind of even keeled and this is just odd. Anyway, at least today is a happy day :) It makes a big difference for me to be able to get outside and with it cooling off a bit I have been walking a lot and going to the playground so that helps. I do get a little discouraged about how much of a pooch I still have with my belly but I started a postpartum pilates dvd that will hopefully help. Even just a few exercises and I could feel it. Slow and steady wins the race....
So, in trying to combat some of the blues I was having I decided I needed to do something other than just child care. Currently, I cannot put DD down to sleep anywhere. She has to be touching me for all of her asleep times. I am not kidding and yes I try periodically to put her down and I get 15 min of baby free time and then she takes 30-45 min to be settled back to sleep. That just doesn't work for me so currently she is strapped on the moby and I can type :) Anyway, hello pinterest and drooling over a million crafty things that I want to do and probably won't but do get to dream about for now. I want to challenge myself to do at least one pinterest craft a week but it might be more like one or two a month. Anyone else? What I really have a craving for is to make another quilt but that just cannot happen until life is a little less parenting intense.
In other news, I am trying to feel DS out on potty learning. He is 2.5 and definitely knows when he pees and poops in his diaper and usually really wants to be in private to poo. He will sit on the potty and pee but definitely will not poop on the potty. He has one of the little bjorn potties. He doesn't really want to stop and go potty because he is so into playing and asserting his opinion right now but he does really love the attention when he does pee. So, I ordered some kid underwear in case he wants to try it. we went diaperless one afternoon and DS was sad when he went into the bathroom and peed on the floor. I feel like what doesn't help him is that I am distracted with caring for his sister (um that is not going to change) and that he doesn't really care. Any tips from anybody that has figured it out would be great!
Ok enough rambling on this one thread, how is everyone?