So, yesterday was supposed to be a Henry update. But, I never got a chance to blog.
Henry is doing great. He is growing so quickly and learning to laugh more and more. He is also learning to whine. It always cracks me up when he is whining.
He loves his daddy. And he looks at him so lovingly it melts my heart.
He loves to have soft blankets on his face. And loves kisses on the lips.
He dressed up as Superman for Halloween and did good all day but had a meltdown at the end of the evening because we kept him up a little too long.
He still doesn’t go to sleep easily but we love him any way! 😏
Here are some pictures.
Craig carved the Henry pumpkin and was really looking forward to putting Henry in the pumpkin. Unfortunately, Henry didn’t think it was such a good idea.
I feel so blessed to be Henry’s mom. It was a long road, and for that reason I am so grateful every minute of every day. I try my best not to take any moments with him for granted. I just love him so much!
So, Monday’s are when I summarize my exercise from the last week and make a plan for this week.
What a joke. Lol.
Functioning on minimal, broken sleep..going back to work… Not a good recipe for exercise.
So, I did not meet my goals and I am going to make this weeks more manageable. I would like to walk two times for 20 minutes.
That’s my goal.
It’s not much. But, it is something. 😉
It is 7:57 and I am going to bed momentarily. Zzzzzzzz….
Today my mom and I went on an excursion without Henry for the first time since he was born. We went to Cheesecake Factory and Trader Joe’s. They are about 45 minutes away. We tried to bring Henry there the last time we went and he had a major meltdown. So, this time was much more enjoyable.
When I got back my inlaws were here for the afternoon. So, I didn’t do meal planning per Se, but with my shopping trip I have the ingredients for simple meals each night this week and leftovers for my lunch. I’ve been having overnight oats (gluten free) for breakfast each morning and that had been perfect. I add fruit, almond butter, and Enjoy Life chocolate chips.
For a snack I have either a Larabar or a Kind bar.
Enjoy your week.
Well, tonight I was supposed to spend my first night away from Henry to attend the epic surprise party for my cousin Ashley. When I say epic, I am not exaggerating. There were DJ’s, food trucks, and costumes! My dad and I were going to go and got costumes. My dad was a pope and I got a nun costume. Then last night I started getting cold feet. And today, I just knew I wasn’t ready. I think it was mostly because I went back to work this week. Had it been last weekend, I think I could have done it. Maybe. Who knows?
I know I will be ready some time. It just wasn’t today. I felt terrible about it because I was really looking forward to it. But I knew I would feel terrible if I left. So, ultimately, I decided to stay home.
On to the high points….
It was trick or treat here in Springfield. It’s no secret that I struggled with infertility for years before I got pregnant with Henry. Every year at Trick or Treat time, I would love to look at the kids all dressed up in costumes, but at the same time, I would long for a child of my own to dress up in a costume. So, I knew early on that I wanted Henry to be Superman. I ordered the costume weeks and weeks ago. It looked so big at the time, but it fit him perfectly today.
I felt really lucky to have my own baby to dress up for Halloween, and I wish that for all others struggling with fertility issues. I dressed him up early in the day, and enjoyed every moment. Right up to his epic meltdown because mama kept him up too late.
So, my main high point was this:
Other high points:
*The kids at school were super welcoming when I came back.
*The school days went fast.
* I did well with meal planning, with help from my mom.
* Henry loved his week with his grandma, and he slept for 9 straight hours last night!
*I got morning cuddles with Henry today and will have them tomorrow, too!
I hope everybody is having a great weekend!
Sorry if some of these are repeats from earlier posts this week!
That’s all I’ve got for today. I am in bed already. Friday night burn out. Henry was in bed by 6:35. He had Friday night burn out, too. Looking forward to morning snuggles with him tomorrow.
I think we will stay in our pajamas until noon. ☺️
So, I’ve been trying to be healthier for one week now and it has paid off. I lost 5.3 lbs!!
I am pretty happy about it.
And my psoriasis has gotten way better- but that is due to the million ointments I put on every night. But they are paying off. Here are some pictures.
Today was my second day back to work and it went fine. I had a meeting after school so I couldn’t get him until 4:45 which stinks because I only have him until 7 when he goes to bed. But… Tomorrow is Friday and I am outta there at 3:30 at the latest! And I can have morning snuggles on Saturday with my baby boy.
Who wouldn’t want to snuggle with this cutie?
I hope everybody is having a good week! Tomorrow is jeans day! Yay.
Well – it was my first day back to work and I am exhausted. I normally will take pics and post my meals on this day but I am too darn tired!
I hope everybody is having a great week. ❤️❤️