Goose Egg

Today was quite the day. It started great, I got to sleep for 9 hours with only one 30 minute intermission! I think Karoline was awake at 6am but she was content to sit and play for an hour, it was wonderful. She has always been a good sleeper but lately when she wakes up she will stand up and be quite vocal. It's been tough but I am praying that we are over that phase.

Poor girl was just grumpy all day. I have been thinking her grumpiness for months has been teething. Truthfully I think all the times in the past have just been frustration. She is so smart and her brain is ahead of herself. I know as soon as she can communicate she will be much happier. I love now that she can shake her head and tell me no! Anyway, I do think that today may have been a result of teething. I am so weary to give her anything until I know that is for sure the problem. For the time being I give her gripe water, Mother's Bliss (p.s. anyone who has a new born really needs to stock their medicine cupboard with this stuff), it's all natural and it really has helped in the past when she has stomach issues. I have heard that there are some all natural teething tablets but I just haven't tried them. But, for my sanity and poor Karoline who is normally a pretty happy girl we may have to try them for the days that she is just fit to be tied.

Today Karoline got her first bruise from falling into my bed side table. We give her free reign and it seems this time it got the best of her. Poor girl slipped right on to the corner and boy was she upset. We put ice on it for as long as she would let us but a little bruise still popped up. I always knew there would be a first owie but I wasn't quite ready for it. However, she of course was fine after a few seconds and I do love that she is learning to explore the entire condo. Most days I feel like I'm having to redirect her every 30-60 seconds but I think that's ok. However, we do cover the outlets and have the cupboards closed with fasteners.

Tonight I think I may have finally found some motivation to get rid of the last of my baby weight. I think I only have about 5-7lbs to go but it sure looks like a lot more. I saw a sign on Pinterest that says, "Which do you hate more, the 30 minute work out or the 30 extra pounds?" Luckily I don't have 30 pounds to go but you get the idea. A few weeks ago I was stretching every morning and doing some sit ups, push ups and other living room exercises but I stopped for some reason or another. I do think it will be harder now that Karoline will be pulling up on my legs but I will give it a shot.

There was nothing good on TV tonight so instead of settling for some garbage I decided to listen to a sermon online from a few weeks back. I'm glad I did, it was a great way to end my night. There are quite a few that I missed while recovering from having Karoline so I think I will have to listen to them more often.

I have one more thing to say, and I am saying it here so that I have to hold myself to it. No more sugar. I am not quite ready to cut out bread like I usually do when I need to lose a few pounds (it takes a lot of meal planning to cut out bread). Eventually I will get to that point but for now, no sugar. I mean it, not even the last of the ice cream that is in the freezer. I know I will feel better if I can stick to this so wish me luck!

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