Winter Photo Challenge Update
We are into the second week of our winter photo challenge. (For more information about it, go here.) This week’s theme is “Trees.” I was a little bummed about this theme because the trees around these parts are pretty bare and not too pretty. This morning while taking the dogs out, I was able to find a few of the very last leaves still hanging. I snapped a photo in the morning sun, and I think it turned out nicely. I am not too happy that winter is beating down our door, and hope it isn’t too bad this year.
Baby Girl Update
Good news! Miss C slept for 5 hours last night! She has been a good sleeper since we brought her home from the hospital… sleeping in 3 and 4 hour stretches. Last night she beat her previous record and slept for 5 hours. The evening started out rough, though. At 9:00 she began her fussy “witching hour(s)” which tend to last through midnight. I was able to calm her by putting her in my Moby wrap and walking/swaying. We got her to sleep at 11:00… the earliest since we brought her home. But she was up again at midnight. It took both Hubs and I a good hour to calm her down and get her back to sleep. It was worth it, though. Once she was down, she didn’t wake up again until 6:00 to feed. I couldn’t believe it! What a rock star! I know this won’t be the case every night, but I am thankful it happened at least one night.
I also can’t believe she is 1 month old already. Here are some of her 1 month photos.
Finances have gotten away from me a bit since Miss C has been born. She seems to take up more of my time than anything else. I desperately need to update my sidebars with new numbers. We haven’t gotten any bills from her birth yet, but I know they are coming. Hopefully with having a primary and secondary insurance, it will help curb costs as much as possible.
I will do a full post on finances in the upcoming week when I get a chance to really sit down and take a good look at them. We have some new savings goals that I need to figure out, and we just need to get back on the bandwagon of writing down all of our purchases and tracking where our money is going.
Being a mother is HARD! I had heard this, but until you actually experience it and live it, then you really have no idea. I am so head over heels in love with Miss C, but there are times that I just want to curl up in a ball and cry. I have so much respect for those mothers who do it by themselves. I am lucky enough to have Hubs, who is an amazing father. If it weren’t for him, I don’t know how I would get through. He takes turns trying to calm her down in the middle of the night and loves spending time with his little girl. I love seeing them together. This is their favorite activity:
I hope everyone else is doing well! I plan to be back tomorrow with more updates and hopefully will have a full finance update later this week.