it’s a mixed-bag sort of weekend: i’ve got a cold — and just like omdg, i have to say i am TIRED of being sick. it seems like someone is always under the weather in this household and i’d love to have just a few weeks free of stuffy noses, painful ears, GI distress, and the like.
annabel also had her absolute worst night of sleep since the newborn days last night. i think she was up from 11:30 pm – 2:30 am. we tried changing her, feeding her [breast plus a bottle!], even ibuprofen — nothing seemed to calm her, except for rocking in josh’s arms, and the second she was put back down . . . screams. very sad and very unlike her! i realize that we are probably lucky that this is as bad as it gets, but — well, at the time it felt pretty terrible. and josh was the main one up through most of it. i think she may be teething. hopefully tonight will not bring a repeat performance.
STILL, despite all that — it’s been a pretty relaxing time. my sister [thank you SOOOO much bec!] babysat last night and even stayed overnight; luckily she claims to have slept through most of the hubbub. it worked out so well — a got to spend time with her doting aunt this morning, and we got to enjoy a great double date out with friends without stressing about getting back at a certain time.
and we got to eat a ridiculous sweet potato pudding dessert at mandolin last night:
[i think — on the plate]
and we planned out a fun night in for NYE
and annabel has been in a great mood [other than last night]
and i had a MASSAGE
and i got these shoes half-price at ann taylor:
and — drumroll please — we are actively weaning during the day and i feel really good about it. finally, i won’t be able to debate with myself anymore [and you all won’t have to read about it!!]. and the only thing i feel now is immense relief. today, i’ve been giving annabel a bottle of [gasp!] formula for every other daytime feed. hopefully, this will lead to a pretty seamless pump-free transition back to work on wednesday. i plan on continuing the AM and PM breastfeeding as long as i can, but i am really really happy that i finally made this decision.
time for some timely reflection on resolutions & goals for the upcoming year.
i’ve already started thinking about it, but i’d like to work on making things really specific and — dare i hope — actually realistic. time to get off-line and onto paper . . .