Monday, June 24, 2013

Weekend Fun

Oh boy, it's not even 10am Monday morning and I already feel l need a do-over on the day... Mondays, gotta hate them.  However weekends, they are fantastic.



Ours started Friday afternoon, when the Husband came home from work early (to continue to work from home) and be here during Ashlynn's nap while I had my 16 week check up at the doctors.  All is well and this morning I went in to finish my bloodwork for my sequential screening (and totally got stabbed by the needle, no fun, definitely going to leave a mark).  I'll catch up on the 4th Month this week as I'll be starting Month 5 on Friday (time is flying!).

Saturday we woke up early and had blueberry pancakes and played for a bit.  After a nap we headed to our second swim lesson and Ashlynn was even more comfortable then last week, despite the colder water, what gives YMCA?  She still isn't crazy about floating on her back, but had lots of fun splashing around and did great holding on to my shoulders and kicking her legs (with help).  She also looked super cute in her little suit she got from her little boyfriend Ethan for her birthday.



After that we came home, crushed some lunch and got in the bath to get off all the chlorine and leftover veggie lasagna.  Then it was time for a nap... a three hour nap!  Mommy got some time to lay out, shower, nap, and watch a bit of a movie the Husband.  We decided to head out for dinner.  Sounds odd, but there is a "pub" inside our grocery store, they serve wine and beer (not that I indulged) and the food is really good, and priced right (aka cheap!).  It's perfect place to take a toddler since it's not quiet or overly crowded.  Ashlynn shared some zucchini fries with us and naan pizza with her dad, I had a crab cake and side salad.  After, we walked over to the other side of the outdoor mall for some ice cream, this time we let Ashlynn try chocolate.  Like her mom, she loved it!

We came back and walked the dogs and then she was ready for bed.  She slept from 7:15pm Saturday until about 7:45am Sunday!!  She did wake up once around 9 crying, I think a nightmare, just wanted a hug and went right back done, and then again around 3:45 for her paci.  Either way, I don't think we've stayed in bed that late since before she was born.  This of course set her up for a one nap day... she went down around 9:45 and slept until 12:45!  And then was of course ready to crash by 7.

Unfortunately, the sleep didn't repeat she was back up at 5:30am this morning, but apparently we may be consolidating to 1 nap.  She fought going down until about 9:45 so I have no idea what's in store for us today.   Oh, and she finally cut the left front tooth... I think we are midst of working on the right!

Other fun weekend happenings, included me getting out - ALONE - for a pedicure and target run and we all checked out a mattress shop because ours needs to go, like now.  It's probably 10 years old and regardless of being pregnant, sleep is awful.  It's hard to wake up in a good mood when your sleep isn't sound, or comfortable.  Hopefully we'll have a new mattress in a few weeks!

8 comments:

  1. Reading you write 7:45am is the longest you have slept in since Ashlynn was born is such a frightening concept to me!! We don't have kids yet and the thought of waking up this early all.the.time makes me cranky! :)

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    1. Haha, sorry!!! To be honest we have always been early risers and were usually up by 8 or so on weekends prior to having a baby and I've adjusted really easily to the sleep schedule. It was tough doing the newborn "survival" phase, then was easier when she had a pattern of one or two wakings to eat. Now she occasionally wakes once and goes right back down, unless shes teething or something and then its tough. Overally she wakes up really early (530-630) so I'm just used to it now, but Sunday was definitely a nice treat!

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    2. Laura - don't fear it! I too was a big sleeper before baby ("I have to get my 8 hours!") and the concept of no sleep terrified me, but honestly, you just adjust, and it's really not that bad.

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  2. aw man, I cannot even imagine only having a once-a-day napper! so awesome about the pub inside the store - sounds like the perfect place for kids to eat! good luck on the mattress hunt. we just replaced ours a few months ago and it was SO necessary.

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    1. She ended up taking two today.. actually I'm thinking of waking her since its 4:30!! Although, she's been sleeping so much lately I'm thinking maybe its a growth spurt and I should just let her. I dont mind pushing bedtime back (always hope that pushes wake up time back lol)

      Honestly I think we are pulling trigger on a mattress tonight when P gets home. I can't sleep on that thing one more night longer than necessary. It's so bad. I dont know how I survived the first pregnancy without, aside from the fact I slept in the guest room the last two weeks because I couldn't lol!

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  3. Sounds like a great weekend, especially the pedi! And love that Ashlynn loves Ethan's present...it looks beyond adorable on her!! xo

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  4. Glad to hear we are not alone in the inconsistent sleep / nap schedules. Owen is usually up really early, but that tells me nothing about what naps are going to be like for the day. Could mean two, could mean one. And if there is only one nap it doesn't necessarily mean bedtime will be earlier. I am at the mercy of The Sleep.

    A pedicure and a Target run is like a vacation! I wish I could get one every week. What color did you get?

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    1. I did Essie's Sunday Funday... a pretty summer pinky coral with a slight shimmer to it :)

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