I realize it's Halloween, but we are having one
shitty spooky week. So like usual, here's the bullet list.
> Ashlynn woke up every two hours Monday night. Thankfully, each time she was easily consoled just being in my arms rocking and I could hear she was getting stuffy. By morning she was up at 6 and not going to go back to bed. We started our day and her little nose became a faucet.
I attempted a few naps, she wasn't taking any of them really, but I was just hoping she'd get some rest to make up for the night. Whiny day overall and was in bed by 6:15. Of course she was up about 90 minutes later, and again multiple times through the night, but she can't breathe and probably feels like crap. I don't blame her.
> While hoping she would nap on Tuesday, I was once again dealing with our insane dogs (driven crazy by my pregnancy). I was trying to keep them quiet and stop them from barking at me (seriously), so I decided to go clean out my car since we need to add the second carseat this weekend. Of course, Baxter barked the whole time, so I took our 20 foot lead and tied it to a tree out back. I took him out and on the way fell through our patio steps. Again, seriously. Can't make this stuff up.
The previous owners DIY'd the patio, who knows how many years ago. The steps are made of a combination of cinderblock and railroad ties. Somehow the cinderblock step collapsed in and I fell down the whole way up to my knee. Thankfully, I didn't break or sprain or anything or worse fall down the steps on my belly. But really?!
> Tuesday night fared about the same and same with Wednesday. After a cranky morning, I finally got an okay nap out of her and she was peach for the rest of the afternoon. Until 5pm. Then it was meltdown city. Wouldn't eat, wouldn't do anything, so I threw her in fresh jammies and stuck her in bed. At 5:30. With no dinner (not for lack of trying). She passed out within 5 minutes.
> Highlight of Wednesday was when our new range was delivered. We ordered it from Home Depot during their Columbus Day Sale. The previous range was so filthy that it was impossible to clean, it was original stainless (the kind that fingerprints immediately) and the whole stove top was cast iron so everything got caked on. On top of that, the burners didn't cook evenly with only having power to boil water in less than ten minutes and on occasion would blow up while trying to ignite. So yeah, it was overdue. We had a GE at our last house that we loved, so we decided to go with that brand again. We got the GE Adora and so far it's a million years better.
Although, don't expect too many new recipes coming your way. Motivation to cook has dwindled to zero.
> Update: Since starting this post 2 hours ago, I've been upstairs to hold my baby 4x. THAT is the highlight of Wednesday. Cuddles are far and few between. I get some prolonged hugs once and while that make me melt, but just wanting me to come hold her (not at 2am) never happens. Loved it. Just hope it ends so we both can get a full night's rest, we need it!
> Lastly, yes, today is Halloween. We have plans to do some minimal trick or treating (basically just showing off to our favorite neighbors) and then back to hand out candy so we don't get egged. Bonus, temps are supposed to hit 70 so no crazy bundling up!
Hope you all have a happy and safe Halloween! Can't wait to see the recaps and instagrams of all the cuties in their costumes!