Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mama said there'd be days likes this....

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!

29 comments:

  1. Sorry you had such a yucky week. I hope Ashlynn feels better and gets a good nights's rest.

    Take care!

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    1. She slept through the night! I think she's on the mend!

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  2. Lol our theory is always to hand out candy so we don't get egged!! Hope things get on the upswing for all of you soon!!!

    Amy www.happilyhello.blogspot.com

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    1. Yep, someone has to stay behind to hand it out!

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  3. Sorry for your crummy week. When Noah was waking up that often (still is), that's what made me bring him in with us, just so I could get some sleep. We all just have to do what works to keep our sanity right? Hopefully it improves soon for you guys!

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    1. I did that the one night, but didn't last longer than two hours, she does better in the crib where she can't use us as a personal midnight jungle gym ;)

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  4. Oh girl, the only place to go is up?! Hope baby girl starts feeling better soon!! I'm terrified for what illnesses winter will bring...Lauren

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    1. Im just glad it hit her now and when Kenley arrives (fingers crossed!)

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  5. I'm so sorry you've had such a rough week. I hope A starts feeling better in time for trick or treating! She looks adorable in her costume!

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    1. Thanks Julie! I think we are turning a corner, we all have to deal with the crummy days... makes the good days even better!

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  6. What a week. I hope by the end you were just laughing. Especially after stepping through the porch. Bonus- it can only get better right? Have a happy un-eventful Halloween!!

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    1. We all have them! And yes, we are laughing now... this house is literally just falling to pieces!

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  7. Awwww, I'm so sorry your week has been so rough. I hope that you guys have an amazing night tonight though.

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    1. Thanks Tiffany! Happens to the best of us, just trying to keep it real and not all puppies and rainbows :) Excited for tonight, Happy Halloween!

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  8. Oh Erinn, what a WEEK. I hope that today is a vast improvement from the earlier days of the week. Ashlynn is adorable in her costume!

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    1. so far so good, still under the weather, but a vast improvement!

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  9. Hang in there mama! Have fun trick or treating!

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  10. Hope your week gets better, Mama! At least you have a sparkling new range to rock out...cookies make everything better! ;)

    And fingres crossed A-baby wakes up from her nap feeling dynamite!

    xo
    Megan
    Hello Newlywed Life Blog

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    1. I want to bake cookies so bad, but then I look at the dent I put in the halloween candy and think, this can't be right.

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  11. What a week! Hope you have a great time trick or treating tonight (and a much more relaxing weekend ahead)! :)

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  12. what an awful week! I hope you both get some rest soon (like a good nap today?!). hopefully Hallowen festivities will put her in a good mood and tire her out enough to sleep! Hang in there lady!

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  13. You poor thing. I hope Ashlynn feels better and you don't fall through any more porches and everybody gets a whole night of rest. Yay on a new range though! I have a Baxter as well, but he didn't bark at me while pregnant - thankfully. I didn't actually notice any change in any of the pets. Lucky you?

    Happy-(ier) Halloween!

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  14. I'm sorry you are having such a crappy week! Ugh!

    I hate providing unsolicited advice, but I noticed Ashlynn's bib. We had those same ones and boy, after a while they would reek. We bought silicone bibs (Tomee Tipee make some), and you can put them in the dishwasher! Lifesaver.

    Happy Halloween!!!

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  15. Blech, what a week. Hate when everything seems to happen all at once. Lots of posts to catch up on from you in the past week or two, girl. Love it. Hang in there.

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  16. Oh my goodness! So glad you didn't hurt yourself or your belly! That must have been pretty scary!

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  17. Ugghh...sorry you're having such a crummy week :( But I'm so glad you didn't get hurt on that fall--that's scary!!! Hope your little lion feels better and has fun tonight!

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  18. What a week!! I love A's costume! Getting a new range is so fun! I got one a couple years ago because I left my tea kettle on too long (got distracted in the yard) and it melted to the burner! That's one way totalk hubby into something new!! Glad that A is feeling better! Hoping for some trick or treaters tonight. We usually only get one ��so hoping for more! Happy Halloween.

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