Finally getting Piper on a little bit of a nighttime schedule has given me time to get some stuff done. No not just the dishes or laundry (I can squeeze that in while she's playing, multi tasking;) but the projects I sometimes indulge myself in. Cooking, painting, dreaming up something.
This last week I was able to not only paint two frames, but put together a new bookcase, hang up some decor in Piper's room, start my photo collage down the hall stairs and finally get together my 2012 photo book. Yep I said 2012....got a little behind. Stuff happens.
Since B and I got married I've been putting together a little photo book from Shutterfly with our year in photos. You know about Shutterfly right? It's that photo Web site that always sends those great discount codes in your inbox so you can order about 100 too many pictures of your newborn and other great gifts for family.
I used my photo book discount to get my last year collection of pics together. Here is a link to my album so you can check it out.
ps. it needs to be known, I am not this creative. Shutterfly has a time saving option called the simple path, you pick the photos, add to book and botta bing botta boom there you have it. I always use that and then rearrange, delete and add photos from there. A lot more time saving for me and I like to feel it brings out my creative side.
Where does the time go! Seriously four months seems so young yet I see how much Piper has grown and I can't believe it!
she's giggling at her daddy
With everything that's happened the last couple months time is going by so much quicker and so much more enjoyable. I have to say I think we may be getting the hang of this (not to be confused with me still not knowing what I'm doing!)
Getting through all the nursing problems we had initially was the hardest by far. Correcting that and getting back to work were the best things I could have done. Working gives me the break I need to keep me occupied but I definitely need to keep busy. Piper absolutely loves daycare all the kids there love her so much and keep her so entertained it's amazing, I swear Piper has more friends than B and I! She's such an amazing little lady, adjusts so well to what we take her to do and it just makes the time we have with her so much more special. I love the time we have together after work when we play, read and just hang out. B is starting to help her sit up, he'll hold her waist and help her but she can sit alone for a quick second, then she leans so far forward it looks like it hurts her belly. She always tried to sit up whenever we sit her in anything at an incline, I always tell her to stop with the ab workout she looks amazing;)
Whats Been Up:
Loves the bath time so much now that she can kick and kick and kick! She splashes mom all the time and sometime gets so wild she splashes her face all the time
She's rolling. Won't stay on her belly for anything. Although we've noticed that she is not rolling back to her back very much anymore.
Sits in the boppy
Grabbing at the dogs. I heard a little whining going on last Saturday and I catch Piper grabbed up on Miss Izzies ear and held on for dear life.
Ladies found her voice! Always yelling and talking and telling stories.
She's started to put herself to sleep more. It's nice to get on a little bit of a sleep schedule and that's she's self soothing a little bit.
Naps are better too! Don't take this sleeping stuff as a brag, it's not perfect by any means either, it's just nice that she's not fighting her her sleep as much.
Still loves the nakedness. I let her roll around a little bit before jammy time.
Not Fun Stuff:
Still hates getting her clothes changed
Starting to fight us when putting her in the car seat. Not Fun
Still always wants attention and that goes back to her getting more vocal. Now she really yells when she wants us to pick her up.
Not to go into too much detail but I'm still not quite healed from my delivery, mostly running is a no no. Not to mention I don't want to waste the small amount of time I have working out. Week nights fly by now, between playing with Piper, getting her to bed, cooking, cleaning, and then getting everything ready for the next morning there leaves little time for any "me" time. So Pinterest has been my number one go to for some quick 30 day workouts. I love these pins I have been finding for things I can do at my home, when I have 15-20 minutes to get moving. Check out my Fitness pins here.
Last month I did an ab and squat challenge and decided I needed to get my mom arms into shape again so I made my own arm workout to do with it. I don't know if I saw much changes but B seems to think it's done something. I tried to do cardio on the weekends but like I said, it's going to be a no go for the next little bit...an easy excuse to really take some more time for myself and doing the little time I do have for things I really like to do.
I've found a couple more workouts I'm going to start tomorrow. You know took the last few days off to rest and enjoy the end of the summer with the fam..a.k.a, on the couch, shopping, lunching with friends, etc! (it's the small things that really count).
Die for this butt, but won't give up chocolate for it;)
ps. if anyone has any 30 day home workout ideas please let me know