I'm having a WILD Saturday night hanging out on the couch watching HGTV :) I have several things I want to get off my mind, so this may end up being bullet points, or at least a little choppy.
It is way past time for me to get rid of this baby weight. Actually I can't even blame it on the baby because at one point, I only had about 10 lbs. more to go to reach pre-pregnancy. Now? 20 lbs. to reach that, and 40 to reach what I want to be at. It seems daunting to me, but I have to start somewhere right? I've been counting calories. I lost about 20 lbs doing the same thing right before I met Lee, so about 5 years ago. I was at my best weight / best feeling about my body ever then, so that's where I'm trying to get again, and I know I can do it, it's just going to take more time this time around. I've lost 6 lbs. so far. Lots to go.
Work has been INSANE this month. Normally I get there at 7 and leave at 4 on the dot. I didn't even see Cooper Monday through Wednesday this week. And only Thursday because Lee is out of town and I had to get home. I don't mind working hard, but at this point in my life, I'm just not willing to work until 8 at night and miss seeing my baby for days at a time. I'm very thankful that I am out of my previous job, where I would work 70, 80, 90 hours a week for about 5 months out of the year. Once I worked 100 hours in a week there. SO glad that I'm not there anymore and that I have much better hours, for the most part, at my current job, even if I do complain about not liking it.
As I mentioned, Lee has been out of town since Thursday. In freaking Acapulco for a bachelor party. When he landed on Thursday, it was 94 degrees there and he had the nerve to complain about the heat! No sympathy from me! I will admit that I do enjoy my quiet alone time when he is gone. Even though I do have Cooper to care for, I still feel like I'm getting alone time. Don't get me wrong, I love spending most of my time with Lee, but I've always enjoyed a quiet night by myself every once in a while :)
For about the past 3ish weeks, Cooper has been waking up randomly throughout the night. He never required much, just his pacifier or blanket, maybe a quick rock. BUT it was SEVERAL times a night, and often at 4am which is only an hour before we get up for the day which sucks and basically we, ahem, I, am up for the day. THEN Thursday night, he wouldn't sleep unless I held him. And while I love being needed like that, it continued Friday and I didn't want it to get worse. So I decided to let him cry. We've done this once or twice before, but he'd only ever whined for about 15 minutes then fell asleep. Not this time. FULL ON crying, hiccuping, the whole nine. For 45 minutes the first night :( That was so hard. Tonight, night 2, he only cried normally for 25 minutes. Shorter, but still hard for me. I don't just let him cry, BTW. I go in at increasing intervals. Like 5, then 10, then 15 minutes. Never longer than 15 minutes. It seems like an eternity. But you know what? the first night, he didn't wake up ONCE throughout the night. Slept right through til 6. So I think he's also getting better sleep.
I will leave you with this video I took tonight. Coop still gets his baths in an infant plastic tub thing on the kitchen counter for right now, but he would rather sit up. So tonight I let him sit up in the kitchen sink! He looooooved it! Here is is splashing around (don't look at the surroundings, the kitchen was a mess :))
There was more water on the floor than in the sink when we were finished, but he had such a good time!