Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Thanks to a little thing called sleeping at night, my life is starting to take on a new routine of normalcy.  Thank you, Lord. 

John doesn't do six and seven hour stretches every night.  He likes to mix it up with three hour stretches every other night, but even then, he goes right back to sleep once his tummy is good and full, so it all adds up to plenty of sleep for me.  (Granted plenty now compared to plenty before children are two different things). 

And the sunshine outside is really helping the situation.  When Ada starts to get a little too "cooped up," I just send her out the back door.  One of these days I would love to get a screen door, but until then, I just leave it wide open while I clean the kitchen or cook dinner or do whatever needs "doing." 
And Sunday when Scott and I were still eating lunch, and Ada requested cartoons, I just opened the door and sent her outside instead.  We are trying to cut way back on the cartoon watching because the last two months have been cartoon full, as you can imagine.  By the way, she did not wear the crocs with that dress to church, but they were the better option for outside play.

And that green dress in the first picture, Ann made it!!  I'm so impressed with her newly acquired sewing skills.

In other news, Sunday afternoon, once both kids were sound asleep, I headed out the door for a little alone time.  With a Sonic diet coke in hand, I decided to scope out the nearby outlets to see what clothing deals I could find.  Scott and I are both in dire need of new clothing.  Goodness gracious, our wardrobes are a sight.  I am so thankful to live so close to such good outlets.  J. Crew has polos for guys for 19.99 a piece.  Can't beat that, and kakhis (sp?) for 24.99.  I wouldn't mind if Scott wore only J. Crew.  I love their guy clothing!!  Plus, while pregnant, a new BCBG outlet opened, and I was finally able to see what it had to offer.  It had some very cute pieces for only 9.00 a piece.  Can you believe it?  I didn't buy anything this past Sunday because I am going to try to be very strategic and buy only what we really need, but I wanted to see what our options were before I developed a game plan.

And while gone, John took a bottle!!  His first since the hospital, really.  I had 3 ounces of milk in the fridge, and he drank it all.  I have no idea how much milk he normally drinks, but that 3 oz was enough to get him back to sleep, and it bought me a little more time out on my own.  Yea.
So, yes, life is starting to look more and more normal, and I am so very thankful.


Nicole said...

I love those outlets. I think we are making a trip to see Adam's family this weekend. I hope I can stop by them. :)

Hank and Anna Uzzell said...

lb, so glad to hear that! she is so cute:)

Tutti said...

That is great news! I love the dress Anne made Ada. So cute.

rhodes1 said...

Yay for normalcy(sp??)!! The site ia http://www.boardofwisdom.com/Default.asp?topic=1005&listname=Literature.

It's hard to stop once you start reading, just a warning.

Does that mean you recommend The Last of the Mohicans?

Katie said...

Love that things are getting back to normal for you! I look like I am four months pregnant. It stinks. Maybe it has something to do with our height! Anyhow - I got the shoes at the Gap. The are surprisingly comfy too!
Take care!

Lauren said...

Glad to here that thing are getting a little easier for you. Noah was 4 months old yesterday and life is really great right now. He still sleeps with us, but he only wakes up to eat ones in the night!! Olivia is great with him. We even went on a mini vacation this week with my MIL and they did wonderful on the 4 hour drive.