Good morning Y'all! I'm sneaking in a few minutes of me time to catch up on blogs and post a quick update on my life. My pregnancy is going well but I get really tired. The good news is that I've been a SAHM for about 1.5 months now and my blood pressure is back down to a normal range. I haven't really had trouble with swelling yet but I'm getting close to the 5 months mark and that's when I started having problems when I was pregnant with DD. I'm hoping that this pregnancy goes a little smoother since I'm not at my stressful job this time. But, that doesn't mean that I haven't been busy!
DD is 11 months now and she is all over the place. I swear that child is half monkey. I told my Husband that we need to bolt whatever furniture we can to the walls and floor. I've caught her trying to climb the bookcases and just yesterday she tried to climb onto the back of the couch. I'm pretty sure she would have jumped had I not caught her. She also likes to hang from the handle bar on the dishwasher and stove. So, let's just say that I can't let her out of my sight for too long because who knows what she'll be up to next. My MIL asked me the other day if she's done something to hurt herself. My response was "No, she seems pretty tough and it doesn't bother her too much if she falls down or even hits something hard enough to get a bruise. My concern is more about - ok, what did DD break this time?" LOL. She's a character and I just love her to pieces.
She learned a couple of weeks ago how to hug you if you ask her for a hug. But, the most precious hugs are when she walks up to you and hugs you when you don't ask. Just melts my heart every time. This past week I've been trying to teach her how to kiss. As of yesterday she figured it out. She'll pucker up her little slobbery baby lips and plant one on you. So cute! Now, I just have to make sure to keep her away from the boys because she is certainly a flirt! Her Dad will kill me if she starts walking up to the little boys and kisses them! LOL.
I'm also working hard to de-clutter my house and get things ready for company. We have several family members coming to visit throughout the rest of the year. I know that I won't have the time or energy to get rid of all of the clutter hiding in our closets and garage after baby #2 gets here. So, I'm slowly working on that each day. I was thinking of having a garage sale when the weather cools down but that will mean sometime around October and I'll be in my third trimester by then. So, I might just give it all to the Goodwill or something. As long as it's gone, I don't care.
I'm having lots of fun staying at home with DD and adjusting from my former fast-paced, high stress professional career to being a SAHM. I've still got some learning to do but I'm getting a little better each week. I'm so proud of myself because now I cook dinner everyday and I pack my husband's lunch every morning. This is a serious accomplishment for me.
Whatever, I'm proud of my Husband for working hard and supporting his family so that I can stay home with our kids. It's a big sacrifice on his part and I so appreciate it! If I can show my appreciation by taking 10 minutes out of my day to make his lunch then I'll do it.
Ok friends, I need to wrap this up. On the agenda today - pick up some stuff from BJ's (like Sam's Club but they have coupons!), get a 1 yo birthday gift for my nephew, and check out some cars. We're thinking about trading in DH's truck for something more commuter friendly. Have a wonderful weekend!