Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Treat Yourself Tuesday: Birthday Treats

It's now been just over a month since my 33rd birthday so I today I'm linking up with Becky to share some of the ways I treated myself during my birthday month.

A babysitter for girls night. I set plans with some girls from school, and then E had last minute travel come up. Normally I would have tried to reschedule, but knowing that I was going be on my own with all three girls for a few days I checked with our babysitter and she was able to watch the big two while Baby C and I headed out for dinner and dessert. Because at Cafe Latte you have to do dessert :)

A babysitter for date night. We were out of town a lot around my actual birthday, but we were able to set up a babysitter for later in the month. We had gift cards for the Blue Plate Restaurant Company, and decided to check out Scusi. We ended up sitting outside, and it got a little chilly, but the food was good (the zeppole we had for dessert was super tasty!) and the service was even better. Baby C was along for date night, so the waitress told us our drinks were on the house to celebrate our new little lady. So nice!

A bunch of washi tape from Freckled Fawn. Thanks to Heather for telling me about the sale! One dollar washi tape was too good to pass up!

A haircut. My hair is thick to start with, so during pregnancy it gets a little extra crazy. My hair finally started falling recently, and I am so thankful. I was also thankful to get a night away to get my hair cut recently. I only had a few inches taken off, but it feels so much better. Any curly haired Twin Cities friends, I highly recommend checking out The Hive.

A gym membership. I cancelled my gym membership shortly after Miss A was born, and hadn't been back since. We got an elliptical for the house and I started running. Great options much of the time, but I decided that while I'm home for the year I wanted to go to the gym again. Best decision. I started going two weeks ago, and I am loving it. Miss A and Little J enjoy the child care activities and I like that they can burn off a little energy there, especially now that it's cold and snowy. Baby C seems to like it too, or at least is sweet to the workers. I'm super excited to be going to Body Pump again. I used to go all the time and loved it. And I still love it now.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Baby C: 3 Months

Here's how Baby C really feels about Mommy getting the camera our for 3 month pictures. Ha!

Personality: At 3 months, Baby C is very chill little girl. She doesn't cry often and when she does she's pretty easily comforted. She's getting more smiley, but she makes you work for those gummy smiles and gets very shy if the camera is out. When she's in a really good mood we're starting to get some squeals and laughs out of her.

Likes: Baby C still likes her swaddle and pacifier. Lately she's also been chewing on her hands a lot. She also likes being outside and looking at the trees, though she was less impressed by playing in the big pile of leaves with her sisters. She likes Daddy growling and watching The Walking Dead. She really seems to like her sisters. Miss A gets the biggest smiles. She's also very smiley on her changing table. It makes changing diapers a whole lot better when I get big smiles. E and I like when she sits and hold her hands. She looks like such a proper little girl.

Dislikes: Baby C doesn't like being left alone in a room when she's awake. If E is sitting with her at night, and gets up to go to the kitchen for a minute, she gets cranky. Same during the day if I leave her in another room.

Sleeping: Baby C was in a good routine of sleeping until 3:30am or later, eating, then sleeping another decent stretch before being awake. It was awesome. The past couple of weeks she's been waking up more, but hopefully she'll go back to the longer stretches soon.

Eating: She's still a good nurser, and eats pretty consistently every three hours during the day. We had a rough week this week as I developed mastitis (technically after 3 months, but close). It was a rough couple of days. I was tired and in a lot of pain, and baby girl didn't want to nurse so there was a lot of pumping and bottles. Miss A and Little J were excited to get to help with bottles, which was the only positive part.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Halloween 2014

Halloween is over and there is SO much candy in my house! And I can't stop eating it! I've eaten many times the amount I've allowed the girls to eat. I may have to make these brownies to use up some of the candy. They look super tasty!

Before I crash from my sugar high, I thought I'd share a little more of our Halloween 2014 happenings.

We visited a pumpkin patch a couple of weeks ago, and finally got a chance to carve the pumpkins Thursday night (there's nothing like the last minute). Miss A was willing to help, but Little J was less than thrilled to be touching the pumpkin guts. She didn't want her hands to get messy.

Also, I couldn't resist putting Baby C in a pumpkin. She's just the right size. I thought it would be totally cute. She disagreed.

Miss A's preschool class celebrated Halloween on Thursday, and Little J helped me hand out treats for trunk-or-treat. The preschoolers were adorable in their costumes. After trunk-or-treat we went inside and her class sang a few songs for us. So cute! There were also some very creative parents there handing out fun treats. I'm going to have to step up my crafting while I'm doing the SAHM thing ;).

Tonight the girls headed out for trick-or-treating. Little J was so excited when she went to the first few houses, she would come back and say, "I got candy!" Baby C and I tagged along to a few houses on our block, then came home to hand out candy to the kiddos. Miss A and Little J stayed out with E, and they met up with some friends who live nearby. After awhile he brought Little J back, but Miss A was really a trooper and stayed out for a long time.  
I'm a little biased, but I think they're the cutest bugs ever!

Halloween was a big success! The girls are already planning their costumes for next year. As of right now they want to be the girls from Despicable Me and E can be Gru. I think that would be super cute, but I have a feeling they will go through several other costume ideas before we actually get to Halloween 2015.