7:30am: The day started with feeding Jo in bed. Then I got up and had breakfast. I wanted to make breakfast tacos, but we didn’t have eggs. BOO. So I settled for cereal. I don’t get excited about cereal, but a brand (who I don’t really care for) sent it and I figured I might as well eat it.
Jo hung out in her little walker toy while I ate…
I’ve heard so many people talk about the 4 month sleep regression babies go through, and while Jo’s sleep at night hasn’t really been affected she has REALLY gotten tough to put down for naps. Tuesday she cried for 2-3 hours straight when the nanny tried to put her down. Wednesday I tried for an hour to get her to sleep and she wasn’t having it. I thought she was teething, but our pedi said she didn’t feel any teeth and it’s a normal developmental milestone for babies to just chew on their hands. So maybe she’s not teething. All that to say for some reason Jo has had a tough time since we got back from vacation going to sleep at naps so I took her on a walk to get her to sleep.
Even though cars (including ours) get broken into and gone through on the regular, I really do love our neighborhood. Filled with such gorgeous, old trees…
Once back to the house I grabbed a banana and we were off on our day. I’ve been trying to eat bananas regularly because when I was pregnant and feeling nauseous I guess I ate them a lot because I associate bananas with nausea now. So making myself eat them to get over that.
10:30am: Yesterday we had a playdate planned in the morning, so I picked up Panera for me and my friend Stephanie for lunch. Then spent a few hours hanging out together.
2pm: We had our 4-month check up at the Pedi yesterday and all is well with little Jo. I LOVE our Pediatrician. She’s super empathetic. She hugs me when she walks in and out. And she self-discloses a TON, which I love.
3pm: After Jo’s appointment I had a therapy appointment, but was hungry and new I wouldn’t make it to dinner time. My appointment was on the side of town with the best chocolate chip cookies in Houston (this is debatable, bc if you live in Houston then you know Common Bond also has an epic chocolate chip cookie), so I stopped by Tiny’s Milk & Cookies for a cookie + latte snack.
I decided this week it was time to go back to therapy. I’ve noticed I keep thinking about the same things and not processing through them.
Have you read the below poem?
I feel like my brain keeps falling in the same unhelpful holes with my thinking, so I’m going to therapy again. There are a lot of things I want a dedicated space to think about and be intentional about how I move forward. A woman in my woman’s group said that, “Life is a train track with joy and pain running parallel.” And I really resonated with that. This brief moment in motherhood I’ve had has been a glorious beyond glorious experience…and also a struggle to adapt to. Joy + Struggle running parallel. I think some talk therapy will really help me out. The therapist seems creepily perfect for me for a couple reasons. Praise God. I’ve seen therapists before, but never seen one who I felt got me / one I really connected with.
The place I’m going for therapy is for postpartum women, so Jo came with me. She conveniently had her poop of the day right before we went in haha. Glad it wasn’t in the session.
She started crying in session and the therapist suggested we all go for a walk outside to calm her down and it worked great. Overall she did really good. And the below outfit is my current favorite outfit…
7pm: Got home and Andrew had ordered us a pizza for dinner because he had a coupon and he gets excited about saving $3 lol. I was craving something fresh so I had some ice cold bell peppers and ice cold lemonade with the pizza. Yummo.
Do you have any fun weekend plans coming up? Jo and I are hoping to see one of our good friends and then going to baby yoga for the first time. Our public library actually offers free baby yoga, so we’re taking advantage of that! Looking forward to both things :)