Luckily my son’s name is Noah because we got so much rain this weekend I almost needed him to build an ark But in all seriousness, my area got serious amounts of rain with flooding. So, I hope that everyone is safe that is reading this. This weather has been unreal. Despite it being a very, very soggy weekend I had an awesome extended weekend with my husband.
On Friday, my husband took the day off to help me take the babies’ to their 9 month appointment and allow me to have my yearly well woman visit. The babies’ 9 month appointment went very well. There is always so much emphasis on milestones so I always getting a little anxious before going to their check-ups. What if they aren’t progressing properly? What if something is wrong? I’m sure that’s normal parent anxiety. At the doctor, she was amazed at their size and progress. I was gushing with excitement that my 5 week premature babies are moving along nicely. The are both in the 50th percentile for weight and 70th for height. Makes all those hours pumping worth it. I can say my breast milk is all the reason, right? The doctor was also pleased with their met milestones. They are not crawling or pulling up yet but she said that they still have time. I was one proud momma! I had some concerns about their behavior. In particular how much they scream and fuss. The doctor said that they should be happy babies at this age. I explained how I can’t even put them down without them trying to make way to my lap or start screaming and crying. She told me that they were playing me and trying to get attention. Could I really be so clueless. The answer is yes. I thought they were just fussy but turns out they know that if they fuss I will instantly come over and try to diffuse. After a weekend of letting them play more independently it seems to be working nicely. They seem happier and have been playing and exploring much more. By no means am I ignoring them. But if they start fussing I just tell them its okay and let them try to occupy themselves. At first I thought this was mean but if they aren’t getting any floor time they will never learn to explore.
Saturday was not all that exciting but our day for all our chores such as grocery shopping. It is also the day that we realize that the boys are getting bigger and its finally time to baby proof. I found plans on Pinterest for a pallet baby gate and asked my husband to build it. I think the guys at his office poked fun at him when he was asking for pallets. They said, “oh your wife must have been on Pinterest”. Which is totally true. He hasn’t got the opportunity to build it due to his working picking up and then mastitis which knocked me on my ass. So, we put up a regular baby gate until he can tackle that project. I can’t believe my little babies need a gate already. Where is the time going?!
Sunday I got to have some me time. I didn’t know that was a thing. I hadn’t had a haircut since last July. Almost a year since I got a haircut is just crazy. So, yesterday morning I braved the torrential downpour and got my hair cut. It felt glorious. Nothing special, just a trim but I was so thankful to be able to do that. I had explained to my husband that I was having a hard time being so secluded and cooped up in the house. So, I met my best friend for lunch. It was so nice to catch up and feel like a normal person again. I realize that it is important to me to take some time for myself and my relationships. I am just so thankful that I realized I needed this for my sanity. Taking time for yourself and taking care of yourself is so important. As a mother now I have found that it is easy to neglect my basic human needs and put not only my babies first but others first. Sometimes a break is needed and there is nothing wrong with that.
Now its Monday and the start of a new week. I hope to have a better attitude and a better week filled with happier babies. Also, this weekend my husband and I get to go on a date to see the Lion King. I couldn’t be more excited to have some one-on-one time with him. We haven’t been out together since the first week of January.
Happy Monday everyone!!