Monday, March 28, 2011

weekend review

i decided to try & get bryn to sleep in her crib this past weekend.

so friday night = bath, boob, warm jammies, lots of snuggles & fingers crossed. i put her down- tucked the wedges against her- plugged in her paci- turned on the baby crack machine + night light= goodnight!

and she did pretty good. a few wails (which were quickly silenced with a paci & a tummy pat) but she basically slept in the crib until 1-2 am (when she started crying i could tell she was hungry- so i simply brought her to bed with me)

hooray- go me! i am a master but the baby in the crib'er- right?

wrong.

because last night she was having none of it. she went down fine- but about 20 min later she REFUSED to be consoled in the crib. straight up- no freaking way mom.

so i picked her up- she fell asleep in about .5 seconds. tried to put her back- WAILING ENSUED!

we did this dance for about 20 min. then i held her- and fell asleep for 40 min- then i woke up & was like- "crap. i need to eat & pump & pack lunches. hmmm- what to do?"

so brandon held her for 30 min or so while rushed around throwing things in bags & pouring milk into bottles.

i then tossed 1/2 a bologna sandwich down my gullet & gargled some mouthwash.

FYI: mustard + mint = not good.

then i crawled into bed with my peacefully slumbering child. crib fail.

but it's ok- we'll try again tonight. she's not old enough to try any kind of sleep training with yet (in my opinion) and i don't mind her sleeping with us- i just want to get the crib idea more appealing to her. so i guess we'll see how it goes.

anyway. this weekend was cold. really.freaking.cold. it's spring- but apparently March didn't get the memo because it was COLD!

to combat this- we went out to breakfast & headed to our local Agway for their annual "Chicken Swap"


breakfast was a classy affair- McDonald's. don't judge. i had a BOGO coupon.

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alex had a lovely time consuming 3 gallons of liquid & then peeing all over the place.

diaper change fail.

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brynn was pretty happy cooing away- until she decided i needed to feed her IMMEDIATELY. which i did.

in the McD's lobby. go me. sorry old people sitting across from us.


we then headed over to the Chicken Swap...which was outfreakingdoors- um no. it was 90 below zero. so brynn & i hung out in the greenhouse- then brandon brough alex in because, hello, sub zero temps.

once inside, alex obsessed over the waterfall pond.

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she "oooh'd" & "ahhh'd" her head off.

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brynn looks less than thrilled.

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i tried for some sisterly love photos

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sisterly love fail. alex was having none of it.

she was more than happy to pose by herself though.


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and then she started speaking sternly to the husband because he told her to stop leaning over the pond...

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"daddy, NO CAREFUL!"

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adorable.


bryn was chill.

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ho hum.

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we headed home for a nap & then took alex to a local indoor playplace. it cost $10 for her- which i think is way too much- but she had fun.

we did get lost in The Mills & wandered around for 25 min trying to find this stupid place (but the mills are awesome & i think i found my new favorite spot to take pictures. old bricks & wood floors & mill stuff. hooray!)

anyway- eventually we found it & spent about 1 1/2 hours letting alex run around. strike that- more like sit & play with a stuffed teddy bear. i think we'll wait until she's a bit older for this place.

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technically she had fun- but it took some coaxing to get her to do anything other than this:

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yeah kiddo- i didn't dish out $10 for you to do what you could do to the TV at home.

now we know.

but all in all- good weekend.

we managed to squeeze in grocery shopping & a BJ's pitstop (because you know it's essential that we have String Cheese & Cheeze Its in bulk)

and i picked up the new Jodi Picoult book (which is laughable since i never have time to read these days)

i even threw together a lemon pound cake (that i've already eaten 1/3 of). done.


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i had a reader suggest that i let you know what my back to work schedule looks like- good idea. so i think i'll type that up for you guys to give you an idea of what i'm working with every week. ...and perhaps seeing it in black & white will help me further justify wearing the same outfit 3 days a week. because i'm busy. of course.
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5 comments:

Laura said...

I love your posts, they totally make me laugh. Glad you and your family are doing well!

Elizabeth said...

you have a way of making weekends sound so much more exciting than i ever could! :) and i love that your take your camera everywhere! your girls just keep getting cuter and cuter!
and i applaud your efforts to get Brynn to sleep in her crib even if it didn't work. J napped on me until 6 months. i was too scared to try anything else. but i agree with you that she's too little to sleep train! hopefully she will learn to sleep there before it's necessary to sleep train her! :)

Sarah-Anne said...

i'm with ya on the work schedule. :)

Ryan V. said...

I love that you took your camera everywhere this weekend! Those pictures are great...what settings did you use? When I set my fstop to like 1.8, sometimes I just hear the lens adjusting back and forth and it never actually snaps the shot. Even if I hold down the shutter. uggh I need a class or something!

Jess said...

Great pictures as always. I can't get over how OLD Alex looks in the McD's photos. WOW!
And... I love Jodi Piccoult. BUT I have no time to read, either.