This weekend was a HOT one. H-O-T hot. So we spent most of the days inside, with our A/C on blast, unfortunately. I’m not really a fan of spending hours in artificial air, so I got outside a few times, but had to come in before I started melting. You understand. This weekend marked the first weekend of Zack’s summer break! He’s a teacher, and is now officially on Summer Vacation, woooo! I’m so excited that he’ll be home all summer with me and Sam! We’re a pretty good team, it’s true. ;) And he’s the best husband/dad and is so good about giving me little “me” breaks, which are so desperately needed!
Something not so fun flared up within the past few days, which after extensive researching (aka Googling- not really that extensive at all, actually) I found out is a common occurrence due to childbirth/pregnancy (surprise, surprise): I have sciatica on my right side. And it hurts. Like. The. Dickens. I can’t bend over without it hurting, I walk around like an old lady sometimes when it’s really acting up, and I have actually cried out in pain a few times. Because it is oh so painful. And I am so ready for it to just go away, thanks. Anyone else experience this? Please tell me there is a light at the end of this tunnel? I read that exercise and stretching are good ways to help it, and I mean, that’s honestly just frustrating to a girl who literally exercises/stretches nearly every day of her life. So. Yeah. Lame.
What else. Sleep is still not too great, but I just remind myself over and over to cherish these moments because they are oh so fleeting. So please don’t misinterpret my incessant discussion of sleep (and the lack thereof) here on this blog as complaining. Because I dislike complainers just as much as the next guy, and I’m really not doing that. I’m just talking about my life, and lack of sleep just so happens to be a big part of it at the moment. But I’m in no way complaining. I know how blessed I am to live this life and to have this precious little angel baby of mine. And I know he won’t stay little forever (unfortunately, right?). So whenever I find myself starting to feel a little bummed or wishing for something different, I just kind of give myself a little slap on the wrist and change my attitude. You should try it, it helps with sanity. ;)
Also, I read this quote, something along the lines of “Sleep is like oxygen. When you have it, you don’t think much of it. When you don’t get enough of it, it’s all you can think about.” A to the men.
As for Sam, he’s just the best. Some days he simply will not fall asleep anywhere but in our arms. I’ll be rocking him to sleep or he will have fallen asleep after nursing, and he’ll be OUT cold, and so I’ll slowwwwwwly try to move him into his cradle, or bouncer, or swing, or crib (seriously, this boy has any kind of sleeping surface one could ever want) because I’ll think “Hey! He’s sleeping! Time to clean/return emails/do laundry/cook (ha! okay that one’s a joke…)/do something productive!” and as soon as his little head hits the mattress, his eyes just pop open instantly, and tears are usually followed, and oh boy. Then the process starts all over. And so. Yes. Some days our arms are the only acceptable sleep spots. And you know, I’m more than okay with that. Because having a sleeping babe in your arms is better than just about everything in this world, I tell you.
Oh and also, this happened this weekend. Just to prove to you how ridiculous I am, in case you didn’t already know. ;) It was national donut day, okay? And I mean, who wouldn’t give their baby donut eyes…?….
So here we are. This is parenthood. We’re tired and we’ve got aches and pains and our house isn’t as clean as I’d like it to be, but we are the happiest we’ve ever been in our lives. So happy Monday. Make it a good one.
p.s. The winners of the very first Healthy Habits link up have been chosen!
$25 Amazon gift card: Madeline @ Cappuccino and Fashion
1 week ad space: Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries
Fitness magazine subscription: Britt @ The Dash in-Between
Kind bars: Lindsay @ City to Country Girl
CONGRATULATIONS! Check your emails later today :) And everyone else, be sure to link up this Thursday for more chances to win more prizes! Let’s keep on motivating and supporting one another in living a healthy lifestyle!