New favourite pastime: taking and looking at photos of June. I'm afraid I've started spamming my friend's Facebook and Instagram feeds... because I just can't not take a photo. What if it turns out to be a major milestone? ;) And I said it would never be me, but I mean, c'mon. Look at that face ^^^. That photo of her sleeping in her carseat (of which I have probably 15 more exactly the same) makes me melt every time I look at it. I would say I average a mean 3-4 photos an hour. For the most part I'll just content myself with looking at the photos when I need to kill time. But if you only knew how many photos I wanted to post and didn't (Anne of Green Gables reference anyone?!) you would be proud of me. Gold star.
We're starting to get into this thing called a routine; we've moved beyond "surviving with a newborn" to living with a newborn. Not that we weren't living before, but priority number one was "let's all make it through the day" now it's changed to, "Let's all make it through the day AND get out of the house a bit." Yay for progress! On the weekend we even made it to a farmer's market close to here. Also an outlet mall where we splurged and got me suited up for my first postpartum run! How amazing does it feel to get out running again after a long winter pregnancy hiatus? The answer is amazing. And it helped to have a new cute running outfit and shoes because let's be honest - I feel anything but cute and mostly gargantuan when I try to put one foot in front of the other. When in need of a confidence boost, dress the part I say! Anyway, more on running later because there is much to say about finding my footing again. So happy.
Speaking of happy, I'm pretty much on cloud nine. Sleep deprived yes, but just so, so happy to spend my days with June and Mike and Cliff. June and I cuddle a lot. I'd like to make her some of those cute knotted headbands (hence the "learn to sew book^^) but I'll have to figure out if I can manage the machine wearing her in front of me; we tried for official Nap Number 1 in her crib this morning and it lasted about 10 minutes. I can't blame her. It just feels so good to have naps together. But I suppose at some point we need to get into some sort of sleep "regime" and I figured we would start "practicing" at 6 weeks, and it's six weeks TODAY! I'll just keep getting her used to the room and the sounds and the pattern of nap-time for the next couple weeks and hopefully it will help us get somewhere by the time Napping (with a capital N) needs to be serious business (which is when by the way? can anyone help me out with that?)
I decided because June was six weeks old it was time I started to do my hair again and make an effort to eat more cleanly, you know the general self-care things that let you be an active and not outcast part of society... So during sleepy time I googled a couple youtube videos and tried my hand at braiding my hair (hard to do with a baby in your lap....). I figure this is the easiest and quickest way to doing something different with my hair that doesn't involve a hair dryer or straightener... because let's be honest June loves me either way. On the nutrition front, I figured Monday was a good day to call it quits on the night-time snacks and I reintroduced the morning smoothie to get a little more green into my diet. Thank-goodness for husbands who help run the house in the morning; Because of Mike I was able to have a run this morning AND a yummy smoothie for breakfast.
I feel very lucky lately. Times 1 million.