works in progress // sick baby edition

April 2, 2014

Yesterday I kept Liam home sick. I hated to call in to work since it’s only my second week, and he probably¬†technically¬†could have gone to daycare because his temperature was low-grade, but his breathing has been very labored, wheezy, & crackly, he is coughing a lot, and not eating much. My mama gut told me he needed me to hold him so that’s what I did. I didn’t take him to the doctor because I’m pretty sure he has bronchiolitis (usually caused by RSV), which Meredith had around this same age and there isn’t anything they can do for it. Anyway, today my lovely mother-in-law is watching him for me so I can get back to work and hopefully they…
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Posted in: crafty, crafty, needlepoint, crafty, works in progress

project life 2014 : weeks 9 – 10

March 31, 2014

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook you might know that we are dealing with some serious dog anxiety problems, and as a result I haven’t had good sleep in almost a month. Last night was the worst because Liam is also super congested right now. So today I have crazy eyes but am powering through. There was some good over the weekend though; I was able to do some Project Life and sewing, it was gorgeous outside so I got some running in and we cleaned out our garage. Did lots of cuddling and cooking too. So despite the lack of sleep I do feel ready for another week! I’m almost caught up on posting my Project Life…
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Posted in: crafty, documenting, project life

around here

March 28, 2014

This is the week that I went back to work, obviously. A few more hours and I’ve survived! Yesterday and today I’ve been on my new unit and I’m loving it, but my body is not used to all this activity yet so I’m pretty tired. Add to that the fact that I’ve started exercising (running and yoga so far) and our dog’s middle-of-the-night panic attacks have ramped up, and I just might sleep all weekend. I’m still keeping up with Project Life so far, and last weekend I started a new cross stitch, a winter sampler and my first time to stitch on linen and with hand-dyed floss. Loving both. Plugging away at the quilt, too. It’s great that…
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back to work observations

March 26, 2014

>First of all, this is good. Aside from orientation being super boring for me since it’s just a review and involves a lot of sitting, I really like the new hospital and I LOVE the commute, which is about 15-20 minutes in the morning and half that in the afternoon. This is literally life-changing. >Liam has been a champ at daycare. He sleeps, he chugs his bottles (about 16 oz a day so far), he takes a pacifier if needed, he only fusses when he wakes up, and they haven’t had any trouble with his cloth diapers. >Pumping. Ugh. Apart from leaving my baby, it’s the worst part of being a working mom for me. I totally forgot all the…
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Posted in: motherhood, personal

spring goals

March 24, 2014

This year, with a new baby and a new job, monthly goals are a little much for me. However, there are obviously a lot of changes happening in my life and I’m feeling really motivated. I’m going to try doing seasonal goals and see how I like it! Last week was the first day of spring, and here are the things I want to accomplish in roughly the next three months: >Finish sewing my quilt top. I’ve done 7 out of 14 rows right now, then I need to press and sew them together. >Add 5 new easy weeknight meals to our rotation. Stuff like tacos, spaghetti, or burgers. Can be crockpot as long as it can cook for 8-10…
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Posted in: personal, goals