So. Much. Snot.
Seriously! How two little girls can generate so much is beyond me. Lucy was showing signs of a cold on Thursday morning, and by the afternoon both girls had drippy noses. And then the coughing came on Friday. ugh! There is nothing more pathetic than a little baby coughing and congested . . . and not being able to sleep lying down.
But let’s back up a bit . . . I mentioned in my last post that I joined a MOPS groups at a local church. Our first meeting was last Thursday, and I’m so happy it’s over because I was stressing about it for days beforehand. I’ve never left the girls in any type of childcare environment before, and I seriously thought I was going to have to pull over and throw up on the way there because I was so nervous. Not because I didn’t want to leave them, but because I knew Lucy was going to lose it. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it certainly wasn’t this . . .
Am I at a church daycare or on a tropical island??!! The decor certainly helped distract Lucy for a bit. She loved the monkey on the wall. Seriously, though, I wish I had taken more pictures because every hallway in the daycare area was SO impressive.
We were waiting in line to drop Lucy off in her room. She did great . . . until I turned to leave. I kissed her, promised to be back, and high tailed it outta there before I cried too. She made it a little over an hour before the workers had to come and get me because she was upset again. I talked to her a bit, tried to distract her, but ultimately just left her again to go back to the meeting. The rest of the day she was super fussy and clingy, so I’m pretty sure I scarred her for life. But we’ll be back in two weeks! Oh, and Emmy Roses did great, by the way!
I was convinced the stress/trauma of the morning, combined with their colds, would have wiped the girls out for a great afternoon nap. #nope
Lucy was sitting on my back quietly reading books, Emily was playing with her toys, and I seriously considered putting my head down for a power nap.
Emily spit up on me, and I was convinced it looked like a bunny. My SIL, Sarah, confirmed it.
I wish the top of Matty’s head wasn’t cut off because how incredibly cute is this picture?! Matty and I both got the iPhone 7 Plus this week, and I am LOVING the portrait feature. The pictures looks so clear, and I enjoy the blurred background.
I came out of Em’s room after rocking her to sleep on Saturday morning and saw this. I asked what she was doing, and she said “I rocking my bear to sleep, momoo, and I NOT DONE YET!!” #ok #bequiet
Matty captured this one with the portrait feature. Love my happy girl!
I went to my friend Amber’s baby shower on Saturday. Amber, Bridget, and I met each other when we started working at Stroh’s Ice Cream Parlor . . . TWENTY years ago!! When Amber’s baby girl arrives in November, we’ll have six kiddos between the three of us.
Emily Roses is sitting in strollers like a big girl now!
Love this view! #legrolls
She quickly mastered the art of stroller snoozing. #babytoes
With a repeat performance on Sunday morning. #legrollsagain
Here’s Lucy Belle . . . praising the Gods of the penny pony at Meijer. #lovethyNEIGHbor
This is how I ate my dinner two nights in a row this weekend. Emily has been getting fussy and needing a snack right about the time we are ready to eat. Sometimes I just don’t feel like eating cold food so I improvise and feed us both at the same time.
Poor Ems always has to wait in line to use her own play mat!
Lucy starts her Stay and Play school program on Tuesday morning. It’s once a week for two hours and is teacher-led, but the parents stay in the room. Here’s hoping that she gets off my lap and participates!
Other than that, no big plans this week! We’ve had a busy couple of weeks, so I’m looking forward to some lazy days. But I’m not looking forward to the hot ones! I’m over summer and ready for the cool weather to come back. I really enjoyed playing outside and going for a walk without getting all sweaty!
Have a great week.