Monday, March 03, 2014
I know I'm on maternity leave so I don't really get to enjoy the full beauty of the snow day as if I was working - but it was still everything a snow day should be. lazy, cozy, full of naps and snacks.
I honestly have no idea where the day went though! how is it already nearly 10PM???
the baby woke up at 6:30 - which was totally reasonable since we went to bed at 1AM - 5 hours is still his record as far as sleeping goes. so he and I got up and came down stairs.*
* a while back, when we started having to supplement his feedings with formula (he wasn't gaining any weight on breast milk alone) I decided that since I was coming downstairs anyway to make/heat up a bottle it made sense for us to do our change/nurse/feed/snuggle down here. Immediately I found myself less irritated with middle of the night feedings. It's funny - you'd think it would be MORE annoying to actually have to get up walk downstairs, turn lights on, and fully wake up. Before we started this I would just pull him into bed with me and nurse him until it was time to put him back in his bassinet. BUT - turns out that it's far less irritating for me to come down, make a cup of tea, watch some tv, and really connect with the baby. I found that it KILLED me to be IN MY BED and not sleeping. I was much more tired and irritated. It also didn't help staring at my still sleeping and oblivious husband while I was trying to sooth a crying baby. *
anyway. so we came down and he had his bottle and went back to sleep in his rock-n-play (if you're expecting a child PLEASE put this on your registry - it is by far the most useful thing we own aside from diapers, etc.!!!). I had some breakfast (left over cheddar biscuit that was DELICIOUS), called my mom, checked facebook, and decided to curl up on the couch to nap with the baby. He woke up again at around 10ish and after he ate again he and I watched the Oscars that I had DVRed last night. After the Oscars he had another bottle and I made myself a sandwich (ok, and some french fries). When I had cleaned up from lunch I noticed that he was still awake but drifting and so I pulled him onto the couch with me for some snuggles. I attempted to read but ended up falling asleep and we took a delightful 2 hour nap! After we woke up he ate again and then I attempted to do something productive. I've been in a HUGE purging mood lately and decided to tackle my makeup collection. I pared it down significantly but didn't manage to get anything else productive done. then I chatted with a girlfriend for a bit, helped the hubs make dinner and we ate dinner while watching an episode of True Detective. the hubs is really into it and I watch it because I don't hate it. after dinner Noah went back to work (he worked from home today!) and I am contemplating reading vs trying to do something productive.
maybe tomorrow I will be more productive.
for those of you in MD/VA/DE/PA/NJ what did you do with your snow day??