I feel like having a chat with you today. DO you mind? Let’s catch up on life lately…
If we were catching up, I’d for sure be bringing up Annabelle because she’s on my mind all the time. I’d tell you that this week I’ve dropped Annabelle to 1 nap to see how it goes. She’s almost 17 months and for a few days leading up to this, it was taking her 30-45 minutes to go down for a nap. I hear it’s a pretty nasty transition so I’ve been doing early bedtime (7ish) and just seeing how it goes. I tried this about 2 months ago and it didn’t go well so I went back to 2 naps, but I feel like she’s more ready.
I’d tell you I’m in the third trimester and feeling it, ha. By the end of the night (aka as soon as A goes down), I’m done for. It’s exhausting and running around with her all day, carrying her, keeping up with the house- it’s a lot!
We’d chat about animals and I’d tell you Benson is being such a cuddler lately and I love it. He’s currently on top of me as I’m typing- which is an annoyance- but I love that he is still all about us. He is being really good with Annabelle, too, and it’s so sweet. She loves petting him, chasing him with a huge grin on her face, and laying her head on his fur.
I’ve been working on the nursery, and have all the walls patched, sanded, and washed. I need to buy a roller to paint over the spots I fixed and then start decorating! There’s not much we need to buy or hang up, which is nice. I do have the crib set up and love it!
We’d chat work. I’d ask how yours is going and what your days are like. I’d tell you how changing from 3 days a week to 2 is a huge change. I would never think it but I LOVE it. It’s refreshing to not work on Monday, and I swear the week goes by quicker. Plus, I have an extra day with my girl.
You may bring up maternity leave or going back to my job after having the baby boy. I seem to get that question a lot. I do plan to take an extended time off (hoping 10-12 weeks) and then go back 2 days a week. I really do enjoy getting out of the house a few days a week and feeling like an adult. So, my plan is to head back. If something else comes up and plans change, so be it, but those are my plans as of now.
We’d probably be sitting in a coffee shop, but I’d bring up ice cream or frozen yogurt and ask if we could go in search of that. Mmm. Cookie dough
I’ve chatted your ear off enough, so I would stop talking and ask you what’s new with you! Fill me in!
Thanks, Amanda, for letting me chat today.