Saturday, May 29, 2010

ahhh the weekend is here :-)

This looks like a mug shot--it's my new haircut
Mimi with Nana (husband's mom) at the beach
Just being her cute self.
Mimicans playing with my breastpump (Betsy)
Just being a little cutey again :-)

I was never as thrilled to see Friday come as I was this past Friday! Weekends never meant this much to me before.

This past week was a crazy mess of my first week at my new job. I won't go into the job details--let's just say there are a lot of things about taking this job that are a BIG change for me. some of them....
Getting up at 6am
Wearing business clothes everyday
Not being with Mimi
Being the lost "new" person who takes a wrong turn off the elevator and is lost...

So it was a long week. I hope it gets easier. I hope being away from Mimi gets easier, being up early gets easier, I hope it all gets easier.

So now can you see why I am so happy this weekend came? Ugh, I am exhausted. I have spent a lot of tears this week probably from stress and being tired.

My husband had taken our daughter down to South Florida with him for two days to visit with his parents, who were visiting his grandparents--I dont' understand why they couldn't come to see us, but let's not go there. So because it was my very first week at work, I couldn't take time off to go with him. It was my first time EVER since Mimi was born that I wasn't with her at night. In the days leading up to the trip I thought it was going to be so hard, I pictured crying myself to sleep and crying at my desk, and crying into my cheerios....To be honest, I missed her, but I was so tired and busy and stressed, I fell asleep without one tear. Now I know that I can do it and Mimi can do it. Thank god for frozen breastmilk.

So on the breastmilk front---I am STILL nursing. I have 7 more weeks until Mimi is 12months. Barring any weird reactions to milk, I am going to wean her at 12 months. After 12 months I will nurse her in the morning if she wants and at night if she wants, and if she is upset or sick and needs comfort nursing, but I'm not going to be dedicated to my pump (betsy) like I am now. My body will be happy about this change I think. I think I did alright. It was (stills is) a sacrifice, but well worth it.

I am a p90x failure. I only did it twice this week! TWICE!? seriously, I'm a failure. This week I vow to get 4 in. I still want to do it. It makes me feel awesome and strong and it definately burns the ol' calories, but i'm sooooo tired at night, ugh. I am still down in my weight and pants size so i'm not gaining, but i'm not losing this week. Must try harder.

I'll post some photos from Mimi's trip to the beach with her daddy. She has his skin (thank god) and not my fair easily-burned skin. I did instruct my husband to slather on the ol' sunscreen though.

Hope you all have a great week next week, but most of all enjoy this weekend! I know I am!

Jen :-)

-oh I got a new haircut today, do you like it?
-oh and Mimi too her first steps today :-) !!!!!!!! She was standing in front of me holding my hands, I let go and she stood there by herself, then took two steps forward, then she did it again for Daddy. We were both so proud!!!!


Anne Prado said...

I like your haircut! I wish SO much I could cut my hair like this, but mine is so curly that if I don't leave it long, I look like a Q-Tip :). And hang in there about the job, the first few days are always hard... But you'll find your new normal again. Sounds like you've done a great job with Mimi so far, and should be proud of yourself!

Jess Craig said...

cool hair.

my inlaws have NEVER been to my house. or my state. it's so annoying because we have to fly across the country to see them every time. even with a baby. they don't care. my mil is in california and fil is in alaska. lame.

Kyle and Court: said...

I love your hair and wow. You are looking so thin. I'm being serious here.

I was a P90X failure this past week as well... and you know how DEDICATED I usually am. We must repeat our lost weeks.

I hope your job and all that goes with it gets better... I will email you more about all that.


laurapile said...

Congrats on the nursing front :) I am not hoping to make it to a year. I wanted to make it to 6 months now I am trying to go for just gets easier and easier!! :)

Good job on the p90x!! I am doing all sorts of workout classes too.