Tuesday, July 2, 2013

This Little Lady

I've had a little one on one time this week with Ellie Girl.  Eric's parents took Eli home with them on Saturday for a little visit. I have missed him like crazy, but I've also enjoyed having more time with Eric in the evenings.  I didn't realize how clean my house stays without Hot Wheels cars, dinosaurs, and Pop Tart crumbs littering the flloor, nor did I realize what a time sucker bath and bedtime are. Basically from 7:00 -9:00 every night, I'm tied up washing little butts, reading bedtime stories, and saying nighttime prayers, so it was nice sneaking in three "dates" (aka movies on the couch) during that time frame. .

Anyhow,  Eli loves going to visit both sets of grandparents, and it always give me a little extra time to dote on this sweetie. This was on Sunday before church.  Ellie wears sleepers almost every single day to make things easier on Eric's morning shift with the kiddos, so I jump at a chance to doll her up.  We also had a birthday party that afternoon, so she got some wear out of this outfit.  

I was planning on hitting the gym and spending some extra time with my girl yesterday, but I was super tired about couldn't get going.  I took advantage of Eli being gone and napped for a bit before picking up Ellie from daycare.  I'm so glad too!  I ended up getting really sick last night with what I think is a stomach ulcer.  Let's just say that I drink WAY TOO MUCH coffee, and sometimes that ends up being on an empty stomach thanks my busy schedule. We'll see.

I was hoping to rest last night, but Ellie girl had the worst night she has EVER had.  She cried from 2:00-5:00 with what I assumed to be teething pain.  I gave her some Tylenol and came into work this morning barely functioning, but I managed to make it through the show.  I ended up leaving around 10:00 and napped until 2:00.  Exhausted is an understatement!!  I am so grateful for a job that allows be to work from home when needed.  (Please remind me of this the next time you hear me complain about coming in at 5:45 am)

When I picked Ellie up I expected to hear them say that she had slept most of the day, but NO!  She cried all day long.  They thought maybe it was gas.  I'll spear you the details, but when I got home this afternoon, I took care of the constipation situation ;)

Even after her little (by little I mean BIG) poopy, she was still fussy, so Eric and I took turns holding her.  She napped in her swing after her last bottle, and is doing so much better now!  I held her feeding off as long as possible, bathed her, and put her down for the night.  Now Eric and I are getting ready to enjoy one more night of "freedom."  Although, I can not wait to get my hands on my boy tomorrow to smother him with kisses. 

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