Wow, almost 11 months actual and now 8 months corrected. And I fear my days of an easy baby are slowly coming to an end. Nora now fights me for diaper changes, clothing changes, naptime, bedtime, and sometimes even pushes her bottle away. She arches her back and throws her arms in the air, squeals, the whole deal. This may be normal, but I wouldn’t know, as all those parenting books I had such great intentions of reading are still in a pile next to my bed.
I’ve started thinking about her 1st birthday, March 16th, which will be here before I know it. I honestly should have started planning sooner, but such is life. I looked a little on pinterest, but got overwhelmed and had to shut my laptop. I have no idea how to make her 1st birthday special enough for such a special little lady. I assume all mommies feel this way! Do we just invite family? Or friends too? If friends too, do we still have it at our home, or find a larger location to rent? What about food? And decorations? And that reminds me, I need to email the photographer to schedule her professional photos! What does she wear for those??? Oh gosh, so much to think about… Maybe I’m making too big of a deal out of a lot of this… Any advice, I’m all ears.
I still only see two teeth, her two bottom in the front. But from her attitude lately, more must be coming! Solids are hit or miss. I feel like some days she is all ready with her mouth open, and other days she has little interest. She will always eat those puff things though. Those should be called baby crack. So odd question… Everyone told me that once Nora started solid food her diapers would no longer be liquid. And they aren’t… but I didn’t expect to find a round turd the day after she had eaten some solids. I guess I thought it would be still mushy but not liquid. Is this normal for it to be so hard?
My motivation in general seems to be lacking lately. The laundry is piling up, our master bedroom is a mess, our taxes aren’t complete, Nora’s birthday party isn’t planned, and my new sewing machine is still in the box, but yet, I just look at it all each night and instead plop down in front of the TV or computer. What is wrong with me? I’m blaming it on the weather, I’m sick of the cold. I want to get out with Nora more when it’s warm, walks especially. I feel like it’s so much colder here than where we used to live, and we get a ton more snow. And the wind. I can’t even describe it. Like can’t walk, sometimes can’t drive it’s so strong. We’ve had more blizzard warning this year!
Yes, I purchased a sewing machine. Randomly. Online. Just picked one on Amazon that sounded good and had great reviews. I had this idea, you know, to make the cute stuff I see on Etsy and then open my own Etsy store. (Stop laughing!) Keep in mind I don’t really know how to sew. I mean, I sort of did when I was younger, as my grandmother and mother both sew, but I wouldn’t really know how to just sit down and make something. I don’t even know how to set up the machine, which is why it’s still in the box! Well, that and because Eric will freak when he sees it. Which reminds me, my coffee shop idea is still in the works, more on that another time. But I think I found a partner!
Nora is getting cranky so more another day…