I didn’t think I had much to share in this “Slice of Life” since we haven’t been up to anything too exciting, but then I started grabbing pictures from my phone and realized that I have all kinds of things to blab about. 🙂
After hemming and hawing for literally two years over whether or not we should get rid of cable, we finally bit the bullet and gave it the boot after our bill went up yet again. Jamie and I only watched a couple shows each, and we figured that they weren’t worth the hefty price we were paying monthly. We got Playstation Vue which takes care of Jamie’s shows and sports, but I’m a little out of luck with The Bachelor and This Is Us. After 10+ years of watching The Bachelor in real time, it’s a little bit of an adjustment waiting to watch it online (#firstworldproblems). Not being able to curl up on the couch on Tuesday night to watch This Is Us was also kind of a bummer to both of us, but those conveniences just weren’t worth the price tag anymore (we’ll watch it online at some point soon). Hadley is still able to watch a lot of her favorite shows, so we know it’s just going to take some adjusting.
PS: We do want to try an antenna for the major networks, but I’ve heard they don’t work great in our city. We’ll see!
My big girl had her first real dentist appointment this week where she had to go back all by herself and have her teeth cleaned. At her other two previous appointments I went back with her and we just sat in a room where they examined her teeth and got her comfortable. I was proud of how brave she was and the good report she got from the dentist. She couldn’t stop talking about the watermelon toothpaste and her new princess toothbrush. Princesses are LIFE right now.
I’ve talked before about our total obsession with Aldi, so here’s another find that I’ve been telling everyone about lately! These PurAqua fruit-flavored waters are SO good. I think I actually drank five or six or them yesterday. I’ve never been a huge fan of flavored water, but we decided to pick up this case last week for our life group coming over. DELISH. There are four flavors in each case, so keep an eye out!
Whenever one of us sees Sadie bolting for the piano, we always warn the other by saying “Please enjoy this musical entertainment by Sadie DeSpain!” with usually one second to spare before she starts banging on the keys with both hands. It’s her new favorite thing. 🙂 Her little friend Vinny was over earlier this week, and he thought the piano rocked too. 😉 PS: Sadie has no shirt on because she’d just finger-painted with her carrot-flavored squeeze pouch. *insert eye-roll emoji*
We brought Jamie his breakfast/lunch this week at work, and Hadley had a field day with his coins!
We LOVE Daddy! She’s so obsessed with him!
One of my favorite ways to find the motivation to run is to download new music. I love love love running to a new playlist of my current favorite songs. I usually listen to Christian or Hip-Hop – Christian because I get so lost in the encouraging praise music (bonus points if it’s a beautiful day) and Hip-Hop for the beat. Mixing these two genres into the same playlist would make anybody laugh hearing the songs one after the next. 😉 Here’s a look at the most recent Christian songs I’ve been running to. Love them.
Ah, this last picture. Where to begin? Sadie woke up last Friday morning and refused to breastfeed. Considering the day prior she was still nursing every three hours, this was baffling. After trying all morning to feed her, something told me in my gut that she was done. A bunch of people told me that this was likely just a nursing strike, but when she pushed me away Saturday morning, I knew that was it. I was surprised that I couldn’t hold back the tears, but it was emotional knowing that this chapter of Sadie’s life was over. I tried one more time Sunday morning, and then we closed the book.
The timing was so bizarre because I’d just blogged a couple days prior look for tips to start weaning since Sadie was still wanting to comfort nurse all day, every day. I talked with countless friends and even plopped on the floor with other dance moms during Hadley’s class asking for tips. On Thursday afternoon Meg and I were talking about it, and I said to her that I hoped I didn’t know when the last time I nursed her would be because I could see that being emotional. I had no idea it would be that night! I’m convinced she understood all of my conversations and just said “Okay, Mom, I’ll give it up!”
Between two weeks of engorgement, bruising, and refusing to take a bottle, this journey was all-consuming for me. As difficult as it was at times, I also adored that quiet time with my baby. I loved developing the bond we have. I loved when she would constantly lock eyes with me and smile. As pictured, I loved when she started playing with my mouth and giggling when I would pretend to bite her fingers.
Between Hadley and Sadie, I’ve done all of the feeding options. I’ve exclusively pumped, I’ve formula fed, and I’ve breastfed. In my opinion, fed is totally best. 🙂 I think it’s all up to the mom and her circumstances. Though I could make a long list of personal pros and cons for each, I truly believe there’s no right or wrong way to go.
- Did you get rid of cable? What do you use instead?
- What do you listen to while you run/work out? Besides new music, what else motivates you to get in a work out?
- Do you also love Aldi?! What are your favorites finds?
- Breastfeeding thoughts: Have you ever heard of a baby going cold turkey the way Sadie did?