1. More love notes and fewer to-do lists... This one will be a good one for me, I tell Ryan daily how much I appreciate him and love him but I want to write it down more, I make time for my long to-do lists and now I want to make more time for love notes.
2. Lose the rest of the baby weight, I know that will take time. I need to quit the fat talk though so that should really be my resolution.
3. Take more time for rest, I tend to overbook and just do too much when I am at home.
4. Write Claire more letters and make a scrapbook.
A Years Worth of Parenting Advice
This is touching and just what I needed, I love reading about motherhood from other moms.
The Important Thing About Yelling
"Because yelling shuts down the communication; it severs the bond; it causes people to separate -- instead of come closer."
Well, after writing a 10 piece to do list for this evening this really hit home. I do not need to be perfect but I do need to learn how to let things slide.
New Years Resolutions For Working Moms
What I hope My Daughter Sees
& cue sobbing
The Gift Of Slowing Down
See resolutions above.
Taking Away My Daughters Smile
The title made me sad but you should read this, I struggle when I get home with the need to just get stuff done and not just taking the time to enjoy what is going on. I promise you I will be turning this around.
Taking Off The Ticking Clock
I know these are not supposed to make me feel bad and guilty about things I haven't even done yet but I worry about time and things being clean. Work in progress
Hi baby girl. You are almost 21 weeks and you have your first bruise! I know that you will probably fall and get up countless times but your first one feels like a biggie. This one happened on NYE 2013 and your dad, Robin and me were sitting at the Castillo dinner table when you bonked your head straight on the table, I am sorry I was not quick enough to make sure your head didn't hit but I wasn't :(
Otherwise our ringing in of 2014 was wonderful, we danced a lot and had a really nice time with our friends.
I just wanted to write a quick note about how wonderful you are and how much your smile makes me giddy. You are getting so expressive and you smile all the time, it is so infectious and I hope that you continue to smile so wide and make everyone smile with you. Lately you have been sleeping really well, I think we found what works for you. You like to sleep on your belly and funny enough so do I! Now that you are able to roll over they told me to go ahead and let you sleep any way you see fit so I hope you are enjoying the extra Zs, I know I am.