monday musings 01: ringing in the holidays
Postpartum hair loss is definitely a real thing, and while I don't mind my lion's mane being thinned out a little, I needed a change so I didn't feel like a balding, hair-shedding feline. I used a gift card I got solely for me at my baby shower to get my hair done. Beckham came along and sang the songs of his people the entire time, but it was still a wonderful afternoon. I feel like a new woman!
+ On Thanksgiving day, my sweet grandma graduated life & joined her family in heaven. It was a bittersweet occasion. She's suffered from Alzheimer's for many years and has been in a home for the past 5 or so. We were fortunate enough to visit her on the way to Thanksgiving dinner, and my grandpa got the call just after we started eating, surrounded by his family. Her funeral was this past weekend, and although we were unable to attend, I know it was a beautiful service honoring a wonderful lady. We know she's much happier now & we'll see her again someday!
+ I've never been much of a decorator, but this door with the wreath ended up striking my Christmas fancy this year. We were *this* close to buying a giant white tree this year, (I had finally convinced Nick to let me! He's very traditional, you see.) but I decided against it at the last minute. And after last year's debacle, we weren't so excited to cut down our own again. So fake hand-me-down from my sister it is! (if anyone has extra Christmas cards you don't know what to do with, please send them my way.)
+ On the same Saturday after Thanksgiving, my best friend friend Chels got engaged and we got to be a part of it! AND my other best friend got married! Lexi was filming the wedding, so I was able to meet her as well. (bonus!) I even got some shopping in with my Mama. It was a great (if extremely busy) day!
+ Beckham discovered the joy that is the forward-facing camera, and each time I whip it out he makes this face like he's not so sure about it, but he likes it. I'll take it!
+ I'm trying real hard to put together Beckham's art gallery on his wall, but I just don't get decorating. If anyone has pointers I'd LOVE your insight.
+ Let me start off with BECKHAM SLEPT THROUGH THE ENTIRE NIGHT! This past week was hard, like he was not willing to go to bed and me staying up til 3am trying to finish schoolwork only to be up and feeding him every 2 hours or so HARD. Last night I was so done. Nick and I had spent the past 3 hours trying to put him to bed (which he's normally super good at!) and when he was finally asleep I started sobbing and saying how I just couldn't do it anymore. So I went to bed relatively early, and at 8:45 a.m. I realized what had happened. I was like OH MY GOODNESS! Nick! Guess what he did last night?? HE SLEPT THE WHOLE TIME! And we went in and he was just playing quietly in his crib and happy as can be. Later in the day he took a 3 hour nap (and so did I!) He knew I needed it, and wow. It's amazing just how excited I am again to be a mom!
+ Just one more week of finals & it's officially Christmas break. Halle-freakin-lujah!