Since my little babe isn’t such a little bean anymore and over a year old, I feel like I haven’t gotten on here to just do a basic life update. Especially since so many exciting things have been happening in our neck of the woods.
So whats been going on? I’ll share some of life happenings below…
I am now a Part Time Working Mama
If you have been following me on Instagram, you would have seen that a couple of weeks ago, I had an interview for a part time personal training position at the local gym, which is only 5 minutes away from my house. Thankfully, I landed the job and best of all, the hours I will be working are during the times when the childcare is open. That means I will be able to bring Cassidy with me in the mornings for about 3 hours and I pretty much don’t have to pay a thing! It’s a total win/win. I get a little adult time (something I was oh so desperately needing) and Cassidy gets her kid socialization time (something she needs since she doesn’t go to daycare and has to listen to me all day). So anyway, if any of ya’ll are locating in Northwest Jersey and want a free consult, please shoot me a message here!
I set up a “Mama Needs a Night Out” Facebook Group for local mamas.
So, I am not one for mom’s groups. I personally think they are a little queer and to be honest, I feel like most of those groups tend to get way to judgmental and become more of a “who is the better parent” competition. However, what since we are new to this area of NJ and haven’t yet establish a group of friends up here, I thought it would be a good idea to organize a “moms’ night out” group on Facebook. This was something so out of character for me but after our first night out and meeting so many great ladies, I am so happy I did it! Definitely helped me remind myself just how important it is to set time for myself and grant myself a night out every now and again!
Cassidy had her first real fever and terrible cold
Last week was hell for both Cassidy and myself. For starters, she came down with a nasty chest cold last weekend, which lasted into the week. While she has had minor cold (like a simple runny nose) and mild fever (we are talking like 99 or 100 degrees), this time she woke up with a 103 fever and was coughing up a lung. The worst part about it was that I had to start my job and bring Cassidy in the morning with me. She was miserable and I was miserable for thinking I was making her miserable. I cried to my husband at the end of the week because of pure guilt. I thought I had maybe taken on too much and didn’t think I could do it. Thankfully though, I have I got great advice from him and this week has been much, much better!
Ben and Lucy are my other babies and have been with us since they were puppies. 4 years later, they are very much a part of our family. However, lately they have been showing us a few behaviors which have made us nervous. Specifically speaking, they have been getting into nasty fights with one another over food. Now this isn’t really something new for them, because they did do it as young pups, but it has been quite some time since it has happened and the severity at which they fight has gotten worse. Unfortunately, with this happening, we have started conversation about possibly rehoming our dog Ben. Firstly, we want to exhaust every method (CBD oil and Dog Trainers) but if that doesn’t work then we will have to pull the trigger. It absolutely breaks my heart to think about but I know I have to keep my family’s best interest at heart. Luckily none of this aggression has ever turned on Cassidy but I will admit that their fighting does make me question that possibility. Next week we have a dog trainer coming out to help so fingers crossed we can make some serious changes.
Cassidy had her 12 month doctors visit
Actually we were a bit delayed on this one but we finally made it and it was not very fun this time around. I mean, every other doctors visit hasn’t be a party but this time Cassidy was not having it. For starters, she was scared of the doctor so that didn’t make things easy. And then on top of all that, she had to get 3 separate shots, which could have made me cry just watching. However, aside from that unpleasantness, we learned she is growing like a weed. In the 95% for weight 80th% for height and 98% for her HEAD! She’s got quite the noggin. Lets hope that means she will be smart 🙂
Recovery from the Holidays
Is it just me or does this month feel like it is forever long? After the Holidays, I always feel this way. I think with the hecticness things just move super-fast but then once it is all done, time moves at a snails pace. Anyway, we are just recovery from it all. Taking a couple of steps back from drinking so I can give my body that recovery and refocusing ourselves for the new year ahead. I have a feeling 2019 is going to be pretty stellar.