Miss Evangeline is keeping me on my toes these days. As it’s warm out now, we try to spend as little time inside as possible. Evangeline, ironically, is now at her best outside in the hustle and bustle if daily life. She has become quite the social butterfly. Excited to meet new people and see new things. She loves when people talk to her and rewards them with a big goofy baby grin.
The flipside of that is that she continues not wanting to sleep cause the world is too cool. Mom reaches the brink of exaustion meltdown and then BAM she gives me 4 consecutive hours of sleep and I’m good to go again. No seriously for 3 days this week she woke me up every single hour. I actually found myself crying from sheer exaustion and unable to think, like really, I couldn’t have spelled my own name I think. Then, one good night of sleep and I am a new person and a much better mom.
I am learning to accept the things I cannot change by reminding myself that she always crashes out good eventually.
Anyways at 4 months things have become so blissfully wonderful that I feel bad for struggling so much in the first two months. I was terrified to think about going through all the endless hours of crying again. Now I see the light at the end of the tunnel. Although it felt like a million years at the time, in the thick of it, after 6 weeks of hard colic nights, now it just feels so worth it. I would do it all again in an instant and hope we will be well on our way at this time next year. (I.e we will likely start trying to make Evangeline another sibling around next summer. )
On Sunday Evangeline participated in her first 5K race. A friend hosted a 5k to raise money for the childrens hospital here. She lost her twin daughter Alyssa, to twin to twin transfusion, and so the fundraiding was in her honour. Anyhow Dave, Oliver, Evangeline and I registered to run/walk it and all had a great time. I have to say Oliver is the fittest of us all LOL. I lost 15 minutes on my 5K time from this time last year. However, I am ok with that cause
a) I haven’t been running in one year as a result of pregnancy injury.
b) I was pushing a stroller with a 12 lb baby in it, so that’s at least another 20 lbs of resistance to run with. Reguardless, it was enjoyable and it’s important to me that my child be exposed to a healthy active lifestyle.
Anyhow, mom is visiting this week and today is a lovely sunny day so were off to walk the waterfront boardwalk, get’s some delicious ice cream and do a little shop browsing. Yeay!
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