To recap my summer:
- Tried swim class with Jack and failed utterly. He still hates swimming, the ocean, and the beach.
- M and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary as a married couple (10 years total!). We went to Vegas and it was absolutely joyous.
I like coconut cake and he doesn't. Our local grocery store sells pieces individually so we both got our favorites.
- Did a lot of walking and strollering around the neighborhood since it was a relatively mild summer, in terms of heat.
- Had a great 4th of July and Jack spent some great time with his grandparents.
- Jack learned to crawl, eat with his hands, and broke through a bunch of teeth, which made for a roller coaster of good days and tough ones.
- He also is a big boy who sits up in the grocery cart and doesn't want baby holding. He's busting out of the Bjorn but still enjoys facing forward.
- I went out on dates with M. a lot thanks to my mom, aunt, and brother, who were anxious to have Jack sleepovers. Those dates were mostly cheap dinners and visits to our local bar, but they kept me feeling sane and gave me a couple of mornings where I didn't get up at 7am.
- I snuggled during the afternoons with Jack when he was being cranky about napping in the crib. He always ended up in the crib eventually, but the snuggle time was great!
- He started to enjoy playing with M's skateboard. They got some great bonding time!
- I put together a decent wardrobe for work and replenished some shoes now that my feet have grown half a size.
- I started walking more, and am going to work towards jogging if I can.
- Some days were hard, and I wondered if it was normal to be that tired, even on a full night's sleep. It's normal, apparently.
- Luckily, Jack is a sweet heart, and even his bad days are full of really beautiful moments. He sleeps good, he laughs every day, and he kisses his favorite toys.
- Unfortunately, Stevie, my cat of 14 years passed away in August. Poor guy. He bloated up and wasn't eating. Our vet said at his age, it was likely cancer. We tearfully said goodbye. He had always refused to stop peeing on all my stuff, and I often wondered if he'd live forever, vomiting on my couch or pillow until he was in his 20s. I still cried a bunch and felt mom guilt for having to watch him go. Radley is still moping about it. We're all in a decent place right now, and I hope that as stressful as it will be to prep a new lecture every week for a class I've never taught before, I think it's a great opportunity to create a class now that I really understand how to do it.Here's to a happy fall for all of you! I've got Jack's first birthday, Halloween, and the holidays to look forward to. Here's hoping we get some fall weather.