Our little monkey is all about climbing lately. Now that he has a toddler bed, he likes to play with his toys before falling asleep for his nap. Hubster and I decided that we needed to buck up and splurge on an expensive video baby monitor so that we can make sure he isn’t climbing all up on his furniture or something.
I don’t exactly recall how I first heard about Mamavation, but I do remember being impressed by the compassion and kindness of its members. Since last fall, I’ve completed several Mamavation Two Week Challenges (3? 4? I can’t recall!). The challenges really helped me on my road to fitness and staying accountable. They also helped me to keep moving during a time in my life when I would’ve rather sat on the couch. The Mamavation community encouraged me to complete Two Week Challenges while I was in the midst of postpartum depression. Sometimes it was really difficult to get moving, but it was the accountability of the community that kept me going.
C loves his dada so much, and it makes my heart smile. Every time he hears the door to our apartment hallway open/close during the day, he looks up at me, smiles big and says, “Dada?!” It breaks my heart when I have to tell him that Dada won’t be home until dinner time. (Please excuse the grainy iPhone pic. I thought it was too cute to delete!)
We bought a half-share of a CSA (community-supported agriculture) from a local farm when we moved here in June. Every week, we go pick up our box of produce from our farm’s tent at the local farmer’s market. I absolutely love it!
That box is filled with so many awesome vegetables and fruits every week. We’ve received a huge lot of blueberries (probably more than 2 pints each of the past two weeks), delicious raspberries, tomatoes, red potatoes, mixed greens, and more. This week, we opened our box to find 12 ears of sweet corn, carrots, zucchini, kohlrabi, lettuce, green beans, blueberries, and jam. So delicious!
It’s been nearly two weeks since I’ve started withdrawing from Effexor. The first phase of my withdrawal was to drop to 112.5 mg from 150 mg. The first few days were the hardest. I had dizziness, nausea, migraines, a sensation that my skin was crawling, and difficulty sleeping. As the time of my next dose approached, I would get very sweaty and jittery. I’ve been doing better now, but still occasionally get the skin crawling sensation. Sometimes it keeps me from falling asleep at night.
One of my best friends from college, who actually was the maid of honor in my wedding, lives in our new city. We decided to meet up yesterday at the local wildlife sanctuary so that C could enjoy the animals. It was so awesome to see her again after two years, and C loved her! He let L carry him around to check out all the animals.
Hubster and I are absolutely loving being back in our home state. We’ve been able to catch up with many family members and friends. We joke that in one month of living here, we’ve had more visitors than in the two years that we lived in a neighboring state!
A couple weeks ago, I put C down for a nap in his crib like usual. About 20 minutes later, I was shocked when I heard one of his toys that was across the room. I ran down the hallway to his room and, sure enough, he was out of his crib and playing with his toys.