4 random and unexciting things on a Saturday. A truly boring read, I’m sure.¬†

  1. I’ve drafted 7 blog posts recently that I’m eager to post, but for various reasons they’re not ready to go live yet. Some are more professional-blogger-ish (my first affiliate links!). Others are personal ramblings. I have a lot of big thoughts and feelings to express. 
  2. Marriage and motherhood do not naturally compliment each other. It takes a lot of work, communication, and energy to make both work harmoniously. We have been working on this. It is hard, but so worth the tough conversations. I want Avery to have a healthy relationship modeled for her. And my wife and I had a great marriage before the baby was born and I never want Avery to think that she was the reason for any struggles we go through as a couple. 
  3. Screw you, PhD. I have so much stress right now from not getting enough work done on my PhD. We’re going to try a new schedule where my wife cooks dinner and takes the baby on Tuesday and Thursday evenings so I can work. I currently feel like I have no energy left for school work after Avery goes to bed, but perhaps there’s a mental sweet spot I can tap into from 4:30-6:30.
  4. We had a beach day at my wife’s family cottage today and it was great. Avery LOVES being outside. She was agreeable and fun from her 5:50am wakeup till we got in the car at 8pm to leave. We pushed her a little late… Look for adorable beach baby pictures to come when I get the SD card loaded on my computer later.

    Happy weekend, everyone. 

    Quick update on life: 4 things 

    1. We have daycare!! Starting in September Avery will be going to a warm and sensitive caregiver with only one other 12 month old little girl, from 9-1, 3 days a week. We will slowly increase that to 9-2:30 4 days a week. It is the perfect situation for us. 
    2. Avery is getting into EVERYTHING. Crawling is awesome – I particularly love it how she can follow me around the house without needing to be carried – but the baby proofing has to catch up with her. Just this morning alone she cut her finger sticking it in the floor heating vent, she pulled an unattached wall heating vent over onto herself, she got her finger stuck in the cat door, and she pulled a book off the shelf onto her head. She’s also pulling herself up onto her knees, so it won’t be long before she’s reaching things even higher up. 
    3. The chicken coop is done (just need to build the run this weekend) and it looks like we will be getting the chicks in about 2 weeks.  
    4. We are booked up for almost every weekend this summer already. Too many family and friends, maybe? Oh well, at least Avery should be able to have lots of new experiences this summer (like camping, twice!)