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Another List!


Life has been great lately – I feel like things are really going smoothly for me.  My reasons for feeling this way are extremely ridiculous – but I can’t help but feel energized by them:

  1. After months, and MONTHS, of trying to find replacement hair products for my secret weapon product that the manufacturer discontinued (without asking my permission) – I have found them!  I have spent a fortune on multiple products that are sworn to do the same thing as my discontinued product, but none of them do.  All they do is dry out my very fine, flat hair.  I went to Ave.da yesterday to pick up some moisturizer and asked the gal if she had ideas for me (I asked a different gal a month or so ago and she told me I was out of luck).  This gal sold me two things (ugh) and told me precisely what to do with them.  I followed her instructions today and my hair has never looked better – and with half the work I was doing before (no more flat iron!).  HUGE win!
  2. I got new slippers.  I have had the same pair of Ac.orn slippers for a couple of years and although they’re still comfy, they were missing that “walking on clouds” feeling that comes with a new pair of faux fur-lined Ac.orn slipers.  I was at the mall yesterday, on my way out through my favorite outdoor gear store, and thought, “oh – my slippers!”  They had my size, they were on sale – and they were mine!  They’re the wrong color (black = yuck) but I  My feet are warm and comfy (I’m wearing them in bed right now – even though they have soles on them.  HA!).
  3. Maternity clothes.  No – not because of the fit and comfort (but yeah, that too), but because I get to wear my wonderful be.maternity stretchy shirts (from under everything, which means in these winter months, I am sealed up from head to toe now and I’m not cold everywhere I go.  So happy!
  4. Maternity jeans at Ga.p Maternity were $35 a pair at their retail locations.  I needed new ones and stocked up.  I’m so happy!  I couldn’t have gotten them cheaper at cheap maternity stores.  To put the cherry on my sundae, they are the same size as the jeans I bought at Ga.p this past summer when I was smaller than I am now (pre-IVF meds) – so that was nice!
  5. Matthew is sleeping longer these days.  YAY!  We planned our work and worked our plan and we have success!  He slept 11 hours last night and 10.5 the night before.  He is waking up  happy versus crying.  I am sleeping more too which is nice!
  6. We are going to bed WAY earlier than normal.  At 10:00 tonight, I asked B, “ready for bed?”  A week ago, I would not have asked that so early but we’ve been going to bed before 11 each night for a week now and I’m just a lot happier.  Yes, I can function on very little sleep, but more sleep is always better!
  7. My diabetic cat is in a diabetic remission.  Don’t tell the others, but she’s my fave and when she’s sick, I get very sad.  Her behavior was off for a couple of weeks so I decided to get out the glucometer and test her.  Turns out we were giving her too much insulin because she’s in remission.  Since chatting with the vet and dropping the shots for over a week, she’s back to normal and happy.  I’m happy too!  This won’t last forever, and I have to watch her closely – but that’s never been a problem for me.  She and I are almost inseparable (but she was not hanging out with me while being OD’d with insulin which tipped me off).
  8. Matthew is back to eating almost everything we put in front of him.  There isn’t much he won’t eat.  He even loves scallops.  This has made life way easier because he eats what we eat every  night for dinner.  It’s awesome!
  9. I have an old doll from my childhood that we keep in Matthew’s closet.  She looks like a real baby (she’s a hospital mannequin – don’t ask!) and we got her out a couple of years ago to teach B how to diaper a baby.  We just kept her in the closet for whatever reason.  Matthew has found her and now asks, at least once a day, for the baby to come out.  He treats her like a real baby and is very gentle and loving, and tries to hold her like a baby (she weighs 5 pounds so that makes it hard for him).   He was hesitant at first, even though he wanted her out of the closet, and just wanted to look at her.  He now pats her head, touches her nose, kisses her, and strokes her while I hold her.  This makes me think to our future with a big brother and it melts my heart!
  10. I have less than a week’s worth of shots left.  I have 6 left starting tomorrow.  Ahhh… this is so exciting!


So there it is – the list that convinces me that things are pretty good right now!  I’m sure things will change tomorrow, now  😉

Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

12 thoughts on “Another List!

  1. 1. I have very fine, flat hair. What is this magical product?!?!

    2. I LOVE Acorn slippers!!! But not in bed! I hate shoes, socks, pants, etc. in bed. HATE.

    3. & 4. Woot for the maternity clothes, sales, and warmth!

    5. YAY sleep!!

    6. See 5. 😉

    7. This one makes me soooo happy. I am a cat person. A sweet cat can really be so affectionate. I’m glad your girl is back to normal!

    8. Yay for food. Sofia LOVES scallops. And crab. Especially crab!

    9. I love that Matthew is loving your baby doll!! I just recently started using some signs with Sofia and she almost immediately picked up on the sign for baby. Now everytime I say baby she does it. It makes my heart MELT. I hope she gets more use out of it soon!

    10. Hells yeah to just a handful of shots left!!

  2. 1. I have very fine but fluffy hair. Will this product work for me?
    6. I started getting ready for bed before 9:30 most nights. It really helps me not fall asleep at 3:00p at my desk as I am prone to do 😉
    7. I’m glad your cat is doing better!
    9. That is sooooooooo sweet!
    10. Yay!

  3. I love lists and I think we are all going to be bothering you until you spill the beans about #1. That way, if they sell more, it is more likely not to be discontinued:] Sounds like a successful shopping day and just lots of good things going on, yay! I will be sending our child via whatever mode of transportation you would like for sleep training… you can even send him back when he hits 6 hours straight. Lol. Yay for almost being done with the shots!

  4. I like it all! But I LOVE that you are almost done shots. This makes me so very happy! 🙂

    I remain eternally jealous of #8. I need M to come spend a week at my house and teach HGB about eating more than toast. Put him on the next flight our, will ya? He’ll love it here!

  5. 2. I think I need slippers. I used to wear them all the time when I was growing up, but haven’t really since I’ve moved into my own house. Probably b/c our dogs will think they are their toys. That might have to change soon. Warm, comfy slippers sound great!
    4. Score! I only have pair of maternity jeans that I like and I splurged and spent $40 on them.
    5. Rubbing it in I see. Haha, no really that’s great that he’s sleeping longer! And waking up all smiles versus crying is so much better.
    6. I can’t believe you used to stay up so late! I would go to bed every night at 8 pm if I could.
    7. Great news!
    8. Again great news! This gives me hope that maybe in a month Chloe will be back to her normal, eating, sleeping self.
    9. Melt my heart.
    10. Yay!!! This is a wonderful list of why you feel great, not ridiculous at all!

  6. You and your lists LOL….It’s a little too much like me…except I don’t post all of mine…people would think I was crazy OCD lady…

    And as someone who has long fine flat hair, I must know what this product is….I’m a pony tail gal all the time to prevent looking like I have nasty hair…

    I do love this list and it does seem as if life is pretty great! YAY!

  7. YAY for only a few shots left! My last shot is on Saturday and OMG I can’t wait. My rump is tired of all the poking. Glad to hear things are looking up and that Av.eda was able to help you. I swear by that company!

  8. My posts are often in lists form too. That’s such an incredible deal on GAP maternity jeans! Makes me want to get online and stock up “just in case!” Lol I can’t stay up late, don’t laugh but I’m in bed by 8 and try to be asleep no later than 8:45pm. Mostly cuz I go to the gym at 5:15, but also because I LOVE sleep 🙂

  9. Love the lists 🙂 So glad Matthew is sleeping well and eating well. Absolutely adorable about him and the baby doll!!! He is going to be such a great big brother. Going to bed early sounds so good. I have been up way too late every night recently and it is taking its toll. I swear I say this every single night but tonight I want to be in bed by 10pm at the latest!! We’ll see how that goes…

  10. Love the list! And please please as a fellow “fine flat hair” girl- please share the product! I must be buying the wrong ones at Av.eda but they’re sooo hard to resist!

  11. ah! disregard my post asking for the av.eda product! should have gotten farther along in your blog- am just catching up!

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