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:
- 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!
- 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 do.not.care. My feet are warm and comfy (I’m wearing them in bed right now – even though they have soles on them. HA!).
- 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 Targ.et) 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!
- 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!
- 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!
- 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!
- 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).
- 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!
- 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!
- 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 😉