Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Twenty Nine + Memorial Weekend

I had a fun and eventful weekend! The neighborhood pool opened for the first time this year so you know where I was!!
Scott and I brought Campbell to the pool with us for a little bit then Scott took him home so I could relax and enjoy friends + sun without worrying about my baby. Campbell doesn't know it yet but he's going to have so many great summers at the Hyde Park pool. I know he'll enjoy spending so much time there with his future neighborhood friends. There are so many babies born within weeks of one another in this neighborhood so Campbell most definitely won't be short on friends! I love, love that for him.
Later that day we went to Brad and Jaclyn's house for dinner. Right when we walked in the door with Campbell, Emmy was fascinated. She kept pointing at him and saying "baby" and giving him kisses. It was the sweetest thing!!! I think I took about a million pictures of it. These photos will be priceless one day. We'll have to pull them out for their high school graduation slide show or something!
My birthday was on Sunday and my family was in town which was great! We went to Crepes Paulette for lunch then I came home and headed out to the pool. I really didn't get to enjoy the pool much because Campbell kept being fussy and wouldn't nap well therefore I kept getting summoned. Plus it rained a little. Regardless, I still had a good time at the pool even if it was short lived. Later that evening we had some friends over to our house for pizza on the patio!
That night Campbell slept horrible and I thought it was all my fault for not being completely hands on with him all day. He kept waking up every two hours and when I was rocking him in the middle of the night, I was boiling mad at myself for feeling the need to celebrate my birthday/being away from him more than usual. I can kind of laugh at myself for that now but I'm so neurotic about his schedule because keeping Campbell on his schedule/routine = better sleep for his Mommy. It's just not worth it to me to mess it up! I was in an absolute panic all day on Monday that I was going to have to start all over and it would take weeks for him to sleep 5+ hours again. So the entire day I was obsessive about making sure we did our regular routine with Campbell. Thank heavens it was just a fluke (I guess) because Campbell settled back into his regular 5+ hours of sleep last night. Whew! I thought I was going to end up having those day dreams about running away to the Double Tree again.
All in all it was a great long weekend and a fun birthday. The whole weekend was spent with friends and family which is always the perfect way to do it in my book.


  1. I found your blog through Jake's blog! I love reading your post about Baby C and how your're transitioning. I read this post and I had to comment. I feel the EXACT way you do. We adopted a baby, she's almost a year old now, we've had her home with us since day 3. I celebrated my birthday and my husband's birthday all within her 3 month little life. Both nights after the celebration the baby's sleeping routine was sooo messed up. I cried the next morning, almost feeling guilty for celebrating & messing her routine up. : ( People always told me, "it gets better." It really does get better, you will get your pool time and this time next year he'll be kicking right beside you. : ) Congratulations, mommy hood ROCKS!

    1. Thanks for reading and the comment! I can't even tell you how angry I was with myself for celebrating my birthday and messing up our little schedule!! People told me to relax and I had to enjoy life and I was like "but you don't understand my life revolves around trying to get him to sleep at night!!!!!!!" Thank goodness he got right back on it. I know we'll have hiccups but from now on I'm going to try to avoid them as best as I can....even if it means skipping out on fun parties! :)