It may be 17 days late (oops), but Happy New Year, everyone!
It’s been a crazy time around the Ruiz household, as I’m sure it’s been in every other residence, so I’ve been occupied with keeping my head on straight and haven’t been able to write.
I swear I need a dictation app that notates everything I say aloud so I can post more often. Many times, during 2am feedings, I find myself coming up with what I want to say for the next blog and then promptly lose it by the next morning. Alas, I guess there are worse things!
So, let’s get to the good stuff.
Since the last post, MUCH has changed around the Wife Life and Beyond home! I finished my Master’s Degree, Luis was approved for the clearing of his Administrative Credential, he’s only one class away from finishing his Master’s Degree, and we both made it through our first holiday season with the bubs.
Speaking of the bubs, Adeline has grown SO MUCH – and I don’t just mean in size. She is six months old, is able to stand (assisted), is very happily eating oatmeal as her first solid, and has TWO teeth!
The poor baby had been obviously teething for awhile and then on New Year’s Eve they broke through her gums. While we couldn’t see them that night, we could definitely feel them and finally understood what all the crying was about. They were as sharp as razors. Bleh! By January 7th we could see not one, but TWO bottom teeth and now they’re fully visible, even though there’s absolutely no way she’ll let you get a picture of them. The best way to see the little buggers is to make her laugh, which she’s doing a lot of now.
Case in point:
Tell me that’s not the most precious thing you’ve ever seen! I know, I know… I’m biased. But seriously, she’s just too cute for her own good.
On another note, I’m excited to take Adds to the doctor for her 6 month appointment to see how much she’s grown in length and weight. Every morning I swear she’s grown at least three inches, but I guess that has to be my imagination.
I can also share that I’m feeling better. In my last post I added some of my further experience with PPD and adjusting into the new motherhood role. Since then I’ve really been assessing myself and my feelings to work towards the best version of me – and man, I think it’s working!
I am positive that much of it has to do with my attention to both physical and mental health. I’ve cut out as much negative media and outlets as I can from my life and, on the whole, I feel more relaxed. It’s crazy how much of an impact outside forces and people can have on your psyche. I’m just glad I’m able to identify what needs to be removed and what’s valuable enough to stay. That can be a hard and arduous process, but it’s worth it in the end.
I’ve also paid more attention to drinking water, eating healthy(ier) and keeping active – even though I still drink far too much coffee for my own good (oops, again)!
See, I’m drinking some as we speak!
And, hey! That reminds me! I’m also officially teaching classes at the Barre studio in Turlock! I am really enjoying the opportunity to help others reach their wellness goals while I continue on my improved lifestyle journey!
So, on the whole, 2018 is shaping up pretty well. I’m definitely ready to see what we’ve got in store.
Until next time, I’ll leave you with this: