Hey everyone! Glad to see you — there’s lots of non-sewing stuff to talk about this week!
If we were having coffee this morning, I’d tell you that it’s been a week of highs and lows. We had some milestones this week, that’s for sure. First, Baby J slept through the night! On Monday night, he woke up for a feeding at 9:30pm — no big deal since I’m not in bed by then anyway — and then slept through until 7am! It was wonderful! The next night he woke up to nurse at 11:00pm and then slept through. Wednesday night he woke up at 9:30pm and then again at 4:00am, but he’s definitely moving in the right direction. My sleep is much improved this week.
The only downside of Baby J sleeping longer is that because he didn’t nurse during the night, I ended up with a plugged duct. Those suck. Luckily, it seems like a fairly mild one and is slowly working its way out.
If we were having coffee, I would also update you on our Whole30 experience. Well, I’m actually planning to do a whole wrap-up with my thoughts on the experience when it’s done on July 1, but in the meantime, I’ll give a quick update. We are still sticking to the plan and eating really clean. I haven’t had a smidgen of added sugar in 19 days. Or any grains, dairy, legumes, or alcohol. And it really hasn’t been that hard (with the exception of the few days last week when I was sick — those days were tough).
And the best part of all this — eating a seriously clean diet has helped me lose all of my remaining baby inches! I have a pair of what I think of as my “super-skinny” jeans — they’re jeans that I got as a birthday present when J was 15 months old and I was at the leanest I’ve been in my adult life. They needed to be hemmed and by the time I got them back (I didn’t sew back then), they didn’t fit anymore because I’d found out I was pregnant with N and was so bloated I couldn’t fasten them. 😦
Well, on Monday, I tried on those jeans, and THEY FIT!! And not just “I can get them over my hips and thighs and button them but I’d better not try to eat or breathe or I’ll pop a button” fit, but they actually fit. Not quite as loosely as they once did, but very, very close. That right there is a huge Whole30 endorsement IMO.
If we were having coffee this morning, I would admit that even though it’s been a really good experience, Whole30 is really time-consuming. I have done hardly any sewing this month. Instead of spending my evenings after the kids are in bed at my sewing machine or with my knitting needles, we spend them doing food prep. I’m very glad that we are doing this, but I’m also very glad it’s only for 30 days. I’ll be happy to see more of Bernice in July .
But if we were having coffee, I would tell you that it hasn’t all been good news this week. Albert has an ongoing health issue that reared its ugly head on Monday (boy, Monday was quite a day). It’s a saga and I won’t go into all the details, but suffice it to say that for almost 7 years now he has been dealing with vision issues in his left eye. As in, he has almost no vision in his left eye. Well, on Monday he noticed worrisome symptoms in his right eye that led him to make an emergency appointment with his retinal specialist that evening. Lo and behold, there is worrisome activity now in the retina of his right eye. So that means more treatment to try and prevent any more serious event, follow ups, and consults with all his other specialists. We have to get the rheumatologist back involved, and see what other follow up is needed. This promises to be yet another long road 😦
If we were having coffee, what would you tell me?