Saturday, August 22, 2015

3 Thoughts for Now

I have had some random thoughts going through my head these past few days so why not share them.

1. House hunting sucks! If you have been reading you know we are house hunting. It has been an extremely difficult process. I am not willing to compromise on my must haves and Matt is not willing to compromise on his. How will we ever find a house? Compromise I guess. I keep telling myself we have not seen that many houses in reality. We have only seen 13 houses. How many houses did you see before you decided? I really am trying to be patient because I feel if we are we won't have to compromise too much and we will be able to find a house we love. Tell me I am right please! I read somewhere on average it takes 6 months to find a house. We are only one month in. OH MY!!! I need to remind myself and Matt to be patient! Any helpful hints are appreciated! It is going to be a long road! We are meeting with our realtor again tomorrow for hopefully some good news.


2. Sleep regressions are awful. We have had a rough few nights weeks when it comes to sleep. When Kinley was little she had the most difficult time sleeping. Then at about 13 months she turned into this amazing sleeper. We could put her in bed awake and she would lay down and go to sleep. We wouldn't hear from her until morning. She was sleeping 630p-630a. It was truly amazing. Well now she is really fighting us on going to bed at night. Usually naps aren't an issue. It is bedtime that has been the struggle. We have been doing the same bedtime routine with her for a year and a half. Now after we read books and it's time to go to bed she screams. She asks to eat and doesn't want to go in her bed. I offer her a quick snack or a drink of milk and she may take a bit or two and maybe a sip. Clearly this child is not hungry and is stalling. So in her bed she goes screaming bloody murder. What changed? Nothing that I know of. And lately she has been waking up more often in the middle of the night. Remember my post a about a week ago? So instinctively I am worried and usually go in. 9 times out of 10 it makes it worse and she wants to get up and or go in my bed to sleep. The other night she screamed for 2 HOURS before she finally went to sleep at 9:20p and then was back up screaming 11:30-12:00. And guess what? She ended up sleeping in my bed because she wouldn't go back in her bed. I hate more than anything putting her to bed screaming at night, every night. It breaks my heart. I wish more than anything there was something I could do to help her. We have tried moving her bedtime later which doesn't seem to help. We just follow her cues when she is ready for bed at night. It is usually 7:00-7:30. I am hoping this is a phase and will pass soon. If anyone has any suggestions please share! It is a good thing this girl is so cute!! I am loving her pigtails! Aren't you?


3. Summer is coming to an end. I can't believe we are going into the last week of August. How is that possible. Fall is going to be here, then gone and then the holidays! Oh my! And Kinley's 2nd birthday! EKKKK. Read about some of my thoughts for her 2nd birthday here. Anyways back to the end of summer. See I told you my brain was thinking all these random thoughts lately.

There are still a few things on our summer bucket list that we haven't gotten to yet. We really want to get to Ocean Breeze. Ocean Breeze is the water park in our city that has an amazing kid area! Kinley loves the water so I know she would have a blast. Kinley and I went to the Norfolk Botanical Gardens with some friends and had a blast at the splash pad. I really want all 3 of us to get back there before summer ends. I would love to get to a baseball game, though I am not sure Kinley is ready for that yet. Maybe that means a date night! We are long overdue for one of those! I have been meaning to make popsicles all summer. I have seen so many yummy recipes for popsicles floating around on blogs all summer. Now that the end of summer is approaching fast I need to go get some molds! One last thing I want to do before summer ends is get to the beach one more time! I love the beach and Kinley does too, but it is a lot to pack up and go to the beach for a few hours. But hey summer is almost over so we should go one last time. Don't you think :)



Have a good rest of your weekend!

14 comments:

  1. I love this post, sometimes I get these random thoughts and I am not sure what to do with them. I got lucky when I was looking for a house, there was one in my neighborhood that was being remodeled and we watched the process, we saw the sign go up, called the same day and bought it. When you find the right house, the one that is meant for you, you will know!

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    1. I hope we get lucky soon house hunting. I am about over it LOL. Thank you for your positivity.

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  2. I LOVE your pictures. I love the name Kinley, and she looks like she had a blast at the splash pad. So adorable, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for reading! We loved her name because it was different. I am sure enough it will become popular.

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    1. Is a girl Chelsea :). Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I can't believe Summer is almost over!! Your little guy is so cute! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!!

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    1. I have a little girl Ashleigh. Thanks for reading.

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  5. I can't believe summer is almost over as well! Seems like it just started! Happy early birthday to Kinley!

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    1. I know right! Thanks! I am sure it will be here soon!

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  6. House hunting is the worst! There is no perfect house. As for sleep, all kids eventually become great sleepers (just look at my teens who can sleep all day). Enjoy each day, because before you know it, they will be grown up and move out.

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  7. She is so cute. I have ti agree about house hunting. Yuck .Hope you get to fit in a little more Summer fun .

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    1. Thank you Shann! I can't believe summer is almost gone!

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