Friday, September 28, 2012

Deployment Weekly Recap: Week 1

Can't believe I'm doing this again...ugh

Emotional: Not going to hasn't been easy. Jimmy was supposed to have 8 days off and we had plans to go to a music festival and to transition William from sleeping in his swing to his crib. Well, crap happens elsewhere in the world and he leaves after only being home for a few days. It was pretty awful. I was really looking forward to spending time as a family and I needed his help with the baby. So yeah...I've been pretty bummed lately, but I'm trying to dig myself out and try to plan things to do.

Physical: I'm having a really hard time losing the baby weight. I started going to Stroller Strides a few weeks ago which has been great. It's an hour long cardio and strength training class that moms can do while having their kids in the stroller. It's hard, butI feel better afterwards. My face rash from last deployment came back. I went on base and of course they have no idea what it is, so I'm going to see my son's pediatrician tomorrow to see if she might have a clue.

Communication: I've had two emails, but that's because my husband isn't really super busy like he normally is. He'll be getting off the boat after this deployment so I think he's starting to transfer some of his responsibilities to others. He's pretty bummed that he's out to sea early and is missing all of us here.

What's something fun you did this week: We've been laying low for the most part, but I did take him for a walk around the backyard to see what we could see. Oh, and we went for frozen yogurt. He loved tasting it off of my lips lol

What are you looking forward to next week: Bonus money comes next week so I get to put that into various savings accounts....and my babysitter is coming on Friday so I can go to the movies with Kim!

What made you happy this week: Knowing that I have people to help me out around here when I need it.

What made you sad/mad this week: That I'm having to write this weekly recap when I should be enjoying time with my husband

What do you miss this week: Watching him play with William

How's William this week: He's having a tough time transitioning to napping in the crib. He's so used to being in motion and in a tight space that it's taking time and some tears on both of our parts. I'm trying my best to make it a happy place for him and he's starting to get better. I just wish he wouldn't wake up after 20 minutes. It's hard to get him to go back to sleep. Other than that, he has started rolling all over and grabbing at everything!

Favorite song/show/movie of the moment: Fall tv just started! I got some laughs in from watching The Big Bang Theory!

Pictures from this week:
 Spending some time with his two boys
My little man has started to roll over!