Monday, October 29, 2012

Deployment Weekly Recap: Week 5

Emotional: I cried about something the other day...I think it was a Dad playing with his new baby on TV. Stupid stuff gets to me, but other than that, I'm ok...just tired.

Physical: Ugh, I feel gross from not exercising while in NY and I caught a cold.

Communication: I got a ton of emails at once and then none. This sporadic communication is slightly annoying. 

What's something fun you did this week: I took William to Lake George on a beautiful, Fall day. We walked around and had a slice of pizza (he got to gnaw on the crust).

What are you looking forward to next week: Hopefully this hurricane will pass through quietly. It's William's first Halloween and I want to take him to walk around Mystik Village in his costume.

What made you happy this week: Visiting my friends back home. I got to have an adult dinner with Kaela, Meaghan, Rich and Kaela's parents. It was lovely.

What made you sad/mad this week: That my best friend apparently doesn't have the time to see me or my child anymore. She's angry and instead of talking to me about it, she's ignoring me. It's starting to piss me off.

What do you miss this week: Good night kisses on my shoulder.

How's William this week: After a rough go of waking up every 1-3 hours, he finally slept for 8 1/2 hours straight in his crib last night. I'm hoping it stays this way for a while. He had a great time in NY. He loves all of the attention and playing with the kids.

Favorite song/show/movie of the moment: I'm digging Call the Midwife on PBS. It's pretty interesting to see how childbirth was like back in the 50s in England.

Pictures from this week:

 My cousin Justin loves to buy William funny things :)

Beautiful day on Lake George

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Deployment Weekly Recap: Week 4

Emotional: I'm kind of surprised at how well I'm handling this deployment. This is our 3rd deployment on this boat and I think I've just become used to it all.

Physical: I had company this past week and am now in NY, so not as much exercising as I would have liked to do.

Communication: I finally got an old email from the beginning of the month so I hope this means that they are sending emails out again.

What's something fun you did this week: My in-laws came over for a few days and we went to the aquarium, Mystik Village and down to the beach. We had a great time and William really enjoyed spending some time with his grandparents.

What are you looking forward to next week: I'm in NY spending time with my family so I'm happy to see them and my friends.

What made you happy this week: Having company. It helps to pass the time.

What made you sad/mad this week: Nothing really for me, but seeing my friend get upset over something that someone said to her kid made me angry.

What do you miss this week: I really would just like to have a conversation with him. A normal, every day conversation.

How's William this week: He's alright. We had a few rough nights of sleep and now we're sleeping exclusively in a crib at my parents' house so he's waking up a bit more. So far, so good though!

Favorite song/show/movie of the moment: My friend turned me on to The Lumineers and I'm kind of digging their whole folk-y vibe.

Pictures from this week:

 Spending time with Gramma

Trying to rip Grandpa Steve's lips off!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Deployment Weekly Recap: Week 3

Emotional: I've been doing tears unless I hear a sad song on the radio.

Physical: 4 days in a row of working out. My body hurts and the scale isn't budging. Some women apparently don't lose weight until after they stop breastfeeding. I'm beginning to think that I'm one of those women...ugh.

Communication: Nada. They are busy on mission and aren't transmitting much out. It's hard not getting any email.

What's something fun you did this week: Sometimes after Stroller Strides I take William to play on the playground. He loves being outdoors and he had the best time swinging on the swings. I also had a day without my kid! I got a pedicure, took a nap, watched a movie and went shopping. It was glorious!

What are you looking forward to next week: My in-laws fly in tomorrow and then I'm going home at the end of the week. It will be nice for William to spend some time with his family.

What made you happy this week: My son is becoming so much more animated and happy. I love his huge grins and when he sings to me.

What made you sad/mad this week: Watching a 7 year old girl get into everything at a nail salon while her mother sat there getting a pedicure. The owner repeatedly asked the girl to stop and the mother kept saying the girl's name over and over without doing anything. I got so angry at the end and the girl came over to mess with the nail dryer that I was under. I told her to go and sit next to her mother because she was being rude. Yep, I told off a little girl because her mother wouldn't do anything about it. Ugh, honestly, keep your kids at home if you can't teach them how to behave in public.

What do you miss this week: I wish my husband were here to help decorate for Halloween. We both love the holiday and normally go all out decorating. I don't have the time to do it this year and I miss it.

How's William this week: He's doing well. Daytime naps are all in the crib and he's been sleeping between 7-9 hours solid at night (then some more after). We are both so much happier when he sleeps!

Favorite song/show/movie of the moment: The Vampire Diaries started back up this week. I'm so excited!

Pictures from this week:

 All smiles after a nap

Happy boy after Stroller Strides!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Deployment Weekly Recap: Week 2

Emotional: I'm doing's finally October! I have a lot of things going on this month so I'll be pretty busy. Keeping busy is the only way to make it through deployment with your sanity intact. 

Physical: I got 3 days of Stroller Strides in this week so I'm feeling pretty good. I also managed to take all of my babies on a walk this week. Layla decided to follow Floyd, William and I around the block. She was pretty exhausted afterwards (fat cat).

Communication: I've had a few emails. He's been doing pretty well since he's not working as much. I'm jealous that he's getting so much sleep. 

What's something fun you did this week: I went to see Pitch Perfect with Kim. It was so nice to have a few hours of adult time. I was able to just lose myself in the movie and relax. I need to do that every once in a while.

What are you looking forward to next week: Sam and Joe are taking William for a few hours tomorrow so I'm looking forward to a nap. My Mom and in-laws are coming next weekend so I'll have some visitors and can pass the kid off.

What made you happy this week: Knowing that I have a great babysitter whom my kid seems to really enjoy being around.

What made you sad/mad this week: That my dog peed on the floor while the babysitter was here for no reason. He has also been stealing some of the baby's things and chewing them up. I'm not happy with him.

What do you miss this week: Working with my husband in the yard. I hate how he feels the need to get rid of every leaf in our yard (I believe that once the grass ends, so does the yard work). I miss seeing him out there blowing leaves around.

How's William this week: We're still working on the crib thing. He's managed to sleep in one hour spurts and not wake up during that hour, so I think that's progress from waking up every 1/2 hour. We had our appointment with his pediatrician. He's up to 14 pounds! We're on a pretty regular solid food schedule. He loves to eat and I enjoy making his food for him.

Favorite song/show/movie of the moment: I really enjoyed Pitch Perfect. The one-liners in the movie were hilarious. I plan on buying it as soon as it comes out on DVD.

Pictures from this week:

My little man all tuckered out during Stroller Strides