Thursday Rambles: Life Lately

by Nicole on April 25, 2013

So we’ve officially entered sleep training territory. You KNOW I’ve tried every no cry sleep solution there was. I don’t think anyone WANTS to go here, but it was our last resort. Sleep has gotten progressively worse. When Olivia was smaller she would not sleep in our bed. In the past couple of weeks she’s spent probably 7-8 nights with us. We are NOT a co-sharing house. I just don’t sleep well in a queen size bed with her next to me.

Before we had her I knew that it most likely would come to this. I was okay with this. Then when I had her I could never imagine doing it..but I knew I probably would. I thought we would start on a Friday but after Tuesday night Danny and I both had had it. So we fully committed and started last night. It went just fine. I will do a complete post on our experience in a week or two, because after one night I can’t say much.

Oh, in other news I completely missed our pediatrician appointment on Monday. I thought it was Tuesday. Best part? We don’t even have a house phone plugged it, so they were calling me and I had no clue. I rescheduled for today, so it’s not a huge deal but I was upset I had my head up my butt.

Workout: I’ve been plugging away working hard at Best Body Bootcamp. We’re now almost to phase 3. How does time fly?? I am so obsessed with this program that I actually look forward to the strength days more than the running days! ┬áTina apparently has big things planned for the summer session, so you can bet I’ll be joining that! If you would like a taste of Tina, check out her upper body blast!

Food: I need food inspiration so badly. I’ve basically only had time to read mom blogs, (or healthy living blogs who write about being a mom?) so I have made zero new recipes lately. I did make a delicious Greek quinoa salad yesterday, so I’ll share that soon! If you have any great recipes you’ve posted lately please share!

Life: I’m going to visit the lovely Erica today at her trunk show!

I’m looking for someone to work the Islip farmers market for Blissful Eats over the summer. It’s a paying job, so if you know anyone who is a local reader please let me know!

And how about a cute baby pic?


Have a great day!

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Krysten Siba Bishop (@darwinianfail) April 25, 2013 at 8:28 am

Love that little face! LOVE!!

Oh the sleep stuff. I wish I had some magical words of wisdom, but I am not a Mommy, so I have absolutely no clue. I just have a small westie and even he doesn’t sleep night and usually ends up in our bed. In other words I am the last person to offer any sort of advice haha


Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) April 25, 2013 at 9:27 am

Awwwww, she’s too cute! Sleep training will be good for both of you. Take a shower, do a load of laundry, anything to keep you distracted. You can do it and Olivia will be sleeping wonderfully soon!


Michelle April 25, 2013 at 10:20 am

Sleep training SUCKS, but it’s worth it. Just know that this too shall pass :) And then it hit again. And then pass. Just remember you WILL have revenge when she is in high school and doesn’t want to get out of bed!


Amy@ahealthyandhappyheart April 25, 2013 at 11:08 am

Oh sleep training…I feel you on this…we are slowly weaning him of his middle of the night bottle….

I am hoping to sign up for best body bootcamp again! I love it too :)

Loving the bow! She is a cutie pie!


char eats greens April 27, 2013 at 9:39 am

Haha, I love Michelle’s response!! When we co-slept and then moved to Nia sleeping in her crib…wow, what an awesome switch and wondered why we didn’t do it sooner lol. You just need your space!!


Sarah @RunFarGirl April 27, 2013 at 9:23 pm

She is so darling! Love that face:) Sleep training. We did it with Sophia and with Jack in the beginning and it was my sanity saver. I got to the point where I needed sleep so bad and it was clear that they weren’t going to “grow out of it.” With Jack it has been a little different, since his first surgery he hasn’t really slept through the night. I think because every other day he gets his expanders filled and is uncomfortable. poor kid. But once he has his second surgery and is completely healed (to the point where I know that if he is crying it is not because of anything going on with his back) we will get back to the sleep training.


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