Little did I know when I woke up yesterday morning it would be a crazy day! I woke up feeling comfortable. The windows were open, a nice cool breeze was coming through, Cupcake crawled into bed to snuggle with me. She did NOT want to go potty when she woke up. We were already butting heads. She demanded pancakes for breakfast. I was not really in the mood for pancakes. Plus her grandma made her pancakes for breakfast on Tuesday and she had pancakes for lunch on Wednesday. She settled for yogurt and a cereal bar. I made a smoothie.
We moved slowly. It was cool and rainy. We had nowhere to go. We played trains. We read a few Elephant & Piggie books. We had strawberries for a snack. I loaded the dishwasher. I emptied out the hall closet, tossed a few things out, Freecycled a few things, and put all the shoes away like they’re supposed to be. Cupcake played.
We made our way upstairs to do a little more work. I pulled all of H2.0′s clothes out of the closet along with bedding, Boppy covers, blankets, etc. I soaked baby clothes. Two scoops of OxyClean and 45 minutes or so of soaking got the yellow stains out of the burp cloths and sleepers!!! I sorted the adult laundry that I had done last night. I washed more big people clothes. I washed more baby clothes. I scrubbed the sticky, detergent residue off the top of the dryer, reorganized the shelves, vacuumed out the lint, and wiped down the baseboards. Cupcake helped wiped down the baseboards.
She also dipped her blankie in the toilet. So my plan to attempt a Bubba (pacifier) free nap was out the window. We couldn’t possibly have a Bubba and blankie free nap. Blankie took a trip through the wash with the baby clothes.
I showered and got dressed, I got Corinne dressed and planned to head out to the craft store. And then I realized it was already noon. So instead we had lunch. She ate her PB&J, but left her strawberries (that she asked for) and went back to playing. I really wanted to vacuum the upstairs, which is something I can’t do when she’s napping, so I put her strawberries in a bowl, parked her on the couch, turned on an episode of Dora the Explorer and snuck off upstairs to vacuum.
She didn’t budge.
And then it was nap time. She went down without a fight. I cleaned up lunch. Walked around the house so Oscar could sniff the yard. Sat down to watch an episode of Breaking Bad. Caught up on my Google Reader. And an hour after she went down she started crying. Cupcake doesn’t typically cry like that during nap time, so I headed upstairs to discover she had wet the bed. We were 5 days accident free. More laundry for me. And thank goodness for the waterproof mattress pad.
I thought since Cupcake woke up early we could run to the craft store and the dentist. I needed the dentist to make an adjustment to my Invisalign trays. I was just there on Wednesday and the dentist that was filling in for my usual dentist goofed. Turns out my usual dentist is going to be out for a few weeks and instead of being able to just drop in (which I’ve done before) they had me make an appointment for next week. Boo!!!
It took some coaxing, but I finally got the girl on the potty, in pants, with shoes on and out the door. We were off to Joann’s. Simplicity patterns were on sale for $1 and I want to get working on Halloween costumes. The pickings were slim for baby patterns. By slim I mean they only had one. That limited me quite a bit. Luckily I found a toddler pattern for Cupcake that coordinates. Cupcake helped me look through the pattern book, then silly me thought I could get fabric cut since I had a 50% off coupon. Did I mention I didn’t put her in a cart. I ended up having to chase her halfway around the store. I got my fabric cut, bought it and my two patterns and we were off to Target.
I bribed her to sit in a cart at Target by offering her a snack. It worked. I needed to buy freezer bags. I also had coupons that would get me free pens and free chocolate. And I wanted to look at towels. It was a quick trip. I didn’t buy any towels. Traffic sucked going home. Cupcake kept asking for fruit snacks.
I made chicken and dumplings for dinner. It turned out pretty good, but I burned my finger. Cupcake had another accident during dinner. Again, we had been accident free for 5 days (a few of which we were out of town – she even stayed dry during the car rides!). After a wardrobe change the whole family went for a walk. I’m pretty sure I waddled.
Upon our return it was bath time for Cupcake. She played paints. She played with her squirt toys. She kicked and splashed. She pooped in the tub. SERIOUSLY?!?!?! She has never, ever, ever done that before. Even when she was an infant!!! And now she’s supposedly potty trained and poops in the tub!!!!!!! That was fun to deal with.
The dryer buzzed to let me know her bedding was done. I remade her bed, got her ready for bed, and put her to bed. And then I put my pajamas on. And then I needed to do something relaxing. I had piles of baby things that needed sorted, so I got to work. I sat on the floor of the nursery and folded, and ogled, and set aside the clothes that I want to pack in the hospital bag and enjoyed a breeze coming through the window. Hubby stopped in and gave me a shoulder massage. And my blood pressure went back to normal.
And then I made ice cream.
And watched an episode of Breaking Bad. And went to sleep at 10 pm.
How was your day?