Whoa, it has been TOO LONG! Here’s a quick update of what has been going on in our world:
About a month ago, Ella turned 2.5. It’s almost as if to the DAY she turned 2.5, she’s gone kinda crazy. I never wanted to believe in the phrase “Terrible Twos” because — well, I mean, she’s adorable, how could she ever be TERRIBLE? But, alas — I’m in a constant state of learning, and there have been several moments over the past few weeks that weren’t exactly… great. Sometimes the tantrums are short lived and easy to manage, but those other times… phew!
It also appears that Ella has now hit a sleep regression period that feels like it is slowly killing me. We’ve been extremely lucky in her short life so far — she’s been an excellent sleeper! I’ve always hated telling people that she started sleeping through the night after about 2 weeks of bringing her home — but it’s true. Now, she won’t fall asleep unless you are laying with her. After about 3 hours of sleep, she wakes up, and either comes to get me to lay with her in her bed, or crawls into our bed. Some nights, this is completely okay, because she actually sleeps. Other nights, its a toss-and-turn-all-night-pillow-fight that leaves both Raux and I feeling exhausted. Lately, it feels like that latter is becoming the norm — and most days I feel like a walking zombie trying to push through until bedtime, so we can do this dance all over again.
Despite everything though, I must say that I’m grateful for this opportunity to grow through these challenges. I know it may sound silly — but in reality, things could be much worse. I know the world is big and she’s two, so these changes are just a natural progression of growing up for her — and I’m thankful that I get to be here to help her through it. Plus, it’s a fantastic opportunity for me to progress in my own growth, and patience training. 😉
Other than our sleep struggles and attitude adjustments with Ella, we’ve just been pretty busy lately! I’ve been consistently working out at least 5-6 times a week, and have been incorporating more runs into my regime for marathon training. We also have added on two upcoming side projects — both are fitness related and super fun. More details soon!
I’m hoping to balance out my crazy a little better in the next few weeks, and make more time for writing on here. Ideally, I want to get back to posting 2-3 week — and I’m looking forward to sharing all the exciting happenings with you all soon as they continue to develop!
Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!