How Mom's Feeling: Not going to lie. I'm tired. That's not Lorelei so much as myself. I've been burning the candle at both ends, it seems. I'm up early with Lorelei, working hard at work then coming home and working on projects until midnight. I realized that I only showered once this week, because I'm too busy in the morning and too tired at night.
Lorelei though, is amazing. It seems like she has just blossomed this month. With her walking, she seems so much more like a little girl than a baby. In fact, at J-Care this month, I saw her "rocking" a baby in his carseat, like she was the big kid!
She's really starting to mimic what we are doing. She wipes her table when she is done eating. She "stirs" in her bowl with her spoon. She MUST have a fork at dinner (even though she doesn't use it very much and usually just uses her hands). When the smoke detector went off, she started waving around a hand towel, just the way we waved the pillow at the detector (the food's done when the smoke detector goes off, right?)
Lorelei's also gotten a bit more cuddly. She wants to sit in laps more and rock in the big rocker and sing songs or read books when she is tired, grumpy or hurt.
She also had her first big boo boo! Last week, she climbed on the couch and then fell off, right onto the marble fireplace! On her head! She had a nice bump, but after applying some ice and arnica gel, she didn't even have a bruise! That's not to say I wasn't totally terrified!
We're still on the search to see what is causing the rash around her mouth. It's not strawberries, since I've completely cut those out of her diet. It's not plums, since I've cut those out of her diet. I'm wondering if it's mangoes. Which would be too bad, since she LOVES mangoes.
Well, it's been a really DIY kind of Mother's Day around here. It started Saturday with lunch at Martin's West, my very super favorite restaurant. I had (because it was awesome, and must be saved for posterity) scotch eggs (only the yummiest treat ever!), a fried oyster and green tomato sandwich with tonnato sauce, tandoori fries, butterscotch custard and an apricot-ginger cocktail. Then we popped into the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store (found the perfect bedroom set for Mel and Travis, if only the bed had been bigger) and the Home Consignment Store and came home with a couch and a loveseat for the media room! Yay! No more sitting on blankets or outside furniture!
Then on Sunday, Brian made breakfast. Ok, I made breakfast the night before with instructions on how to bake it! Then I started repainting our kitchen cart and footstool (FYI, a hair dryer is awesome at removing old contact paper). After Lorelei's nap, we went for a hike at Fort Funston dog park. The dog's and the baby were thrilled! Once we got home, it was more furniture painting and hanging out. And on the menu for dinner: Spicy chicken shawarma flatbreads with quinoa salad!
Mother's Day Lunch
Mother's Day Hike at Fort Funston
Looking like grown ups for the Rotary Gala last weekend