We woke up to snow yesterday morning. Man I love waking up to snow, it is one of the perks of living in New England. I’ll be honest, I am really glad it snowed, because winter can be pretty depressing here and there is nothing like a good snow to lift my spirits a bit. We barely got any snow last year (check out our ONE snow here) and this is our 2nd significant snow this year (significant meaning more than 1.5 inches). It wasn’t enough to close schools though (which I am pretty happy about because each closed school day means one more day at the end of the year and seeing that I am not back to school yet that would be a bummer for me).
We didn’t spend that much time out in the snow, I mean it’s not like M can really play in it yet. But we did take a little walk in our backyard. It made me really excited for next year when M will be big enough to walk in the snow herself, especially since we have a backyard for her to run around in (I feel really blessed to be in this house on days like this).
This week we have been just hanging out around the house and snuggling lots. My mom asked me if we had any big plans for my last week home and I honestly didn’t, but I am pretty glad about it. I feel like I just need to love on M and enjoy the quite of the house and the lack of stress while it lasts.
We have been tackling sleep training this week (if you want to know our method feel free to email me I would love to share). Lets not get in a debate here but I truly believe that sleep is important and M needed a bit of help learning to sleep at the appropriate times (and learning to go to sleep by herself). She is apparently pretty stubborn, but she seems to be getting the hang of the whole thing. She went down for 2 naps without a fuss on Wednesday in her crib (that is a big deal since previously she was sleeping on my lap or in her swing). I am sure the battle is not completely over and I know that when I start work and she starts going to the babysitter next week things will get thrown off, but I feel good about it so far. She is still doing a middle of the night feeding though, which I am okay with. I feel like she might need it when I go back to work so I didn’t want to train her not to need it and then have to retrain her if she needed it.