I went a little MIA towards the end of last week because we had Madeline's one year checkup on Thursday and the dreaded twelve-month shots. It was awful. She was grumpy and fussy for a couple days but the actual shots were a little traumatic...mostly for me, though! We love her pediatrician but Madeline is so much more aware than she was for the last set so she just looked up at me the whole time (all of 90 seconds) with a look that screamed, "Mom! How could you let them do this to me?" And we both cried all the way home. And I cried again recounting it to my friends from play group and once again when I was recapping the visit to Corey. Sometimes being a mom is hard.
She is finally feeling better, though, and still obsessed with her balloons. The ones that were only supposed to last 8 hours. I don't have the heart to pop them.
Speaking of parenting, lets talk about mom brain for just a minute. We were planning to go to one of Madeline's little buddies' first birthday parties on Sunday. I've had it on my calendar for that day for over a month. During her nap, I set out our outfits and finished wrapping our gift. Then, I got the invitation to check the address and realized for the very first time that it said Saturday. #momfail
I'm finally going to get around to starting our home tour later this week. We'll be starting with the dining room, which I think might be my favorite. We moved in this house in June and did some minor renovations. We still have things we need to do, like some kitchen and bathroom refreshes (i.e. get rid of the sea shell sink and builder grade mirrors) but that's a project for a different year.
Corey and I watched Episode 1 of HBO's Big Little Lies and it was so good. So far it is exactly like the book and I highly recommend it. But, make sure you read the book first, which is awesome.
We have a low-key week ahead with few commitments and I am pretty excited about that. Things have been way too busy around here lately.