News at Home: 4 Months Already!
Y’all I can’t believe it, but Dante is 4 months old as of yesterday! It’s gone so fast! He is such a great baby, too. As y’all know (because I share everything pretty much), these past 4 months have been far from stress free. But, when I compare to what others with babies his age are going through, he’s great. He sleeps well. He eats well. He’s strong and healthy. We’re quite lucky.
This week we started him sleeping without his swaddle. I was really nervous, because he loves being swaddled and I was worried he wouldn’t sleep through the night. But we started putting him to bed in his Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleep Suit. He looks like a little astronaut or sumo wrestler in it – so adorable. But, it works! He’s consistently sleeping through the night still. This age is known for sleep regression, but so far, all the work we’ve put in to teach him how to put himself to sleep seems to be paying off. *knocks on wood*
Yesterday (Saturday), I bought him a jumper. I had been thinking about it for a while and decided it was time, with him being 4 months now. Well he loves the heck out of it. And the one we got him has these little toys attached that really give him so many opportunities for kinesthetic learning. As my brother said, “it’s like on the Sims when you give a toddler a toy and they learn from it and get all these skill points.” Well, Dante is totally leveling up in this thing. It’s like athletic, creative, logic, and scientific skill points all bundled into one. The best part? He’s super entertained and seems happy in it for a solid hour.
On the job front, things are still great. I love what I’m doing and love having so much flexibility. Friday, for example, I left early because I had already done 40 hours and got a mani pedi! How amazing is that?
I’m actually getting ready to apply – at the urging of my boss and coworkers – for a promotion. Yep, 6 weeks in. I’m a little anxious about it, because of the potential salary negotiation. It’s a significant increase in required skills and responsibility, so I really have every reason to ask for about a 20K raise (that would put me at the median for that job, not even at the top of what they could pay for it). But that could be awkward to ask for. But they brought me in, intending to potentially move me into this position if it became available. And I don’t think I should cut myself short just because I’m currently making less. I’m just anxious about it, I guess. I’m going to work on updating my resume to match the position today and tomorrow, so I can apply Monday. Wish me luck! They want me to do it… so hopefully they’re ready to pay me what the job is worth.
Today I’m meeting some friends for brunch and I’m so excited to have some girl time. And then Friday Tequilla agreed (excitedly) to babysit so Kiko and I can have a date night. Any movie recommendations? I don’t even know what’s out right now, I’m so out of the loop. We aren’t huge action fans and we don’t do Star Wars and are so behind on all the Avengers movies there’s no point in trying one of those. But other than that recommendations (and warnings of time wasters) would be much appreciated!
I managed to get on the blog pretty much every day. I did some post writing, comment replying and visiting! Yay! I think this week’s lunch breaks were more what I can typically expect, so I should be able to keep up better with the blog moving forward.
COYER continues to go pretty great for me. I’m finishing another buddy read today and hoping to start one with Brandee sometime this week. I love the buddy reads so much, I’m glad Michelle also wants to make them a permanent part of COYER.
Last Week on the Blog
- [14 Jan] Task It Tuesday! ~ New/Same Goals and Tasks for 2020 #Taskittues
- [15 Jan] The Mind Readers by Lori Brighton ★★½
- [16 Jan] The Seeking Serum (Potion Masters, #3) by Frank L. Cole ★★★★
- [17 Jan] #FitReaders ~ January 5 – 11 Update
- [19 Jan] Sunday Post with Berls ~ 4 Months Already!
- [19 Jan] The Sunday Post ~ Sick, Sick and then I think not sick? ~ Week in READview!
Coming Next Week From Me
Sunday Post with Berls
Just a Few Shelby Nichols books I read with Stormi #COYER buddy read
Maybe a review…
Fit Readers Updat