Want to Hear About a Nightmare? 

I wrote this post on the Amtrak as we headed down to Chicago for a big conference where we’ll visit clients and prospects. It’s been a whirlwind of a few weeks with the new job: learning, getting to know new people and personalities and a whole new industry and set of job duties. I’m loving it so far and have been exposed to many opportunities already. I get to visit Chicago twice this week, as Saturday we’re heading down for my best friend’s bachelorette party. I know it will be amazing and filled with lots of drinks, dancing and laughing. I am also looking forward to some delicious sushi that only Chicago can provide. 😻

Our little guy has been amazing us everyday with his new set of skills. He’s army crawling all over the house and getting into everything while he’s doing it. Time to baby proof I guess! 

Okay, let’s get to that nightmare…

So early this morning was pretty eventful. Dane decided it was time to learn how to pull himself up in his crib. Want to know what a real life nightmare is like? Waking up in a sleepy haze to your child crying, turing on the monitor and seeing him leaning over the edge, not knowing how much time you have before he tips right out. I don’t know that I’ve ever climbed the stairs so quickly in my life. He looked terrified. Sometimes I think he scares himself when he learns a new skill, it’s like he can’t figure out how to “un-do” what he’s just accomplished. I know by next week he’ll have it down, but those first few tries are hard. He did the same thing when he started flipping to his tummy to sleep- he’d get “stuck” and cry for help. Needless to say, looks like we’ll be moving the crib to the lower level – a task I thought I wouldn’t see for at least another few months… He ended up falling backwards and bumping his head… Resulting in some early morning tears and a snuggle session in bed with mom and dad, who have now been up since 4am. 

Moral of the story – babies are unpredictable, and even a 6 month old will do amazing things with the worst timing. Coffee has been my life force today (as it is most days). Hope everyone is having a great week so far, happy hump day! 

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Wisconsin wife and mama to Dane (4) and expecting baby girl in May. Navigating life post-cancer. Lover of food, red wine and laughs. Forever grateful for my wonderful life.

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