I thought I would get sick sooner in the school year, but here we are, my first cold of the fall. And I didn’t even catch it from Freya, I’m pretty sure it was Audrey’s snotty little face. Good thing she’s so freakin adorable.
Anyway it’s hit with full force today. Stuffy and sleepy oh and on top of that it’s That time of the month too, which came eight days “late” because my cycle is still calibrating after two years on hiatus. And I have a weird little twingey pain in my side, I don’t even know, probably digestive, aahhhh I’m falling apart.
My elimination diet was quite successful I think, in that I lost ten pounds and I think figured out which foods mess with me. But I think I need to get back on it in some way, because I have really gone back to some bad eating habits. “It’s the Holidays!” such a shitty excuse. I was so so disciplined throughout October. I am actually still kind of amazed at myself. No sugar, and I have a sweet tooth. No dairy, and I LOVE butter. No floury foods, and I adore me some toast. So yeah I didn’t go the full 30 days, I broke at 25 days because of Freya’s birthday, but it was a LOT longer than I thought I could do. I’m thinking I start it up again in some form next weekend, after our Thanksgiving leftovers luncheon with a rad family we recently befriended on Bainbridge who also have two wee daughters
What else to report: I am really enjoying little Audrey’s blossoming into language comprehension. I recall loving this time with baby Freya, too. Discovering what exactly she does understand. Saying to her “what’s under the pack and play?” and watching her bend down to peek below the pack and play and find the puzzle piece she’s been searching for. I was SO happy when I could finally talk with Freya instead of just talking to her. It’s going to be amazing when Audrey gets there.
Though I also accept that our house will then get a lot noisier. Oh well.