Meltdowns and Babywearing [Week in Review]

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Would you like to see what my week has been like? I’d like to share it with you…..and hear about your’s, too. :)

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Every weekend, I’ll be bringing you my “Week in Review.” No promises though (sometimes daily life is just too busy). I think it would be nice to share with you all a little bit about my week, share some fun things you may have missed on the blog and my other social media sites, and a few pictures, of course.

So let’s start sharing! It’ll be fun. :)

Daily Life:

To be honest, this week sucked. It was that “time of the month” (ugh and eww) and I just overall felt crummy and emotional. I ended up having a crying meltdown on Tuesday. Children wouldn’t nap, I felt overwhelmed with my to do list. Do you get like that? I LOVE my children, but I NEED a break during the day. To sit down without a child being on top of me and to just take some time for myself. To recharge, I guess. There are days where it seems like that doesn’t happen and those days are tough.

Things seemed to get better as the week went on. Eric and I brainstormed ways to make my day go better (isn’t he great!?) and we made some changes to Haley’s sleeping arrangements. We were attempting to transition her to her crib for naps since she’s mobile now and it’s too much of a risk to have her nap on our bed without me there. It wasn’t going well and that’s where the majority of my stress was coming from. We decided that moving our bed down to the floor was a better alternative than spending an hour getting her to nap for 10 minutes. She’ll nap in our bed just fine. I get a break and she’s safe. Win Win.

I prepped all my dinners ahead of time for the week and used my crockpot. I prepared all 5 recipes from this post, but only ended up making the Coconut Chicken Curry and the Orange Chicken. The recipes made a ton and we ended up eating leftovers for several nights!

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I had a few babywearing friends over, too. It was fun to get together and practice with our woven wraps. Do you like to babywear? It’s one of my passions. Even more so then how much I love cloth diapers. If you’ve been reading for awhile, then you know I lead my local babywearing group. I’m working on getting our group part of Babywearing International. It’s actually quite a lengthy process. Have you read my babywearing series on Earthy Crunchy Mama? The wrap in the picture below is a Didymos Eva Size 5 and we’re doing a Reinforced Rucksack Carry Tied in Front (RRTIF).

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Haley turned 8 months this week! Post and pictures to come!

On the Blog:

You should definitely come over to Facebook. We’ve been having lots of fun conversations over there – cloth diapers, babywearing, baby food, etc! I’d love it if you chimed in!

You don’t want to miss these posts from the week:

And don’t forget to enter these open giveaways:

Next Week:

I’ve got several cloth diaper reviews and giveaways, a book I want to share with you all, and some fun stuff from Pish Posh Baby. And I want to continue with “What I Like.” I can’t wait to share more “me” with you.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend friends! I’d love it if you shared a little bit about your week with me. It would make me feel better about my meltdown. 😉

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  1. Michelle F. says:

    The orange chicken sounds good

  2. I’m right there with you on a stinky week. My son and I are both sick, plus I’m on crutches for an ankle injury and my hubby is out of town. I’m so glad yours got better, though! I’m hoping next week is better for me once we are healthy and can get out of the house again.

    • Getting out of the house is key for me. When we’re stuck at home, it just seems like everything is worse. I hope this week goes better for you and you are all healthy enough to venture out!

  3. I was in the same boat as you being that “time of month”, and I blogged about it on Wednesday re. the reason I was not knitting like I would normally. I love babywearing too, but my daughter likes to run more than being worn.

    • Doesn’t that “time of the month” just stink! Ugh, I hope you get back to your normal knitting routine soon! :)

  4. I am going to LOVE these week in reviews!
    1 – Jealous of Dinner Prep. You need to share how that goes/works and where you got your recipes for sure!
    2 – I hope moving the bed on the floor helps with the napping situation, I know it’s so hard!

  5. I could so go for some Orange Chicken right now!

  6. I had a bit of a rough week myself. I’m a wee bit jealous of how you prepped all your meals in advance. I need to get my family’s dinners planned out better.

  7. You are totally my hero for prepping all of your meals ahead of time like that! I need to get it together! Happy 8 months to Haley – our little ones are just within a week or two of each other :)

  8. I need to check out your crock pot meal post, I am always looking for ways to pre-prep dinner so I do have to rush around after I get off work :)

  9. I think you’re doing fantastic!! And yay for hubby for helping! You rock, Mama!

  10. I can totally relate. I have been feeling so stressed and the dinner rush makes it worse. I usually cook with my slow cooker at least 2-3 nights, but I’m thinking of planning a full week next week so I can just play catch up and/or relax!

  11. I wore all three of my kids. It was a lifesaver! We also put or bed on the floor, much easier solution to the problem. Im going to check out those recipes for prepping, sounds like a great way to do less during the week!

  12. Thank you for sharing those crockpot recipes. I have been dying to try some. These would be great to prep for the new baby!

  13. Today was a horrible day for me…. both kids and I cried at a couple points throughout the day. Mmm-hmm. Toddlerhood is… crazy.

  14. I love the idea of prepping everything ahead of time. I think I am going to try to do that this weekend, too. I really don’t like to cook, but I love having homemade meals, so this would be a great way to just get all the pain over with in one day. Thanks!

  15. You want me wish I had a baby, so I can wear him/her. I do get you on the hard week – I spent a week on the conference floor eating bad conference food. Well, next week should be a better week

  16. I’ve worked 12 hours of overtime (unpaid, of course) so I feel your meltdown pain! I’m so excited to babywear when we have our LO!

  17. Sorry your week was sucky. How’s this week treating you? Better I hope.

  18. I love your idea of preparing your dinners ahead of time. So organised and must make life a lot easier. And I just adore your Didymos wrap. You both look so comfortable!

    • Thank you! It’s pretty thick so I haven’t used it much lately. I’ll definitely be pulling it back out this fall. :)

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