Happy Wednesday readers! I hope your week is going great and I appreciate all of the comments on my posts and am happy to hear my reviews are helpful!
I am getting into the groove of the shift in my life so I will slowly but surely be coming back to update you!
Since we moved into a new apartment (my daughter keeps saying “I love my new home”) I decided to graduate my daughter into a “big girl bed”. Yes, our crib converted to a toddler bed, but I found it easier to leave at my mother’s and get a new bed for my daughter. Here was my tweet from the other day:
It was a pain in the butt and I still need to make the safety rail tighter AND I love my country boy for helping me. :)
My daughter has a tendency to nestle up against the corner which puts even more pressure on the rail. Sometimes she will use her pillow but she usually prefers without. Anyone else have a little one that does this? :)
Regardless, my daughter loves her new bed. I watch her play with the knobs on the headboard (that allow you to change the color of the backsplash) on my video monitor after I tuck her in for the night. If you’re curious, we got the cute bed here. I have not had any issues with her falling or climbing out and hopefully will not (crossing fingers). Since she is still not potty trained, I can worry about her using her step stool to get in and out of the bed later. Or, I may need to take off the box spring.
The thing I love about the bed: I can lay in it and read stories to her. We used to have to read them on the couch or in the chair. Now, I can lay next to her! I noticed that she has started putting her arm around my neck or playing with my hair (mimicking what I used to do) as I am reading to her. Awww. :)
This photo is before we had the bed set up completely:
My advice to parents graduating to the ‘big bed’ is this:
- If you want - incorporate your little one into the decision making process of the purchase. I, however, did not.
- Make it an exciting event. ’Oh! Look at your new big girl bed! It’s so beautiful! It is just like mommy’s’!
- Get in it with them if you have to - but only to read. I did not and do not plan to sleep with her in her bed because I do not want it to be a habit. She never co-slept with me - ever - so I was not about to start now.
- Get into a routine. Ours is: bath, brush teeth, lotion, pajamas, pick 2-3 books, drink of water/almond milk, tucked in and lights out.
- I have had a video monitor since my daughter was born, so I was able to watch her habits as she slept. If you have the ability to do so, try it. It is quite entertaining. :)
Since I am not training at the gym any longer (personal choice for my daughter and I), I am back to working out at home and at my clubhouse gym. I am still maintaining my personal training certifications and training - don’t worry! The nice thing about being a certified trainer is that I have all the knowledge for lifting using the tools available. However, I won’t lie, sometimes I miss the bumper plates, squat racks and heavy barbells.
Today was a back, hamstring, and glute day, I decided, as I was warming up. I woke up early and headed to use the gym since my pull-up bar does not fit on any door frame in my place. Whomp whomp.
Therefore, here is what I did this morning:
10 minute warm-up (a little over a mile run)
- Lateral pulldown
- Prone leg curls
- Seated row
- Cable squat (handles held above shoulders - I did leg day yesterday but I wanted to test this method out)
- Cable cross low (lats)
- Glute kicks (using leg curl)
- One arm row
- Glute bridge on bench
- Cable cross high (rhomb)
Then, it was off to get my daughter ready for the day and get to work (in my room). :)
Until next time…
And this is for my country boy.