Snippets from my day yesterday:
I washed Cooper, and now he smells like coconuts! He’d contracted a bacterial infection on the skin on his neck from going swimming in Town Lake and then wearing his damp collar around afterward. I admit that we hardly ever wash him. He hates it and since he isn’t really smelly we don’t worry about it. I felt like such a horrible, neglectful parent when the vet asked how often we wash him! But, in our defense, he rarely went swimming before we moved to TX so all he really needed was regular brushing to get out the dust and loose fur. The vet has advised that we at least rinse him every time we go swimming. I am thinking about getting one of those hand-held showerhead things for the guest bathroom to make the washing/rinsing easier and faster.
I wore a pair of pre-pregnancy jeans for the first time since Dylan’s birth. Of course they are my stretchiest pair and sitting down wasn’t exactly comfortable, but they zipped up easily and I didn’t look like a sausage. Yay! Also, I am grateful for lycra.
We took a family trip to grocery store for the first time in a couple of months. Brian’s work-at-home days are limited, and since he wasn’t too busy he decided to come with me and Dylan. I know it seems silly, but I love family trips to the grocery store, they are so much more fun than when I go alone.
Brian and I shared a rotisserie chicken for lunch. We sat at our dining room table and it felt like we were on a date since Dylan was asleep and we had a rare quiet moment to ourselves. I wish Brian working at home meant that we always ate lunch together, but sadly, I think this is only the second time we’ve done it since we moved to Austin!
I took a nap with Dylan. I had not intended to take a nap with Dylan, but I am not sorry I did! He is growing up so fast and I know these days of snuggling in bed with my tiny baby are numbered.
We researched prices on the new car we are going to buy. As much as we don’t want to be a two-car family, we will need another car when Brian stops working from home next month. And our Golf is too small for our growing family anyway (I’m very tired of riding around with my knees in the dashboard because of the carseat in the backseat). We’ve decided to get a Honda Pilot, which we are both excited about and kind of nervous about because neither of us has ever owned such a large, gas-guzzling car. We really wanted to wait until there were more efficient options on the market, but we have to admit that day is probably several years off in the future and we need a bigger car now. I do feel good about our decision, though, because I love Hondas (my first car was a 1984 Accord and I adored it!), and because I know that it will accommodate our family even if we have several more children. (For the record, I am no longer set on four kids. I am so tired right now that two kids seems much more reasonable. We’ll see.) I’m the kind of person who likes to buy a car, pay it off, and keep it for a minimum of 10 years. I don’t want to get a car and then outgrow it in a few years. We’re hoping that we’ll be able to get a sweet price if we buy at the end of the month when dealers have already met their sales quotas.
Brian made me an afternoon snack that consisted of a sliced apple and a little dish of cashews and tamari-roasted pepitas. I did not finish eating my snack until well after dinnertime–par for the course when things get busy with Dylan, Cooper, dinner, and just life in general. This is probably why I fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans!