So right now I'm sitting here at my parents', waiting for Henry to wake up from his nap so my Mom, H. and I can go shopping for a bit. It's so hot down here in Phoenix that there isn't much else to do. Even the pool is too hot mid-day! Henry had a rough night of sleep last night. He's typically a great sleeper, but last night was one of those nights where he just did not want to stay in his crib. My parents actually have a room for Henry here, complete with the same crib we have at our house, so sleeping over is no big deal. But last night he would not stop crying and couldn't calm down (you know that cry where they can't even catch their breath? So sad.) so he slept with me in the other guest room. As much as I love sleeping cuddled up next to him, every time I let him sleep with us I stress that I'm backtracking his great sleeping-on-his-own habits. But anyway, he started rubbing his eyes and acting really tired around 7:30 this morning (we woke up at 4:45, yikes!) so I put him down in the crib for a nap. And now it's almost 9am and he's still asleep.
Hmm, what else? I leave for NYC next week, which is really exciting, although I started to kind of freak myself out yesterday thinking about being away from Henry for four whole days. I've done two before, but never this long, and I'm a little worried I'll be sad most of the trip. At the same time though I'm also beyond excited to spend time with Emily, and have a few days of solid friend time. We have so many fun things planned- Em is a total health nut like me so she'll be taking me to tons of different fitness classes around the city, and since she's vegan I'll get to visit some of my fave NY spots and enjoy lots of healthy food. Yay!
I'm down here in Phoenix for Natalie's birthday celebration that is taking place tonight. We're doing dinner at AZ88 later this evening and I'm excited to finally try it, and to celebrate one of my favorite girlfriends. Natalie and I have know each other forever, been friends with so many of the same people, but it hasn't been until very recently that we've really become close friends. It's weird isn't it, to know someone for such a long time but never really know them? I am always so slow to really let people in, which I think is a good thing, but it's funny to me to think that we could have been having this much fun all along!
Some other things going on in my world: on the hunt for new running shoes (loving all the new, neon Nikes), so excited for Hank to go on a little tour next week, freaking out over hearing my sister's baby's heartbeat- I still can't believe she's pregnant!, absolutely loving my lighter hair and excited to go even lighter this Saturday, having the WORST DAY EVER...followed by the best day, and feeling thankful for both because in my wise, old ways (ha!) I know you can't have one without the other.