I took a little blogging break last week. It totally wasn't planned, but I'll admit it was really nice to spend that extra time with Vi :) Here's an update on what I have been up to lately:
Loving: Visitors! My brother-in-law and his wife stopped by for a quick visit last week on their way down to Miami. It was so nice to spend some time with them and have them meet Violet.
Loathing: The rain. Charleston and other areas in South Carolina experienced a historic "once in 200 years rainfall event" over the weekend. The downtown peninsula was shut down and there was major flash floods and power outages throughout the weekend. Many homes experienced major flooding and damage. I am so thankful that we are ok and aside from some minor flooding in our backyard, our house made it through the storm without any damage. The whole thing freaked me out -- I hope we never have to experience a full fledged hurricane.
Looking forward to: The HOLIDAYS! I've always been a big fan of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, and now that we have a baby in the house it makes them even more exciting. And now it's finally appropriate to buy things off my fall Etsy wishlist :)
Watching: Difficult People and The Mindy Project on Hulu. Bloodline on Netflix. Blackish, The Goldbergs, and Fresh Off the Boat (I'm so happy most of my friends are back on TV -- now I'm just waiting for the season premiere of Jane the Virgin).
Reading: Humans of New York Refugee Stories. They are incredibly heartbreaking and hard to read, but they shouldn't be ignored.
Baby Update: Violet has such a little personality and she is hilarious. She likes to curl her tongue and makes weird sounds (including dada!) and laughs at herself. It's adorable. She also started to make some progress sleeping at night and then she regressed. A lot. So after trying to rock her to sleep for hours, we finally decided to try the cry-it-out method. It broke our hearts to hear her cry, but so far it's working. She is getting better at self-soothing and we all sleep better at night (which makes for a much happier family during the day!)
I have some fun post to look forward to this week: a recipe + giveaway and Violet's nursery reveal (finally!!)
How was your weekend?