New Toddler Do & Moving Week

Hey  guys! It’s been a stressful week, but I thought I’d come leave a super quick update instead of having such sparse blog posts.

Jackson went to his sitter’s house on Tuesday and Wednesday, so I spent the days working on a paper. I snuck in workouts at the gym on Tuesday morning and on Wednesday afternoon before my massage (at the chiropractor). I hung out with Jon in the evenings and tried to soak in the last of our time together. And we binge watched Bachelor in Paradise!

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Jackson trying on my jewelry one morning.

On Thursday morning, I had a playdate with Lisa and Nora. I decided to swing by and get Jackson’s hair cut before we all met at the Firetruck Museum in North Charleston. The girl who cut his hair this time let me hold him, so it was much better this time around! He did great. He looks like such a big boy with this haircut! I had them go super short so we don’t have to bother with it again for awhile.

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We got to the museum by 9:30 and Jackson ran around until it opened. Lisa and Nora showed up a few minutes after us. They opened at 10 and once we went in, Jackson just wanted to climb the stairs and this metal climbing wall that they have there. I swear, all he wants to do anymore is climb!

We left in time for him to fall asleep in the car. I watched TV and ate lunch during his nap. I decided to finally start packing for Atlanta, which I thought would be a quick task! Wrong! I hadn’t been able to go through my clothes in awhile since I was pregnant and then my body was so different postpartum. I did get rid of a ton of clothes when we moved, but I was hanging onto things that I was unsure about. I ended up getting rid of a huge laundry basket full of clothes! Then I had to get Jackson up early to go to the dermatologist. I figured I might as well get a skin check since I have so many moles and was calling to set an appointment for Jon.

I loved the dermatologist I saw. She took off three moles. She was concerned about one, but I think that despite it being atypical, it has been like that for my entire life. Hopefully it comes back okay. The other two I had removed because they bother me- one is always sensitive when my shirts rub over it or when I get massages, and the other is near my bra line and was raised up, so I was always rubbing it and irritating it.

We went straight from there to my last chiropractic visit, which I’m sad about! It has made such a huge difference in my back pain and when I missed appointments with Iceland and being out of town for my Vermont trip, my back pain started coming back. Hopefully with strength training and having some of the issue resolved, it’ll continue to get better.

Once I got home with Jackson, we started packing again. I finished going through clothes and trying outfits on for my internship and figuring out what I could possibly wear. I bought some tank tops (for cheap) thinking they’d be good, but they’re too flowy and look weird with sweaters. I really like the shirts, so at least I can still wear them on a daily basis. So I think I just need to get some basic tops that aren’t so tight. I don’t really like tight shirts anymore anyway, but I guess that’s what I used to wear.

I was kind of sad packing up to leave. I don’t even know when I’ll be back in Charleston, but leaving Jackson’s room where we do bedtime as a family and our guest bedroom where I do all of my work… I always felt like Atlanta was home because my life has been in Atlanta for so long… Even when I did travel nursing and saw so many places I loved, I just never felt like anywhere else could be home. But now that my whole (immediate) family was together in another location, it did feel like home somewhere else. I liked my play dates there and the park and I got used to our townhouse. I’m ready for life with my husband again and I’m not even done with my first day away!

I woke up early this morning so that Jackson and I could get on the road. We left by 9am and got home (to my parent’s house) around 3:15. I never go near Atlanta when I come back here, but today my GPS said it was 30 minutes faster so I went with it. Big mistake! I hit stop and go traffic at 1:50 and Jackson was so fussy and I was so irritated. I even told him to shut up (horrible mother moment- like, he’s 1 1/2- I need to learn to control myself!). We stopped at a rest area right before we hit traffic but he wasn’t poopy, didn’t want to eat, didn’t want to walk around… Just wanted to be held. Ugh. The traffic reminded me that I never, ever, ever want to move back to the metro-Atlanta area. Once this 9 months is up, we’re out of here for good!

Jackson had a tough afternoon, but I did get everything unpacked. I had to make some more space in the kitchen and put all my clothes away. I washed all my sweaters so I won’t smell like a stale closet if I wear them. I tried to get in a workout, but I made it through 20 minutes and quit. Jackson was into everything and I was not motivated at all and my body just felt tired. And I drank a huge shake beforehand because I was starving and it was not sitting well! Oh well. Tomorrow’s a new day. Jackson had a hard time going to sleep tonight. I think he’s really old enough to know he’s in a new place, and we switched his bedroom at my parent’s house so he’s in my dad’s office now, so I think it really throws him off.

Anyway, Jon should be here soon. I was going to run to Whole Foods tonight when he gets here, but I don’t know if I’ll have time. And I don’t want to anyway! I need to run to the outlets tomorrow and see if I can find some basic shirts and I need to go grocery shopping and get everything together for Monday. I work on Sunday (7a-11a, and call 11a-3p- hoping I don’t get called in!) and Gina is coming over Sunday afternoon. So, I hope

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