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Screams and Smiles at 5 Weeks (Friday Catch Up 3/2)

This week was full of screams but also something very exciting–a smile! Friday Catch Up time!

Did you miss my Weekend Catch Up?

Friday Catch Up 3/2

I would like to have it be known that I am writing this with Emmie in her rocker (which I am rocking with my heel because the rocker wasn’t rocking to her liking).

1) First things first, my mommy/Emmie’s Grandmommy left on Wednesday. I felt like screaming, myself, (which Emmie was doing as Mom said goodbye to her). I will never be able to sufficiently express to her or thank her enough for being here, so instead I bought her another cupcake on Tuesday night.

She opted for the Chocolate Raspberry again and Alex and I went with the Peanut Butter Nutella. Yes. It was amazing.

Wednesday morning, she came over and we took a walk to the lake and then back by the zoo. We thought about leaving Ridley there–she was being impossible 😛

We will miss her in so many ways, but she will be back in a little over a month!

2) Emmie has made some major strides this week! She has done great with the over the rocker thing and has taught that stupid bug several lessons. We are working on the left hand as well, and both hands together. She is focusing on my face better and better with each day, and I love when her big blue eyes lock on mine!

But the coolest moment was when she smiled at me yesterday, and I am going to claim that it is for me, gas and other things be damned.

3) Good thing she has been smiling and doing cool things because she has been Fussipants McGee otherwise (particularly evening into the night), Or basically, whenever Alex is home. Poor guy.

It is expected that 4-6 week olds are rather fussy, so I’m hoping that is all it is, and not something more. But just to try to help her out, I’m going to make a few changes to see if they help. I’ll let you know.

4) I almost didn’t go to my Weights and Cardio class on Tuesday.  Emmie had had a rough night, Mom was going to be leaving the next day, and my foot was being weird. But after a walk with Ridley in the fresh air and sunshine, I decied to go, and I am glad I did! It was humbling, just the right amount of challenging, and encouraging.  The class continued to stoke my fire to be consistent in my fitness! But slowly! This weekend I have barre and yoga!

Emmie keeping me company on my walk!

5) This last one is going to be short because someone is screaming again. HOW IS IT THAT I KEEP LOSING MY KEYS IN MY LESS THAN 750 SQ FT APARTMENT???? Freaking annoying.

Talk to you all next week!

Take two flavors and put them together in a cupcake–what would you create?

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  • Reply Cora

    I will always take a “thank you” in cupcake form. Best showing of love, I say. And for that duo flavored cupcake I will take peanut butter and chocolate please. But no nutella – me and hazelnuts don’t get along, sadly.

    That SMILE!! And the heavens open….. gah. Beautiful Emmie. Enjoy your classes and the rest of your weekend Suz!

    March 2, 2018 at 8:00 am
  • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

    I had the best time!!!!!
    ……and we had snow, cold, winds, sun, a few warm days, it was Chicago!
    My month with Susie, Alex and Emmie (less 5 days around Valentines Day) was wonderful, and truly a gift for ALL of us.
    For Susie and me, well, we have always been close, but now I feel we are even closer. Distance may be an issue, but it is one that is easily conquered with frequent flyer miles ( I made Delta Medallion status-YAY!) and working cell phones.
    Watching my little girl with her own little girl was just priceless. It was that perfect MasterCard moment!

    One thing that will be an absolute part of my new Cabo-Atlanta-Lake life will be a visit or a chance to see Emmie once a month or at least every 6 weeks. My kids saw Eric’s parents a lot, and my Dad a very little, my mom was gone long before they were born.
    Being a grandparent is fascinating—but I firmly believe that Emmie is Susie and Alex’s baby, not mine. Methods, parenting theories, sleep positions all change from generation to generation. We had our chance with Susie and Chris, and I respect that these new parents do things the way they decide is best. Our job is to support their decisions and give moral support, particularly when a newborn’s wails can be heard from miles around!

    I love watching my daughter with her daughter. That is a great gift, one of the greatest ever!

    Emmie’s Granmommy, Clare aka Suzlyfe’s mommy, Clare

    March 2, 2018 at 8:09 am
  • Reply Rae

    She is so stinking cute! Sorry that your mommy had to go home, but glad you were able to get your workout in. Enjoy the weekend!

    March 2, 2018 at 8:13 am
  • Reply Julie Running in a Skirt

    haha! I feel ya on the keys. I always lose my phone when I’m heading out the door… or something I can’t live without.
    Emmie is so adorable! I hope the fussiness tapers off for you.
    Happy weekend!

    March 2, 2018 at 8:20 am
  • Reply Maureen

    This morning I couldn’t find my phone before leaving for work…it was on the table right in front of me lol. Thank goodness it’s Friday!

    Two flavors for a cupcake would be peanut butter and cookie dough.

    March 2, 2018 at 8:39 am
  • Reply The Curious Frugal

    Your relationship with your mama sounds so lovely. I hope to have that with my baby girl as she gets older and when she’s an adult. And babies start smiling just at the time when the parents need it the most, don’t they? :). Sweet pic of your baby girl.

    March 2, 2018 at 10:11 am
  • Reply Helly

    So sweet!!!
    Sounds crazy, but you forget the screaming when they get older….lol! So happy for you, Suz <3

    March 2, 2018 at 10:20 am
  • Reply Sarah Rosenblatt

    It must have been so special to have your mom there… what a wonderful time for you all to get to spend with each other! And I love that she reads & comments on the blog, it’s nice to hear her perspective in addition to yours 🙂 I love reading these Emmie updates in addition to all the insta/fb posts…. she is just so cute! That photo of the three of you ladies at the park is a keeper for sure 🙂
    Hmmm coffee + coconut is a winning gelato combination, I bet it would translate well to cupcakes, too!

    March 2, 2018 at 11:42 am
  • Reply Laura

    I get bummed when my mom leaves after just a weekend visit, so I can imagine how much you miss your mom! Emmie is so adorable and I hope her fussypants stage calms down. I easily misplace my keys in our similarly sized apartment – and we’re thinking of getting a bigger place and all I can think about is another room to lose things in (and clean!). But then again, half the time

    March 2, 2018 at 12:36 pm
  • Reply Megan

    It’s so fun to see their personalities come out. I still cry every time my Mom leaves. It never is easy to say good-bye when they live far away.

    March 2, 2018 at 2:55 pm
  • Reply Samantha Kellgren

    I hear ya! My parents left on Tuesday and I quickly realized the pleasure of showering with someone else in the house to keep on eye on the little peanut. Owen hit a month yesterday and I don’t know what I’d do without a wrap. I have a hand-me-down Baba wrap and so often now I have to wear him if I want to get something done with two hands. He can be so upset and within 1 minute (literally!) of putting him in it he is OUT. Godspeed mama!

    March 2, 2018 at 4:22 pm
  • Reply Jamie

    This right here is why we moved less than half a mile from my mom before the twins were born.

    March 2, 2018 at 8:35 pm
  • Reply San

    Baby smiles are everything.

    March 3, 2018 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply Hannah

    Yay for smiles! Hope the screaming decreases as those increase.

    Seeing as it’s March, I’m just going to throw out there that Irish car bomb cupcakes are…the bomb. That probably counts as more than 2 flavors, but whatever.

    March 4, 2018 at 5:10 pm
  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law

    Peanut butter Nutella cupcakes!???? Yuuuum!

    What a bummer that your mama had to leave – but how sweet that you had her there for those early weeks ❤️ what a special time!

    If I was combining two flavours in a cupcake it would definitely be pb and chocolate!

    March 8, 2018 at 1:26 am
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