Wow... I didn't realize it had been about two weeks since I last posted anything! I guess we haven't done anything very interesting to write about :) Since I just have a bunch of different thoughts, I figured I'd do another random post!
First off I started selling Chloe + Isabel jewelry. A friend of ours started selling the jewelry and when she was here visiting she brought some to show me! I loved all of it, and everything else she told me about the company! For the past few months I have been considering becoming a merchandiser for a direct sales company but wasn't sure what company I wanted to work with. I started researching a bunch of different ones to see what their requirements were, what incentives they had, how much profit you make, what they charged, and so on. Chloe + Isabel just seemed like the best fit. They have a great product and everyone I've talked to with the company has been super helpful! I don't have any requirements I have to meet, but there are incentives if I sell a certain amount each month if I want to try and earn them. I don't have to pay anything after the initial kit I bought, which is great since some of the companies I looked into started eventually charging you to have a website. The only downfall I have seen so far, is that I like so much of the jewelry it's going to be hard to not spend all the money I earn buying jewelry! :) If you want to go check out any of the jewelry Chloe + Isabel has just go to my site here.
Next up is Konnor's crazy sleeping (or I should say lack of sleeping). For the past 5 nights Konnor has been waking up and staying awake for at least 3 hours, and one night he was up for 4 hours. I have no idea why he is waking up. Most of the nights he wakes up crying but is okay once we pick him up. Some nights though he is cranky the whole time he is awake and seems uncomfortable. So many things have changed for him lately, so I have no idea what is causing this. He has started walking. He walks all over the place without our help and is pretty good at it! He also is getting at least one tooth that we can see, but he doesn't let us look long enough to tell if there are more coming in. On top of all that, he also switched to whole milk when he turned one. So I don't know if any of these things are messing up his sleep, or if its something else entirely. I've given up trying to guess. We have a doctors appointment today (unfortunately it's for another shot) and I plan to ask them what they think might be causing it. I just don't know what to do when he is awake. Three hours is such a long time! I try rocking him, but he either just lays there and still stays awake or he cries and arches his back and acts uncomfortable. The same thing happens if I try and hold him and bounce or walk around. The past two nights I've eventually brought him downstairs and let him walk around and eventually he gets tired again. Luckily the past two nights we have put him to sleep early and he's woken up by 10 and then is back asleep by 1 or 2 and sleeps until 9 so I've been getting some sleep. Konnor however is still not getting the amount of sleep he should. During the day he acts normal. He doesn't fuss and he takes great naps. Hopefully this phase will eventually stop, or we will figure out what is causing it. I don't see it getting better any time soon though since he gets another shot today and then we head home to family for the weekend. He never sleeps well when we go home. Korey has been helping as much as he can, but during the week I try and let him sleep since he has to go to work and I can always take a nap the next day. During the weekend though we were both up most of the night!
Thanksgiving! We are so happy to get to spend Thanksgiving with family. We will get to eat a ton of food, and we get to also celebrate Konnor's birthday again with our family. The trip should be interesting. As usual we will have to pack the car full with all of our stuff, Konnor's stuff and the dogs and their stuff. Lots of "stuff"!! :) Then when we come back home we will have even more because I'm sure Konnor will get some birthday presents!! Luckily Korey is a wonderful packer and always manages to fit everything in! The other part of the trip that could be interesting is the crappy weather. We are only supposed to have rain here, but for some of our trip there will most likely be snow. I am not a fan of snow and I really hate driving in it. I'm kind of bummed there will be snow. Korey is of course very excited for the snow. I wouldn't mind it for Christmas, but I'd prefer a nice, warm, snow-free Thanksgiving. Oh well. Konnor is going to need some warmer clothes and some boots, and gloves!
Christmas presents are next. I had a hard enough time trying to figure out what to get Konnor for his birthday and now we have to turn around and figure out what to get him for Christmas! We've purchased a few things already, but there are a couple more things we want to get him. I'm hoping he has more fun opening Christmas presents than he did his Birthday presents! He didn't seem interested at all in unwrapping his presents. He enjoyed playing with them when they were open, but I thought he would've had more fun ripping off the wrapping paper. Oh well :)
The toys on the top row we have already purchased. I LOVE the superhero plush toys. We purchased Captain America and plan to at least get Spiderman too (since he's Korey's favorite) but we added ALL of them to our Konnor wishlist on Amazon so we remember to get them when we need other presents for him :) We also got the Batman and Joker Little People. He likes the Little People he has now, so we figured we'd add a few more fun ones! We decided to get him the keys because he always wants to hold ours, and then he proceeds to chew them. We figured it would be better if he had his own set to chew on safely! We're hoping to get him a couple books and the alphabet blocks at least, and maybe a few more gifts. It's definitely fun looking through toys and trying to decide what Konnor might like, but I think it will be a little easier next year when he can start telling us and showing us what he is interested in!
Well I think that's all the random thoughts I have for now. Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!