I still have some things left on my 13 by 30 list and I am sure I won't make all of them in the next two weeks, so 13 by 31? But there are a few smaller goals that I'm making for this Fall.
Dress nicer and do my hair. I go back and forth between "I feel better when I'm dressed nicely" and "Who am I kidding, I feel the best when I'm comfortable in yoga pants and a poor attempt at a top knot." But I do realize it doesn't take too long to curl my hair or put on real pants, so I'm making it a goal to so more often. Plus this is the first fall in two years that I fit it all my clothes and don't have to worry about dressing to constantly be nursing.
To be more encouraging to Chris. It's so easy for my focus all day and night to be on Addilyn. I am with her the majority of her days and somedays I forget about being a wife and feel fully consumed with being a mom. We continue to have a goal to be more intentional with our time together, and I want to work on making him feel more loved and encouraged.
Make dinner more often. Ever since Addilyn was born I've struggled to make dinner often. One night a week we eat at my parents, another night I eat with my girlfriends and Chris with his guy friends, and usually on a weekend night we eat with my in laws, so there are three nights right there. Which means I'm completely capable of fixing dinner the other nights. To make it easier for me I'm going to commit to crock pot meal at least once a week and homemade pizza or grilled sandwiches another night.
Let it go. I have a really hard time not fixating on things. Addilyn has been sleeping pretty bad the last few weeks. Crying at bedtime and naps and waking up more during the night. It's really hard for me to not stress about it. But I need to just let it go. To not over analyze things like when and how I'll stop nursing or worry about how our daily schedule may differ than others. To stop comparing her to other babies her age or me with other moms and just go with the flow. SO not natural to me.
Do one encouraging thing a week. Write a letter, bring a friend cookies. Something random to make someone smile.
I'm sure as soon as I post this I'll think of something I want to add. What goals do you have this Fall?