This week has been sucked up by kitchen painting. Aaron's uncle is in town, and volunteered to help us paint our kitchen cabinets and the walls of the kitchen and hallway. The cabinets were an oak color, and the walls an awful mustard brown. I've been helping where I can, and he is almost done! The cabinets are a great linen white, and the walls are mostly a light blue. I'm planning on painting one wall in magnetic blackboard paint, which I happen to think is super cool.
Tomorrow we are going to the cardiologist with Maggie to get that EKG done. She had a pretty normal one at my doctor's office, but they weren't able to get all of the info they needed, so we are going to this specialist. I'm pretty confidant that Maggie is perfectly healthy, but no reason not to check. She is doing a lot better this week - I think the increase in dosage on the meds has worked - she is pretty much sleeping each night from 8 - 12 or 1, and then again from 1:30 to around 5 or 6.
I'm officially not going to work until April 19th, so Aaron and I are working on getting into a rhythm with me at home. Now that Maggie is more manageable, it is kind of hard to justify leaving everything a big mess until Aaron gets home, but at the same time - I'm off of work for a reason, to try and recover from the c-section and Nora's death as much as possible - so cleaning the house top to bottom each day (and for those that know me know that would never happen anyway). Just trying to find a balance, and also talk to each other about what we expect. With two little babies there just isn't much downtime and it's rough.
We did have a good Valentine's Day - a nice dinner with a good conversation, Maggie managed to sleep long enough for dinner to get cooked and for me to finish most of it before she started fussing... we even ate at the table and had candles!