Helen - I am sending so many hugs your way. Please know that you are in my thoughts.
Originally Posted by *Amy*
Susannah, that picture was actually taken back in October, so she was probably around 10 months old! I think it's all the hair she still had back then, before I gave it a good cut.
Y'all, I'm in the worst mood the past couple of days. My period is REALLY affecting me, and I don't like it.
I was hardly talking to DH or Brynn last night and was having thoughts like, "Do you have to chew so *loudly*??" UGH! And even though I would say we are still making progress with the sleep routine (she will definitely get into bed while awake and fall asleep within a couple of minutes, without crying), she's still waking up SO MUCH during the rest of the night. Tomorrow night will be 14 days, so I think we are going to "take it to the next level" as DH said and get serious about keeping her in bed after her first wake up, and then bring her into bed after her second waking. But I feel like crap today.
*Amy* - let me tell you I am sure jealous of all that beautiful hair
Keagan's hair has FINALLY started to grow and there are cute ringlets - people keep asking me when I am going to cut it; say that he will start looking like a girl. Grrrr. Can't he just be cute? Why can only girls be cute and have curls?
Oh - and that whole mood thing - have you tried Hyland's PMS formula? It is fabulous!
So. Why am I posting at 3:40 a.m.? I don't know!! My mind just won't stop tonight. Dh is out of town and I just can't rest. I have more to say but if I start it will be pages and pages. In a nutshell---Life is good overall, I've begun therapy to deal with stuff from my past (relationships, how my life as a mother began, etc.) and I am already feeling more optimistic. However, that whole pesky "dealing with your emotions" stuff takes a toll on the heart and the mind so I am just all over the place these days.
I've been trying to prioritize and figure out what's important to me. I've been wearing too many hats, and a lot of them are not authentic to me so lately I've been backtracking and cleaning up old messes and clearing up people's mis-assumptions (is that even a word?) of me.
Enough about me
... this is "Mothering"! How's Abigail? Well let me fill you in!
She walks, she babbles, she talks a bit. She climbs (a lot!), she opens drawers and empties them, she finds things a little bit taller than herself and swings from them, she eats (better than her big brother when he was this age!), she sleeps, she nurses, she hates to be away from me.
I am loving this, all of it. My only regret is that I hadn't been so wrapped up in myself when ds was this age. I was so worried about milestones and proper behaviour and such that I didn't get to enjoy him just learning and playing and experiencing things.
On a lighter note---I want to send out Valentines from the kids...I'm thinking construction paper, I'm thinking paint, I'm thinking 1 handprint from each of them on the same paper? Would be a cute little keepsake and pretty cheap and easy!
Are you guys doing any Valentines? If so, what?
Bex- good luck with the "dealing with emotions" stuff. It's hard work. I was in therapy for years on & off and it just didn't work for me. I know alot of people who it is helping/has helped but I am just not one of them. It makes me even crazier
I love your Valentine's Day idea - I may steal it if that is okay with you
Originally Posted by DreamsInDigital
Amy I so hope that Brynn starts sleeping a little better for you.
I'm a little ashamed to admit that the only thing keeping me awake at night is myself. Winter hasn't woken in the middle of the night for over 6 months. I swear, he is a perfect angel.
My due date is tomorrow.
DID - tomorrow - OMG! I can't wait for you
And I am very jealous of Winter sleeping so well!
In our news, KeaganRae started giving kisses this weekend - I love it! He tries to blow kisses too but basically just kisses his hand and that is it. We are out of town right now celebrating my DW's birthday and Keagan is entertaining himself so much, I can't help but wonder what is so different from home. New place but the entertainment is pretty much self-contained. Interesting. Not much else going on here - oh, but I did get to sleep in today - until 9am!!!!! I couldn't believe it - Keagan was still snoring next to me when I woke up. AND he took an almost 2 hour nap this afternoon. Ahhhhh. It was a nice break - I almost finished a new set of cutesy longies I am knitting