Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Touchy-Feely Tuesday

I thought this might not be a bad idea just to check in with myself and see where I am.  I may make this a regular feature.

I had the thought yesterday that I am happy.  I guess that is a good sign that I am where I need to be.  Of course, yesterday I was on top of things.  I was able to take care of the baby and the hubby (who is slowly getting over a stomach bug.  It felt really good.  I love days where everything comes together.

Contrast yesterday to today.  I have the blahs today.  A trip to the gym helped to ward of most of it, but I still have the rest of the day to go.  I feel guilty that Little Guy is at daycare today, but it is the only way to go, as my mother is still sick with a GI bug.  He likes day care, though.  I dropped him off, and he did not even look back at me.  No crying at all.  Hopefully class goes well today.  I have a feeling it will be an uphill battle.

It is cold and drizzly today, and that is probably contributing to my blahs.

Every now and again I feel the emptiness of my uterus.  I really want another child, and would love for it to happen naturally.  But I know that it won't happen that way.  There is something sad about that.  I feel like I have to mourn that loss all over again.  Right now, I am waiting on my period to show up.  Probably PMS is contributing to my blahs.  Maybe I should eat some chocolate.  Might try that tonight.

Actually lost weight on WW!  Hooray!  Nothing like a GI bug to kick start weight loss.

Thinking of trying to make my own strawberry syrup for Little Guy's milk.  He is drinking milk very well now, as long as it is strawberry flavored.  The issue I have with store bought syrups and powders is that they all have RD 40 in them.  It makes it look pretty, but it may not be so great for the baby. 

Weaning is going well, if slowly.  Often I can calm him during the day with a sippy or bottle of strawberry milk in my lap.   I think he still gets upset a little when I do not whip out the boob, but he is getting used to it.  Slowly.

We are teething.  (I say we because it feels like a group effort getting through it!)  And I think molars are coming in.  Sleep has been hard to come by these past few nights as Little Guy has been up every few hours.  Not fun.  We are still breastfeeding at night, so it is mostly me up every few hours.  I am sure this will pass, but it is not fun being sleep deprived all over again.  Someday he will sleep through the night.  Sigh.

I discovered a local playground this weekend.  The weather was fantastic, and I wanted to get him out of the house, so I located a local playground.  I think it will be a great place to go as he starts to grow.  He already loves it, and I enjoy taking him there.  A great place for him to run around and let off all that energy.  Someday he will be old enough so that I can sit back and let him go.  I look forward to that.

Why are are there no playgroups for children below 3 yo?  I would think that mothers of very young children would need the interaction with other mothers, too.  Having a child below 3 yo can be very isolating.  It does not seem fair that you have to wait until 3 yo to allow them into playgroups.

I am debating limiting myself to one or two forms of social media.  I am definitely keeping the blog, and I am debating the merits of twitter.  I just want to be able to keep up with it and not have it eat up all my time.

Those are just some of the thoughts and feelings running through my head at the moment.  These things can change any time.

4 comments:

~Jess said...

Glad you guys are hanging in there. I only have my blog and facebook...I have a twitter account, but it's just too much.

VA Blondie said...

I also have a FB account, but I am rarely on FB. I prefer the freedom to express myself without in-laws knowing. My in-laws are on FB, but not on twitter.

Jamie said...

Yay for the weight loss! There is a strong case of the blahs around here, too. The cold weather makes everything worse - spring can't get here soon enough.

I actually just signed up for a Twitter account 30 minutes ago. I'm still trying to figure it out so I'm not sure what I think of it yet. Yes - social media can drain all of your spare time. It is hard to keep up with all of it.

Hope in Virginia said...

I think random thought posts can be very therapeutic. I so often have a million different random thoughts running through my head - none so important - but combined, they make my head want to explode. I am hoping to find a playgroup for Emma, so I'm discouraged to hear that they are hard to find/don't exist. Mommies needs social interaction, too!