Rough Times, Fall Fun, and Holiday Planning

October 7, 2009 at 10:04 pm 1 comment

Pretty Libby

It has been several months since I blogged.  With an eight month old, life can be crazy.  You read correctly.  My Elizabeth is eight months old!  Boy has time flown.  She is growing so fast I can’t keep up with all of her milestones.  She had her first hair cut on September 5th, 2009 at seven months old.  She is laughing and babbling so much.  She is so close to crawling.  She can now get up into the position but just doesn’t know how to take off yet.  I say she weighs at least 16 or 17 lbs by now.  She goes back to the doctor next month so we will get the exact poundage there.  She is eating 5 5 oz bottles daily with a morning snack of cereal and fruit and evening dinner of veggies.  She is sleeping 11-12 hours a night.  Everyone else says that she sleeps so well because she is a good baby which is true but if I hadn’t let her learn to put herself to sleep, we would be in a much more sleepless state right now.  With me working, not getting any sleep is not an option.  That week of letting her cry it out at about 4 or 5 months was the hardest yet best thing I have ever done.  She has consistently slept more and more hours as she has gotten older.  That is great for mommy and daddy also, I’m not going to lie!  She loves playing with all of her toys and especially playing in her exesaucer.  We got some great video of her playing in it this past weekend.  Check out my facebook page for that.

With all the good that I have in my life, I have been having a rough go of it.  I really don’t know how to describe what I have been going through.  I’m just tired.  I’m tired of the daily grind with no break.  I’m tired of having to budget every last cent, but who doesn’t these days?  I just feel alone.  I have Stephen don’t get me wrong, but someone else I can truly go to and just vent all of my frustrations, I don’t have that.  All of my good friends are married, some with kids, but all with lives of their own.  My mom is very ill.  I can talk wit h her but she is too sick to be able to be there for me when I need her.  It takes every ounce of strength she has to take care of herself and she doesn’t have much left for me.  I’m not complaining, I just miss my mom.  I miss the girl dates, movie dates, and dinner dates.  I don’t hear from some of my family anymore since Libby has been born.  Everyone came to the hospital when she was born and then many don’t even call to even ask about her anymore.  I don’t understand what I have done to make them go away, but I wish they came around more.  My mom’s family has been great.  They love Libby to death.  They see her as much as they can and I take Libby to my grandparent’s at least once a month.  It is good to have family interested in my life and who call to find out and don’t hold it against me because I can’t call right now because I have to take care of my daughter.  Work is going good, I’m just in need of a break.  Besides the weekends, I have not had a period of more than two days off from work in over 6 months since I went back to work.  I have a week long vacation the week of my birthday, which is October 19th so I am looking very forward to that.  I have started working 4 10 hour shifts and off on fridays.  It has been great to spend an extra day with Libby.  I have been enjoying it so very much.  I hope I can continue to do it and it works out for all involved, including me, stephen, libby and my work.  Please pray for me as I am going through this tiring time.  I’m doing my best to work my way through it and count my blessings in the process.

Sorry for such a long post.  On a lighter note, I planted some fall mums and tulips this weekend to get in the fall spirit.  I also put all of my fall decorations out.  I love this time of year.  The crispness in the air, football (roll tide!), and my birthday!  Stephen and I are trying to get out as much as we can with Libby to enjoy this beautiful weather.  I’ve also got about 50% of my Christmas shopping done.  I’m so proud of myself.  I want my little girl to have a good first Christmas.  I also have other plans for my bonus at work so the shopping needs to be done before I get that next month.

Again sorry for the long post, but I needed to blog.  I will update you all next month after Libby’s 9 month appt with Dr. Meredith.

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  • 1. Miranda  |  October 14, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Kelly!! I’m sorry to hear that you are having a rough time lately. I’m sure that the people who seem to be ignoring you are just trying to give you time and space with Libby. They still love you and I’m sure you haven’t done anything to upset them! I’m sad I haven’t had a chance to meet Libby yet but I love seeing her pics and videos on here and facebook. Keep on keepin on and things will get better. I’ll be praying for you. *hugs*

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