Time flies when you are
having fun busy as all
Wowsa! I can’t believe that I let two weeks go by without writing. Things as usual have been crazy around here. Nothing new, but my ability to handle it all, and handle the blog has not been happening. So...let me take a minute and catch you up.
Lily turned 8 months old (holy cow how is that even possible?), and failed her third hearing test (after her tubes) and now we've been told she will need to have an ABR test done, unfortunately for this test she’ll have to be sedated. This will tell us if she really does have hearing loss, and how severe, so we know what steps to take going forward. Before we make the final decision to have this test, we've decided to try one more "sound booth" test with her.
I lost a few pounds, lost another ½ pound and then gained 2-1/2 pounds, basically leaving me for a 0 loss/0 gain for the past month. In breaking news, very uncharacteristic of me, I have decided that I’ve still come a long ways from 80+ pounds ago, and yes even though I have to lose another 25 pounds to get back to my pre pregnancy weight, I’ve decided it is a journey, and if it takes awhile that’s OK, as long as I’m making progress and I’m trying to be as healthy as I can. I have a lot going on - understatement of the year - and sometimes as much as I want to I cannot make myself a priority, so this is going to be much slower this time around. I've accepted it, I've decided to not hate my body or myself because of it. It is what it is. I can't even believe that I just wrote that. It really is "not me" to write something like that, but I think I've finally come to a stage of acceptance with this, and a lot of other things too.
I stopped running. I have no other comments to say about this. In fact, I haven’t really had much formal exercise in the past 2 weeks, but I have push mowed the lawn, gardened for hours, taken walks with my family, taken the stairs when possible, and overall tried to get more activity into my day.
I went through a really rough period over the past several weeks, where I went from waking multiple times a night, to not sleeping at all. It was at this point I actually stopped running, because the exhaustion was so horrible! I had a string of at least 5-7 nights where I didn't sleep... at all! I finally contacted my doctor and she got me an Rx to help. I'm trying not to take it every night. Things with sleep are not perfect, but they are definitely better.
Lily started sitting on her own - SO PROUD! It rained. My sister from Montana visited for a weekend, my husband celebrated his birthday, and I went out of town on a business trip - my first since Lily was born. It rained some more. Lily got sick, but didn't get an ear infection (CHEER)! It kept raining. We bought new chairs in orange and turquoise for our deck, and we planted heirloom and cherry tomatoes, lots of herbs, popcorn, and watermelon in our garden. Still raining! I mowed the
lawn swamp, and we ate fried chicken and watermelon. WHEW!
I'm sure I'm missing something in here somewhere, and looking ahead the next few weeks, I see no end in site to all the craziest. Time flies, and so I'm spending lots of time playing "Go Fish" with my son, making smores in the microwave, making a fairy garden, and snuggling my baby and watching her just breathe and sleep. Time well spent, if you ask me.