Do you ever feel like you’ve made progress, only to then go backwards? I’m sick again and it’s really messing with me… how could I be sick so much in such a short time? Moving to NC was such a blessing, I suppose there has to be a few bumps along the way. Being sick means less energy to work out, but I ran today… probably not the right idea, but it was only 3 miles anyway. In the rain. Take that, sickness 😛
Today was another rainy Sunday. Not exactly fun like the last one since I spent half of it in bed. I have a new fave book that my friend JL recommended called “Born to Run.” It’s (obviously) about running and I love it so far, about halfway done. I did a good deal of reading in bed today since my throat hurt and body ached. It was nice to relax, looking on the bright side 🙂
Gabe has had a snotty nose for the last 3 weeks, which makes me wonder if that is a typical by-product of daycare, or if I should take him to the doc to see if it’s something more?? Any thoughts? (come to think of it, is me being sick a by-product of me working now–coming into contact with more people, and/or stress??)
He’s got 8 teeth on the bottom now (!!) and 6 on top… this boy is growing so fast. Gabe was talkin’ up a storm this weekend. Not much I can make out, except he does say “Thank you” in his own lil Gabe language. It’s super cute. I can also tell he is understanding more, so I try to narrate our days to him. Before I know it, he’ll have outgrown all his 12 month stuff (some of it still fits now) and be even taller, and even thinner. I’m so glad I take pics at least once a week–every Sunday! Here’s a snippet of our day:
Oh, and a final sleep update in case you’ve been wondering. We nixed the bottle a month ago, and the binky was gone a week or two before that. Gabe still cried in the crib so I was laying next to the crib til he fell asleep. He had this 6th sense where he’d wake up when I left. So it was frustrating but better than listening to him cry. Well, I figured out it was a “mommy issue” aka separation or something along those lines. Why? Because he went to sleep without a fuss when my parents were here. So we started having J lay him down every night and *presto* problem solved! He still cries for a minute every few nights but it’s such a relief to not have that stress on me. Hearing him cry is tough on this momma. I know I should be used to it and accept it as part of life, but when he cries it means he’s not happy, and I hate thinking of him crying himself to sleep! But now we are good 🙂 Finally right?! That was a HUGE stumbling block for such a long time but we overcame it.
Have a wonderful week and don’t let the stumbling blocks get you down! You can overcome them!