Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Separation anxiety

Hello all,
                  Hope everyone is doing well today! Now I know that most parents have heard of separation anxiety, if you have not you probably soon will. I have been dealing with my 10 1/2 month old having a terrible case of separation anxiety. Some days it is almost unbearable for me because he screams if I leave the room to go to the bathroom. When I say scream I mean it sounds like he just fell and busted his head or something. Some days if I walk more than two feet away but remain in the same room with him he gets panicky. I love my son but he is driving me crazy when this happens. It makes it very hard to do much of anything else, but I have his brother to take care of, a husband, and an entire house to keep picked up.

    When this first started happening I just strapped him to be wearing the baby carrier. (Which I think may have done more spoiling than I realized, but it worked) I have to be careful how much I wear him. He is almost 20 pounds and I have been having trouble with my sciatic nerve causing lower back pain to the point to where even picking him up gets challenging at times. I have to be really careful, so that I do not injure my back further.

     My husband and I have rearranged our entire house, so I now need to go through and reorganize, and go through the boxes of things like nic nacs and papers, etc.... I feel like at times were are moving back in to our apartment with the boxes everywhere. I would really like to get this finished but with my son not able to let me out of his sight it is very difficult. I have been trying to do a little after his brother gets out of school and they are playing, but I have to stop and make dinner, and help with homework, and I don't want to totally ignore my kids to get this done. I have been trying to work on it at night after the kids go to bed, but not getting very far very fast.

  So from one desperate mother I am asking for any ideas you may have? Please feel free to comment below. Hope you all enjoy the rest of your day.
                                                                                  Until next time,
                                                                                                        Amy

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Date night

Hello everyone,

Hope everyone is doing well. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful family. My mother in law was nice enough to come in and watch our children over night so we could have a much needed date night. I appreciated it so very much!

We went to dinner, and a movie. We laughed and talked, and reconnected in a way we haven't in quite a while with work, daily chores, and kids keeping us busy. Is it crazy that after being married almost 8 years (it will be 8 years this August) my husband still can give me butterflies with just one look? He takes my breath away and just when I think he has run out of ways, he always surprises me.
Hope everyone has a wonderful night! God bless and thanks for reading!
                                                                                      

                                                                              Until next time,
                                                                                                     Amy

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Pure Chaos

Hello everyone!

I know it's been a while since my last post, and I apologize. It has been so crazy around here since we got our tax return. We have been putting furniture together and rearranging things, reorganizing, and getting rid of a lot of things.Going to Cub Scout meetings and getting ready for the Blue and Gold Banquet, last night we made the decorations.  I have not stopped running all week and it is just exhausting!  I have been trying my best to keep up with the normal every day things around the house, but unfortunately I am falling behind on laundry. I have it all washed and dried, most of it folded, waiting to be put away. Lately I feel like a rubber band being stretched in each direction. ( Example: Today I got Tyler off the bus, and right away I had to make sure Tyler started his homework, then Ryan needed to be fed so I put some food on his tray while I was getting ready to start dinner. Then Tyler needed help with something on his homework, so I stopped looking for dinner to help him. My husband came in and asked me where something was that he was looking for, so I had to stop everything and go find it because he was on his way out the door for work. Then Ryan needed more food, so I got more food for him, then Tyler needed more help on his homework.) Needless to say I still have yet to cook dinner, and I'm not even sure why I'm typing this post when I should be cooking.  I know some of you reading this are probably going that's nothing I put this kind of thing on a daily basis. I usually have a routine, and when that routine gets out of wack it makes for a bad day normally.
I am so tired and exhausted I could go to sleep right now and not wake up until tomorrow morning when my alarm goes off. Being a mommy I can't do that. I honestly wouldn't change it for the world. Guess I will just have to go to bed a little bit earlier tonight. For now I am going to go make dinner, and hope the kids go to bed with no problems tonight and hopefully we all sleep great! Prayers appreciated! Thanks!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Time for a change

Am I the only one who has the winter blues? I am tired of the cold, and tired of the snow and ice. I am MORE than ready for Spring to get here already. Anyone who knows me knows that I spring clean like crazy. I am itching to start, but I don't want to start certain things like shampooing the carpets until the snow is done for the season. I am how ever ready to start going through things and throwing out old, unused items and get new, or just simply have empty space.

My husband and I took some measurements today and went to a few furniture stores to begin getting ideas of what we want. I am honestly excited for this. I am ready for change. I have to say that without even realizing it my neighbors inspired me to start. I'm not proud of it but it actually started out with me having the "green eyes monster". Plain old fashioned jealousy. I know that I am not supposed to be jealous or want what others have, but I am a human, and I am not perfect. Therefore I sin like everyone else and I had an awful case of jealousy today. So much in fact that it put me in a sour mood for a while. Then I got to thinking why be jealous? My husband and I have nice things, and we have more than most people have. Why not just change the things I don't like? So that is our plan. We are using this year to make changes. I say "year" because I know it is going to take time. Nothing happens over night. I feel better now that we have a plan and are moving forward.

Have you ever had a visit from the green eyed monster jealousy? What are some of your experiences? I used to hate the idea of change but it's starting to grow on me the older I get. How do you handle change?