This is my first week back to our normal schedule. My husband went back to work. Boo. My mom left to get back home too! Boo! I had to get everyone ready and to school on time. I wasn’t sure how it would be with the baby, but thankfully so far it has gone really well.
I have a big list of things to do since I have been taking it easy for a week or so.
I dropped off the presents to my friend who is running an adopt a kid for Christmas. It is for needy kids at the Career Center. We got our “needy guy” 2 pair of jeans, a pair of gym shoes, 2 long sleeve thermal shirts, 2 polo shirts, a fleece jacket, a winter vest to wear with the fleece if it is really cold or wear the fleece jacket by itself if it isn’t too cold, a nice collared dress shirt, and a pair of sweats. We also got him a football. We wanted to get him something fun. (There was nothing fun on his list. It was all very practical.) I am thankful to be able to help someone in need right here in our community. I think it helps our kids to realize the difference between wants and needs. He only asked for needs, there was not one “want” on his list. Our kids wrapped the gifts and helped me purchase them.
I then had to get S cupcakes for his birthday. He is 8. How can that be? We have to buy our birthday treats with the ingredients listed because we have so many food allergies at school. I also bought his birthday cake so that I wouldn’t have to go back.
I still have several things that I need to accomplish, but they will get done this week. I am feeling stronger each day. The baby has been doing pretty well with the switch from being up all night to sleeping all night (with feedings of course). Her biggest problem is that she has the hiccups several times each day as well as overnight for the past couple of nights. She doesn’t cry with them, but she can’t sleep either. Once they go away, she is able to nurse and go back to sleep. I am tired from the lack of sleep, but getting used to keeping moving no matter what the night was like. The day still goes on like it or not!
I cannot say enough how blessed I am. These wonderful children are a huge blessing. They keep me on my toes and keep me grounded to what is important! Many would say my life is not easy, and a lot of times it isn’t, but my family is what keeps me going. They know my strengths and weaknesses and love me anyway. That is a wonderful feeling!