It’s the question everyone is asking! Okay, I’m flattering myself a bit, but I have heard it a lot over the past month or so. “Where in the world have you been?” And it’s hard for me to say, because there’s the easy answer – “We’ve been busy this summer and out of town some.”
But then there’s the real truth – July was the most challenging month of my parenting life.
I shared a little bit with you in my post about mommy guilt. I told you how we found out Miller wasn’t gaining weight well while I was nursing, so I started nursing him more frequently, which actually made him throw-up 11 times over a 5 day period. Then I told you in his 5 month update that I made the decision to switch him to formula. A tough decision, but one that has slowly pulled me out of the funk I was in, towards a better attitude about my new mom-of-2 job.
When people asked about Miller, I’ve felt compelled to tell them that so far, he has been harder than Jack was… He has reflux, colic, and dairy sensitivities. He cries a lot. He’s either happy or he’s not. Why did I feel like my acquaintances needed to know this? Wasn’t “Yes, he’s a very sweet baby” enough to answer the question?
Since Miller has been on formula, he is happier. I am happier. The whole family is happier. I don’t feel the need to explain Miller’s life story to people anymore, because that’s who he was, not who he is today. And I feel like I’m different too. We are learning about each other, and I wouldn’t trade this sweet, 6 month old, cuddly, raspberry blowing, squeals-while-he’s-laughing baby boy for anything.
So, I may not try to catch up on what I haven’t written about this summer, but I am going to try to post a couple times a week going forward. Here’s what you can expect from me coming up soon:
Project Life – documenting the everyday moments
Getting Up Earlier – morning time alone, #SheReadsTruth, #HelloMornings
Tot School – intentional teaching through playtime
Life SKiLs – a myriad of topics by some of my favorite people
Links I Love – letting you know some of my favorite go-to blogs
What are some things you'd like to read about?
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