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Friday, December 15, 2017

Cameron Four, Five and Six Months

I had intended to write posts for when Cameron turned four and five months, but life happens and I just haven't had the time or the inclination to blog. 


The day after he turned three months, he latched to me and hasn't looked back. Thank goodness because I honestly don't know how much longer I could've dealt with the nursing shield. It. Sucked. Now he's such a happy kid, always smiling and laughing unless he's hungry. I still have to hold him pretty much all the time but I am able to put him in the bouncer to get a shower in without him screaming. 


He started this screeching thing right around Thanksgiving, as well as grabbing your hair. He loves to grab your hair while sucking his thumb. Ouch! I know he's a baby, but man does it hurt. He has been in six month clothes for probably a month now and he's my only kid to not follow the sizes exactly. Makes it interesting to buy clearance for the next year!

He's been drooling and teething for awhile now and his first tooth finally poked through yesterday. He's can't quite sit up yet but he sure tries. We've been putting him in the high chair at dinner for about a week or so and he loves sitting there with us. A couple days ago I smashed a few green beans with my fingers to see what he'd do with them and he didn't even notice they were there. This weekend we're gonna try solids for real and see what happens. I'm not that concerned if he doesn't eat right at six months though. Cecily didn't until she was 7-8 months so it wouldn't be a surprise.


I feel like I blinked and all the sudden he's a half year old. In the thick of it the days are long but it has flown by so quickly. I know I'm gonna blink again and we'll be celebrating his first birthday!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

What is Post Partum Depression?

...it's feeling utterly alone.

...it's feeling like a hot mess 24/7.

...it's yelling at your kids/husband and feeling like a horrible person for it.

...it's knowing you need help but can't do anything about it until you have insurance again.

...it's feeling utterly alone.

...it's not wanting to leave the house. Ever.

...it's all you can do to pick up the kids from school because you're so exhausted.

...it's your five year old daughter comforting you when you're bawling because your five month old won't sleep and your husband is out of town.

...it's answering with "I'm ok" or "I'm good" when people ask how you're doing because they don't want to hear the truth.

...it's feeling utterly alone.

...it's not bothering to wear anything but sweats because what's the point.

...it's wanting to crawl in a hole and never come out.

...it's feeling like no one cares.

...it's wanting to blend into the wall.

...it's feeling like you're screaming in the middle of a crowded room and no one notices.

...it's wondering why it's always you that has to reach out.

...it's just being so, utterly alone.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Pumpkin Patch 2017

It's October, it's October! I love fall and October is my favorite month of the year. Cooler temps, changing leaves and pumpkins everywhere. I love it. We go to the same local pumpkin patch every year, but this year we decided to do it differently. Since Alan's extended family hasn't seen Cameron yet, we made a trip to Louisville for the weekend and then stopped at Huber Orchard and Winery on the way home. It's a huge place with a farm market, orchards, pumpkin patch, winery, distillery and kids area. Almost every time we go to Louisville we say that we should go sometime, so this year we made it happen.


We had originally intended to take the wagon ride out to pick pumpkins and apples, but I decided to buy already picked apples at the market. The kids were wild with excitement and after falling in a hole in the pumpkin patch, I wasn't feeling picking apples too. We got orange and white pumpkins and the nice thing was that they capped the price of their pumpkins so you could get a ginormous one if you could carry it. I've never had a white pumpkin before and I cannot wait to carve a ghost out of it. Get it a ghost...on a white pumpkin... Yes, I'm a nerd :-)

The kids had a blast in the family fun park, riding pedal cars, going down the giant slide, playing on the playground, jumping on the bouncy things and more. They had a corn maze, bamboo maze and flag maze, but we didn't do any of them since we're planning on going to a local Halloween event at the end of the month with a corn maze right down the road from our house (It's something we look forward to every year and I cannot wait!). That, and Alan's foot was really sore since he's healing from a fracture a few weeks ago. 


October is one of the busiest months of the year for us, with two birthdays and our wedding anniversary all in the same week. But, I absolutely love this time of year. The temps here finally fell out of the 90's last week and it's so nice now. We have a lot of stuff planned this month that I hopefully will get a chance to share. Yay October!

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