It’s been almost 4 months???

Almost 4 months since my last blog post??  That’s just terrible!!

I miss it….but there just is simply NO TIME!  If I’m not taking care of a kid or cleaning something I want to be SLEEPING!  😉

So much has gone on in 4 months.  I’ve had numerous blog post ideas in my brain, but never a chance to get them out.  And now I think they are lost.  Cuz I can’t think of one of them!

Adara is doing well.  She is going to be SIX MONTHS OLD in 6 days!!  She is gaining weight since her surgery.  She is still on the small side, but gaining, so that’s good!  At her 4 month appointment she was 22nd percentile for weight and 90th percentile for height!  We’ve been battling a stomach bug between Caleb and her (and I think I got a touch of it), and she has a cough that we are fighting, but overall she has been doing well.  We still have a physical therapist working with her to help her gain strength in her upper body.  She is a bit behind in some of her development, but ahead in other areas.  She also is a bit behind in her talking, so we might need to start speech therapy, but we need to wait a bit and see how she does with that.

Caleb is a challenging sweetheart!  He loves his sister SO much!  He is going to be FIVE YEARS OLD in 2 days!!  How is that even possible?!?!?!  Summer school is over now.  In one short month he will be going to ALL DAY 5 DAYS PER WEEK KINDERGARTEN!!!  I literally have to fight back the tears every time I think about it!  How is it possible that someone else will be spending ALL day with him??  What if the kids are mean to him?  What if HE is mean to THEM??  What if….  There’s just too much.  That is enough for another post!

I signed up to do a 5K!!  Now, I have never run in my life!  I don’t believe in running.  But this one just looked like TOO much fun!  And my sister is doing it with me, so I have accountability.  It’s called The Color Run.  At each K they throw a different color powder on you so at the end you are covered in color!  I’ve been using a “Couch to 5K” app and “training” three days per week.  I’m on week 6 now.  I don’t run fast, or pretty….it’s usually more like panting and shuffling, but it’s a big deal for me!

I’m still struggling with postpartum depression.  It’s been pretty hard.  I am going to counseling again.  The exercise helps a little.  My relationship with God is in the dumps because of not having time and energy to read, pray much, do anything much other than what I HAVE to do.  I try to remember to take time to be thankful.  To thank God for the many blessings He has given me to try to change my mood and mindset.  But, man, it’s so much easier for those dang negative thoughts to take root and cozy right on in my brain!  I hate that!

Well, my time is up.  I had a little bit of time to work this morning, but I have to get home so Tim can get to work.

Hopefully I can get on here again soon!  Like, not in 4 months!!  🙂