The last time I left you, I was crying the blues about the sleep chronicles of my little guys…or the lack of sleep that was happening. We’ve gone back to swaddling. After trying all types of things, the only thing that seemed to work was being swaddled. I will just have to follow his cues as to when he’s ready to move on from it. He doesn’t roll back to front. I guess he likes to be constrained! Whatever works.
Josiah has decided he doesn’t want to sleep flat on his back anymore..so we put him back in his Rock n’ Play. I’m sure I’m breaking ALL kinds of “rules” but I don’t care. Gotta do what will work for them and for us. They’re miserable when they don’t sleep, we’re miserable. Last night we actually had a decent night of sleep. I’ll take it! Sometimes I’m like “Dangit! We’re moving backwards!” But I have to remind myself every baby is different.
At the moment we’re dealing with some intense baby colds, particularly with Micah who sounds pretty awful. Josiah isn’t too bad thankfully. Called the doc, but since both boys are breathing fine and eating well, I just have to let it run its course.
I’m also trying to figure out child care for when I go back to work….I have two months to figure it out. Not gonna lie, definitely procrastinated but now it’s time to get down to business! Looked at some day cares and cried…I’m so friggen’ emotional ever since I had these boys! For goodness sakes, I cried over an episode of BOY MEETS WORLD. Really?! I kept thinking, “One day my boys are going to grow up and have to leave me too..” I think this was during the episode Cory and Topanga were running off to get married. Yup. I’m “that” mom. I’ve never been one to cry like that, but I cry over everything and anything now. I’m probably going to cry over the price of daycare when they get back to me. Daycare x 2. I only need part time. Nervous about hearing the price, last time I heard, part time daycare was about $600 a month. Now multiply that by 2. I wish my mom was retired or just didn’t work, but alas, that’s not a possibility. My mom is a nurse who LOVES her job. She’s not leaving without kicking and screaming. I can’t see her retiring. Ever. And I don’t expect her too. Why should she give up her life and something she loves? But still, she’s the person I trust the most. Another option is to look for someone who watches children in their home…a recommendation from a friend. I originally wanted someone to come here and watch the boys…but I know NO ONE. I feel weird about going to a site like care.com because I don’t know any of those people personally. In the fall we are considering my husband leaving his job to watch the boys full-time. If it’s going to cost one of our salaries..than someone has to leave their job. This is hard.
Anyway, let’s end this on a happy note! 2013 brought me my baby boys! Let’s take a look…
Don’t they just look so THRILLED to be taking a picture with Santa?
2013 was awesome but it also brought its trials. If you followed my blog you understand what I’m talking about…I’m glad we made it through!
My resolutions for this year?
1 – Get closer to God! Spend more time reading the Bible, praying, and all of that awesomeness.
2- Get rid of all debt.
3 – Eat healthier.
Those are the main 3. I have about a zillion more but that’s between me and my journal. Love you all and hope you have a beautiful and safe New Year!