Things have been a little rough lately. Okay, they've been rough for the past few months. I've spent lots of time thinking about what I can do to make our day to day lives run a little smoother.
The Muffin used to go to bed without any trouble, but then when her daddy started staying at Nana & Pawpaw's she started getting a little dramatic. Things got even worse with our bedtime woes after we left our house and moved into the apartment. Now that we are settled into the new house, I have regained control of bedtime at least a little bit. When The Muffin goes to bed peacefully it makes our house feel so much more calm. I want to help her without getting frustrated.
Sweet Baby Ellie is such a blessing. Of course, I know that she'll have her fussy times and those late nights and early mornings where she's ready to play and doesn't want to go back to sleep. No matter what, I'll do what she needs me to do. If she's hungry, I'll feed her and if she wants to play, then we'll play. I don't want to complain because I love her and will always do my best to take care of her. I feel blessed to have two sweet girls and I want to always take care of them the best that I can.
I would really like to lose the extra baby weight that I'm holding on to. I have good days and bad days, but I'm trying to eat better and going for our long walks in the evenings has become easier. Baby Ellie likes to ride in the stroller if she's awake and in the sling if she's sleepy and The Muffin rides her bike. This is one of the few things that we can do together nearly every night and it's good for all of us. I know I'd feel better if I lose a little weight.
Big Daddy and I have been under an overwhelming amount of stress. It started with the failing economy and his job layoff, then the new job and a move during the last trimester of our pregnancy. Living in the apartment was so hard and I have no doubt we would have gotten divorced if we'd stayed there a day longer. Seriously. Now that we are somewhat settled in, I want us to get back on track. I'm hoping that our upcoming beach trip will help to recharge our batteries and push our reset buttons. Maybe we can have a date night before then. We've been so busy, but we need to take time for us. This takes a lot of effort with two kids and two adults that have so many things on their "to do" lists.
Since The Muffin is getting ready to start preschool, I've decided that I want to start a new year along with her. I want to try and make things here at home a little nicer for all of us. I want to be a more patient and attentive wife and mother and I know that I can only do it one day at a time.
What do you do that makes you feel good about yourself?
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