Saturday, December 29, 2007

so i've been busy

As requested, a picture of Scout with his favorite Christmas gift...Roscoe.

Seems like there's never time to sit down and blog. This I miss. I don't really believe in New Year's resolutions, but I do believe that everyday starts a new year. And so I will blog. I will find time to blog. I feel better when I blog.

Hit the wall yesterday. Mommyhood is great, but sometimes even mommies need a rest. Seems like Steve's work and needy friends have kept him away from home a bit more than usual, leaving me less "me" time and a little more stress. Additionally, Scout is awake much more these days, meaning I have to be more entertaining. I know...I don't have to be on all the time, but I do feel like letting his sit staring at toys he can't play with is not the best use of his awake time. By the time Steve gets home, I'm beat and out of ideas and energy. Unfortunately, so is he. And so there has to be a solution, and I'm working on it. I get that being a new parent means not sleeping much and seldom doing what you feel like doing when you feel like doing it. And so I am happy, but I need some more time away. I think that I will begin that after the change in the calendar.

Work sucks right now and so I will also be looking for alternative employment. I'm picky, and so it won't be easy and I want lots of time with the baby. Not sure how that will all pan out, but know that it will.

There's lots of snow here, and my world is frosted and beautiful. This I love. I've obviously adjusted to South Dakota's weather since I seldom feel the need to bundle up. It could of course be hormonal. I think I've been "warm" since I got pregnant. Other side effects: dry skin and a not-so-flat tummy. While I may be able to fix the skin thing...I'm not so sure about the belly.

I'm feeling good that I got this out there...

More later...

I promise


Anonymous said...

Wondered where you went...i remember the awe i experienced looking into each of my children's eyes the day they emerged into this realm. When you first looked in Scout's eyes did you see the universe there, or something a bit more personal?

GEWELS said...

Wow! He's gorgeous! When did he get so big? That was quick.

Motherhood can be very, very challenging...and seem somewhat unrewarding at times. It does take it's toll on our being. But if you try to find the balance (as I'm sure you are) things just fall into place and you can't even remember what life was like without him.

I remember just handing my husband the baby the minute he walked in the door from work and saying "BYE, I'm going shopping- you take care of him for awhile."

And as for that flat stomach- well...I'm still trying to lose my baby weight. And they're 26 and 27 now. I wasn't such a big fan of sit-ups.

I'll be a grandma around the 27th of Jan. Yikes- not sure i like the word Grandma, though.

Wishing all 3 of you a wonderfully happy and healthy and joyful New Year.