We’re only 2 weeks into 2012 and I’ve already experienced quite a few challenges. I’m trying to put everything into perspective and handle them as a responsible adult, because now I have a little one who needs me to be a sane, happy mom for him.
Some of my challenges:
– Baby Food: (TMI alert) We started Hudson on rice cereal at the suggestion of his pediatrician. He loved it and was eating 2-3 tablespoons a day for a few days. Then he stopped pooping. After 3 days of no poop from a baby who was very “regular”, I became very worried. I learned my mother’s intuition was correct on the idea I should NOT start him on rice cereal. Apparently it makes a lot of babies very constipated, and a constipated baby is not a happy one. So after a few suggestions from the doctor we are working on getting him “regular” again, and I’m waiting until he is 6 months old and I can make his baby food myself.
It is a challenge to watch your child be miserable and in pain, but I quickly remind myself that he is extremely lucky to be healthy and happy (most of the time!) and glad that we can make a small change to help fix the problem.
– Buying a House: or NOT. Andrew and I have been trying to purchase a house since July 4, 2011. It was a short sale and we knew it could take awhile. Well, 6 months into the process (including paying for a home inspection, resigning contracts and doing whatever the bank wants) Bank of America has decided they aren’t going to allow a short sale on the house.
So we are trying to figure out what the heck we are going to do; wait for the house to go into foreclosure (no telling how long that will take) or try to find another one? We want to live in a very specific area and that makes it a little more challenging!
– I’ve encountered a few more challenges that aren’t quite “blog material” but they still exist. What a year so far!
How I know I’ll make it through–
– I recently purchased and began reading “The Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Daily Bible”. It was written to be finished in a year, so my goal is to stay committed to reading and learning more about The Bible. I want to raise Hudson in a strong Christian household and I know I can learn new ways to have a happier and healthier life for my family.
– Hudson. My beautiful baby makes everything worth it. Whenever I get the least bit frustrated or upset I can just look at him and he is somehow the “medicine” I need at the moment.
– Andrew. (I’m not getting mushy, I promise!) I’m lucky to have a wonderful, goofy husband who always knows how to make me laugh. I think his goal each day is to do something to frustrate me, and without it I’d live a boring life! He is a great dad and husband.
** So, when life hands you lemons… I say give me a Chick-Fil-A Sweet Tea and I’ll throw those lemons in it and enjoy!