I thought I’d finally get on and explain life lately and do a catch up. I hate being so inconsistent with blogging, but there are a couple of reasons for why it’s been so lately. Of course, having a newborn puts a halt on a lot of things, especially while I’m a reffing widow at the moment (hubby gone most nights reffing basketball after his full time job each day). Another reason (and the main one) is that my computer has been f-u-n-k-y! It will not read my new phone and tells me I have “no content” when it does pull up. Therefore, I cannot access any of my photos to blog. The last few posts I’ve done, I’ve had to upload the photos separately in my WordPress app after I’ve written the post (including this one). Then there’s this…
For the past 3 months, I’ve had quite the array of medical problems. It started with simply recovering from childbirth and dealing with breastfeeding (it’s never gotten easier with each child)…and just the normal medical recovery. Then at 5 weeks, I got mastitis. This ended up plummeting my milk supply on that one side, which is now why we supplement with formula. I’ve had mastitis before and it never did that so I’m not sure why it did this time. It’s been an emotional roller coaster to have to use formula also. And if post partum wasn’t enough, as soon as you get over that hump, all your hair falls out! Why?!?! I’m missing all my hair!
Just a couple weeks later my tooth started aching so bad I was moaning as if in labor. By far one of the top 3 pains in my life. When it was all said and done, I came out with a root canal, but good golly it feels better (I still have 3 fillings that need to be done).
Shortly after that, I had one of my flare ups with my eye (where my eye waters excessively, it becomes irritated, and my eye gets extremely swollen/red/flaky/stings). It usually takes 2 weeks to recover from that. I went to the eye doctor today and found out it’s due to my astigmatism when I get dry eyes. Thankfully, I should be able to add some over the counter meds to it when I get a flare up. And I don’t have to get a new prescription, which is great (and B doesn’t need glasses at this time…he was worried). What my eye looks like when it happens…
And then just a couple of weeks ago, my left big toe started hurting. Come to find out, it’s an ingrown toenail. And because my right toe didn’t want to be excluded, it joined in on the fun too (so much so that I couldn’t walk one day), so now I have 2 ingrown toenails that I’ll be having “surgery” on next week to fix them. Anyone have this done before? I’m not sure what to expect. I assume it’s not too big of a deal (even with 2 toes), but I feel like the few people I’ve talked to were more concerned. I’m hoping it stays warmer so I don’t have to wear boots over them.
It’s been quite a doozy, but I’m thankful they are all things that can be fixed. It could be so much worse. I’m also getting a mole removed that I’ve had for years, mainly for cosmetic reasons, but it’s nice to know it’s going to be gone…it changed so much with each pregnancy.
When I wrote my goals for 2018, I wanted to be more actionable. #actionoverperfection Let me tell you that I have been knocking out the to-do’s and appointments this month.
Dermatologist Appointment Eye Exam (for me and Beckham) Set up Podiatrist Appointment Dentist Appointment (still need to set up new one for fillings) Oil Change (that was an adventure with 2 kids) Set up Speech Screening Appt for Maddox (so much paperwork I still need to fill out) Register Maddox for Pre-K (this took so much thought as I debated between 2 and 3 days…we went with 2) Set up Cranial Tech Appt for Brielle (I’ll explain more about this later…getting her head evaluated for flat spots)…you can read about Maddox’s Doc Band HERE.
Sign up B for Baseball (still need to do this…requires I call doctor for date of shots).
It’s been tough finding time for all these appointments. I use to go during preschool days when both boys were gone, but now that I have Brielle, it’s a little more difficult. Thank goodness for my mother-in-law who has helped so much (as well as my parents).
In addition to all the tasks, I’ve been looking into computers and what would be best for lifestyle and business. Last week I finally bit the bullet and ordered a MacBook Pro. I’m currently in the process of setting it up as we speak and my goal is to have my shop back up and running by February 1.
As far as newborn goes, Brielle is such a good baby, but a baby is still difficult nonetheless. She’s doing more each day though and it’s really fun to watch her reach some milestones. She’s so precious!
February also means Ryan’s last full month of reffing!!! This has been a tough season (for both of us) and I’m so glad to have him back home at nights. Makes a world of a difference when he’s home. I’m so thankful for his hard work to bring in extra income so I can stay home with my babies!
Life’s been a little busy lately, but I’m still so thankful for the life I live and the support I have. I like having these posts to look back on though. Plus, I wanted to update the blog as I’ve continued my MIA status. Thank you as always for the support and understanding as I still adjust to 3 kids.
BIG NEWS – Stay tuned for some big news…I’m jumping out of my comfort zone and will share as soon as it happens (I’ll probably first announce on my Instagram). Any guesses?