Welcome 2017: Family Life Update

Yes, I realize it has been a while. Okay, a LOOONG while. We have been super busy, and life just hasn’t stopped. I love blogging for many reasons, not the least of which is freedom. Having freedom to tend to my family life when I need to is amazing, and I’m so happy I was able to take the last 3 months of 2016 off.

So, what have we been up to??? Well, a whole lot actually. I will take your through all the members of our household.

“But Dad”

So, “But Dad” has been through a lot. I won’t go into super high detail, but I will say that we are in the process of ruling out Crohn’s Disease with him. There have been many appointments and tests, and the road is not over yet. This is one of the reasons I have had less time to blog. With “But Dad” not being 100% (even for him), “But Mom” has had to take on more.

The Oldest

So, the oldest has been doing the same and better. I know that is probably confusing. I will say that there are many areas she is getting better at. We have found a new idea as to what is going on with her, so that will be for another post though. Right now, we are doing better in some areas, and the same in others. We have her in a behavior progran (at home) 2 days a week. She is also in play therapy one day a week to try to figure out what our next steps are. As I have said, I have my ideas, but I’ll save those for another post. It is a learning process, and I’m very lucky to learn along with her.

The Youngest

The youngest has gone through some stuff as well. She was diagnosed in August with sleep apnea and after an appointment with an ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist) We decided she needed her tonsils out. So, one week before Thanksgiving, my little one had full surgery. She had both her tonsils and adenoids removed. She was quite a trooper. I mean, she even had a full meal 5 hours after surgery. It seems we are doing much better now. You can tell she is getting sleep now because she is a typical 3 year old instead of a laid-back angel. I wouldn’t want it any other way.

“But Mom” (That’d be ME )

So, lots of stuff going on with everyone in our household. I have been scheduling and going to appointments with everyone. It has been great fun as Dr appointments always are (Can you feel the sarcasm there???). So outside of that, we have been dealing with holidays and planning said holidays. I have been missing writing, but I just didn’t have the focus to write after 2 appointments in a week plus behavior therapy and play therapy. Things haven’t settled down much, but I think I am getting more used to the faster pace of life. It takes a while, but I eventually catch up.

On a side note, I have lots of fun stuff to share in the next few months. I will be keeping up with Mental Health Mondays and Some other areas, but I’m also going to be adding 2 areas to the blog. One area is going to be about how our family manages with so many issues conflicting with each other. The other area is about Work At Home Mom’s. I have some ideas, but I’m still not 100% sure how all that will unfold, but I’m excited to see.

I’m going to close by introducing the newest member of our family:

 

 

Meet Pumpkin. She made our way into our home on October 1st and we have loved every minute of her stay with us thus far.  So… I’d love to catch up, drop a comment about how your life is going 🙂

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3 Comments

  1. Pumpkin is adorable and way to go for prioritizing family and being everyone’s rock these past months. Make sure to take some time for you as well!

  2. Wow, so much going on! Sounds stressful and exhausting! Hope things calm down for you all soon.

    What an adorable kitty! I want a cat again but my husband isn’t on board!

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