OH! Happy day.

Greta is all smiles again! Whew. Sunday was a major turning point. She went from tears to giggles and from NO SLEEP to her 10 hours a night. I am so glad. During our Marcum family dinner, My sister-in-law, Stephanie, gave Greta and I a footzone. I have thrush and have been off of carbs and sugar for about two weeks. I have, of course, been hungry and a little cranky myself (As anyone would). But I needed to get rid of the thrush and I was seeing drastic improvements when I didn’t shove bread and sugar in my system. The pain was basically gone. Unfortunately, I didn’t put it together that Greta was not liking this new diet I was on. It was hurting her little tummy and not filling her up either. Stephanie told me that I NEEDED to incorporate carbs in my diet without incorporating yeast. Things…

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Hug Me

 Greta is a 10+ hours-of-sleep-kinda-girl.  I am spoiled, I know.  At five weeks, she was getting 6-7 straight hours and every week, she has gotten better.  A lot of it has to do with her gaining weight so well.  She doesn’t need the extra calories at night anymore.  I have been sleeping like a…baby, too.  And she usually doesn’t cry.  You might think I am kidding.  True, she may whine or whimper a little if she’s hungry–but never more than 5 minutes.  She is a good, happy baby.  I feel like I got a baseball bat to the head this week  Greta has been waking up in the middle of the night.  Screaming!  And in the day, she’ll just start crying so hard–suddenly.  It’s a cry I have never heard.  I can’t seem to comfort her.  It breaks my heart to see real tears coming down her cheeks.  I pick…

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My current view

  6:03 am, Greta started stirring.  I woke up, glad to be away from my dream.  I hate those dreams that you can’t stop dreaming.  I was so happy to go in her room and feed her and grateful for the morning.  She is asleep again–next to me in bed.  I have the best daughter.  Yesterday, my visiting teachers threw Greta a baby shower.  Having a baby shower every three months is a good idea.  She got a ton of cute clothes–she is in 6-9 month now, you know.  Lots and lots of dresses and some bows!  I have resolved to embrace her girly-ness.  I have been kind of playing it down.  Just because I like wearing browns and greens and gray…doesn’t mean she has to.  Bring on the purple and pink and bows and frills.  We have to make up for lost time.  We also got some toys and…

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Cue Harmonica

 I have had a rough case of the baby blues.  It’s not an every day thing anymore like it was at first, but I still have my “sad days.”  I have been hesitant to write about this because I don’t want anyone reading this to think I don’t appreciate and love the life I have.  Every day I thank Heavenly Father for a wonderful husband, a beautiful little girl, a nice place to live, Chris’s job that provides for us, a supportive and loving family.  I guess that is why I feel so guilty those days that I can’t stop crying and I don’t feel like talking to or seeing anyone.  I feel guilty and frustrated because I am not enjoying my life to the fullest those days.  It has been hard.  There have been many days where I haven’t felt like myself.  And when I looked in the mirror,…

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