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Showing posts with label home life. Show all posts

30 January 2014

I interrupt this blogging hiatus to bring you...

We survived Snowmageddon 2014! And you know what? We had a blast! 
(you thought I was going to say I'm pregnant didn't you? haha)

It was crazy how fast and hard the snow came. We were not expecting it at all. Which led to all the traffic and congestion and horrible-ness that happened in Atlanta. I know most people are going to say that "yes, you knew," but here where I live, we didn't get included in the warning until after the first snow flakes started falling. Big surprise to us!

It was a mess. But a beautiful mess. So many people helping others. It was a beautiful thing to see all those people helping each other out. Teachers and principals sleeping at their schools with students and keeping spirits up. People going back out with food and water to help those who were stranded in their cars. People opening up their homes and stores. It was amazing to see. It was also chaos. My mom was stuck at her school until after 11 and my dad had to walk home. Thankfully, all we had to do Tuesday was in the morning, so we were home by a little after noon. It had been snowing for noon hours by then and there was already icy spots on the road (I know, I hit one). 

But we are safe and we are warm and we had fun playing in Bug's first snow. There's still some out there, but it's starting to melt. I'm praying that the refreeze tonight isn't too bad, but I'm not getting my hopes up. The hubs went back to work tonight and was out and about and said that the road outside our neighborhood was still pretty bad.

I hope everyone else out there is doing well and weathering this storm and staying warm!

I hope to resume blogging on a "normal" basis Monday. It all depends on Bug's sleeping habits. I'm hoping my good sleeper comes back!

05 March 2013

Sick days

This weekend was a rough one. The hubs was down with a stomach bug and I was left taking care of him and the baby girl. Now this was our first bout of having sickness in the house with a newborn and I was completely conflicted with what to do. Normally I don't let the hubs being sick bother me and I typically go about normally. But I've never had a new baby to worry about. 

So I played single parent for the weekend. It was rough. The first night the girl and I spent the night in the living room. I "slept" on the couch. I use the term "sleep" lightly. It was a rough night. Though the girl slept, I did not, and then I woke up smelling like dog (that's where my dog typically likes to lay when we're not looking). So the next day I cleaned up the guest room so that we could get to the bed and sleep in there. The second night the girl decided not to sleep, so I didn't either. 

From Friday morning to Sunday night, I barely got any sleep. Maybe 2 hour snatches here and there. Most of the time I was running here and there taking care of the girl and the hubs. To help me out I got out the Bumbo and gave it a try. 

She loved it. Thank goodness!

The hubs is now on the mend and back at work. But it was hard when he was down for the count. I didn't know what to do. I hated having to divide my attention between the two and I hated even more that he couldn't hold or be near our girl. Most of the time I made a mess of things and became completely overwhelmed. Luckily, the girl made gave me lots of smiles to help calm me down.

 It seems that the girl and I have avoided the illness (knock on wood) so we're going on as normal now. I've started a deep cleaning of the house so that we can continue to avoid sickness...speaking of which, my girl is sleeping, so rather than write this post I probably should be cleaning. Priorities right?