Sometimes I feel like my blog is one big whine. And sometimes it really is. I use my writing to process my thoughts sometimes and usually things not going right is what requires processing.
SO, instead I'm going to reflect on what is going right.
1. Breastfeeding Isaiah has been amazing. We had some trouble when he was first born getting him awake to latch and trying to keep him from falling asleep mid-feeding and then something clicked. And he has been pretty much like clockwork. Then as he got bigger he started spacing his feedings at night and was going about 5 hours in between. Now, he spaces about 7-8 hours. Best sleeper yet!
His latch has been great. The only thing we had an issue with is thrush. And then I got ductal thrush (which totally sucks let me tell you.) But I curled my toes under and kept going and now all is well.
He is growing fast and I don't have the feeding concerns that taunted me during my nursing relationship with Solomon.
2. We found another house. The house that we were under contract with this summer was bought by someone else. But since we changed our financing, we no longer have to be in a rural area. So we looked around TinyTown and found a larger home that is in town. We can even keep cable internet! We put our bid in yesterday evening and today we got the call that the seller accepted it. Now, we are waiting for the bank to get back to us since it is a short sale.
3. Homeschooling is going smoother. Notice I didn't say smoothly. I finally broke down and bought a computerized math program for Lainey and she is excelling in her math work. I really think she thought I marked things wrong on purpose because she told me one day, "The computer tells me I am wrong, but who can get mad at a computer?" Well then, moving right along!
4. Julianne is coming right along with her reading. I find she is more interested in spelling/writing things than what Lainey was. She sounds things out and asks how to spell things. Lainey was opposite, she wanted to know what things she saw said. Either way, they each have had the motivation to get to the point they could do it themselves.
5. Xander's speech has come so far. I remember when he would stop talking with his stomach issues. Not the case anymore! And now that his medication has been changed he is actually sleeping! He even naps again.
6. Solomon has embraced being a big brother without skipping a beat. I was a little worried about how he would take having a little baby in the house. Solomon has always been closer to me than Brandon. But he has recently branched out with his relationships. Instead of insisting that only Mommy can help him, he will ask someone else sometimes. I still make a huge effort to snuggle with him and encourage him to help me though. He still feels he must always sit by Mommy at the dining room table, however. His most recent love is to take things to the trash can and to bring me the diapers and wipes. He is very particular about where things go and he loves order.
7. Brandon's new job has been amazing for him. He comes home satisfied and encouraged. The regular schedule has been great for him and he is getting really positive feedback from his boss.
So see? Not all Gloom and Doom in the Simplebees World.