First time stay at home mom, and wife. Somedays I feel like I’m going crazy from being so overwhelmed, other days I feel great. Whoever said being a stay at home mom was easy, is absolutely insane. I do love it, though. But I also love to work, so the transition is hard. What I need is a job where I can stay at home and work from my computer or something. I don’t know how to find one that isn’t a scam though. If anyone has any suggestions, I’d be up to trying anything. I just want to be able to help pay for stuff. Between taking care of Elizabeth, cleaning the house, and keeping up with laundry, somedays I just feel like I’m swamped with things to do. Dustin is amazing though, and he doesn’t expect me to constantly keep everything done. He knows how tired I get, and even with him working 7 days a week right now, he does everything he can to make me feel better about everything. I try to tell him everyday how much I appreciate what he does for me and Elizabeth.
Elizabeth’s one month check up was this past Monday. She weighed 10 pounds 5.5 ounces. 22 inches long. She’s doing great. They’ve changed her formula to similac sensitive, and she’s doing really well on it. She just tends to try to eat too fast. We’ve gotten her on a sleep schedule for the most part at night. She will go to sleep around 7:30-8:30, wake up around midnight to eat and get a diaper change, then she will sleep until about 4, eat and diaper change, then she’s asleep until around 7. I’m so happy I’m finally getting some sleep. I still feel completely wore out though.
I’ve been reading the same book since I was in the hospital with Elizabeth. I’m finally able to start back on it. I’m reading The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware. It’s an amazing book. She’s become one of my favorite authors. I was able to read about 100 pages in it last night before heading to bed. I already have my next book lined up, too. It’s another one of her books.
We finally have our bedroom set up. It took us 7 months of living here, but we have a bedroom now, with a tv and everything. Lol. We had to buy a new Roku for it, and I love it. Streaming channels was probably one of the best things invented in my eyes. I’ve been obsessed with Hulu lately. Last night I started on Big Little Lies. So far so good. I’m only on episode 2, though.
So also on Monday when she had her one month appointment, I got my birth control put in. I got the paragard. I’m not sure what’s going on, if it was placed wrong, if my body’s rejecting it, or if what I’m feeling is completely normal. I’ve been bleeding really bad for I think 3-4 days now. Which has been making me feel horrible. I’ve also been feeling like a stabbing sensation every now and then depending on how I move, so I don’t know if it’s moved or what. I called this morning and made an appointment for my doctor tomorrow morning, so I’ll let you all know how it goes. I’m thinking about just getting it taken out and getting on the pill or the patch. I’m not sure yet.
I’ve been doing a lot of research lately on different types of vitamins. I found one that I’ve decided to try since I have a lot of stomach problems and really high cholesterol. It’s called Fenugreek. It has so many things it can help with. But I need it for my cholesterol and acid reflux. So I’m trying it to see how it works. It can also help with lowering blood sugar, so if you’re diabetic, maybe think about giving it a try?
I’m also trying to eat and be healthier. Dustin bought us a blender a little over a week ago. I made smoothies this morning for my breakfast. I just added vanilla yogurt(fat free), peaches, strawberries, and mangos. It was great. I think tomorrow morning I’m going to try avocadoes and spinach. It sounds gross to most people, but I am obsessed with those two things. I eat avocadoes ALL the time. My coffee addiction is back, though. So far this morning I have had 2 cups. It makes me so happy. Also, I’m so happy it’s October. I really hope that fall weather starts soon. I have so many long sleeve cute outfits for Elizabeth, and I’m ready to wear leggings and big long sleeve shirts and not burn alive.
I guess I will wrap this up here. If anyone knows though about REAL work at home jobs, please let me know. That’s one of my goals. Online school is another one. Which I’m working on applying for now. Also if anyone knows any good smoothie recipes, or just really healthy (cheap) recipes in general, I’d love to talk and learn them! TIA. (I also got new LLR Halloween leggings! Picture below ^_^ )