Tuesday, March 9, 2010

" I was a really good mom before I had kids"

What a great book. Getting ready to read the next two.

*** Because going to the dentist is my alone time.****

This is true when you try to be the everything to everyone, and the no one to ourselves a mothers. It is never an easy task to be a mom, a mom with a partner, a mom with help, or a single mom. You must be able to find a balance, even if the balance means allowing yourself time to vent, cry, forget about practices afterschool, asking for overtime at work, asking parents to take the kids for a weekend or two. Never be afraid to ask for help is what I struggle with daily. It's difficult when you have a child with special needs because not everyone can or is willing to take care of your child....at least not where you would feel safe for them to do. So what do you do. You find a nurse or someone who is able and willing to assist you and take the help when they offer it. Use your community resources wisely and use them often. Otherwise you will and I will tell you first hand, loss your mind or at least what is left of it. Take a breather when possible, run, walk or take a nap. But the key is TAKE CARE of you, otherwisee who will take care of your Baby.

Growing by Leaps and Bounds

2010 has brought growth and change to our lives. Makenna and Mommy have moved into their new home, however Makenna still visits her Grandparents when her schedule allows. She also has a large social circle of little people who she has frequent play dates. She enjoys hanging out with cousins and friends watching movies, reading stories or going for stroller rides and shopping trips. She is keeping her mom busy with therapies and hospital visits, which we soon hope to outgrow soon. She will turn 2 in less than 2 weeks and boy I have realized how time flies when your having fun.

We are currently awaiting the arrival of Grandma Joni as she moves closer to us in Illinois. We are excited to have yet another place to visit this summer. Makenna is always awaiting play time with her Doggie Coco the Chocolate Lab.

Other than hospital stays for our frequent shunt malfunctions we keep a busy schedule and enjoy every minute of it.

I am adjusting to being a stay at home mom. To tell you the truth all the schooling in the world doesn't prepare you for this awesome full time career. What a joy it is watching Makenna grow and learn new things about the world right in front of me. She is so amazing!!!

Changes in 2010

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.- Alan Cohen