Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Feeling better, getting into a routine

I had the second part of my root canal yesterday and I feel SOOO much better! My tooth is a little sensitive still, but the throbbing of my tooth, jaw, and ear is GONE! It is amazing how much better I feel. It makes it so much easier to function.

We are getting into a routine, and I feel like things aren't so overwhelming. Although, I will say, it is much harder with 2 than with one! It's not as hard as I anticipated, though, and I think in a few weeks it will be cake... but as we are still working on getting a routine, I feel like I'm running around all the time. I'm the kind of person that likes everything in it's place- the dishes done, the laundry done, the floor swept, the house picked up, etc. So, if that isn't done every day I feel like my life is crazy. So, between feedings and diaper changes, and playing with and taking care of Karis, I try to keep up with those things as well! I can definitely say I'm NEVER bored! I can't complain, though. I love my life. I'm doing exactly what I've wanted to do. I get the opportunity to be home with my kids 6 days a week and work one day (and a little bit at home) with the church. I get some time out of the house and the opportunity to serve God through children's ministry, but my main priority is with my family. A year ago this is all I was hoping for, and now I get to experience it. It's not always easy... there are days in which I feel like I'm going crazy, but at the end of the day, I know I am blessed. I don't know how long I will get to do this, but for now, I'm enjoying it!

Breastfeeding is still not exactly where I want it, but I've come to terms with breast and bottle feeding, and I'm learning to not worry about what others think. It's funny that there are some people out there that think that everyone should be able to produce enough milk and that if you don't, you're just not doing something right. Because of that, I thought that I just didn't try hard enough with Karis. Since I've been having the same problems with Ethan, I realize that it's not that I'm not trying hard enough, it's just that my body has a harder time than some others. There's only so much that I can do, and I can't stress myself out or completely ignore Karis in order to breastfeed exclusively. I'm thankful that I can do both, and I'm just going with that.

I LOVE my husband, my daughter, and my son with all of my heart and thank God everyday for the opportunity to have such an amazing family.

1 comment:

mullensfam said...

Hello Friend! I am so sorry to hear about the problems you have been having! I wish there was a way I could help...but I do have a suggestion about breast feeding. I used fenugreek, blessed thistle, and nettles to increase milk supply. They are herbs that I got at whole foods and they worked wonders. It took approx. a week and then I was producing double the milk. You might want to try them... but in reality it isn't the end of the world if you use formula too. That also allows Robert to feed. I just thought I would tell you since they worked well for me.