Sunday, January 20, 2008

my new life

I can't believe a whole week's worth of everyday thinking "I hope I get a chance to blog today" but not getting the chance to has gone by.

My whole life is completely different than it was just two weeks ago.

Little one is down for a *hopefully* long afternoon nap. He's getting used to sleeping in his own bed and doesn't sleep for more than two or three hours at a time at night. We're trying to get him on a schedule of one nap in the afternoon and in bed by 9:30 pm, sleeping through the night. That's our goal, anyway.

I'm hoping to get busy finishing up some Valentine-y things to share with you. I'm a bit panicky about it, thinking it's now or never.

I'm going to try to get back into the swing of blogging every weekday. It was so easy before.

Did you miss me, my friend?

39 comments:

Angie said...

Welcome to "mommy-hood" Amy!! ha ha
I had a nine year old crying this morning about her HAIR!!! nine years old!! So in order to console her, my hair looked awful for church but hers looked Fabulous!! ha ha
~Angie~

Lovey said...

Yes siree Bob I have missed you girly-girl! I tried to call you last week, may try again this week. I'm coming up in Feb.!
Lovey

Susan said...

Amy-
I am so glad to see your post. I've been worried about you, what with being dropped into motherhood like a parachuter being dropped right into the battle. Babies aren't ever easy (though they are always precious) and I find those in the one-year range to be especially challenging. But, if anyone is up to the task, you are! Just don't ever feel guilty about letting a day get past without blogging. These days with Baby are precious and can't be repeated, so make the most of them. (And take care of you, too!) Sending happy thoughts your way!
xo,
Susan

Dawn said...

Of course we miss your smiling face! But...we understand that you have other things going on.
Good to see a post from you.
:o)

La Donna Welter - Vintage Photo-Oil Artist said...

I missed you Amy...
But, I know how busy it is to be a Mom!
Hugs,
La Donna

Dori said...

Such is the life of a mom! We'll take ya when we can get ya! {{Hugs}}

Anonymous said...

oh my g'loshes.....YES I've missed you terribly!! I chekc your blog at least three times a day I'll bet looking....hoping...wishing...for a post and update! When I saw this fresh post I did a little squeel to my hubby and told him "SHE UPDATED!!"
I am sure life has changed in so many ways for you guys and I'm sure it's full of so many great things. I wish I was closer to pop over and help you out Amy. :)

Teresa McFayden

Jerusalem said...

Yes we miss you, but we are also sooo happy for you!! You are doing such a wonderful and loving thing! The blog will always be here, but babies aren't. Enjoy your time with this little one and remember to breathe. Sleeping is hard for most kids, even ones who have slept in the same bed their whole little life! Hang in there!

Anonymous said...

We miss you, but this is motherhood. Enjoy. Taking care of this child is your #1 priority right now. Have fun.
Shana

Princess Lisa of NY said...

I miss your great posts, but I know you're busy doing something wonderful and will update us as your new life permits. It will just be that much sweeter when I check in and see a post! Enjoy motherhood!

Carolr said...

Oh, yes, Amy. We missed you very much; however, we know that you are doing your heart's desire and wouldn't dream of complaining. (We are so good and kind, yes?)
Carol R

Missy said...

I completely understand what you're going through! It's hard when you don't have a schedule really established yet. The sleep issue is always the hardest!
Maybe read "The Baby Whisperer" it's really good about how to get them on a schedule that works for everyone and how to break habits so that everyone can function and be happy. Also great for ques to understand them!
You are doing great. Don't worry about blogging. We'll still be here! Miss you, but glad that you're doing something so important/fulfilling!

Harvest Moon Cottage said...

God bless You Amy!You have more patience in your little finger, then I have in my whole body!I am 42, childless and I take care of my mom who is dieing.I have enough trouble with what I am doing, I don't know how you do it! I am sending you all the positive thoughts and wishes and prayers. One day at a time.Dont worry about all of us! We will still be here. Dont forget YOU! AND to take time for YOU!
geneen

Maija said...

I do miss you, Amy! I know you are busy making your little feel happy and secure!
God bless you sweet girl!

stephanie t. said...

I check in on a regular basis...Truly miss your posts, but absolutely understand how difficult getting to the computer can be!! Amy, motherhood and parenting is a challenge for any and every woman...Most of us are broken in gently, taking care of tiny little things, who do nothing but eat, sleep and poop...But...To jump in feet first and start cold turkey? My hat is off to you!! You are one of the bravest women I (blog)know!!

SOINSPIRED said...

Dear Amy, when I noticed your blog highlighted today on my bloglines, I did a little chuckle thinking, wow it's been more than a few days. Now she knows!

txstitcher said...

Amy, Great to see you checking in with us in the midst of your new schedule. You and Rich are truly blessed and so many others are blessed by you. I know I am every time I read your blog. Enjoy every minute...savor, smell, and emerse yourself with this new chapter of your life. Y'all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Diane said...

Yes Miss Amy - you are missed. I'm here smiling and thinking - I'm not surprised that you are so busy with a little one in the house. But just think - what wonderful fun you are having. Glad to hear everything is working out!

ArtsyMama said...

I've been thinking about you and your family so often. Thanks for the update. You will eventually get to a new "normal". Enjoy the process:)
Kari

Yummers! said...

I did miss you Amy, but I knew you were very happy and busy with a little one. How lucky he is to have your arms around him.

Enjoy each moment!
Hugs,
Joni

Tracey said...

I just found your lovely blog through A Cottage Industry and I am so happy to meet you! Congratulations on your foster baby! I simply must recommend a book to you. "Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child" It will change your life and transform a little one by training them to sleep. All the best and I look forward to more of your blog. Tracey

100 Percent Cottam said...

i sure miss you! but i'm so inspired reading about the good you're doing. that's awesome.

rustic roots said...

I think I've checked your blog about three times today! Every time I'm here I think about all of the precious moments that your soaking up with the little. Enjoy!! I know it's hard with the sleeping (or not sleeping), but it will pass. Your little is busy learning lots and taking it all in. Warmest wishes to you all!!!
merrit :)

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

We miss you. That's proof you're doing it right. :) Hugs!
*Heidi*

Junie Moon said...

Yes, I do indeed miss you but what you and Rich are doing in terms of caring for the little one has precedence over everything else. What a wonderful blessing it is to care for a wee child who needs you.

charlotte said...

so glad and relieved to read that it's all going well. take your time...we're all here clapping whenever you come up for air! and we love hearing the details you can share. xoxoC

sheila said...

Welcome back Amy!! Good to hear things are going well - it must take some getting used to though - as you say, a completely different life. Will be keeping an eye out for when you next get the chance to chime in....all good wishes

sunny said...

I had a feeling that you got busy! Good to hear from you!

mel said...

Of course you were missed!!! So happy for you to have this chance in life. It is hard at times, but definitely rewarding.

kim said...

This makes my heart happy! So great to get a little update and learn that you are doing well. Keep up the good work.

MaryCatherine said...

I missed you Amy! I wish I could come in Feb. with my mom :(

Holly said...

I think your next-to-last sentence sums up a thought common to all parents: "It was so easy before." BEFORE being the key word there! For me, it was so easy to clean my house, run errands, return phone calls, read...before. But now is better. Now it is so easy to love, to smile, to experience unsurpassed joy.

I hope your little one gets used to his new sleep schedule soon! Those can be trying days, I know.

Raised In Cotton said...

Oh Amy, how glorious for you~nothing better then watching a baby sleep. What a beautiful blessing!
Hugs,
Carol

Erin said...

I found your blog somehow...& wanted to share a very informative site... we adopted a baby from China, and she had spent a year in an orphanage. Then, our family endured a horrible tradgedy right after she came home. She has had so much trouble sleeping, and I found this site:
www.a4everfamily.org I have found it to be invaluable. These little ones have often awakened to find themselves in scary or unsettling situations (or even in a different place than they were when they fell asleep), and as a result, are afraid to go to sleep. We have worked through most of these sleep troubles, with the help of this site, and now she sleeps so soundly. Hope you find it helpful! Fondly, Erin

Erin said...

Me again...I wanted to add, that the above site deals with attachment issues (including sleep), and offers many helps for bonding with babies...games, feeding methods, etc. I am a mother of five, & I think it should be required reading for all parents! ;) Fondly,Erin

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

Well, I for one completely miss you but I know it's for a much greater good! You can only do so much so don't beat yourself up about it.

deb said...

Yes we did!! But so glad you're enjoying your new life too!

Laurie said...

My son's foster mother was a blessing that I am grateful for every day. As I said at her funeral, she changed the world, one baby at a time. I admire you so very much- we have all witnessed your complete commitment to this cause. I know your little ones' forever families will be in awe of this gift you are giving to their precious children- and your babies will bring a depth of joy and sorrow into your heart that will bring you to your knees. Check in when you can, and enjoy the most important work of all.

crust station said...

I agree with Susan, don't worry about the blogging, baby is number 1 :) Enjoy time with the little one.