Friday, June 26, 2015

The New Normal

I miss my blog. I was going back through some old posts, cleaning up the ones that don't need to be published anymore, and it made me wish I had more free time for writing. I like discussing current events, sharing fun stories about my family, detailing my work endeavors, etc. Life has just been a non-stop, exhausting experience the past few months, though. Blogging keeps getting pushed down the priority list.

Jude is now 7 months old and barely has begun sleeping more than 3 hours in a row. We literally had 6 months (180+ DAYS!) of being woken up every 1-3 hours overnight. If someone told you that you'd be getting very interrupted sleep for 6 straight months, but would still be expected to function like a normal human being with a full-time job, you would question whether you were capable of doing that. I'm still not quite sure how we've managed to do it, but it's pretty much because you just have to. It is what it is. We have no other choice. Sleep problems aside, our little Judey Patootie is doing great. He's on the brink of crawling. He grabs for EVERYTHING. He's been eating pureed foods for a couple months now, and we're about to introduce some soft finger foods. He's happy, he's mellow, and he's very inquisitive. 

Dutch is 3 and a couple months. He's an awesome kiddo. He stays up late, but typically sleeps pretty well. When he wakes up in the morning, he comes into our room with a big smile on his face and announces, "The sun is out! I'm all done sleeping!" He's starting to pay more attention to his surroundings. When I leave daycare and turn out of the parking lot a different direction than normal, he asks, "Where are we going?" He's very loving and is constantly telling us things like "I love you" and "I want to give you a hug and a kiss" and "You're my friend." His smile is infectious and he has a great sense of humor. He does t-ball, karate, and takes swim lessons.

There's so much happening in my career, with my house, with our rental properties, with Meezy's career, etc, but there's just not enough time in my day to discuss it all! I think as Jude gets a little older and has a more consistent sleep schedule, I'll be able to get a little more time to myself. Until then, the blogging will be sporadic, and probably not as philosophical as it used to be! Bear with me.