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I meant to pop in and wish everyone a happy winter solstice and a Merry Christmas. I guess I'm only in time for wishing you a Happy New Year. For me the winter solstice has more significance than New Years, because it's my turn-around day. Having Seasonal Affective Disorder it should be my worst day, but being the shortest day of the year things can only get better, so it's a good day for me. Oddly, I'm on a fall/spring bipolar-SAD cycle, rather a winter/summer. Anyhoo...time for a turn-around.
The last 4 months have been hard for me, though my spirits have stayed good. Early labor, bedrest, colds and coughs aplenty, then the labor and birth happened so fast I was in a bit of shock, more coughing, more pain, another cold or two, throw in an epic stomach flu, and I started to worry what was in store for me next! I'm not worrying about that any more though, not really. I'm feeling like I can start to take control of my life and my family's life again.
I asked for a baby/toddler scale for Christmas. I now have mixed feelings about it, because my toddler hadn't gained as much as I thought he had. He's growing taller at a good rate, just not gaining much weight. He seemed to make faster progress before September, so I think all the cooking I used to do was beneficial for him. Don't know how long it's been since I made him waffles or turkey meatballs and other favorites. I have made some pasta alfredo for him, which he's nuts about. I think I blogged the recipe for that a while back...my answer to mac & cheese. He's been complaining of tummy aches lately, so I think we need to watch those avoids a bit more and find out his secretor status. Time to commit to the BTD for him in earnest.
The baby on the other hand has already gained 4 pounds, that's about a 50% increase from his birth weight! Hungry little guy has been the only reason I haven't gained weight with my appetite and recent noncompliance.
Well, I have more catching up to do, but I'll sign off now and get my toddler to slumberland now that the baby is there. I've learned that I can follow my toddler around the house while holding the baby and the "baby chasing you" game gets them both tired out and happy. That's a good discovery.