Okay, so I took a step back from the blog.
A big step.
I’ve been very busy and just haven’t had the time.
I did want to give an update though, it’s been too long.
Okay, so here it goes…
The kids are doing great in school.
X is excelling, not that I expected anything less. They changed the schedule for gifted programming to one that I find suits him better, because there is less disruption day to day. I think the program is definitely helpful though in keeping him from getting too bored.
Preschool has been great for the boys, they love going and playing with their friends. It’s also solidified our daily routine as a matter of necessity. They are growing like weeds, their vocabulary has exploded and they are almost fully potty trained (another dry morning!!!). To say it’s given me a bit of breathing room seems understated. They go on their first field trip (that we’ll chaperoning too) this week!
The babies aren’t really babies anymore…almost two years old! It’s hard to believe! Both are now involved with early intervention programming and have made progress. I have a hard time not comparing them to each other, but against themselves- because in progress terms- it can be hard to see how one is doing better and yet still so far behind the other.
As for me,
well I’m glad you asked…
I have “fully” recovered from surgery. Would I do it again? Absolutely, but…it’s not for the faint of heart.
Recovery is difficult, and even with perfect technique, you will still have (extensive) scars. It was also expensive, both the procedures and the related expenses (additional child care, special garments, scar creams, convenience food, ect.) Emotionally it’s been a taxing experience as well. The restrictions over activity make you much more dependent on others (hard for most Mothers) and I had to give up my workouts, which was both difficult physically and mentally. I gained weight as a result, that I’m now working on getting back off. I lost much of my physical gains from my workouts, so it feels like I’m starting over, which is a difficult feeling.
I have a solid plan in place to get back to academics next semester. I will be completing the rest of my prerequisites for nursing school. One class to start, so as to have adequate time for the course and my family as well.
I completed a doula training and am starting to take clients. Birth is a passion of mine and empowering other women to have the birth they want is a great merging of my knowledge, experience and passion to bring about good. I’m currently building my doula bag of tricks in preparation for deliveries.
That’s all for now. There is a lot more going on, that I will share when I have another free moment. Until then, take care!