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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Busy, Stressed... Aaaah!!!

So, I will apologize in advance for the negative tone of this blog entry... I have been very stressed this week with work and other life issues.  I know I should think "I'm blessed to be stressed", but (unfortunately)  right now, I just wish I wasn't.  Not to go into too much detail, but work has been insanely BUSY since I started back from maternity leave, which has been hard.  Not sure how all "working" moms balance it ALL, but I'm open to any advice... ;-)  I am resolving to have a better attitude and to try not to worry so much, especially about things that are out of my control... but it's hard.  I have so much to be thankful for and my blessings far outweigh my stressors right now, so I'm trying to focus on that! :)  Enough with the negativity...

Moving on to Rosie... she has had a BIG week this past week!  First of all, she has now tried her first solid foods - sweet potatoes and bananas.  I have a video of her eating sweet potatoes for the first time, which is absolutely hilarious... I'll post it in another post if I can ever figure out how :P  She wasn't a big fan of the sweet potatoes, pretty much spit them right out!  However, bananas were another story... she couldn't get enough of them and I couldn't feed her fast enough!  She was whining and reaching for the bowl and spoon between bites - it was sooo funny :)  I only gave her a few bites because I don't want the food to upset her tummy (or make her constipated - yikes!).  It's SO fun to watch her do and try new things... everyone has told me that each stage a baby/child goes through is so much fun and I believe it.  I get so much joy out of watching her grow :)

On a bittersweet note, this was Rosie's last week staying at Mimi's (my Mom's) during the day.  She has done so well with my mom this summer and I know my mom has really enjoyed keeping her, even though it was a lot of work for her ;)  Although I am sad for her to leave my mom's, I have been so blessed to find Kathy, a sitter in Frankfort who I have known for many years, to keep Rosie.  Rosie has gone there several times already (a day or two each week for the month of July) and she has done GREAT there... she's so happy and loves watching the other kids play (Kathy keeps 3 other kids).  I feel really good about sending her to Kathy's - we were so lucky she had a spot for Rosie!

This post is getting a bit lengthy, but I guess that's what happens when you try to fit a week into one post :)  Tomorrow, I will be posting about my sweet furbaby's birthday - Ollie is 3 years old tomorrow!!!!  Love him SOOO much :)))

After that, I probably won't post again until next weekend after my mom and I get back from Destin... we're going to the beach for a few days!  I am SO excited :)))  Nick will be keeping Rosie here - I'll miss her terribly, but I am too afraid to take her to the beach this year.  I worry about everything... burning, sand, water...  you get the idea ;)  We're planning on taking a family trip next year when she is a little bit older.

Now for the fun part - Rosie pics!  Here are a few from the past week...

Sweet Rosie hanging out with Mommy after work... forget all my worries when I see her sweet face :)

Petey the British Parrot (don't ask - ha!) is her FAVE right now :)

Maybe she'll be a gymnast?!?!  Look at that toe-touch!

Cute new outfit from Aunt Madonna and Kristen :)

Can't believe my baby will be 6 MONTHS OLD on Tuesday!!!  Where has the time gone?!?!

That's all for now!!!!  Thanks, friends, for being my sounding board!!!  Love to all :)))


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