Sunday, May 24, 2009


I haven't written a blog post since April?? What's been going on? I have been lurking a lot, but not even commenting much.

One thing has been that B. can now scale anything, and also get himself back down. Unfortunately his preferred way of descending tends to be head first. Luckily, a slow, controlled headfirst descent. Our child-proofing has not kept up with his leap in gross motor skills, hence the lack of blogging.
Then I went through a very, very anxious stage, which included worse than usual insomnia (and I am a dyed-in-the-wool life=long insomniac). Not a good combination. I think it was the end of the school year, combined with early peri-menopause, but I still don't really know what was happening.

Things are better now, well, the climbing isn't better, but I'm getting used to it. J. is registered for kindergarten, and is taking swimming lessons--something I've been trying to get to for a long time. G. is his usual self, and seems to be learning to read a lot of sight words. He's been getting more affectionate lately, in the form of pressing his forehead into mine and touching my face. Sometimes he smells me, too, which I like to think of as an expression of affection. It feels like it to me.

So if I can keep the anxiety at bay, things are going fairly well.


Christine said...

So good to hear from you!! I know what lack of sleep + anxiety is like! Not a fun combination. But you sound remarkably upbeat so I hope things are looking up.

Plus, LOVE the photos!!

Niksmom said...

Oh my! When did the boys get so big?? :-) And the climbing/scaling? Can.So.Relate! I hope things are calming down a bit and the swimming and such will help channel some of the rascally energy so you can get a break, too!

Glad to see you online again...and totally understand the silence, too. Hugs.