TGIF. My brain is fried today. It was quite a doozy of a week around here so you're getting a stream of consciousness.
-If you saw my instagram this week you saw that our basement flooded. This same thing happened last year 3 weeks before Miller was born during a big rain storm. We thought we had taken care of the problem last year. Apparently we had not.
All the new carpet and potentially some of the furniture down there is ruined. We had a restoration company come out and they told us that there really isn't anything they can do to save it. I wanted to cry and stomp my feet like a 3 year old. So right now Kyle's office and the playroom/tv room is out of commission. Sometimes with this house it feels like one step forward and two steps back. I know it could be a lot worse, trust me.
- Miller is currently going through a phase, I guess it's separation anxiety, where he hates his bedroom and going down for bed. Anytime I take him upstairs for a nap/bedtime right when we walk into the room he starts to fuss or cry. I can usually get him distracted with changing clothes/diaper, reading books but the second I pick him up to put him in the crib the water works start. These aren't small tears either this is a big fat break your heart cry. It's awful. I hate it. This has been going on for about 2 weeks now and the first couple of days I didn't know what was wrong so I would race back into his room. Now I'm trying every day to give him 15 minutes before I go back in and by that time he is usually calmed back down.
This is the part of motherhood that I wasn't prepared for. For me it's so hard to sit there and listen to my baby cry and scream because he doesn't want me to leave him in his room. It breaks my heart. I know that he can't process the fact that I'm still near him and in the same house and that makes me feel even worse. I hate to think that he feels alone. Does anyone have any advice to get through this? Will it last a long time?
-We decided to start budgeting and tracking our money. For the month of April we spent an outrageous about of money on grocery bills. I know some of this is my fault because I'm guilty of going to Target and throwing extra things in my cart that we don't need. The only things I can think that would help would be 1.) meal planning and only buying that food each week and 2.) shopping only at grocery stores and not Target where I clearly can't control my temptations. Any suggestions on how to cut down on grocery bills?
- In good news I bought the dress that I blogged about on Tuesday and it's so cute. I was finally able to make it to Nordstrom yesterday since the rain had stopped and they had two left with one in my size. I will share pics after this weekend.
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