Wednesday, October 10, 2012

- getting back in the saddle -


Okay, so after some friendly encouragement from this lovely lady, I decided try my hardest to get back into the saddle and start writing on this blog again! The thing about stopping a regular activity is, it's always so hard to get started again! I have a million things I want to write about, but it's been so hard making myself sit down and type. Part of it is lack of sleep...if you follow me regularly on any type of social media, then you already know we are having big problems with Ellie's sleep. It's nothing new...been going on for at least 3- 4 months consistently, but before that, on and off since she was born. But it's really been taking a toll on us, and our daily lives. The things about lack of sleep in an adult, is that it just keeps building and building until one day you question how you are even functioning. Lack of sleep in a child keeps building until the child is so over hyper, delirious and out of control. After months of lack of sleep in our house, let's just say the perfect storm has been brewing around here. And it's hit...multiple times in the past few weeks...and it hasn't been pretty.

So, all of this is my "excuse" for being absent around here lately, but I realized how much I miss it, and how much I really need this outlet....especially now. I can't guarantee that my posts will be super cheery and rosey right now...but a long time ago, I did promise that this blog would be kept real and transparent. So I know some of my stress will probably be reflected in some of my upcoming blog posts (and I know it already has after re-reading some of my posts from the last couple of weeks). But we all take the good with the bad right? And this is real life, and that's exactly what I promised myself I would blog about.

So, I guess this post really has no point other than to say I'm going to do my best to get back into the saddle and get back to writing here. I'm not going to promise a certain number of posts per week , because I'll just end up not being able to keep up (or worse, I will drive myself crazy forcing myself to keep up). So instead, I'll just say I am going to get back at it as often as I can.

I saw this the other day and had to laugh...hard...because it is so, so, so true! And then, when I saw that it was listed under the "Cry for Help" section on someecards website, I just had to laugh even harder. Again, so , so, so true!



p.s.- back to the "non sleeping" child issue...has anyone used melatonin with their toddler? I am hearing that a lot of people know people that use it for their kids, but no one that has used it directly for their own kids. I have tried some of the other "all natural" products out that like Hylands Calm Forte for Kids with absolutely no success. But I am so hesitant to try melatonin because I have seen some negative things online about using it on toddlers. Of course, my pediatrician is away for 3 weeks, so I can't ask her about it (she never really suggested it to me when I've discussed Ellie's sleep problems before, so my guess is it's something she either doesn't recommend or something that she doesn't have much knowledge about). The interim pediatricians that are filling in for her aren't much help either. But I would love to hear first hand if anyone has tried it with their child in the past, and how it worked, and if there were any negative side effects.

12 comments:

Shannon said...

Welcome back to blog land! You've been missed.

I just shared that e-card with my husband and basically EVERYONEIKNOW!

Yup - it's true.

Tori Baldridge said...

So happy to have you back!!

Carlie said...

I wish I could help with the sleep issue! I know I have used melatonin to help me fall asleep, but it wasn't until I was in my late teens (18-19).

Natalie Seider said...

Welcome back. I can't help with the melatonin, but I can sympathize. There was one week in August where I got a total of 7 hours of sleep (M-F). I have no idea how I functioned. You will get through this. Because you are an awesome mom.

Andrea {kerubo mama} said...

Hurrah for a new blog post! Hon, you know I love how real and transparent you are. It's what makes you such an amazing blogger! I love ya, and I can't wait to read whatever you write next. I hope you can find some answers on melatonin, and that Miss Ellie can get the sleep she (and all of you) needs! xoxo

Danavee said...

Hello you! Glad to "see" you back! Don't put pressure on yourself to post! Just do what feels right! :)

Amber said...

Welcome back! I'm another one having a hard time getting back in the swing of things. Hope sleep issues get better for y'all!

Tiffany @ Blabbering Thoughts said...

Hahaha friendly encouragement. I love that ecard and its so true. Beyond so true.

Christine said...

I'm glad you're coming back!! I've missed you! :) Ohhh... sleep problems. I wish I had an answer, my friend. But I do not. I have NO idea about melatonin on a toddler. I know it's safe for adults, but no clue about little ones.

Ashley Dunaway said...

I know a lot of ws kids on melatonin and I have talked about using it with Cooper. call me up if you want to chat about it. :) You are a wonderful momma and blogger keep you chin up. Sleep will come!!!!!

Miranda said...

i feel you on the sleep thing. I hope it gets better for you soon! I also am trying to get back into the blogging groove. Once I get going I'm ok but it's hard to start up again.

kriznizzel said...

I'm sorry you're going though this still, I can totally relate, Harper has always done well on a routine unlike little Charlie, I'm sure I don't have many answers but if you feel like sending me an email I can maybe offer some advice or some sympathy I Ha! Good luck

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