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    Thank you again for coming out early to hang with me! It was a great race!! You did so good!! :)

    Hope we get to run together again soon!! :)
    3423 days ago
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    Hey there :). Thanks so much for the comment on my blog.

    18+ months? Wow. I'm going to have to get used to the sleep deprivation if that's the case for me. I guess I just function so much worse on very little sleep than I ever truly imagined. I always thought I could just go-go-go no matter how much sleep I got. But, I was wrong. I went to my doctor on Friday and she prescribed me welbutrin for PPD. So hopefully it helps. I also passed my licensure exam for my profession, which has already lifted a stressor off my shoulders. I feel hopeful that I can dig myself out of the hole I feel like I've been stuck in for a while. I know I've had the PPD since the first couple weeks. That was a surprise too. I thought that as a counselor/therapist I would be able to handle it better but I suppose hormones, lack of sleep, and a colicky baby can really do a number on your psyche. I worry I haven't enjoyed her as much as I should have so far, or that I've gotten frustrated a little too easily sometimes. I'm working on that.

    Alexa goes to a chiropractor, right now 1x a week. It seems to help but sometimes I wonder how much! We keep taking her because I know it can't be a bad thing for her to be adjusted. She was doing well for a while (Nov-Dec?) where she didn't really require any adjustments when we'd take her in so we spread it out to biweekly visits but then she started getting sick and the adjustments became necessary again. We do have her sleep on an incline, she definitely sleeps better that way than flat (she's never slept more than 30 minutes completely flat). Over the past couple days I've actually had her sleeping on her tummy (with a movement monitor ticking away to let me know she's still breathing!) and she seems to be sleeping a little more soundly. Still waking up 2x a night but it's an improvement. I've been putting her to get at 8:30 instead of 7:30 and that's getting me a little more sleep too. I've been told that babies sleep better when put to bed earlier but this works for us. Or is starting to work for us anyway.

    I have absolutely no idea what her schedule is. She's at daycare all day on Tues/Thurs and she seems to do well there. She is up for the day at 6:30am, naps from around 8:30-10:30 and then again at 1-3. I usually have to put her down again when we get home from 5:30-6ish or else she can't make it past 6:30 before she needs to go to sleep. On her non-daycare days, she wakes up anywhere from 7:30-9:30. Usually more like 8:30-9 but it varies so much. She naps decently well with me (usually three 1 hour naps or maybe two naps with one a little longer than an hour) but with my husband she won't sleep longer than 30-45 minutes. I'm not sure what he does differently when I'm at work and he's alone with her. Her total naptime varies anywhere from 1.5 hours (when DH is home alone with her) to 3 hours with me to 4 hours at daycare. From what I can tell her night time sleep is the same no matter what, meaning it doesn't seem to be effecting by how much she sleeps during the day... but she does get fussier easier on days where she's home with DH all day and doesn't nap well or long enough.

    I don't really know who else to reach out to in my area. I could look up a mother group or something but I just don't know when I'd squeeze it in. When I have free time, I just want to sleep. I try talking to my mom but she just tells me I've breastfed long enough and that I could get some more sleep if I'd just switch to formula so that DH can help. None of my close friends have kids and those friends who do are just telling me how THEIR kids are sleeping through the night already. It doesn't help to hear that, ya know? *Sigh*

    I'm pretty overwhelmed. Work plus Baby seems to make for a very tired Mommy! I'm just trying to keep on keepin' on. I hope now that my exam is over and I'm taking the antidepressant I can finally be happier. It helps to ADMIT that I am feeling depressed. I was trying to NOT feel that way, which I think made it worse. I don't want to look back and wish I would have enjoyed it more.
    3445 days ago
    It was hectic for sure. And some people did wait for the second start and even then I don't think the computer was running.

    It was a fun race, there were lots of people and the volunteers were awesome! So all in all it was great!

    And I made it home just in time to go to the scout thing. :)
    3450 days ago
    Didn't know you change your SP name - I was like, who dat?? LOL

    I'll rock it as much as I can rock it! YOU need to run 6:30 miles for 6.2! You can do it! Make it happen. :-)
    3458 days ago
    Welcome to the Homeschool Swamp team! Don't know how long ago you joined, but I just noticed our new members.

    I like my Five Fingers because they are very comfy on my feet. Do you run in your Five Fingers? My husband loves to run in his. I'm going to start running in 2012 (just waiting for this congestion and coughing to go away before I start C25K). I have been a long distance walker this year and I haven't loved my Five Fingers for walking long distances because of the constant pounding. But running a 5K would go by much faster.
    3461 days ago
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