Sunday, February 13, 2011

Still Alive... :)

Hey everyone! Wow it's been a while! So sorry but I have been pretty busy. I have also been living with my mom and don't have my computer so it hasn't been the easiest to blog. But I will try to keep you all updated the best I can until we move. It looks like the big move will take place second week in March. Yikes! I can't believe it's so soon!

So this is how the past 3 weeks have been. Micah had to go through training for the job in Dallas for two weeks. He was able to come home for a weekend and then straight to Chicago to start the job. He was able to come home this past weekend again but is now going to be gone for two more weeks. Not fun! I was talking with a girl in my neighborhood about my husband being gone and she said "I know how you feel my husband has been in Iraq for 6 months." Now the two situations aren't even comparable! I felt pretty dumb acting like being apart for a couple weeks was hard, these military families are amazing to me.

Eleni hasn't been sleeping the best at my moms (she's nine months now, has anyone else had babies who didn't sleep through the night till they were older?) She gets up every couple hours and wont go back to sleep till I nurse her a little. She's also gotten in the habit of sleeping with me at my moms, she wont sleep in her crib at night. So fingers crossed things change! I would even be happy with a 3-4 hour stretch at night:)

So that's what I've been up to, taking care of my child who wont sleep at night while daddy's away. Cooking/baking and taking pics of my creations hasn't been that much of a priority because sometimes I feel like I am just in survival mode :) But I really wanted to update everyone and I promise I will start blogging again! I have made a few yummy things that I really want to try to get up in the next week.

This is a crazy, stressful, wonderful new stage of life :) Moving is beyond stressful, the thought of leaving my family is beyond stressful as well :) but there is a certain excitement that comes with all of this thinking about the new memories I will be making with my own little family in the wonderful city Chicago, have I mentioned how much I LOVE the Midwest? And I know when we go through changes, especially changes that are hard we grow, and we all need some of that:)


  1. Carly if it makes you feel any better Hallee is almost 14 months and is still a horrible sleeper. I read the book The Lull-a-baby sleep plan which is anti cry. We just started doing it and it has helped. You should read it. Good luck! being sleep deprived is hard! Good luck with the move! Very exciting!!

  2. I have an 11 month old who is still pretty bad at sleeping. It is an up and down process sometimes she sleeps good (8:30-5) other times its a couple of hours. She is the same way has to nurse a little before I put her down. Funny thing I had her spend the night with my inlaws and she slept through the whole night and didnt even drink any milk just water!! I just thought she needed her milk!

    Hope these last few weeks go smooth and jealous!! Glad you love the midwest most people say its awful but its i love it too!

  3. you are so strong! love ya carly and just so you know paisley didnt start sleeping through the night till paxton was born and so that means like she was 2 years lol some kids are so different and like paxton sleeps pretty much through the night we wake up once and he is 5 months so hang in there