Life no longer my own.
Monday, August 20, 2012
I am spending more days in the week at my daughters than I am at my own home. Helping her to deal not only with the birth of a newborn, but also with health consequences as a result of the birth. What would she do without competent doctors? What would she do without me?
I know that I have to choose what I do with my time. Can I count getting up from the couch with the baby in my arms as exercise? I am not getting much more in the way of exercise.
But I am getting my water, and eating mostly healthy. Am so thankful for Spark People and what it has done for me. Thanks friends.
As I wrote this, my granddaughter woke up and was screaming. My daughter had gone to the doctor. She is back now, and the baby is sound asleep. I have some work I have to get done for a meeting I am chairing tomorrow night.
Member Comments About This Blog Post
I hope you are feeling better from the fall. I know you enjoy caring for that Grand Baby. I pray your daughter will recover well. I am glad she has you and has opportunities to rest. God bless.
1465 days ago
Oh, my dear Rayvana! I do understand! I'm caring for baby Benjamin 5 days and nights a week... because Ashley works nights... and sleeps days... when it's just the baby, I babysit here at home and she comes when she can and sleeps here, but spends time with baby before and after sleep. When she has the older two children, I'm starting to spend a little more time at her place again so the kids can enjoy their own rooms, toys, and beds...
One of the things that I'm learning is that I'm not 25 anymore! lol It's not easy being a "mom" again 24/7 oops - make that 24/5... but I LOVE having him so close and so often. We do really enjoy the breaks in between, though!
And I can say the same thing... what would she do without us.... I'm sure Carol is very thankful for your sacrificial love and care, and I can tell that she trusts you completely with the most precious "thing" in her life. We are blessed!
Oh - and I tend to want to count lifting my 20 lb bundle of joy up over my head and down and want to count it as exercise! That's got to count for strength exercises, don't you think?
Love you! I've missed you too!
1466 days ago
Give thanks each and every day...
1467 days ago
Just be thankful that you are able to be there for them. You will have plenty of time later on to exercise. (you can always walk around with the baby, That definitely is exercise).
1468 days ago
This is a season in your life. God has placed you where He wants you, just do what you can. He will give you the strength to do what you need to do. I'll be praying for you all.
1468 days ago
I think I know a bit about how you are feeling....as much as I love my family, it sometimes weighs heavily on me, also trying to be everything to every body.
Being the caretaker is so draining...plus, this weekend, all of my kids were involved in a car accident that totalled the car. They were pulled over on the shoulder of the highway (during daylight hours with lights flashing, car jacked up, while boyfriend changed the tire)...someone wasn't looking and ran into them - the poor kid was pushed between the car and the boundary....broken pelvis, among other things...what a way for my kid to celebrater her 20th birthday.
Life just gets so stressful sometimes....but we just keep loving and helping those we love.
hang in there, Ravyna.
1468 days ago
You hang in there dear, sometimes life presents us with diversities. We take each the the size of a mustard seed, and we take such good care of it like it was the size of a mountain. They are family, it will change.
Heal from your fall, dear. Do the best you can with eating healthy and taking deep breaths expanding your stomach, and releasing slowly out of pierced lips. counts as exercise. Try to do ten times an hour. It will also relieve some of the stress. You can also, tighten legs to the count of five, and slowly release to the count of eight. This will strengthen the muscles, Can do lower legs, upper legs, tush, keflex, upper arms, lower arms,
When you escape to the bathroom, get in ten wall pushups, if you can.
One Day at a Time
Onward & Downward
Hoping your daughter a speedy recovery.
1468 days ago
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