Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Goodbye Binkey

Ronan has been a binkey boy since he was a few months old. It has truly been my saving grace. When he wants to scream and yell or flip out I stick it in his mouth. He has started to talk more and at times with his binkey in his mouth. I finally decided it was time for him to give it up. He is now 17 months and I think is ready. On Thursday he fell asleep without it and was clinging onto his blankey for dear life. I knew this was the time. I took it away and threw it in the garbage. I kept a few in a basket just in case, but knew that once I took it away, that was it. He has been very frustrated and there have been lots of fits thrown. I don't think he knows what he is frustrated about, but he knows that something is missing. We have snuggled a lot this week and I've tried to keep him busy and to keep his mind off of his frustration. I sure love my little boy and hate to see him confused and angry, but I know it'll be for the best. Goodbye binkey, hello blankey!! Now Zoe and Ronan both have their own blankets to snuggle at night. 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

A lot has happened

Its been a while since I've posted. I have missed writing and keeping track of what has happened throughout the summer. First off, Ty has completed his first year of PA school. I'm gonna be honest, it was hard. I have explained it to others as 'HELL.' Talking with some of the other wives who have husbands in the program and how different it was for them made me feel a bit alone in it. I struggled with hormones (after having a baby), anxiety and depression big time and losing weight after having 2 kids so close. I am happy to say I have a handle on it all and have found some things that have helped a lot. I am so excited this last year is over and we have moved on to the second and final year. I do feel it has made me stronger and confident that I can take on almost anything. 

I have to add that I am so proud of my husband and his hard work. He amazes me with the sacrifices he has and is making for our family. I love learning from him, he is so dang smart. He has started his first round of rotations and is going to start seeing his own patients next week. He can't wait. 

I have been all sorts of busy. I just made my first craft table/massive cubby for my craft area out of 2 crates and am working on the second one. They are seriously huge and I love them. The only craft area I have is in my room and I have a massive wall that houses all my craft stuff. Finally I can get organized. It's been a bit of a disaster lately. 

Here is a picture of my beautiful family my friend took for us this summer! Love it.