Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Trying to survive January

Boy howdy, has January been a tough month for us. I have started several new posts in the last couple of weeks, but never finished any of them for various reasons.

Such as:

1) I was sick. Throwing up sick. And Max was sick. Ear infection sick. The same day. Which basically means that he cried unless I held him and walked around. And he wouldn't sleep until I had walked around sufficiently. And of course once I put him down because I had to go throw up, he would wake up and start everything all over again.

Oh, and we were not home. We were at a friend's house in Denver. It sucks being sick not at your own house, doesn't it?

2) Andy had to work in Denver for a week, the week after I had already been there for four days. So we tagged along with him so I could see him at some point in the month of January, and we stayed with our dear friend Eldon and family. Eldon's wife passed away Thanksgiving weekend, and they are struggling but doing very well considering. Plus, Andy's work was making a goodbye video for our other friend who is dying of breast cancer.

3) I had to go to New Jersey for work for four days following our week in Denver. I got a new boss and a new team and had to go for teambuilding activities. Those are always fun. Watch The Office if you don't believe me.

They're super fun.



So just to give you some perspective (because, really, I know you were just itching for some perspective on my woes): I flew to Denver on Sunday 1/3, flew home to Salt Lake on Wednesday 1/6. The whole family then drove to Denver on Saturday 1/9. We stayed at Eldon's for a week. I flew to New Jersey on Sunday 1/17 and Andy and Max went to his mom's house in Larkspur, CO. Andy worked while his mom watched Max. I flew home from New Jersey on Wednesday night 1/20. On Thursday afternoon 1/21, we drove home from Colorado to Utah.

I have so much laundry to do. Can you even imagine?

Thanks to all the stress and traveling (despite vigilant pumping), my milk supply is diminished, so I can no longer nurse Max. That wasfor all of my male readers - I knew they cared about that.


So today we are off to take Max to the doctor for his four-month checkup and his shots. Looks to me like he's grown quite a bit, don't you think?

Here's hoping my next post is a little less complaint ridden.


Karlenn said...

Bless your heart, Lish. You did really well, nursing as long as you could. You gave Max a good head-start. He looks happy and chubby. And I hope you get to stay home more in February.

Jon and Becky said...

Yes. Bless your heart. And your poor, dried-up milk bags.

Mandy said...

Stupid boobies that don't work right!

AnJ. said...

Curses! That is so frustrating and he is so cute. :)

DaNae said...

cute, cute Max!

Kevin and Lisa said...

It was good to see you on your quick trip through, though. How'd the video turn out? And 4 months? That's the longest I ever made it also! (And I still have healthy kids!)

Janene said...

since you posted that cute picture at the end, all is forgiven. :o)

I hate milk supply issues, but whatdaya do? I really hope your fEbruary is better!

Marisa said...

Alicia! I was so excited to see your post on my blog. Thanks for your lovely comments. And clearly I'm behind the times. I didn't know you guys had moved to Utah. I'll definitely be giving you a call - I need all the help I can get. Hugs!!

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