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Complaining

I really hate to complain.  Wait, who am I kidding?  I would love to complain all the time but we all know that it just brings ourselves down and nobody wants to hear it.  So here I am going to complain about things that I REALLY shouldn’t complain about, but I have a blog now so I can do whatever I want!

  • Elliot sleeps a lot. 7pm to 3am ish (then til 6ish, maybe up one more time inbetween).  The other day he slept until 5am straight!  This is no good for my milk supply.  The morning after he sleeps so long I choke the poor kid for the first few feedings and then struggle to have enough for him by the end of the day.  He also eats almost every hour during the day and mostly cat-naps, so I think it evens out a little?
  • I have really long eyelashes.  If I wear mascara I usually wear clear mascara.  But man, they keep hitting my glasses! It took me a couple weeks to figure out that was the problem.  I kept thinking I had something in my eye or allergies or something!  I know, boo hoo.
  • I struggled with oversupply of breastmilk for awhile.  It sounds like a good thing, but the poor child was choking and spitting up all the time with it. I know there are many who struggle with low supply (myself included with Leland) and I know that is hard, but oversupply is hard, too!
  • I made this term up: Secondary hyperfertility (Like secondary infertility, but the opposite).  We struggled to get pregnant the first time, but took care of a small issue on Brian’s side and now we have had no trouble.  I have a crazy body and my fertility returns very quickly after pregnancy despite round the clock breastfeeding.  I hate to complain, and I am happy that we most likely won’t have any trouble when we want more kids, but it is burdensome on my conscience that is leaning toward openness to life (I hate to use the phrase “have as many kids as God wants us to” because that is what will happen no matter what we do!).
  • Leland is really smart. A little too smart for his own good.  I’m grateful, but if you have a smart kid you know how this can be annoying at times! And his memory is crazy – he won’t let you forget a promise!
  • Ooh, I think I can really complain about this one: Post-partum morning sickness (and as is the case with regular morning sickness, not restricted to just the morning).  Apparently it’s a thing. I googled it. I’ve already taken two pregnancy tests since Elliot was born.  Thank goodness for Dollar Tree tests (see I told you they would come back up!) that don’t hurt the budget! Also thank goodness for seltzer, my magic cure for morning sickness and heartburn!

Okay done complaining!  I truly am grateful for so many things in my life, but we all need to complain a little sometimes!

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So I made a blog . . .

finally, after months of threatening, the long awaited blog-of-Emily has been made!  A couple weeks ago I had a great idea for a blog post so I thought “yes, now I will make that blog” but then I forgot what it was.  Maybe it’s the getting used to having 2-kids baby-brain thing.  And THEN I needed a name for my blog!  It had to be good.  It had to be clever, memorable, meaningful (to me at least), not too boring . . . and it came to me:  a book title from my somewhat obscure favorite author, Myrtle Reed. She wrote in the early 1900s.  So many good one to choose from: Lavender and Old Lace, A Weaver of Dreams, Flower of the Dusk, Love Letters of a Musician, Threads of Gray and Gold.  But this one has a nod to my middle name and also doesn’t sound too much like a movie (I didn’t want people to think of Arsenic and Old Lace instead).  Fun fact:  Myrtle Reed wrote cookbooks with the pen name Olive Green.

So here we are.  Is this a mommy blog?  a Christian woman blog?  a food blog?  a craft/toddler play blog?  Guess we shall wait and see!

~Emily