notes from an unplanned day off

November 11, 2015

notes from a day off / nursing

notes from a day off / screen time

notes from a day off / couch

notes from a day off / ziggy

notes from a day off / river

notes from a day off / liam on a walk

notes from a day off / coloring

notes from a day off

notes from a day off / witl

notes from a day off / liam sleeping

notes from a day off / juniper kitty

I’m home today with a sick boy. If you’ve been reading for awhile, you might remember that Liam was sick constantly for the first year and a half of his life. So today, I am celebrating the fact that this is is first illness in months. He only has a mild fever and congestion, so hopefully it won’t stick around long.

We’ve really been enjoying our special day together. Extra cuddles, nursing, and screen time (his favorite right now is Little Einsteins – he loves to “pat pat pat”). We went for a long walk and I was surprised by how muggy it is outside. Middle of November and it’s 80 degrees and I’m sweating!

Back at home, I got him down for a nap and then was able to finish up this year’s week in the life album. I’ll be sharing the last couple of days soon, and now I can move on to the next craft project! I have a quilt in progress for Meredith, but today I decided to put that aside and work on this softie for her instead. She will be able to use the quilt long past the time when she wants to play with stuffed animals, so this comes first.

Speaking of Meredith, she is still our spirited child. Her tantrums have improved over the past couple of weeks, but they definitely come in phases. Yesterday and this morning weren’t so good. On a personal note, I have noticed myself sinking into depression which is unusual for me. I was having a very hard time with motherhood especially. In the end, I decided to stop taking the birth control pill I had been trying out. I noticed a difference almost immediately – so, PSA for anyone else who may experience something similar! I guess that’s not the method for me. Obviously motherhood is still tough, but I’m enjoying the kids much more again and have a lot more patience.

Well, I better get back to crafting if I want to make the most of this nap! Have a great rest of your week. :)

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Comments on notes from an unplanned day off

  1. 1

    From Nora:

    I remember vividly the day I decided to end my time on birth control pills; I was having an epic meltdown over something really stupid (really) and screamed and cried my head off at my parents. Not my finest moment. I literally couldn’t control my emotions; within a week of dropping the pill? Was back to my normal/usual self. It was lovely. All that to say, I get that struggle to find something that works for you but makes you feel like yourself!

    Hope Liam is better soon!

  2. 2

    From Audrey:

    Great post :) Enjoyed reading!

  3. 3

    From Kim:

    A sick kiddo is tough but hopefully it won’t stick around for long. I was thinking about my birth control the other day because I’ve been struggling as well. When we decided to try for Harvey and I went off birth control I remember thinking that I’d never felt better mood wise and wished that I never had to deal with birth control again.

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    From Stephany:

    It’s so crazy how birth control can complete throw our emotions into a tailspin! I’m glad you discovered what was making you feel so crappy.

    And on another note, I can only imagine (fear?) how tough parenting must be. No better job in the world, but still such a tough one. Thinking of you!

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