Life in the house has definitely been chaotic to say the very least! Charlotte has been uber fussy and gassy and we are still battling to get her to sleep some what well. It is hard because M is up with her at night so I can try and sleep, but Jeff likes to flop around and I worry about him falling out of bed, so I am not sleeping well because I am constantly waking up to make sure he is still on the bed.
We have tried soy formula and honestly I did not see much difference at all. She turned one month old on Christmas day. I can not believe where the month went! Seriously! Christmas actually turned out pretty good for us, even though I was not sure it would. M’s National Guard unit got the kids a couple of outfits each and toys, with Jeff getting the majority of the toys because honestly the newborn does not need toys yet. Although she did get a Elmo rattle and a cute soft doll. They also got us a $50 gift card to Kroger, so we did beef ravioli, garlic bread, and salad for Christmas dinner and it was good! M’s mom did leave us Christmas presents when they were here in October, which was nice.
I have literally had a migraine every.single.day. for a month. I have a doctor appointment on the 4th and I need to discuss the possibility of getting to see a specialist for my headaches, also a new medicine. I did get a new pill when I was there last time and it did work but about 30 minutes later I had another rebound headache. *head slap* I need a med that will not do that and also will not make me drowsy because then when M goes back to work, I can not take that if I have a migraine. The frequency has gotten out of hand. The other day I had a severe one, complete with nausea, light, sound, smell sensitivity, auras, the whole shebang. It was horrible. Of course the kids do not understand and they want to have attention but I was a mess, so M tried to take care of them both for me so I could lay down and try to get the migraine to ease some. Did not really work sadly.
We are all so tired. Seriously. I spend my days trying to stay awake and not yawn every five minutes, which I am totally failing at by the way. I am planning on making buffalo chicken dip for New Years, which means I have to brave the stores either tonight or tomorrow. Yeah, so not looking forward to that. We were thinking of picking up dinner from someplace and bringing it home. Renting a couple of movies from Red Box and staying home. I know, sounds like a roaring good time, right? I just think that it is too crazy out on the roads with everyone basically bar hopping it is safer to stay home with the kids. Not to mention I do not have a baby sitter anyway.
One thing that happened that is slightly disconcerting is that my feet and legs have swollen up. Not sure why, when I got up this morning they were almost back to normal, but now it feels like they are swelling again. Ugh. I am sitting with them up as I type this, so there is that. I made a video of Charlotte for the grandparents before Christmas. I will add it here so you all can see it too. Speaking of Charlie, I hear her squirming around, so I need to run!