Oh my gosh you guys.
How has it been nearly a month since I last blogged?
Time just keeps slipping on by.
Carly is now nine weeks old and she regularly smiles and coos at us. It melts us one and all. Josh was just home for a visit along with some medical appointments, and while it was so good to see him, his departures always leave us feeling a bit fragile.
The future for our family is currently unclear. He's applying for jobs from Alaska to North Dakota to Texas and we're just praying God puts us exactly where we're meant to be. At this point, as long as we're together under one roof, we'll be happy.
I did manage to figure out Carly's insurance, if not perfectly. Since I missed the window on signing her up under Josh's health insurance plan at work, I had to sign her up for Washington state health care. They retro-dated it for me so she's covered from birth forward, which is such a blessing. But it means finding her a new doctor, at a different clinic and that's bumming me out big time.
I guess most of my time is spent doing the ins and outs raising four kids by myself. From the minute my eyes open, it's go-go-go. We're making beds and getting dressed to get downstairs for breakfast. Then it's a shower for me, getting ready for the day and starting homeschool.
Homeschooling the last month has been kicking my ass. It's hard. So so hard. Feeling torn between taking care of Carly, being patient with the twins, and keeping Wyatt occupied can make my head spin. My enthusiasm for teaching has taken a turn and at this point we're just checking things off the list. The one thing we're all still enjoying is read aloud, so we're doing lots of that to keep spirits up.
In more positive news, Carly is doing great. She's breastfeeding & sleeping like a champ, weighing in at 11 and a half pounds and giving me six hours of sleep at a stretch. Her being so easy is my biggest blessing. I just love holding her as she sleeps, wearing her in my sling, and snuggling her as she smiles when she first wakes up. She's truly my sunshine.