Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Well Hello...

I have had several people ask me the past couple weeks if I am ever going to blog again on a regular basis. Especially those that I live away from and who never get to see my family.

The answer is yes. I am just being lazy. And there's a little thing called a baby (although he's not very little anymore. He's close to 12 pounds now.... at 3 weeks old. Chunk is his new nickname, in case you were wondering) that I have to feed approximately every 2-3 hours and I feel like that is all I do anymore. Not to mention Thanksgiving-just planned the menu yesterday! My first ever away from family :( Also, trying to get Christmas shopping finished up, keeping up with laundry-that although we've only added one little tiny person to the house-seems to have doubled in size, helping kids with little school projects, attempting to keep my house clean, getting new pictures done (for M as well as our family), helping out friends, trying to stay afloat with my calling, trying to give my husband adequate attention and trying to not let him fall to the bottom of the list (crap, he's at the end of this list ;), and a million more little things that I have going on.

I have also been very emotional, hormonal, and I guess I might have a little bit of the "baby blues". I constantly have things on my mind (some of which are ridiculous and I don't even know why I am thinking them) and I feel a little overwhelmed. I have lists of things to do sitting everywhere. Lists are taking over my life lately! And I am also feeling homesick for probably the first time since moving here. Of course I have missed my family since we've moved, but I know the holidays will be really hard. Especially Christmas-it will be a whole new experience having Christmas with just our little family. Not bad, but different. I'm hoping to make it a wonderful and memorable one for my children.

Anyway, I was hoping to keep this short and now I've rambled on. This is why I love to blog-it's therapeutic for me :)

So, my point was, I have been working on several posts that are from before Magnus was born, so you'll have plenty to catch up on in the life of the Collette family-that is, if you care to :) Also coming soon (hopefully, if I can get it done-I might have to wait until the new year when things calm down and aren't quite so crazy around here) is a bit of a facelift for my humble little blog. A new name (which my hubby came up with-he used to be so against blogging and look at him now! Haha), and a new look, and some new ideas. But don't hold your breath for it... ;)

7 comments:

Serity said...

just read your post on magnus' birth - yay you and congrats!! made me teary-eyed --what a special time. :)

Mrs.Spy said...

Yes! Get back to blogging!!! I need my regular fix and have missed you while you were distracted by that "having a baby" thing. :)

Shana Smith said...

Yes, I feel the same way you do, my mind cannot turn off! I have a ba-zillion things to do around the house and seem to never be able to find the time to do them! Its crazy that even tho one little person has been added to our family, I feel like I have so so so much more laundry to do and cleaning, which doesnt get done! I too feel like I have been more emotional with this 2nd babe, I guess it doesnt help that we all (including the new one) have been really sick with fevers n such for literally the past 2 weeks straight! Yuck! Anyway I cant wait to see more picts of the studdly Magnus and your fam! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Emily Horrocks said...

Agh the Baby blues. :( I hope you get to feeling back to yourself again. Having a 5th little kid is a huge adjustment...I can understand your feeling overwhelmed.
I've thought maybe Baron and Daphne could come play at our house one of these days! We should plan that!

Melanie said...

I know EXACTLY how you feel. But I know you have it way harder than I do. Just know that I think you are super-woman. You are seriously incredible. I wish we would be seeing each other again this year on black friday. :) I don't think I'm going to attempt it this year.

Amber Kei said...

I'm so sorry to say this, but I was glad to read that I'm not the only mommy out there feeling completely overwhelmed with a brain running a million miles a second. Trying to keep on top of everything is maddening sometimes! I sure hope things calm down for you a little. I think about you all a lot and hope you're enjoying your little guy. He's adorable! I can hardly believe my baby is growing up and already reaching for and holding things. You're completely super! Good luck!

Just Joanie said...

Wish I could help you out.....hang in there