I remember saying to hubby, “we just have to make it through May and then things will settle down a bit”. I found myself repeating that in June and again this month. It pains me to say it but I think this is just our lives. We will never NOT be busy. We will never not have things to do- planned or unplanned, at home or out. We have had to take 3 separate days of work as annual leave just to get some things completed that are physically impossible to do with the kids in tow!
The great news is that we have been winning the sleep battle! After Skyping with an amazing sleep consultant (Mandy Hose, She Knows, you ROCK!) our little twin man has been sleeping better than he ever has. We have been getting some runs of more than one nights full sleep! We also moved him into his own room with his own space which I think has helped.
Things have been busy in the world of surrogacy. I have been supporting a lot of amazing IP’s and although heartbreaking to hear some of their stories, it is great to see them have hope that they can have a child. There has also been a baby boom in surro world with lots of ladies giving birth (in Aust and overseas) and also lots of BFP’s! I LOVE good news. And have I managed to get my thoughts in order about going again, you ask? In a nutshell. Nope. I am torn between wanting to do it again and wanting to run full pelt into other things in my life that I have planned. Then there are all the IP’s I have made a wonderful connection with. How would I choose who to help? Rock. Hard place…
Since my last appearance, I have had my Mirena removed. With the normal post partum bleeding and bleeding with the mirena, I pretty much hemorrhaged since November last year. With a break of 7 days. So saying I was very over it was the understatement of the century! So I went to the doctors and they tore that SOB out of me! It then threw me into a period (who thought I had that much blood left in me?!) and I have had one period since. Big sigh of relief. So for the time being I am on no birth control but hubby has had the snip, so all is okay in that area!
I want to start up a not for profit organisation. Not that I have the slightest idea of how to do it- help! I want to make care packages for women in hospital who are on long term bed rest. I have been sending out some here and there but I just cant do it out of my own pocket any more, so setting up a NFP will mean I can hopefully get donations of goods and postage to send these packs out further and wider, have my own FB page, give brochures to hospitals etc. It is something I have been thinking about for a while and I just need to jump in and do it, I think!
We have also organised a little holiday- hubby and I, that is. 4 days next month where it is just he and I. No being mummy and daddy, just reconnecting with who we are as people, reminding each other why we love each other so much outside of being parents. My amazing mum is looking after the kids and we are off down the coast. We plan to sleep in, do nothing, watch movies, snuggle in bed, wear pjs all day, read magazines. All that jazz. And. I. Can’t. Wait.
I am also going to a careers expo this weekend. I am a little lost about what I want to do with my life. I have so many passions but I cant make a living out of them! I want to try and identify if there are roles I can seek employment in that will allow me to live out my passions every day. And pay well (cause hey, I still have bills and mortgages to contribute to!). I just need to get out of my comfort zone and take that first step. That is my plan between now and the end of the year. Or I just stick where I am until the kids are in primary school and then I could work more during the week. Decisions, decisions. See, I cant even stick to a plan that I am only considering! lol Watch this space. Or give me a kick up the bum.
Ethan is really well! I haven’t seen him since the court date but IP’s are sending me lots of photos and he is growing like a weed! Next week he will be 8 months old- boy does time fly!
That is it from me and my random ramblings. Next time you see me I will have some clarity about my work (probably not), will have started my NFP (probably not) and will have had a wonderful trip away with hubby (I better have!).
Because I know you like photos, here is a family shot we had taken recently.