I've been promising myself that I would start blogging more regularly since the holidays are over, but that hasn't happened so far.
I've been dealing with a very cranky 15 month old who is getting 3 molars in at once. I swear, the kid's only sleeping for an hour or two at a time, and only after I dose him with Ibuprofen. He's been so uncomfortable, he's been chewing through binkies. My other kids never did that.
I also decided I was totally sick of taking the medication I've been on for the past few months because of the weight gain it caused, so I stopped taking it, which has really thrown my body for a loop (not a doctor approved stop but I don't really care).
In the past 3 months, even though my eating habits haven't changed much, I've gained 20-30 pounds, all in my stomach. I look 4 months pregnant, and it's embarrassing. Since I'm poor, my mother had to buy me a whole new wardrobe of shirts, because I only fit into 2 maternity shirts and nothing else. Jeans that were so big I could barely even wear them with a belt are now so tight they won't button. I've had enough.
Even though I've only been to the gym once since I got my membership, I'm motivated to go, and I'm signing up for a few personal training sessions so I'm less intimidated by the machines and don't hurt myself (I have a history of working out too hard in my college days, leading to a 3-finger sized tear in an abdominal muscle that led to 6 weeks of complete bedrest).
I've also had crazy insomnia since I stopped the medication. It's only the 3rd day, but I've had 45 minutes of sleep in the past 24 hours. I feel so odd and awake and giddy. It's really bizarre. I finally fell asleep but my daughter woke up crying from her nap, and after I moved her to her room (she was so tired she fell asleep on a chair in front of the TV), and realized I felt totally awake again and will not be able to fall asleep anytime soon.
I hope I can get back into the swing of things soon.