July 27, 2009

Hello. . .

Well, hi.

It's been a weird few days around here. Evy has been going to bed around 9 pm as usual, but then has been waking up like clockwork around midnight, 4:30ish, and 8-8:30ish. Keep in mind that her day normally starts at 9, and that had been working SO well for us. I know things like this happen, and I'm wondering if it's a phase or if she's reverting into a pattern...hmmm. I know I shouldn't complain; I'm at least getting some stretches of sleep, but I don't feel like I'm ever able to get into that deep sleep, which leaves me really tired in the morning. This morning, after I fed her around 8:15, I just put on Baby Einstein and napped on the couch while she watched it happily. I NEVER do things like that! But I was just so tired. And my muscles have been super sore for some reason lately. I think Evy is just getting heavier (which is a good thing!), and my back is just feeling the consequences.

Also, I am currently taking a break from Facebook and Twitter for awhile. Do not freak out: nothing major has happened. I just reached a limit last week. People put THE stupidest things on their status updates, and they put the most unflattering pictures up (unflattering to their character, I mean). I also see parents conversing with their children via Facebook. Now, don't get me wrong---I know I'm an old soul and I am just weirded out by things like that. And I have to be so careful about what I vent, because once I get started, I usually say things that offend people. But seeing a status about skipping church for no good reason, and seeing a church member rant about how mad they are at their spouse. . . seriously!? This is about to sound so hypocritical because I have a blog, but I just wish people still had some mystery or anonymity about them. Does that make sense? I believe in being genuine and transparent in a lot of circumstances (trust me) but certain issues just shouldn't be vented for 904 Facebook Friends to see. I just needed a break. I guess I just wanted a break from feeling pressure to update my status or respond to things via Facebook. I'm happy just updating my blog here and there for a little while. Just wanted to let everyone know! :o)

Bachelorette: Whatever. Who cares?

I'm helping my sister move into her apartment at college on Wednesday--I'm so excited to see my family! Then I'll be going to Missouri for a wedding. I love weddings. And it's two of my friends who are getting married! This will be Evy's first nuptials to attend. . .how exciting!

{Also, Saturday is my parents' 28th wedding anniversary! I think it's been 28 years. . .}

Tomorrow I'm having lunch with Carrie and Sarah Denley, which will be fun. Mommy lunches are really enjoyable, because you get to connect with people going through the exact same things.

I'll write a post with more substance soon. . .just wanted to give the report from our house. . .

I'm probably about to have to feed my sweet baby again soon. I'm so tired! By the way, I just realized I now have 101 followers. That's so kind of people to actually care what I write! Haha! But over 100 followers is a milestone (to me, at least!). So hello, friends!

Have a great evening----

11 comments:

*~Angie~* said...

Just wanted to say I know what u mean bout the facebook thing. My dad joined recently and I thought, this is just weird! lol We dont ever talk on there though (I can call him on the phone just fine! :) And people do leave updates about the oddest things sometimes!

Sarah Denley said...

Oh friend, I know what you're going through! Cracks me up that I'm reading this at 5:45 am....fun times, right? Congratulations on 100 followers! That's a milestone for anybody....what's your secret? You'll have to do a post about that next!

Summer said...

Hi,
I'm new to your blog and I love it... It is refreshing to see a more positive blog and one that also follows the lord. I love your artwork on etsy and am thinking about getting one for my miracle baby's room. She is 2 1/2 now and we are getting ready to redo it so I believe once a figure out the color scheme I will be in contact via etsy. I don't blame ya about the whole facebook issue I don't have a facebook for the fear of weirdo's and unflattering personal pages. Anyways who am I to say...
Also about Evy waking up during the night... maybe she is teething??? It is probably a phase... Kelcee did the same thing when she was teething...
Summer

Summer said...

Hi,
I am new to your blog... I just love it... It's nice to see the lord included in your artwork... I am in the process of redecorating my two 1/2 year old miracle baby's room, so once I decide on a color scheme I will probably contact you via etsy for one of your art pieces. Love them...
The whole Evy not sleeping well thing maybe she's teething??? It probably is a phase... Hang in there, we have all been there done that...
Summer

Raining Pearls said...

I could not agree more with the whole Facebook, Twitter etc... People want you to know every detail and who really cares :)

Now Blogging on the other hand is fab :) If you follow the right ones (like yours) it brings joy and happiness to every day. You build a conncection with people and care about them.

I hope you get some rest today, have a great time at the wedding!

Blessings
Nancy

PS. You've inspired me to create my onw 101 in 1001 :)

Melody said...

Hey Ashley,

I just wanted you to know I totally agree with you on the facebook thing. I find that it is hard for me to update my status because I don't like telling people everything that goes on in my life. I usually just say I am blessed, sleepy, excited about something, etc. About the parent thing...my mom just joined facebook mainly so she can see pics and keep up with other people. But, I do talk with her some on facebook. Although, that doesn't mean we talk less on the phone...there are just a lot of things you don't talk about for the world to see. a/w I hope you get some rest and Evy is SO precious! I love seeing pictures of her...she has the cutest smile.

Kodi said...

I love reading your blog, and Evy is beautiful. Have fun at the wedding. I live in Missouri too. I wonder where you'll be?

Brittany and Charlie said...

Savannah went through some phases for a week or two where she would change her sleep. I usually assume she was having a growth spurt and was hungrier. She would always go back to the usual, so maybe Evy will too!

Ashley said...

I completely understand what you are saying about facebook. It seems that with each new day I am learning something about one of my friends or acquaintances that I could have gone an entire lifetime without knowing.

I am glad that you are keeping up with your blog during your FB/Twitter break. I enjoy reading!

I am sorry that Evy has shifted her nighttime sleeping habits. Hopefully it won't be a permanent situation but simply a phase.

Kristal said...

I know what you mean about Facebook. My mom is on Facebook and we talk all the time on there, so that part doesn't bother me. But, status updates do. I don't care that you are cheating on your girlfriend (yep, saw that), contemplating having sex with your ex-husband (yeah, saw that one too), or that you want to "knife that b****" because she wronged you (I deleted that person from my friends list). I would be mortified if my friends, family, and coworkers saw something like that on my wall. I don't really understand the thought process that is put into an update like that. Christian or not, don't you want others to have some respect for you?

The Lindsey's said...

Ashley,

I am grateful to be able to read your blog and remind me of the simple but yet most important things in our lives. Good for you for taking a stand against facebook! I am so thankful to have internet friends to keep me grounded and remind me of my purpose!

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