Wow....I had a baby and never intended to drop off the face of the blog world, but that is certainly what happened! Unfortunately, I cannot completely blame it on the baby. Because he is SUCH a GOOD BABY! And the fact that he will be 6 months old this Sunday makes me want to cry. All of our babies have started out their first 6 months of life co-sleeping with us. And our bedroom just happens to be where my desktop resides. And that desktop is my preferred medium for creating blog posts, so let's just say that for the last 6 months, once the baby goes to bed, the computer gets turned off and so blog posts have not been born.
But tonight, my friends....tonight is the very first night that I put Cooper down in a different room. In His Own Crib. He cried for about 30 minutes (during which I went in twice) and then after putting him back down the 2nd time, he just went to sleep. And now he has been asleep for 2 hours. So we will see how it goes. Really I have no clue how it will go. The old routine was: nurse him to sleep in the bed, slowly inch my way off the bed like a ninja so he wouldn't wake up, and then go back in and nurse him if he did wake up.
The last 6 months have gone by fast. When I just had my first baby, the days were long, the nights were long, but these days with 4 kids....there is always something going on and barely a moment to think before the next diaper needs to be changed, dishwasher unloaded, garden tended, goats milked....you can fill in a number of daily activities. So life is busy. But it has made me realize that I need to slow down and reconnect myself with God. Because I have just been going through life in this blur and not really growing in my spirituality, at least not in the way that I know needs to happen. Perhaps more on that in another post....I mean, who knows how long I've got before the baby decides to wake up! Besides that, I've got to tell you about the baby goat with the broken leg, my thyroid nodules and difficulty swallowing, snakes in the barn, 3 birthdays in April, making goat's milk mozzarella cheese for the first time, and the new kitten.
Anyway, I just wanted to say, "It's good to be back!" and hopefully I will update before Christmas ;) In the meantime, here is an updated pic of my hooligans. Clockwise from top: Cooper, Isabel, Ian and Caroline.