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I'm Elle.. a wife and new mom. I just turned 21, but I feel older. I got married at 19 and almost 8 months later I moved to Florida where my husband is stationed. We found out I was pregnant the following month, and well 9 months later here we are with our baby boy Mycah Reiss. I am starting this blog not to show off my life, or to act like my ife is perfect. I am a real girl, with real problems and real goals in life. My purpose for this is so that moms out there can relate to each other, but especially relate to me. There is so many new things I am living that it is refreshing to talk to people you don't know, but know exactly what you are going through.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Long Loooooooong day!!

I have not had a day like this in Mycah's 6 weeks. He would not nap at all unless I was carrying him. I tried the swing, the crib, my bed (with me next to him of course), and even a blanket on the floor. So I couldn't nap either, or eat, or clean because as soon as I put him down he would start screaming and turning purple, but because of his hernia I feel bad letting him soothe himself. So finally when my husband got home, I was able to eat and sleep a few hours. But now that he is sleeping he has Mycah on his chest asleep so I can cook, wash dishes, and do the laundry.

At this point I am really considering buying the Moby Wrap, because that's where he likes to be (on my chest or his dad's) and it would avoid me doing all these chores until 11:30 at night but most importantly decrease crying.

***So I just went to check on the baby and Moises, and it intrigues me to see that Moises does not move at all when the baby is sleeping on him, and that happens with me too. Like at night we both are crazy sleepers, but when he's on us we stay in the same position. I guess thats just part of being a parent and having that instinct.

I'm eally hoping that the job I applied for calls back for an interview, because I really need to start working. Moises is the only one bringing home a pay check and we were doing pretty good, no extra luxuries or anything but we at least went out to eat once a week, but now with the baby there is so many extra expenses that there isn't any free space, but at least we are able to at least save a little every paycheck. With me working we would be doing so much better, but at the same time child care is so expensive that I would be pretty much working to pay for day care, which makes me just want to stay home with my son. We'll see what happens, because I'm starting school in September and with Moises' unpredictable schedule it's already going to limit my availability with actually going to school and have to take at least one online class.

So many things in the works, that it makes my head hurt. For now all I'm going to worry about is preparing to start moving in March. I hate moving and I know just like the first time it's going to be on me how smoothly it goes. Even though the new place won't be as modern as our apartment, having a house that is bigger will be pretty awesome. I just wish we wouldn't have to buy a washer and dryer because it's money we won't be able to save up, but I guess it will be an investment in the long run.

Well I have to start folding the laundry. Hopefully tomorrow is a better day for my little Panda and myself:]


  1. I would definitely get a wrap. I love my Sleepy Wrap. It helped so much out when DD was tiny and very clingy. It helped her to sleep and it helped my sanity.

  2. I bought the Moby Wrap about 2 weeks ago. I only use it about 2-3 times a weeks and he falls asleep right away. He is also a little older so now he finally entertains himself so he doesn't need me carrying AS MUCH!!!