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Thank you so much for stopping by! I have named this blog "Running to the Cross" because that is what I often find myself doing...running to be with my Lord Jesus! I often cover many aspects of life on my blog, as it is my journal. I used to write things down in all sorts of notebooks, but my writings would soon be lost. So I decided that it was time to start a blog and share my thoughts and ideas with others. Many topics you will find here are prayers, homemaking and organization, children and pregnancy, funny stories, and the challenges of parenting and motherhood. If you enjoy my blog and leave me a comment, you are likely to have me visit! I love meeting others and gleaning from the lives of others. May you be blessed! Your friend in Christ, Heather

Monday, January 7, 2008

Life since baby girl...

Wow, has life been busy!!! It seems that I never have time anymore to stop and breathe... Today, at least right now, I am stopping for a moment to write...I have neglected this journal of sorts for a great long while and I just need to vent a little...

Since baby girl was born, I have been VERY busy. My five-year-old loves her so much that I have to watch her VERY carefully...she likes to pick up baby girl and carry her around... Yes, it is dangerous, nerve-wracking, and sometimes overly helpful. She just loves her sister SO much!!

I also have to try to balance the times when my 4-year-old and five-year-old hold baby girl...they tend to fight over who gets to hold her...AND if the other gets to hold her, then the other one cries... To them, she is a living baby doll! Baby girl does really well with it, but it does stress me out some.

My almost 9-year-old son is excellent with baby girl, he just loves her to pieces...even though he really wanted a baby brother.

I'm changing the subject for those of you that have a hard time following me! I like to give a warning sign...it was one of the hardest things for my husband to get used to...me changing subjects that is!!!

On to our moving process...well, I have been packing boxes, and trying to get all of my laundry washed and sorted out. I am not keeping everything, and I have decided to get rid of all my boy's clothes for the time...with the exception of newborn clothing. I just don't want to move that stuff again, you know?

I have probably gotten rid of 7-8 trash bags of clothing already, and there is more to get rid of yet. I am also going to get rid of some toys...we have too many!!! The thing is, that my attic is full of stuff that I haven't used since we moved in here...if I haven't used it in 5 years, why keep it? It obviously isn't doing me any good except causing me a bit of stress...everytime I think of the attic, I get a little frustrated.

Anyway...this moving thing is probably the hardest thing I have had to do in a long time!!! Any tips you have for me, I am sure will be helpful!

Well everything else is going well. We haven't dealt with too much sickness this season, and we are still yet waiting to see snow. I am hoping the snow comes after we move, since we are moving to a place two hours away from here (and changing states).

I have been steadily losing this extra baby weight, so far I have lost all the weight I gained from my pregnancy except 5 pounds and I plan to lose an extra 15 to get back down to my goal weight.

We have been enjoying weekly fellowship with a dear Christian family that lives near us...it has been a true blessing! We won't have that when we move, but we will still drive up here to go to church each week...we can visit them some then.

Besides that, I don't have much to say, except I can't wait till things settle down again...if that ever happens...

I haven't been able to visit any blogs lately...I have had to limit my computer time.

I hope things are going well for you!