I'm sitting at Starbucks, enjoying a latte*, and kid-free! Sophie and Elsa are at preschool and my mom is watching Charlie. I decided updating my blog was more important than buying groceries**.
Monday mornings is "me" time. The only time in the entire week where I can sneak off without an agenda in mind. I'm not allowed to come home until after I pick up Elsa. So I do whatever my heart desires. And today it is this very much neglected blog.
Sorry for taking so long to update. It has been chaotic. Especially with Sophie and Elsa off for winter break. I have been overwhelmed. Things are starting to return to my new normal.
My new normal. That is what has thrown me off these last 7 months. My world has been rocked. I had a very hard time readjusting to my new life. Although it is a better life, change is hard for me. Sophie is a COMPLETELY different person. Of course, I don't miss the seizures. But, at times, I miss my old Sophie. The one that I grew to love and cherish for a little over 3 1/2 years. But I have the new and improved Sophie. The one that remains seizure-free. The one that is TALKING. Actually talking. Not just labeling objects or people. But actually using words without being prompted. All kinds of words. Hundreds and hundreds of words. On a daily basis, I am amazed at the new words I hear that I have no idea how she has learned them. On top of all of that, she is consistently stringing three words together. Like "open the door" or "more snack please".
Then there was the birth of Charlie exactly one month on the day of coming home from the hospital with Sophie. No further explanation needed on how that changes the family dynamics.
So, I'm back. Ready to do a lot of updating. Starting with our last visit to Detroit. It has been a very emotional time. I will try to take you through it all. But I am in a good place right now. Meaning "right now". As I try to take each day as it comes. And the scale has finally tipped in my favor...it seems my good moments in a day are outweighing the exhausted, frustrated moments.
* I am "enjoying" a non-fat, no whip, mocha latte...trying to lose that baby weight. And, yes, I realize drinking a latte, no matter how you make it, isn't part of a diet plan. But I have to cut corners somewhere.
** Going to the grocery store is kind of a joke. Thanks to my INCREDIBLE mother-in-law. More on that later.