Friday, August 26, 2011

Topsy Turvey

Things are all topsy turvey in the Galloway household.

We returned from a two week vacation to France (oh-la-la!)

Grace has found her feet, has learned how to blow a raspberry, can sit up in the tripod position, and stands assisted for 3 minutes at time.

Oh, and we started her on rice cereal.

Our school starts back in one week and we will be starting our 3rd semester of full time Arabic. I'm excited for the challenge but am nervous about balancing all of life.

We are also finishing up some major work assignments that we started long ago but it is now crunch time.

I've set major goals for myself for the year and am trying to organize my weeks better so that I accomplish more than just go to school and exist at home.

Unpacking, cleaning, reorganizing has almost all wrapped up.

Grace is the opposite of all wrapped up.

In fact, she is very unwrapped (and unraveled!) as we have begun the swaddle weaning process. We knew this day was coming, and we talked about it all during our vacation. We just had no idea how hard it would be. We are only on day one of what I have read could be a 5 to 7 day process.


Grace is currently hitting hour 12 without any significant (30 minutes or longer) amount of sleep. We expect a long night and are prepared to be awake in shifts.

Prayers are appreciated.

No, seriously.

Would you take a second to pray this over our Grace "God, please lull baby Grace to sleep, help her stay asleep, and if she wakes, help her learn to soothe herself back to sleep. Also, give Brittney and Ian rest and the patience to deal with what comes their way."


Wouldn't you know it, but it has been 18 days since I blogged last? I might be a little rusty and discombobulated right now, but it will come back to me. Ironically enough, before we left I had a blog post scheduled for every other day for the next 30 days! I canceled them all and decided to take a technology break for awhile though. It's been a nice restart and has opened my eyes to how much time we spend in front of the TV and computer screens.

It may take me awhile to get caught up on all of ya'lls blogs, and I may never. So if any of you got engaged/married/pregnant/quit your job/started a new job/moved or had any other life changing event, could you leave me a little note?


Amanda said...

i just prayed for you all. i hope everyone gets some really good sleep soon! :)

Courtney said...

I'm glad you're back friend! I can't wait to hear about your trip!

Lyndsey said...

Welcome back! I can't wait to hear how the vaca went! Good luck with the weaning, I will pray it goes well for y'all. We haven't started yet, but I know it's coming...

Lauren said...

So glad to hear from you...whispering up a sweet prayer for you & your family! Sleep Grace Sleep!

Tami said...

Welcome back! I can't wait to hear all about your trip. It's funny that you mention the swaddle weaning because it's something that's been on my mind because Emerson escapes from her swaddle all the time! We use a swaddle sack and then wrap an extra blanket around the bottom half to keep her arms in so I was thinking she might be ready to go without. But- after reading your post I'm too scared. :) I will say a prayer for tonight.