13 Months Old

Okay so he’ll be 13 months old in a couple of days but it’s been a while since I’ve given an update on my little chunk and I think it’s time to give one! We’ve been battling a lot of sickness over here and it’s terrible. It started off with Levi teething pretty bad but then he got a fever that the doctor warned us he might get exactly 2 weeks after his mmr shot. It lasted 72 hours and it was AWFUL. It’s so heartbreaking seeing your child in pain or not feeling well and there’s not much to do to help. He just got a whole bunch of Tylenol! It really helped us a lot. Then after the fever he had a small rash that lasted 2 days that I guess is also normal *shrugs*. We’re having our bathroom redone at our house so during most of this we were at my parents house. We’re still here actually..

After Levi started to feel better, Jesse came down with a cold and he mostly just had a cough and stuffy nose. Well on Saturday I woke up not feeling 100% and by the end of the day I was a zombie. I probably had the worst sleep in my life that night. My throat hurt so bad that I couldn’t drink water but yet my mouth was so dry because I couldn’t breathe out of my nose. It was such a shitty night. Fast forward to today and I’m fever and sore throat free but have a cough and stuffy nose. I’ve gone through more tissues than ever. Gross, I know.

Anyways, our bathroom should be done today or tomorrow. Hoping for today because it would be nice to go back home. I’m thankful to my parents for letting us stay here but I miss my routine at my house and being in my own space, as I’m sure anyone could understand. My blood sugars have been off the wall these past two weeks. Right before coming here my blood sugars were amazing! Like, holy hell I was on top of the world with amazing blood sugars! Now I’m lucky if I get under 200. It could be the cold I have, or the stress I’m feeling that is affecting them so greatly but it’s really making me feel down. Nobody quite understands it unless you’re also a diabetic. I’ll give myself enough insulin to make me have a low and it won’t hardly do a thing to my sugars. It’s so wild to me. So I really want to go home to see if they’ll go back to normal with my regular routine or if I have to see my Endocrinologist to have her help me out because this isn’t good. The more unstable I am with my blood sugars the more damage is done inside my body and that’s kind of scary if you ask me.

On to the chunkster…we’re still waiting for him to walk! I have a feeling he’ll walk around 15 months. It’s almost as if he’s scared or nervous to walk. He’s taken a few steps on his own when I let go of his hands but then he cries. He’s just too comfortable crawling around and cruising along the furniture! Silly boy. Im not too worried about him not walking right now to be honest. I don’t mind it. It’s actually hard for me to imagine a little person just walking around the house being all grown up so I guess the reason I’m OK with him not walking is because it means he’s still my little baby. Being home all the time has definitely made me more attached. We have a great nap routine these days and I love being with him. I wish I was able to stay home with him his entire first year. I feel like going back to work would actually be way easier now than before. I don’t know how I did it to be honest. He doesn’t wake up in the middle of the night anymore. No bottles. Eats like a champ for the most part. He now knows “fan” so when you ask him where the fan is he points up at the one on the ceiling. I was wearing a shirt that had Mommy Shark on it and I asked him where Mommy Shark was and he pointed to it. He’s so smart! He’s also super funny and he knows it. We finally cut his hair ourselves. Jesse didn’t like how it looked so he shaved the back of it and it looks so much better. Still could be improved but hey, it works! Levi cries when he gets his hair done so it’s gotta be fast.

I guess the post was more about me than I planned on it being but I’ve just been going through a lot mentally. I haven’t been to the gym in the past week and a half due to me being at my parents house so I really need to get back on my grind. I know I’ve gained weight because my face is so chunky these days and I’m back to wanting to hide under baggy clothes and never have photos taken of me. I hate feeling this way about myself but I have so many meal ideas for when I go back home. Maybe I’ll share them! Definitely want to be low card (not no carb because that sounds awful) and way more veggies! Bigger meals so I snack less throughout the day also sound appealing. I tend to binge at night after dinner so I need to find a way to fix that. I’ll keep ya posted.

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