Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Overloaded

Overloaded. That's the only word I can use to describe how I feel these days. I don't think I've mentioned it on the blog, but I've taken on a "job" of sorts. I'm now the babysitter of my friend Lindsay's two children, Emery (3) and Wilks (6 months). Lindsay is a teacher and went back part-time when her maternity leave was up last month so I now keep her kiddos every afternoon from 11:30 until 4 on Mondays and 12-4 on Tuesdays through Fridays. This means that for four hours every afternoon, I have a 4 year old, a 3 year old, a 2 year old, an 8 month old, and a 6 month old. Yes, overloaded. :)

As if that isn't enough, Whitt has recently been diagnosed with having some significant developmental delays. We've known that he was delayed, and he was referred for OT (occupational therapy) back in December, but referrals are slow around here and a few weeks ago we were still impatiently waiting for him to get in when it occurred to me to try a different OT--one that Grayson went to last year and we LOVED. She wasn't taking new patients but thankfully made an exception and has started seeing Whitt twice a week. She also recommended that he start twice weekly physical therapy, as well as feeding therapy (a whole other story--basically, he won't eat any baby/soft foods due to some sensory issues), so we are now in the beginning stages of several hours per week of OT and PT for Whitt, and hopefully soon we will introduce some feeding therapy. I'm now trying to figure out when I'm going to get to the grocery store, run errands, cook healthy meals, clean this house, etc..... Like I said, overloaded! :)

I apologize if I'm absent from the blog for awhile. I did get a sweet new lens for my camera for my birthday though, so I hope to get a chance to try it on the kiddos soon. If I do, I'll be back to post some pictures. Don't abandon me while I'm gone! :)

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9 comments:

Marie said...

Yikes! You sure do have a lot on your plate. Your afternoons must be busy all those kiddos. I hope the OT and PT help Whitt make big strides. Great job catching his delays early. Early intervention works wonders. Can't wait to see photos w/your new lens. What kind did you get?

I heart said...

Hope you make it without pulling out all of your hair! :)

What lens didya get?

Anne said...

I would never dream of abandoning you - how else can I get my fix of your cute little babes? Praying for you and so impressed with your ability to juggle. You've got a lot on your plate, girl - be sure to get a little pampering in if you can!

Mandy said...

As someone said above, early intervention is the key! It does work WONDERS.

LSU Melanie said...

Look I hear ya! I feel that way sometimes and I only have 1 and Sassy makes 2:)

Shannon said...

Bless your heart. All the best to you and your family, especially baby Whit.

Angela said...

Kudos to you for catching it early AND doing something about it! Seriously, girl...you are supermom for real! I feel like I need to send you a case of wine or something but then again, I'm sure your friend wouldn't appreciate that too much. lol :) I hope you get some rest soon! :)

Tommy, Erica, and Addie Kate said...

Bless your heart! That is a lot, but I know if anyone can handle it, it's you! We won't abandon you!

Bridgit said...

My goodness ...you have a lot going on! Catching matters early on and seeking help can make all the difference ...you all are in my prayers!