Hmm... can you tell what she's been watching Mommy do for the past two hours? :) Luckily she was at preschool while I was working on it earlier this morning and last night she was sleeping while I was getting everything prepped.
Most weeks I honestly forget what day it is during the week. But today I am so glad it's Friday. A year ago yesterday I found out I had miscarried and the memory of it all has come back in full force this week. Add in a few favorite friends being pregnant and you start to get an idea of what a bittersweet and emotionally overwhelming week it's been for me.
Of course, on top of all that I finally started to buckle down and get back to book writing this week. Tuesday was, shall we say, a bit of a meltdown and reevaluation about what to do next. There were some tears. And then, slowly, bit by bit and with lots of sound advice from my good husband, I decided what step to take next, hunkered down, and refocused. Today was refreshingly on track, but also another reminder that this book writing process, much as I love it, is going to take a long time. As it should, really.
Today has also been another reminder that I'm no closer to being pregnant now than I was a year ago, but that's life. And I'm feeling much better today than I was earlier this week.
The great silver lining to this week of emotions is that Olivia and I have been two peas in a pod this week in a way we haven't been in a long time, maybe ever. My girl who is usually trying to squirm out of my lap has been requesting daily snuggles. Bryan and I agree that she seems to have grown up overnight and I have been basking in her sweet conversation and observations about the world. Sweet girl. If she's the only one I get, I sure feel lucky to have a daughter as bright and wonderful as she is.