Jun 4 10
by cara
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Gratitude Journal Snapshot

Today was a really hard mommy day.

The Littlest Apple was in full meltdown mode all morning (and off and on the rest of the day too).  We butted heads big time this morning, and wound up canceling our morning excursion as a result.

Since his caloric intake has increased by about 50% as a result of the night feeds via feeding tube, he’s gone from extremely active to even more active.  It makes sense, I suppose.  He wasn’t getting enough calories before, and now he is, so he’s got more energy.  But if you knew him before, then you know that he was never lacking for energy in the first place.  And now he’s just full-throttle energy.  The 3rd ingredient of his special formula is SUGAR (as I learned this evening), so I can’t help but wonder if that’s causing these issues.  If this is just our new “normal” when he’s actually getting enough calories, then I’m going to have to bring my parenting A game.  We’ll definitely be discussing this with the GI at our appointment next week.

Sugar rant aside, it was a really hard mommy day, and I didn’t cope very well.  There may have been some tears and a pity party or two.  I wasn’t expecting to need to refer back to my post on Gratitude so quickly, but today was definitely a day for it.  Today was a day to put my Pessimism Prevention Plan into action.  I only wish I had implemented it earlier in the day…like around 7:00am.  That’s about when things headed south.  This afternoon during nap time, I took a few moments to re-read the Gratitude post and to sit down with my Gratitude Journal and 14,000 Things to Be Happy About.  Oh, and I took a bubble bath during The Littlest Apple’s naptime.  Because I like bubble baths.

Here’s a peek at my Gratitude Journal from the last few days:

What are you grateful for today?

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  1. The Husky Apple (Matt) permalink

    Thursday, June 30th: The Husky Apple came over and brought sunshine into our lives with his hilarious, good natured spirit!

  2. The Husky Apple (Matt) permalink

    June 3rd… I mean

  3. Aren’t those tough days the worst? I still can’t get over how one bad day with the kids can really throw us off. I hope things get better for you.

    I love the gratitude journal. I should do that! It would definitely help keep things in perspective on those days when I’m feeling really low.

  4. Thank you for the reminder about gratitude journals… I haven’t picked mine up since we got back from Florida.
    I’m so sorry your days have been trying. I can’t imagine the transitions – all those calories and that sugar (wow!) but hopefully it will do what it’s supposed to and then The Littlest Apple will even off and get used to it a bit more.
    Hang in there…

  5. Thanks for letting us take a peek! I love this. I think I need to start my own. I think it would really help, especially during those hard mommy days we all have.

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