Monday, March 28, 2011

Tree Branch progress!

I have been able to get a little bit of stitching in on this one, as well as Howling. The yellow border on the left side is growing, and the tree trunk is all filled in, now onto the actual limb that Pooh, Piglet and Tigger are sitting on, and I started Tigger. That orange blob is his foot (or the start of it!) And I finished the bottom blue checkered border. Well, I finished the checkers, now there is some backstitch design that goes in the white spaces. So, it's coming along!! I like the bright colors in this project!! I think it's about time for me to start focusing on putting Lyssa's quilt together now though. So this week I am thinking that my stitching time will be put into that. We shall see....

Well, my mom came out to visit for the birth of Alyssa and she just went home yesterday after 5 weeks! I miss her terribly! =( Yesterday I cried on and off all day after we dropped her off at the airport. I guess you never get too old to want your mommy, huh? LOL

So, today is the first day Alyssa and I are home just her and I, so far not bad. She had a hard time sleeping last night. My mom held her all night, when she was here, as she has back problems so cannot sleep flat in a bed, and sleeps in a recliner, so she just held Lyssa and slept in the chair here. Well, now my daughter is used to being held pretty much 24/7 and after 5 weeks, has to learn to sleep in was not a good night. I think we only got a few hours of sleep. Finally this morning in the wee early hours, after I fed her, I put her in her carseat (her favorite place to knock out!) and laid on the couch and got a few hours of sleep.

She is sleeping now, and I'm surprised I am not knocked out. I will probably take a nap later today that is for sure!


Linda said...

Lana, I love your tree branch. I have dozens of Disney kits and have not done any of them. Oh will, someday. It will take a while, but the baby will get in a routine. My daughter didn't sleep all night till she was a year old, but they say thats not the norm.
Great job on all of the stitching.


Debby said...

I've been reading with sympathy, joy and memories your stories of life with a little newborn! It totally turns your world upside down, that's for sure!

When my first was born, she was stubborn from the get-go to the point that she even refused (I mean refused) to breast feed. And I have to cry and chuckle with you about missing your mom. My mom was close so came to visit every few days. When my oldest was a couple weeks old, she had one of the messiest, runniest, fowl diapers imaginable! "Mom, what do I do????" "You need to figure that out, I'll check in later!" It was so unnerving at the time - and the best thing she could have ever done.

Keep your chin up, it sounds like you're doing great. But you have a ton of moms here to help or lend a shoulder whenever you need us as well!

Margaret said...

Lovely stitchy progress! You are so lucky to have had your mom around to help for a while. My mother died when I was in college, so I was on my own with our babies, no help other than me and my DH. Your little one will get used to the new routine, and so will you. And of course you still want your mom! Don't we all? lol!

Aussie Stitcher said...

I have just read your post about your Mummy issue. Be kind to yourself Lana, you are going through huge adjustments in your life. You have received some wonderful advice in the replies, please get some help even if you are feeling better at the moment, I think it is still worth seeking medical advice. When my 16yo was born I think I suffered with PPD. It was difficult to go anywhere, even grocery shopping was a chore, you know, making sure the baby was fed and in a clean nappy before you go, aahh memories. Any way I didn't do anything about it but after a couple of other events that life throws us that depression reared its ugly head. I have always felt that not dealing with it after the birth of my first child, that when it hit later on that it was much more severe than it had to be. Take care Lana, we are all here for you. ((((HUGS))))

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Your WtP piece is really coming along! What a lot of intensive stitching it has!

I started a routine with my boys when they were infants and it lasted till about 9th grade for one of them. I would tell them it was time for bed, we'd go in their rooms and I would sing to them, rub their backs and then walk out. I had to let them cry for about a week but once they learned I wasn't coming back in, they stopped and it was a smooth bedtime from then on. Just find a routine that works for you and get some sleep when you can.
BTW, my sons still want me to rub their backs (18 and 20 years old) they can just do without the singing!

Deb said...

I think that this piece is going to be adorable when you're finished with it.

I sympathize with your trials as a mom. Boy, do I remember those days so well. She'll get used to sleeping on her own, it just takes a little time. I used to lay with mine at nap time so that I could sleep too. Then at night they wanted me to sleep with them. It took a little bit of time to break them of the night time thing.

Jennifer said...

Awww.... being a new mom can be tough sometimes, but the rewards are TREMENDOUS and far outweigh the bumpy spots. My advice, as a fairly new mom myself, is to seek help when you need it, but don't feel like you have to follow everyone's advice to a T. Do what works for you and let go of the guilt. Hold your baby if you want to hold her, let her cry it out if you're comfortable with it, etc.

There's no one way to be the perfect mom, but there are millions of ways to be a really good one. Your baby needs love - that's the most important thing. Try not to worry too much about doing the "wrong thing" - babies are surprisingly resilient.

And yes, my son spent many nights in his car seat as it was the only place he'd sleep sometimes.