Monday, July 19, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010 - Update

When Olivia was a baby, she went through a brief period where she would cry when I left the room. She has been through with that for at least a year or more. Usually, I can leave her somewhere and she doesn't even care to say good-bye or give me a hug. Recently, she has started crying and clinging to me when I leave her. It's breaking my heart. I know she only cries for a few minutes after I leave, but I'm having such a hard time with it. She wouldn't even let daddy put her to bed tonight without tears and cries of "Mama!" Kids sure know how to tug at your heartstrings. I can't say that I'm not enjoying all of the extra hugs and cuddles, though.

I've been having a tough week and averaging 1-2 hours of sleep per night because of awful insomnia and restless legs. I finally went to the doctor today because I can't continue to run on such little sleep. I was prescribed Ambien. Has anyone had luck with that? For restless legs? I'm down on my knees praying for a good night's sleep. My friend, Amanda, heard about my rough week and sent me a care package. You wouldn't believe everything that I received!!

What an amazing friend she is!! How do you even go about saying thank you for something like this? I really needed a pick-me-up today. Did you know that we met through my blog and have never actually met in person? She is stunningly beautiful with an even more beautiful heart. Thank you, Amanda, for always brightening my day! :)

I have been blessed with wonderful friends and family who have helped me every step of the way. For that I am forever grateful.


Amanda said...

awwww.. make ME cry! We are just a bunch of "cryers" aren't we :) I about died when I saw the pic of myself on here...HAHA! (of all the Thanks for all of you uplifting words.. I totally needed that tonight too! You are an amazing friend! "My celebrity friend" :) You "pick-me-up" often too.. with our matching bakers racks, light fixtures, dog returning stories, ya know..stuff like that! You are beautiful too...inside and out! One day...we will meet..sooo praying you can sleep tonight! Did you get my text about what my mom takes for restless leg? She swears by it.. and it's all natural... let me know if you didn't get it :) Now, go to bed... love you! ZzzzzZzzzzZzzzz

Anonymous said...

Hi Jodi, this is Amanda's mom. She is a jewel and she is a wonderful daughter too.When I was 5 yrs. old, I knew that I wanted to grow up, get married and have a little girl named Amanda (which was my favorite grandmas name) and God answered my prayer.You are special to her too. She talks about you and your family lots. Hopefully you two can meet soon. And the pills I take for the restless leg, really help me. My chiro suggested them for me.Well, have a good week and get some rest thru the day too when you can. God Bless, Becky

Jamie said...

Lindy and Will have started crying when we leave them anywhere. They just stared it a couple weeks ago and it stinks. They have never cried when we left! We did move and have started going to a new church so there is a lot of change going on but it's still hard to leave them crying. It's horrible timing since they are starting preschool this fall.