Two more weeks and cheerleading will be over! I feel like I can finally exhale. I overbooked extracurricular activities this year. I think since it was our first year homeschooling, I was afraid that Michael and Annalee were not going to get the interaction with other kids that they need. That was silly! They have had plenty interaction so far. Probably way more interaction than they had at school. Cheerleading has been nice, but we are all tired! I thought it was going to end 11/15, but the competition was pushed off another week.
Bella is starting to really explore the house now. I had to put up the baby gate to keep her out of the laundry room today, after she made a mess in the cats' water! It took about a minute for me to get laundry detergent in the wash and she was in there right behind me having a field day in the water bowl!
After taking her to the doctor for the 4th time in as many weeks and being told she had another ear infection(they were both infected this time), I decided to try the chiropractor. I have always felt like there was something bothering Bella. She screamed and cried more than she was happy. A lot of times if we were out of the house, she was happy. I am guessing because of the change of scenery and having new things to look at. After 9 long months, all of the crying and screaming was making me a sad, lonely, bitter person. I tried hard to hide it, because who likes someone that is never happy? I tried to avoid people because I honestly just wanted to hide. I did not want to talk to anyone. After the chiropractor did the scan of her back and neck, he could immediately see why she was colicky and had ear infections. He said her body was constantly under stress because it was not functioning correctly. Maybe that's why she never wanted me to sit her down? Maybe that's why she was comforted only when she was being held? Maybe she's not spoiled at all, but was uncomfortable all of the time? After two adjustments this week, she seems so much happier and calmer. I am able to put her down and potty without listening to her scream! I wish I would have taken her sooner! Life finally feels normal. I feel like my old happy, glass half full self. It is such a great feeling!