Off and Running, Even Though I Want to Move at a Snail's Pace Today

United States
April 4, 2017 7:50am CST
Wicked windy and rainy weather today. We are waiting on a visit from my granddaughter's court appointed guardian ad litem. She will be here at 10 this morning. Have to get the granddaughter dressed and myself too. She had a rough night last night. Woke crying at about 1:00 and said "take me." I held her close for a few minutes and she stopped crying, but needed to be held close and didn't want to be put down. So, we headed to the couch/recliner for the remainder of the night. She obviously was feeling some separation anxiety and needed my closeness. Yeah, I am not fully rested today, but will put the smile on and get through the day. All I need to do is look at this little one and she brings a smile to my weary face. Hope everyone has a great day. Remember, April Showers Bring May Flowers.
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@Happy2BeMe (74056)
• Canada
4 Apr 17
I am so glad that she is there with you. She needs you and with your there her life is going to be so much better. In time she will settle in and adjust to her new life.
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• United States
6 Apr 17
She does have a difficult time after her mom and/or aunt visits her. I am glad to have my daughters here to visit, but the little one has a hard time when they leave. Hoping that they visit more often so she will see they are still present in her little world.
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@Happy2BeMe (74056)
• Canada
6 Apr 17
@ElusiveButterfly That would be great if they did and it would help her a lot.
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• United States
7 Apr 17
@Happy2BeMe I am trying to convince my oldest daughter to come by on the weekends. She cries when she has to leave her. They were very close. Her mother will soon be going to rehab and won't be seeing her for a while.
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@LadyDuck (146931)
• Switzerland
4 Apr 17
Poor kid, may be she had a bad dream. I hope you can rest a bit later during the day.
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• United States
8 Apr 17
She may have had a bad dream. She is also teething so that may have contributed to her problem. I do try to relax while she is napping. Seldom do I nap anymore. I need to attend to the housework while she naps.
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@LadyDuck (146931)
• Switzerland
8 Apr 17
@ElusiveButterfly It's a good idea to nap while she is napping, you need to recover.
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• United States
9 Apr 17
@LadyDuck I tried to nap today and couldn't even close my eyes. I guess I have way too much on my mind.
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@HazySue (19911)
• United States
4 Apr 17
Your granddaughter sounds like she has gone through a bad time. She is lucky to have you to love her and help her get through it all.
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• United States
7 Apr 17
Thank you Susan. She is the innocent in all of this. I hope her mother can get herself together.
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@HazySue (19911)
• United States
7 Apr 17
@ElusiveButterfly Unfortunately many children pay for the parents mistakes. I do hope she is able to get herself together.
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• United States
8 Apr 17
@HazySue she has many people praying for her recovery.
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@Jessicalynnt (47791)
• Centralia, Missouri
4 Apr 17
I will suggest a weighted blanket, it might help her sleep and feel safer. Can't remember, can you sew? You can make your own of those, I know they can be costly
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• United States
8 Apr 17
She actually doesn't like having anything on her that is too heavy. She kicks, thrashes, and tosses the covers aside. She does wear a blanket sleeper that keeps her nice and toasty.
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• Centralia, Missouri
11 Apr 17
@ElusiveButterfly ah, well those arent about warm, but about weight, so if she cant stand the weight she wouldnt like it
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• United States
13 Apr 17
@Jessicalynnt even a light blanket is kicked off. I make sure she has warm jammies on so she won't catch a chill.
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@Courtlynn (66515)
• United States
4 Apr 17
I'm sure thats just what it is.. cause its only been a week or something right?. I hope things get better for both you and your Granddaughter. Takecare.
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• United States
7 Apr 17
Things are going well Courtney. Just have to find a daycare that will take her. Not as easy as I thought it would be.
@Courtlynn (66515)
• United States
7 Apr 17
@ElusiveButterfly yeah, my cousins having trouble still with getting her daughter in one. Should be a little easier.
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@celticeagle (117158)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Apr 17
Sweet how the young ones can give us the energy to carry on.
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• United States
7 Apr 17
I actually have more energy now than I have had in a while!
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@celticeagle (117158)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Apr 17
@ElusiveButterfly .......That's a good thing.
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@Susan2015 (20158)
• United States
5 Apr 17
Glad that she is with you. It will just take you all time to get used to a new routine.
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• United States
6 Apr 17
She is settling in a bit more. Today she is taking a nice long nap. Quiet time for me!
• United States
4 Apr 17
Aw poor little soul. So glad you are there for her my friend.
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• United States
7 Apr 17
She is adjusting well to her new surroundings. We are happy to have her with us.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
4 Apr 17
I hope you have a great day as well! It is stormy weather here today and I am loving it. =)
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• United States
7 Apr 17
We have had rain all day. Little one was having fun dodging he mudpuddles. She did want to walk through them!
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@Juliaacv (28917)
• Canada
4 Apr 17
Your granddaughter is lucky to have such patience and loving grandparents-not all possess that, and it sounds like she really needs it right now. I'll keep you all in my prayers, for continued patience and lots and lots of loving. I remember when my sister-in-law left my brother, their youngest wasn't quite 2 years old, and one day about a year later, I had her in the back of my car in her carseat and she asked me if I hated her Mommie like Gramma did. I did not know what to say, but I asked her if she loved her uncle's puppy, and she told me she did, so I asked her if she liked its actions when it would nip at her pantlegs when she ran around playing, and no she did not. So I explained to her that I loved her Mommie but disliked her actions. It seemed to settle her and today, she is almost 15, and she has told me numerous times how she trusted me because I don't hate.
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• United States
7 Apr 17
I always say I love the person, but don't like the things they do. There is only one person that I truly despise. Even the mentioning of his name brings me anxiety.
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@JudyEv (118544)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Apr 17
Hope the visit goes well. We're having really lovely weather here at the moment.
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• United States
8 Apr 17
We are supposed to get great weather on Monday! Looking forward to it!
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• United States
4 Apr 17
I'm sure she was comforted being held by you and although you are probably very tired today she is probably full of energy. Hope your appointment goes well and maybe you can sneak in a nap?
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• United States
8 Apr 17
The appointment went well, and she is pleased with how Sarah is adjusting.
@Morleyhunt (19540)
• Canada
4 Apr 17
I sleep when I'm holding my grandchildren, but it isn't a very restful sleep. Good luck.
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• United States
8 Apr 17
When she falls asleep on my shoulder I often nod off for a few minutes. But when I wake I am stiff as a board.
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@Kandae11 (34958)
4 Apr 17
A great day to you too.
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@marlina (71208)
• Canada
4 Apr 17
Good luck with this meeting this morning. I hope that you can both get a little sleep after.
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@marguicha (90283)
• Chile
4 Apr 17
I hope everything turns out fine.
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