Archives for the month of: October, 2016

Obviously I’m not finding time to post anymore. We’ve made a commitment not to allow Gia any screens outside of FaceTime with family, which means we can’t even show her our phones or computers. If she even sees me send a quick text she goes crazy screaming “pit-tire!” (picture) and crying. Especially with the new guidelines out about no screen time at all before two years old, we’re not exposing her to television or laptops. She also still isn’t sleeping well so I don’t even have time to myself every day before I got to bed – we go to bed immediately after Gia does since we know our hours are numbered. 

This means I have to say good-bye to my blog and amazing blogging community for awhile. It was amazing to share so much while I was pregnant and follow your stories. I miss it. I wrote blog posts in my head. But when it comes to even writing a five-minute post, it’s time I need to shower or make coffee or just go to sleep!

Thanks for all the wonderful support! 

We’ve been in Europe since Sunday morning and Gia isn’t sleeping. This is different from her usual sleep issues though – it’s worse. She has been awake from evening until around 3am for the last three nights, four counting tonight. It’s 11:54 pm and she’s been crying, walking around our room, eating and reading books since 8pm. That’s FOUR HOURS. I feel awful that jet lag and traveling to new places is affecting her like this. Questions have been running through my head: did we make a mistake? Are we selfish? Mean? Expecting a toddler to travel around with us? We knew it would be a tough adjustment, but I never would have imagined it would be this bad. 

She’s been passing out around 3am and we’ve all been sleeping in until 9 or 10 and missing half our day, although our days have been miraculously nice. We’ve have an apartment in Menton, France for three days. Tomorrow we drive back to Italy to hang out on 0the Italian side of the riviera. Gia is enjoying the food and the sun and loves exploring. Just not sleeping.