…and just like that…

I have aΒ six month old. It doesn’t seem like it. It seems like yesterday I was bringing home this tiny little thing, who I was terrified of.Now, I have this hilarious, sassy little version of her father with MY attitude (Lord help us!) and she truly amazes me every single day.
We’re halfway through Year 1, guys. I really can’t believe it. But, it’s here and all I can do is hold on and take it day by day!

She’s truly the best kid. She (for the most part) sleeps through the night, she has the appetite of a grown man and is growing like a weed! She had a 6-month check up yesterday and she is 28 inches long, and 17.5 pounds! We have a tall girl, which was to be expected since I’m 5’11 and her dad is 6’3. She’s the happiest little soul, and….all I can say is she is SPUNKY. She definitely has her own little attitude about things, and I LOVE it!

How am I doing, you ask? Well, as good as I can be I guess. Β I have some days where I feel like I’m on top of the world, then there are other days where I feel like I’m barely treading water. I’ve discovered my love for all things organizational binder, and that, in itself, is a feat. I now have a emergency binder at home, a financial one at work, and a bible study/devotional binder. It helps me feel in control when I have everything in one place, since every other part of my life is utter chaos.

Hubby was diagnosed as Type-2 diabetic last week. He was also told he has to have back surgery, due to some herniated disks. This surgery will put him out of work for anywhere from 3-6 weeks….which is terrifying for both of us. We are still recovering financially from me being off work for the 8 weeks I was when I was on bed-rest and maternity leave, so another 2-3 month span of one of us not working….it’s intimidating. BUT, this back pain has been an issue for a long time, and it’s beginning to affect his quality of life at this point. It’s also keeping his blood pressure sky-high and at 27, it’s not a good thing. So, we meet with the neurologist next week to discuss the surgery options.

With the Type-2 Diabetic diagnosis, we’ve went through a drastic lifestyle change. Where we were eating rice/pasta/potatoes every single day, we now don’t. There is only water, milk & juice in the house…no more sweet tea or coke. No bread. Nothing. Nada. Zilch.
And mama is starving. Lol I wanted to do this for a long time, we NEED to eat healthier. It’s just been too difficult to do it on my own. Well, now we have no choice. We are in this together, and OF COURSE in two weeks time, his pants are swallowing him already. Stupid Men and their insane ability to lose weight by LOOKING at salad.

It’s been a crazy few months, yall. A lot has been going on, and there’s a lot ahead of us. I hate not updating here more often, and I plan to start back up now that kiddo is able to somewhat entertain herself AND has found a love for all things Disney Junior. Again, spunky little personality + changing the channel away from Puppy Dog Pals = one HECK of a tantrum. Oops.

So, without further ado, how about some new photos of the kid? It’s been a while, right?


I am kind of biased, but she’s the cutest kiddo I’ve ever met!




2 thoughts on “…and just like that…

  1. kelsee727 says:

    Those bows are too much! haha! She can rock them. Glad you are chugging along and enjoying your time. Hopefully things go well with the surgery. It will be hard, but it sounds like you have pulled through before πŸ™‚ Good to see your updates.


    • Allie McCarty says:

      Thank you! She’s rotten. She’s been wearing big bows since she was born, so she doesn’t know any better lol

      We’re hoping for a microscopic incision surgery, it’s half the down time. If not, it’ll be incisions through his abdomen and a more invasive surgery….and he doesn’t want that if possible. I’m hoping he’ll feel better! We think they’ll try to make him do PT first, but he goes to a chiropractor every other week, sometimes every week, and has had the steroid injections but….it doesn’t help. So, hopefully they’ll let him do the surgery and just get it done. He’s only 27 so, he needs a good (or at least decent) back for a few more years lol


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