Wednesday, November 26, 2008
It's still a a major feat to actually get showered during the day- it's amazing how easily you forget how much work newborns are. I had grand plans to get all of my holiday decorations up before Thanksgiving... but they remain in the basement. Everyday I think I'll get to it, but then I wake up, get my 3-year old fed, get her dressed, comb her huge lion's mane of hair (which is NO small task!), eat breakfast, contemplate showering but put it off, feed the baby, change the baby, change her again since she poops right after I change her every time... you get the idea.
Before I know it I am exhausted and it's time for bed!
My next blog will be the birth story... prepare yourselves- not for the faint hearted!! LOL
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Having two is definitely a transition. Some things are much more difficult to juggle. Last night we have two kids crying at once. That was a first. It's really tough juggling your attention between wanting to love and entertain a 3-year old and wanting to rock and snuggle a 1-week old- all while sitting on an ice pack... I know...
But some thing are easier the second time around. I have to admit we have a little bit of 2nd baby syndrome going around our house. Last night my husband dropped the pacifier on the floor. He picked it up, looked at it quizzically and popped it back in Amelia's mouth. This is the same man, who 3 years ago with our first would have abruptly ran to the kitchen, disinfected the pacifier with a microsteam bag and then inspected it closely. Then and only then would he have dared give it back to our little bundle of joy. We are also more laid back about the frets and fussing of a newborn. 3 years ago we looked at each other in sheer terror every time our baby so much as furrowed her brow. We ran to her every whimper, trying to just stop the crying! This time around, we look at each other, look away and both try to pretend it's the other person's turn to comfort her. In my defense, I am extremely sleep deprived from multiple night feedings so you can see why I feel it is his turn!
All in all, it's definitely a transition. A tough one. I have a whole slew of physical and emotional complaints, but some may not be suited for my dear readers so you'll just have to use your imagination.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Please Lord- show me some Mercy and let labor #2 be successful. We begin Labor 2.1 at 6 AM tomorrow morning. So, I'm off to my hospital bed for another cozy night of restlessness.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Tuesday evening we'll be admitted to the hospital for an induction early Wednesday AM! I have to admit, I'm a little nervous. I guess I've been thinking a lot about snuggling with a new born and how they smell and how they are so sweet and all, and neglected to remember that you kind of have to actually GIVE BIRTH and all first. Like, it's a whole long process that is feared by humans everywhere! It's kind of hitting home that 24 hours from now I'll be writhing in pain, cursing the man I married, all the while the doctors are saying whimsically, "Oh look Dad, we're crowning!" Yeah, I forgot all that.
But, God willing, things will go quickly and we'll have our bundle of joy here before we know it!
Thanks to the miracle of wireless internet and laptops, I hope to check in from the hospital in the next day or two.
Thanks for all the well wishes! Now it's off to my last night of uninterrupted sleep!!!
Monday, November 3, 2008
Well, in our defense, we knew this would be one of the last things we could do with just her, before baby #2 makes it's big appearance, so we went ahead and bit the bullet. And I have to admit, lame family costume and all, it was so worth it to see her smile!!! (That being said I think we'll stick to just dressing her up from now on!)