Immediate Joys and Challenges

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The latest addition to our family joined us a month and two days ago. Yes, already. And already, she has gained two and half pounds, grown 6 cms, and is already learning when it's time for nighttime sleep (read: she starts screaming like crazy at around 8:30 pm to be prepared for bed). This month has gone by quick and fast. 

Newborns, no matter how many you've had, are hard (right, Genie?). I am grateful, however, that her "difficulty level" falls within my acceptable range of newborn care capability... I am happy that I am not completely losing my mind (I warned my kids before Maya was born that they are going to see their mother at her absolute grumpiest).

But here, just a few highlights from this past month...


Saturday, February 01, 2014

I am pretty sure that this is my last child. I think. And I keep looking down at Maya and thinking that this is going to be the last time I get to experience these newborn days, and it makes me sad. Sadder than I could have imagined when I had my first baby, back when newborns terrified me and there were would be many nights where I'd just sit in the livingroom at 3 am for the 18th night in a row where I am at a loss at how to get her to go back to sleep or, at the very least, to stop crying. Those nights brought many frustrated tears. I could not wait for my baby to grow up.