Life with a newborn is still going wonderfully, but I find that even though I am home all day, I get absolutely nothing accomplished. Such is life I suppose! BUT I wouldn’t trade doing laundry and dishes for all of the cuddle time, dirty diapers, and bonding with Brayden.
However, I would consider trading (ok, maybe not) it for Wednesday when Brayden was super gassy, fussy, and him nor I slept a wink. I was almost at my wit’s end. I didn’t know what to do to make it go away, and I hated that feeling. I felt almost helpless in a way, and I just sat and held Brayden and got all teary-eyed (darn you hormones) because I couldn’t make his belly ache go away. It must have been something that I ate that upset his little belly.
Finally, Thursday morning at 7:30am, I called my mom bawling. I was so exhausted that I couldn’t take it anymore. Brayden ate, miraculously went down for a nap, my mom came over so I could sleep, and him nor I made a peep for about 4 hours. It is amazing what a 4 hour nap can do for a new mom. I felt like a new person. But, little stinker slept the whole time my mom was here- like a complete angel. Of course. She even stayed while I took a shower and got ready, then took us to see Brandon at work and then to her house so I could nap some more without being tempted to clean at my house…I love my mom.
While we were visiting Brandon at work, I had my sister snap a couple pictures since we don’t have any of just the three of us. Our first family photo! And hoping for more very soon!
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