Monday, August 24, 2009

Mama Sarah reporting for duty

Today is my first day all on my own. Dave’s at work and Grammy and Grandma have both come and gone. So far, we’ve nursed, changed diapers, nursed, eaten breakfast, pet the cat with my foot while nursing, gotten Daniel dressed, nursed, changed more diapers, nursed, taken an hour nap (woohoo!!!), nursed, gotten Mommy dressed, and nursed some more! Now Daniel is asleep in the moby wrap while I’m eating lunch. We’re doing okay so far. Right now we’re on the nurse every hour in the morning schedule, which I don’t mind too much since we’re only up twice during the night. I am kind of hoping, though, that this is part of the two week growth spurt the pediatrician was talking about and not necessarily the new routine! ☺ We are getting good at remembering to get up right away when he's done to do something quick (like get dressed or eat dinner) before he's ready to eat again.

Last night, Dave and I were talking and it sunk it for me that this is our new normal. This isn’t a temporary routine change. There’s no going to bed and sleeping all night after a tiring day anymore. This is challenging. Not bad, though - just different.

Here’s a picture I took on Thursday (9 days old). It was the first night that Dave wasn’t home at all so I put Daniel in his I Love Daddy t-shirt to make up for it. That was a tough evening for me. But he worked all day and night again on Saturday and I did much better. Like I said, this is our new normal and we’re slowly getting the hang of it.


Ruth Chowdhury said...

SOOOO adorable! The new "normal". So true. Wonderful truth, though, isn't it? You're a mommy!! :) Hope to see you again soon.

Sister George said...

What a sweet picture! Yes, honey this is your new "normal"! He is beautiful!

Neyhart said...

I do love reading your posts. And seeing the pictures.

Jungle Mom said...

Your new normal is here to stay but it is so worth it.

Tara said...

He is adorable! Hang in there. It's really hard in the beginning. There are still days when I think, "Now WHEN did I last take a shower?" :-) Sounds like you guys are doing a great job.