I don’t get to see my mama too often, but I suppose that’s my fault since I had moved across the country a few years back. My family came to visit a year ago, and that was for my wedding, and I hadn’t seen my mom or dad or sister since then. And my laptop sucks or else we’d be Skype-ing more often…!
I was very lucky that my mom wanted to come and visit me when our little Prince was born. She jokes that I didn’t have a choice and that she was coming down whether she was wanted or not…! I admit that I first thought 2 weeks was a L O N G time to visit, but actually, it went by way too fast. I even begged her to stay for another week, but alas, she has a life back home and off she went on her jet plane…
The first two weeks of a newborn’s life are probably the hardest on moms. Although I had mentally prepared myself for having a little baby, I wasn’t physically prepared at all. I forgot all about the exhaustion, the lack of sleep, the sore nipples – oooh, my nipples! This boy breastfeeds like a champ, which is a good thing, but so tiring at times. He is slowly starting to fall into a pattern of eat-poop-awake-eat-sleep-repeat, but those first couple weeks were filled with crankiness and me not knowing what to do. I may have cried at the though of being unable to take a shower.
Thank goodness for my mama. Not only did she help with the little Prince, holding and rocking, jumping in the backseat of the Jeep in the middle of traffic to soothe him, but she also helped with my Princess, playing countless hours of Wii with her, reading her bedtime stories and getting her ready for school every morning. At the time I almost panicked at the thought of being without my mom – how would I manage??
Surprisingly, it hasn’t been that bad… Trying to organize a baby’s eating/sleeping schedule with a 6 year old’s schedule seemed difficult at first, but everything has been going okay! I mean, my bathroom seems to be a never-ending mess, but my laundry has been done and folded and put away (that’s a feat in itself!) and if I make the bed, no matter what time of day it happens, I feel like I’ve accomplished something.
Which then allows me to make a latte while baby is napping and catch up on some blogs… and perhaps catch up on some sleep too!