Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Today's our first "normal" day...

...since Maggie was born.

Meaning, Jeff is back at work (thankfully just from 8 to 6), we are home, and I'm figuring out how to do this with 3 kids instead of two! For instance, Bridey had to wait to get up from her crib, because I was nursing Maggie and I could go in and talk to her, but can't lift her out (she's big!) with Maggie nursing. And Emma didn't get the oatmeal for breakfast that she wanted (she settled for chocolate milk and a granola bar) because I couldn't find clean spoons and bowls, and didn't have enough free hands and space to wash them right then. Oh, well. We'll figure it out! I did with Bridget, and I didn't have nearly as much time with Jeff helping me with her... Although, admittedly, when you have two kids, you have enough hands to attend to each with one... And I'm more tired this time than I remember being the last two times, for some reason. The sling helps, but I still can't do everything while holding Maggie, and if she wants to eat, I'm even more limited-- I can do a lot of things one handed by now but I can't wrangle toddlers while nursing a newborn!

But overall we seem to all be surviving so far. Bridey is more fussy than usual because she hurt her tooth the other day (we're waiting a week to see if it's broken or if it will "settle." She did NOT like the X-rays they took, and they couldn't definitively tell. They said the gum was too swollen to do anything immediately, anyway.) Emma is grumpy because she wants to play outside and I won't take her (I don't feel like getting everyone dressed right now...)

Ah, well. Like I said, we'll adjust. It just takes time.


Cindy said...

Congrats on your new baby and that she's finally home...I know the NICU routine too well and I know what a relief it is for everyone to be home.

Someone referred me to your blog after I posted about my misadventures with backward facing car seats and wondered what independent research there is showing how the Radians are safer than others, for instance Graco and Cosco, which we have. We have two car seats and a booster, and I might need a better reason than that they fit three across to consider investing in new car seats for three kids. Thanks! cferch at gmail dot com.

Guinevere Meadow said...

You'll figure it out!!! I remember those first few weeks with Lance were SO HARD to get used to. I imagine certain things are easier with each child that comes along (for example, I am very confident in my diapering technique now!) but I'm sure it's much harder when there are other children to attend to.

You can do it! I know you can!