|Helping with the baby|
I thought FOR SURE, THIS TIME, I wouldn't have the nursing agony. This was my third time nursing, right? I should have this down now, right? No luck =(. Another 3 weeks of toe-curling, involuntary gasping in pain every time the baby nursed. And crying...lots of me crying...
|PINK! There is PINK at my house!|
Marie did the same as David: for the first 3 weeks she
|The nightly scream =(|
It is still BUSY now, but it is not draining every particle of my mental and physical energy, probably because Ian has FINALLY grown out of some of his most challenging behaviors, and most of the children are old enough to be helpful so that *I* am not the only person in the house who can do the things that need to be done! So, if someone has been telling you the same thing, by all means, enjoy this stage of life while remembering what a difficult, amazing thing you are doing; you are incredible =)! I DO miss some parts of having all young children; they are so cute when they’re little, they fit on your lap better, they aren’t having many life-altering experiences yet, and it was nice to be able to keep them all close to me…it’s a paradox, really: some of the same things I enjoyed about having small children were the same things that were wearing me out =)! I guess the only thing I REALLY wanted to change about that time was that I wished I had more energy; I didn’t want the children to hurry and grow up, I just wished it didn’t wear me out so much!