I am thankful that I finally, after the last 4 months of pregnancy and delivery recovery, am able to stand up for longer than 5 minutes without being in pain. You have no idea how nice it is to not say, “No” when Ina asks if I can push her on the swing. Although now it does take some extra planning. Where should Cora go?
- In a baby carrier? She doesn’t like the K’tan (I think it might be too big for me?) and I am so tense my back starts hurting.
- In her crib? We bring the baby monitor outside and we don’t get the best signal.
- In her bouncy seat? Worked like a charm, as long as she is asleep.
I am thankful for professional lice removal companies. There is something so wrong about having a two week old and finding out that you have lice (which I think I got from Ina a few weeks back and didn’t know it). This, along with the business of having a toddler and a newborn, is why things have been pretty quiet around here. However, we are 6 days with no more evidence of the little buggers, and I am confident it will stay that way. I was in full on freak out mode and prepared to shave my head until I went to the salon. Although it was expensive, the service plus the knowledge I gained were worth every penny. I hope you never find yourself in that situation, but if you do and live in KC, I can’t recommend The Magical Comb enough.
I am thankful for bath time. It has become Ina-Momma time. And sort the letters by color time.
I am thankful that Dan was able to take two weeks paternity leave, although i am now sad that he is back at work. Tuesday was my first full day of just me and the girls and it went pretty well. Ina was only difficult around lunch time, but I think I was tired and crabby myself. After we both took a nap, the rest of the afternoon was gravy.
(He rocked calming Cora down before he left for work this morning.)
I am thankful for the many meals that have been brought to us. I was even able to take a few naps because I don’t have to worry about dinner.
I am thankful to my sister for walking me through the treatment of a clogged and painful milk duct (feed, massage, apply heat, pump, repeat). The absolute last thing I need right now is mastitis.
I am thankful for all the help I have had with Ina. Although I have to bite my original words of saying that a newborn is easy compared to a toddler. Poor Cora has had some tummy/gas issues, and she has taken to screaming at everyone unless she is sleeping or eating. I feel so bad for her because she does sound like she is in pain, so I have become a human pacifier.
I am thankful that both of my children have the ability to sleep at the same time, even if it is for only 10 minutes. I took a bath today. I didn’t get a chance to wash my hair, but beggars can’t be choosers. See, I am rocking this mom thing.
What are you thankful for?