Saturday, July 19, 2008

Grandparents have departed...

They say babies change a woman's viewpoint on life. Some of the changes I've documented so far deal with the grandparents. My mom and husbands parents visit once a year. My pre-baby reaction is happy to have them visit but I normally stress majorly over keeping the house clean, taking them out to see the sites, cooking frequently, etc. This past visit - they took care of me. I'm so blessed to have such wonderful grandparents and for the first time, I experienced real regret and sadness at their departure. I cried when I left my mom at the airport. I miss husbands parents. Pre-baby I'd bounce back into all the things I normally do, post baby I really miss the support.

On the other hand, I'm dreading the upcoming week as baby adjusts to not having grandparents to hold her non-stop. They have been gone for only half a day and it's been challenging. I assume this is what grandparents mean when they say "we are coming to spoil our grandchild".

2 comments:

crazywildberry said...

Ahhh, Rachel! You have entered into the Mommy Club! Welcome! Don't you look at your mom in a whole different light now?

Just be patient in the next week or so as you get your baby girl back into her routine. It will take a little time, but it's so do-able. And, always remember that I am here for you!

Samurai Beetle said...

She's been surprisingly good. She's sleeping really well throughout the night and during the day, she wants to socialize from around noon - 7 or 8pm - this means she snoozes, will not stay in her crib and needs alot of attention. Other then this period, she's fairly independent to sleep in her crib and get regular feedings. So I just work around this schedule and all is fine.

And yes, I see mom in a whole new light. I'm so happy to have her as my mom and blessed to have her in my life and Charlotte's.