This afternoon, as I was juggling holding Sam and cuddling with Charlotte next to me, she in a good mood from finishing warm milk, Sam a little fussy but happy I was holding him - it finally occurred to me that I was having a blissful mommy moment with both my children. I was happy, content and everything was good.
It's been a chaotic morning -
* We ambitiously tried cloth diapers, to you veterans out there you might not remember the trial and error days! We started with the pre-fold diapers covered with a Kushie cover. Sam enjoyed an hour in his swing and with chirps and grunts let me know it was time to pick him up. His outfit was randomly covered in poo, but nothing got on the swing! I rushed him to the bathroom where husband helped me give him a bath. Then this sweet baby lay quietly while we scrubbed him clean. Charlotte pulled out her bag of tub toys and handed us one by one to give to Sam - her sweet thoughtful moments with him are still so random and unexpected.
* I tried working from home today and with the constant interruptions of feeding Sam, laughing as Charlotte took her shoes on and off to walk around in mine, changing Sam's clothes at least 3 times until we got the diaper on correctly - I'm afraid I'll be working over the weekend to get caught up!
It's been 5 weeks since Sam got here, 2 weeks since grandmothers left and we've been struggling to get a grip! Today I found a nice little rhythm, it may not last but it was nice for a bit.
There will be lots of days when you have a firm grip and lots of days when you don't.... enjoy it when you do and don't sweat it when you don't.
Parenting is down right hard!
You got that right!
I like Rumour Miller's comment! I couldn't have said it better had I tried! It is hard, but the benefits are so worth it!
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