I am so grateful for my mom, who offered to come again last Thursday and help out because honestly I really was nursing 12 out of every 24 hours and things really would have gone to pot over here without her. I even got out for a whole two hours by myself!
I told Jeff yesterday that I never thought I had any more baby lessons to learn now that I’ve had six. I really pictured these first weeks being perfectly enjoyable and easy with no learning curve, and once again, I am reminded that each baby is so different and there is always something to throw a loop into things. I am also reminded that there will be good days and bad days with new babies, and that unpredictability is the hardest part for me. Will I have a chance to shower today, or eat lunch, or get to the laundry or prepare a dinner? On those hard days I forget there will be easy days and on the easy days I forget that tomorrow might be different.
The most important thing to remember is that all too soon, when Janey is toddling around, starting preschool, getting her driver’s license, leaving for college, I’ll wish for these days, whatever kind of days they happen to be-back again, even just for a moment.