I am now finally at the point where I feel not only very comfortable with caring for Brenna by myself, but also very happy with my new normal.
I've said before that I am a planner, I like things in order and I like to run a very organized household. Well, all that has flown out of the window, and finally, the point has come where I am not bothered at all by a messy house, by this chaos that is now our lives. I am too busy loving on my babies! I would much rather sit on the couch and cuddle with Brenna or read "If You Give a Pig A Pancake" with Connor a million times in a row than worry about when I'm going to be able to get the dishes done.
Playing "doctor" :) (note the bandaid on his arm!)The weather continues to get nicer and that really lifts my mood a lot too. You can't help but feel good when it's 70 and sunny out in March!
I'm looking forward to the day when I am able to plan our meals, organize and do "normal" things with both kids again. I will be forever grateful for all those who have helped us out during the last three months - you truly will never know how much that means to us - and I am still so grateful for the meals still coming in because even now, I don't know how I would add dinner prep into our daily schedules...but I can't wait to be more "independent" again because it will mean that things have settled down. Boring is a good thing!
Brenna is doing so well still - her skin looks beautiful, and she's back to her laidback personality. I'm pretty sure she went through a growth spurt over the weekend. She was awake every 2.5-3 hours wanting to eat, when typically she will stretch between 4-5 hours at night. We've been so lucky - she's always been a great sleeper. My theory is that she is glad just to finally be left alone since she was constantly being poked and prodded and checked every few hours at the hospital.
We have an infant scale at home now so we can monitor her weight. I'm looking forward to weighing her tonight after she ate like a horse all weekend. Here's hoping for some weight gain!
I washed a bunch of 0-3 month size clothes today. I'm excited that she's finally moving toward this next size. The outfit above is 0-3, and it's definitely big but I think it works!
Every day my babies prove to me that I can love even deeper than I ever thought possible. I am feeling so blessed during this season of our lives to have such an incredible family and amazing community in which to raise my kids.