Back to Reality

There is a song that comes to mind...I don't remember who sings it....

"Back to life, back to reality...."

Okay, so everyone is gone...except...US!! Our little family of 4 is tied nicely with a ribbon. We are here. Everyone is napping but me...that seems odd since I am up at all hours of the night. Honestly, I feel really well today and it is the first time in several days that I don't have a headache so the alone time is kinda nice...until Lauren needs to eat again....oh okay, I have an hour or so! =) What have I done with the alone time??? Let's see, I cleaned the kitchen, did the dishes, and I am washing a load of clothes!!! Let me just assure you, I am not complaining. These are things that I wish I could have done for the past month or so but was unable to. There is something to be said for routine and getting back in the habit of doing "normal" mommy and wifey things. The help that we had the past several weeks was absolutely AMAZING!!! I cannot go on and on enough about how wonderful my in-laws have been and then my mom for the short time she was here. And, not only them but all of my friends who helped in the beginning and all who came to the hospital to see me and then Lauren when she was born. My heart is full and I just can't explain how awesome it feels to be loved and cared for by so many.

Tomorrow it will be just me and my girls. (I just grinned when I typed "my girls." I have 2 sweet baby girls!!!!) Rachel will go to Parent's Day Out and then I will venture out with Lauren to the hospital to get her 2nd newborn screen done. I will go upstairs to let her meet my co-workers too....antiseptic gel in hand, of course! My main concern....timing all of this around Lauren's feeding schedule. I guess I could always go in the bathroom at the hospital and feed her if need be....or someone's office. I don't know...let's not stress about that now! Speaking of....breastfeeding is going GREAT!!!! She is eating like a pro and we have even introduced the bottle. She doesn't have a problem AT ALL with nipple confusion! That's my girl! She is still a little yellow but I think she looks better everyday. She is sleeping about 3 1/2 - 4 hour stretches at night which is SO nice for me!!! Rachel! What a sweet big sister she is!! I missed her so much when I was in the hospital and I think she grew and matured so much while I was away. She just acts like such a big girl. She is throwing more and more tantrums and I can't decide if it is because she was away from me for so long or because there is a new baby...I am coming to think it is a combination of both. I think it will be somewhat of a challenge but she really is sweet with Lauren. She kisses her all of the time and insists that she needs her paci at all times! I love having two girls and I cannot wait to see how they grow together.

Oops...I heard a little wail from Baby Sister....better go check things out....she is in the living room with a sleeping Daddy!


Lainey-Paney said…
you can nurse in the employee lactation room, an empty office, or the nursing room by the NICU.

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