Wednesday, October 29, 2008

First week

Well, we survived the first week at home. Barely. The first part was okay but now the sleep deprivation is catching up with me. I am grouchy and clumsy. Claire is frustrated and acting out. The house is chaotic. Emily has not gained any weight during the past two days.
Mark went to work on Tues. but not today. I didn't feel that tired until going it alone on Tues. Today I spent the entire morning in bed and only woke up a few times to nurse Emily. Mark plans to work Thurs and Fri. I have a friend from church and a new baby sitter coming Thurs and a respite care person from the agency coming Fri. We are looking forward to my mom coming back to town on Sunday.


Kathy said...

I'm sorry Jen! SO glad your mom is coming!

Anonymous said...

Don't be discouraged, sweet daughter-in-law! There are always good days and hard days. Each day is new. God's grace is always surrounding us and available. You will sort out what is important and what is not. You are strong, intelligent, beautiful, and determined, and you will find a way. You've never experienced caring for two little ones at home before this. No matter how much you read or hear, your situation is unique and you will find what works. I wish we were next door so we could do a few little things that would take the pressure off. Love and Prayers, Mom