Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Calm Before The Storm?

I am amazed how smoothly our first night as a family of six went. Last night when we got home, the kids were loving on Drew, no signs of jealousy at all. We put the older ones down for bed and snuggled Drew for a while, he woke up around ten o'clock and was pretty awake for a couple hours. He fell asleep about two am, and I had to wake him up at seven thirty. A newborn sleeping for five and a half hours?!? This freaks me out. Is this going to be normal for him? (Please, please, pretty please?) Or is this like when we brought the twins home, and they were great for a day and a half, then the most sleep I got in the next six weeks was forty minutes? I'm praying that he is just a laid back baby.

I started this blog today at three o'clock-ish, and it is now quarter to eleven and I have one paragraph done. Whenever I had time to just sit and not do stuff, I held my little Drew and just enjoyed him. I did not realize how much I missed that with the twins, I never had time to just sit and hold a sleeping baby. It is totally different with two, if by some chance I got them to both sleep at the same time, it was hard to hold them both comfortably. If I was just holding one, I felt bad for ignoring the other, or it would only last a minute before the other was crying. I was so exhausted that I didn't really have the ability to enjoy the snuggles. I have the knowledge that this is our last baby and the newborn stage goes by so incredibly fast, so I am enjoying every minute.

My goal tomorrow is to take a shower and try to get the Christmas tree down. I'll let you know how it goes!


TheOldestStudent said...

Thanks for sharing Drew's snuggles last night!

Anonymous said...

Wow 5+ hours - well USUALLY the 4th is pretty laid back - here's to praying that holds. :) He's probably just happy to be away from the cackling nurses. :) Ah peace and quiet - he says ... :) God bless and I hope that you at least get a shower....

Tracie said...

Shower! Yes, please do get a shower