Friday, October 28, 2011
I don't know about other bloggers, but for me...when I get behind in my blogging, I have to make a decision. Do I play catch up and go back and blog things that happened over a month ago? Or do I just pretend those things never happened and pick up at the current time? In general, I tend to take the easy route and do the latter. But today, I'm going back. Cormac is 7 weeks old. And I'm just now writing a post to say a huge public thank you to my mom.
Adjusting to life with 3 kids hasn't been easy. But we were so lucky to start that adjustment with an extra set of hands for almost 2 weeks! Someone asked me what it's like to have 3 kids and the first word that came to mind was BUSY. It's a lot of things, of course. It's amazing, wonderful, fulfilling, and absolutely a blessing. And then it's hard, crazy, exhausting, frustrating and overwhelming. But more than anything- it's just BUSY! We're settling in now- by no means would I say we've mastered it, but we're doing OK. However, I can't imagine doing it with just the 2 of us from day one. Having my mom here was absolutely WONDERFUL.
She came the day before my induction was scheduled. And before we even got home from the airport, she was on grandma duty. I had a dr.'s appointment and we had to go straight there. They were way behind and between the waiting and the appt, it was over an hour and half. Thankfully, grandma kept Aidric busy and happy out in the waiting room for me. (There may have been cookies involved here.)
While she was here, I'd like to note that a piece of laundry was not allowed to stay dirty for more than 24 hours. Seriously, I had to slow her down on Juliet's laundry. (I've learned that Juliet will wear the same (favorite) outfit over and over if it they are clean, so I only do her laundry once a week or less.)
She did much much more than just laundry though. The day before she left, she kept asking, "OK, is there anything you want me to do today before I go?" and I kept answering, "yes, change your plane ticket to next week" =) She cooked and cleaned and most importantly, spent quality time with whichever kiddo needed it at that moment. When I was feeding Cormac, she was outside with Aidric and Juliet. When I was trying to get him to sleep, she kept them busy in another room. When I needed a break from the baby, she took him in the other room for snuggles and I got to hang with the big kids. All in all, invaluable and I can't thank her enough. I know she enjoyed it, but was likely exhausted at the end of 2 weeks!
So...THANK YOU mom..and thank you dad too, for giving her up for 2 weeks! We want you to know how much we appreciated it. Love you!!