I can't believe two weeks have passed since Emily entered the world, twelve days before her due date. She is already pushing the limits of her newborn sized clothing. When I kiss her cheeks she smiles, a real actual smile. Her little head used to fit snugly in the palm of my hand as I held her to nurse. It no longer does and she is starting to hold her head up on her own. Although... she is nowhere near sleeping through the night. I still look at a two hour stretch of sleep as a miracle.
Emily, on the other hand, is sleeping just fine. Thank the lord I think she is just starting to figure out the difference between night and day. What a blessing that will be. Perhaps I will get a tad bit more sleep which will leave to more energy to do other things than just blog about my baby...
Not that I don't mind doing just that.
Shawn is headed back to work today. His two weeks of "paternity" leave are over. That means I don't have anyone at home with me to make me a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch while I nurse Emily. There isn't anyone to help do laundry or the dishes. I can't give Emily to anyone for a minute so I can run to the bathroom or take a shower. It's just me.
It was bound to happen some time. When she was born two weeks felt like forever away and plenty of time to spend with my husband getting used to being parents and a newly formed family of three, but oh how time flies! Now I am a stay at home mom for the next few weeks starting today. I actually think I will enjoy a little alone time with her and the luxury of napping without worry of interruption or forcing Shawn to be quiet!
|This is the face of a tired mother of a newborn.|
In the last two weeks my favorite time of day is when I can take little Emily, lay her on my chest, and sleep. She still curls up in a little ball, makes little content squeaks, and sleeps soundly for a solid two hours. Its the best sleep I get all day or night and I think its the same for her. I know that she won't be able to nap like this forever so I relish it everyday.
That's all I can do!