Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Life as We Know It

To most people, our days around here would be boring, but to me these days I’ve had with Landry have been perfect. We don’t do that much. We sleep and eat and sleep some more. At some point late into the morning I find the energy and opportunity to shower and make myself look somewhat decent. Then, it’s time to eat and sleep some more or bounce or swing while I try to accomplish something to make me feel productive that day. We cuddle. I talk to him while he stares, makes faces, and occasionally smiles. It’s these moments that I’m soaking in.

We don’t go anywhere, unless it is to the bank or the doctor. We like staying at home. It’s just so much work to get packed to go someplace. I wouldn’t have it any other way though.

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Usually, a grandparent or two will drop in to see us. I say us….really I mean him. We all know they come to see the grandbaby.

We love greeting Daddy in the evenings and spending time with him. It’s our family time. We take advantage of whatever we get since Daddy’s work schedule keeps him away from us more than any of us would like. We’re grateful for work though.

The weekends that we have with Daddy are special, too. This summer I was fat and pregnant, and Colby was working constantly {including holidays and weekends}. That meant we didn’t go anywhere or do anything….literally. We stayed home almost the entire summer.

Needless to say, we have enjoyed my time off. It’s been long awaited and has been great for building our relationship and learning what it is to be a family now. It’s meant spending lots of time with baby and way more time with Daddy. We’ve ventured out twice alone as a family of three, and we’re attempting a bigger trip this weekend to see the BIL and SIL. It’s our last hurrah before I go back to work and adjust to a new normal that will consist of less time with baby and Daddy. Major bummer!

Next week, I will be preparing myself for coming back to work, getting things organized to hopefully have a smoother start back to work, going to doctor appointments, and going to church for the first time since little bit has been born. I know everyone thinks we’ve fallen off the face of the earth, but I’ve found it to be extremely difficult to get us up and going. With me starting work, it’s pushing us into a busier life full of early mornings where we actually have to get up and get dressed versus getting up and going back to bed. I can’t say I’m looking forward to it. I would rather stay in my PJs and cuddle with my baby, but that’s not how life goes {at least not for us}.

Since Landry, our life has changed in a big way. It’s been a big change, but a better change. We’re still struggling to adjust, and it’s going to be another big adjustment next week. We’re still trying to figure out how to juggle everything that has to be done here, spend time together as a couple, and try to keep those around us happy as well. We’re not there yet, but we will be. Be patient with us. We’re still learning, too.

Pray for me. I’ve got to come out of my hole {aka my house} and leave my baby. It’s not going to be easy, but with your prayers I’ll make it through just like every other working mama out there.

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