Friday, January 1, 2010

Peace at last...

I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year's holiday. Amelia stayed up until midnight for the first time ever. She was on cloud nine becasue she got to stay up and have her special sparkling grape juice. She got a little bored waiting for midnight but she hung in there until the end.

I sit here with little man strapped to my chest asleep - one of the few places that will calm him down for a while. Sometimes the car seat works - but mostly that only happens if the car is in motion and I just don't have that many places to be right now...

He looks so peaceful and serene when he is sleeping I just want to pick him up and kiss him all over. It's hard to resist holding him the whole time. Sometimes I do just sit and stare at him (what else do I have to do right now...) But then there are the heartbreaking crying spells when I just have no clue what in the world will make it all better for him. Isn't a mommy supposed to be able to fix everything? Sometimes I just can't figure it out.

My mom always threatened me with stories of what a difficult baby I was. Maybe that's why I was 35 (OK - really it was 30 or 31...) before I ever considered having kids. Her favorite story is when the elderly neighbor came over and asked if there was anything she could do to help my Mom because I had been crying for so long. Some nights - if we did have neighbors they would be wondering the same thing. I don't know how YaYa manages to sleep through it all - but mostly she does.

I have been so lax on getting things done the last few weeks. I have about 30 thank you notes to write and send. And I just ordered little man's birth announcements today... Is it to terribly late to still send them out? We sent Christmas cards to a limited number of family members but I really wanted to have birth announcements too... But that's pretty much me - late as always. I really should be spending my time writing thank you notes - but it is much more enjoyable to read my favorite blogs, play with Christmas toys and watch little man grow!!!!

Speaking of growing... do babies just literally grow overnight? I swear I woke up this morning to a new baby that was 2x as big as the old one. He either had a major overnight growth spurt or my eyes need to be checked. The outfits he just grew into will be to small by next week if this keeps up.

6 comments:

Ya Chun said...

Sounds like everything is going well!

Jen said...

Eh, yeah, they seem to grow overnight! I swear, I buy Alison a new outfit and by the time it is washed and ready to wear, she's grown out of it. Not really, but close.

It is never too late to send out birth announcements. Alison was born April 17 and I didn't get ours out until June 1st.

I cannot tell you how many times I have apologized to Alison because mommy doesn't know what she is doing. She just smiles and laughs, so it is ok if you don't magically know how to fix everything!

Funsize said...

Glad to hear everything is going well and Big Boy is living up to his name!

xo

Karen said...

Glad you're enjoying that baby boy of yours and had a nice evening with your girl and sparkling juice. My oldest boy used to have a crying time each night about 9 p.m. and I worried a lot. In hindsight and knowing his personality better now I think he was overwhelmed from activity during the day and the bustle of his father coming home. I always breastfed and didn't feel his was a colicky sort of distress. When he started solids at six months I did use Ovol (peppermint) drops a few times for his tum. My others were most restful - or maybe I was more relaxed with their crying times. And of course I'd give anything to have our George here wailing in my arms. Thinking of you and hoping all the best for you in 2010. (((Hugs)))

Michele said...

oh they totally grow overnight!

Bluebird said...

Be lax and just enjoy, honey. These are special times indeed.