Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Many days, I actually manage to get all three kids down and out from around 1pm-3pm. Unfortunately, today, Isaac woke up at 1:30. This woke me up. And even though he went back to sleep, as we all know, once a nap has been jarred awake, it is difficult to go to sleep again. I tried but to no avail. So, I actually have a few free minutes to type a little bit of a blog. Even better, I can type this one with two hands. Man, typing one-handed gets old.So, how are things going? As well as they could be I think. As I have mentioned previously, I am fortunate enough to nearly always have someone here to help me. JB early in the morning, Veronica until nap time, and JB after he gets off of work. The only small window in which I am flying solo is from post-naps until JB gets home. Veronica is off the clock during this time so this is the most difficult stretch of day for me.Abigail is eating and sleeping fabulously. The only thing is, her fabulous schedule at night means she eats most of the day. Not that I am complaining. The kid is a fantastic sleeper! 10pm, 4am, and 8am! Don't think you can find a newborn mom who thinks it's okay to complain about that.The boys are handling Abigail's inclusion in our family pretty flawlessly. Okay, so she has been accidentally hit with a car (twice), a pillow, and a few elbows, but otherwise, they "get" that they have to be gentle with her and that mom is a little tied up while she is feeding her. I couldn't ask for better big brothers.Scrubs is, as usual, not an issue at all with the new baby. He sniffs her and gives her a lick now and then, but mostly, he is just waiting for his time to go outside and play with his Frisbee. There have been a lot of visitors to the house, and Scrubsy is not a big fan of new people. (You have to come over a few times before you are greeted without a big bad bark.) But overall, he's been a champ as well.JB and I are exhausted. JB is especially exhausted. He is the lead doctor at the hospital right now AND he is on phone call (which means wake-ups during the night.) He is managing okay but is very excited to have both of these extra jobs removed from him. Three kiddos three and under and a big dog is a lot. I won't sugar coat that fact. I am really not sure how I would be able to manage without Veronica here and/or JB having the great schedule he does. The hardest thing is that while the boys are quite independent, they still need my help for a lot of things, and I am usually feeding Abigail. But we are getting the hang of things. I have learned how to put on their underwear and shorts one-handed after a trip to the bathroom. I can walk and feed without too much of an issue. We are getting it!Your continued prayers for our adjustment to this new world are welcome. You can also pray for me. I am doing tremendously better emotionally but am still a little melancholy right now. I am pretty sure that this is mostly due to fatigue and that this will pass very soon.I also am SOOO excited to be back on our tiny Base. It is so quaint and quiet here in comparison to Germany. There is something very nice about a small-town, and I am glad to be back in mine.