Well, my little boy is 3 1/2 mos at this point, and he keeps getting better. He’s sleeping better, he’s much more able and happy to lay down and relax without being picked up…he’s just all around better. And that’s good because the first 3 mos were BRUTAL. Ok, let me rephrase that…they were FREAKING BRUTAL. It’s still so great to have another little one in the house…and the kids adore him. He’s a beautiful little boy…but man, did those almost 6 years since Liam was born take a toll. It’s tough to operate on 3-4 hours of sleep. However, he’s been sleeping at a 6-7 hour clip the last few nights…so he’s SO much better. It’s awesome. He gives us some peace, we are able to be normal. He’s even taking a little nap here and there…which he would not sleep more than 10 minutes at a time not too long ago. He even sleeps through the dogs’ incessant barking at times. It’s quite a turnaround, and a truly welcome one. Just in time. He’s also getting big enough and manageable enough that we feel ok leaving him with grandma a bit…which is fantastic as well. Life is getting better and the new normal is becoming much more manageable for all. It just goes to show you how fleeting it all is with your little ones. Like me, try to soak it all in and appreciate it all…I’ve even gotten pretty darn good at appreciaiting the 3AM feeding…most of the time….
June 3, 2013