Partum post

Well, I’m back from my week of maternity leave.  I granted it to myself after the birth story because I thought I deserved it, and also because I didn’t realize I hadn’t been keeping up with the blog until, um, yesterday.  It’s just so hard to pick up the computer when you’re spending all your time with your nose in the crook of a baby’s neck. Ironically, today is the first day I will be on my own with the two (OMG TWO) kids, and yet I blog!  However, I do not shower!  Because I know how to prioritize.

It’s kind of hard to believe that it’s been two weeks since LG blasted onto the scene.  I mean, already she’s doing big kid things like focusing her eyes and shedding excess bellybutton baggage. (sidenote: GROSS) Next thing you know she’ll go all controlled neck movement on us, and then it’s onto real food, solid poop, and then WHAMO: dating.  MEMO TO LG:  I’M NOT READY FOR THAT.

Newborns are killer for marking the quickness of the passing of time.  Also helpful however, are three and a half year olds who tell you what every clock in your house says every few minutes.  MOM MY CLOCK SAYS SEVEN OH SEVEN! MOM, DADDY’S CLOCK SAYS SEVEN OH NINE! MOM, YOUR CLOCK SAYS SEVEN OH EIGHT! MOM, NOW MY CLOCK SAYS SEVEN OH EIGHT!

Lather, rinse, repeat.

Bug has done remarkably well with the massive changes all up in his business. We brought LG home on Halloween, otherwise known as the Universal Day of Children Going Bonkers.  Bug went to school, came home, got a new baby sister, and then dressed up as Batman and collected refined sugar for about twenty minutes until his circuits went into overload sequence.  Then the next day we set all the clocks back an hour!  Because he hadn’t been screwed with enough.

But like I said, despite the triple whammy weekend, he seems to be doing ok.  He wants us to WATCH ME DO everything, from throwing a paper airplane to breathing practically, which is a wee bit taxing. But it’s hard not to have a soft spot for him.  I mean, he is my first baby.  And having a new kid around is a learning curve for all of us.

Speaking of learning curves, it’s time to get back to my two-kid, one me day.  Holy mackerel, I’m outnumbered!  Send reinforcements!  Or maybe just a white chocolate mocha?

(Veteran parents of two or more, please refrain from all pansy-calling comments, THX.)


1 Jillian { 11.12.08 at 8:23 am }

I only have one child… a nearly 18 month old son, and most days, I go unshowered. No judgment here… Matter of fact, I’m super freaking impressed that you’re managing to take care of two kids and blog all at the same time. Kudos to you, and congratulations again!

2 RedRev { 11.12.08 at 10:51 am }

Glad to hear Bug is adjusting well. Beware of the 4-6 week mark when the new car smell has worn off for him :). I hope I can get to ATL some time soon.

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