Sunday, November 1, 2009

 Bringing out the bullet points

  • Experiencing really good sleep at night for ten days only to regress to "normal" new-baby-in-the-house sleep patterns is hard. Honestly - it's just mean. Don't give me false hope of nights of sleep just to take it away. Don't do that.
  • Apparently our little one is working on not being so little any more. I'm thinking a growth spurt is what is to blame for the newest sleep habits. He went from eating 2 to 3 hours during the day and 4 at night - to every 1 1/2 to 2 hours 'round the clock. - Not something I will let him do for a long time, but he seems to really need it right now. And oh my, he is not messing around any more when it comes to eating! No more squeaks and grunts when he is hungry - the full fledged screams have come out - followed by the most aggressive eating from a baby I have ever experienced! Don't be surprised to see chub all over him very soon.
  • Being a "factory" that must make that much milk each day is taxing to ones mind and body.
  • There is a silver lining to every thing - I lost 20 pounds in 2 weeks.
  • Having a 24 hour retreat at a restful lodge with like minded sweet women, who I volunteer with, and being pampered was such a treat this weekend.
  • Having very little sleep during the retreat (Baby Kai was with me...) was hard.
  • Melting down during our prayer time at the retreat on Saturday was a ... humbling... experience.
  • Realizing that it is okay not to be strong all the time was a good lesson for me.
  • Evidently nobody expects me to be strong all the time - and especially not right now. Who knew?! I was talking to some lades at church this morning and they asked how I was doing. I was about to throw out a "I'm great", but then looked them in the eye and oh so truthfully said, "I'm really tired". Their response - "OF COURSE YOU ARE HONEY!! You have four boys and you JUST had a baby 2 1/2 weeks ago. How could you NOT be tired?"
  • Why is it that we are always so hard on ourselves and assume everyone is that hard on us?
  • I love dating my husband! How lovely it was to go out to a play with him Saturday night. And hold hands. And smile at each other in the dark. And take turns holding a sleeping baby. I loved it.
  • I know - you just want to eat him don't you?
  • Apparently I did. In almost every picture I downloaded from our evening of trunk or treating I was just staring at him like this. :) So, maybe I am just slightly taken with him...
  • My tiger, batman, and bee were pretty darn sweet as well.
  • These guys are keeping us busy. Life is full.


Rach@In His Hands said...

Life truly is full and busy and tiring.....and beautiful. Your 4 kiddos are very blessed to have such a lovely (and honest!) Mommy.

I definitely wish I could kiss those little newborn cheeks! :-)

Hugs friend!!

Katarina said...

What adorable costmes!

BaronessBlack said...

So good to hear how everything's going! But please, what is 'trunk or treating'? I've never heard of it before!

Sara said...

I agree with those wise women. "OF COURSE YOU ARE!"
Wendy, I'm going to tell you a secret: I hate being weak too, but the secret part of it is I feel the BEST, the MOST joyful when I'm there for someone else. When I am able to be fully there taking care of someone, because my love my focus goes to them, which makes me feel closer to Christ because I, for one tiny instance, get to feel what it was like to be him helping someone...
And remember Jesus washed the feet of his followers, he allowed them to be on the receiving end of giving!!! ;)
Now, give my just a nibble of that sweet little M&M!

Anne Elizabeth said...

You look so good and you don't look like you just had a baby. I love the pictures of you looking down at Kai. So precious! All your kids look so cute in their Halloween costumes:)

Anonymous said...

Love all the costumes! You have such a beautiful family! :)

kt mac said...

how cute is Malachi's costume! and it looks pretty comfy too ;)

and the pictures of you starting at him!

glad to see you had a fun time together :)

Amy@My Front Porch said...

I love your posts. That's all :)