Monday, October 26, 2009

Odds and ends

Just checking in to say hi.

Things are going really well. Mary is sleeping and eating great and we're maybe starting to adjust to getting less sleep. Maybe. :)

Actually I am really, really fortunate in that Mary nurses at 11 pm, 1 am, and 5 am. Then she sleeps till 8 am or later typically. That is really not so bad. God has definitely made this transition go smoothly and I am not taking that for granted!

I took my mom to the airport this morning--sad! She'd been here since October 9th, and I'm really going to miss her. Mary Lu loved taking naps in Grandma's lap so I know she'll miss her too. I don't like living so far away from my parents!

And so our new little life as a family of seven begins. My four oldest are still madly in love with sweet Mary and each of them is constantly vying to hold/hug/kiss/touch her. No jealousy, no acting out, just lots and lots of love and care.

We have to leave soon to pick up Anna from her day at school. I love Monday afternoons when I get to see how excited she is about what she painted, read, or did. And Mondays make me appreciate our days together during the rest of the week, because I really miss her!

I hope you have a great week. We'll just be hanging out here, Mary has her 2-week doctor's appointment on Thursday, and I'll be breaking my years-long not-going-to-the-dentist streak tomorrow. I know. So gross. But I fear the dentist. (Yes, avoidance is my personal favorite defense mechanism--thank you Sigmund and Anna for coming up with something that describes crazies like me so well!)


Joanie said...

Great stuff. So good to hear how things are going and to hear of all the love for your sweet new baby.

Sorry that your mom is far away; that is hard indeed.

Be blessed on your dentist appointment!

Kathryn said...

I don't go to the dentist as much as I should either...which is bad when your own brother is your dentist. :)

Valerie said...

You're not alone. I fall into the same category of years-since-my-last-dental-appointment. Yipes. And the longer I wait to go, the worse the dread is. I'm going to just have to buckle down and bite the bullet sometime soon. Sorry you're facing the same thing, but then again, glad to know I'm not the only one!


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