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a blur at best…or baby picture overload

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This last week and a half has been a bit of a blur–that kind of thing where you feel like the rest of the "outside world" is going on without you while your life remains concentrated inside the walls of your home as you care for a new little life. Each day gets a little easier as I adjust to life with three girls and as I reaquaint myself with all those things I had forgotten about mothering a newborn:
    ::getting their skinny little legs to stop kicking long enough to quickly strap on a diaper
    ::having them fall soundly asleep on your chest…tip-toeing over to the bassinet to lay them down (still           asleep) only to have them wake up screaming the minute both your feet are off the floor and under the       covers.
    ::nursing for hours on end
    ::nursing some more
    ::remembering to dry every crease and wrinkle
    ::that new baby smell
    ::the way they settle down the minute they get into their mother’s arms

But each day is smoother and I find myself saying, "okay, I can handle this." I’ve actually gotten some laundry done, so I know things MUST be getting easier.
Elizabeth came so early I still have little unfinished decorating projects on my brain, but those can wait. For now, we are all about rediscovering "normal" in our newly-fashioned family. It is all a gift and I find that even at a 4am feeding, I still feel blessed by it all.

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This last week and a half has been a bit of a blur–that kind of thing where you feel like the rest of the "outside world" is going on without you while your life remains concentrated inside the walls of your home as you care for a new little life. Each day gets a little easier as I adjust to life with three girls and as I reaquaint myself with all those things I had forgotten about mothering a newborn:
    ::getting their skinny little legs to stop kicking long enough to quickly strap on a diaper
    ::having them fall soundly asleep on your chest…tip-toeing over to the bassinet to lay them down (still           asleep) only to have them wake up screaming the minute both your feet are off the floor and under the       covers.
    ::nursing for hours on end
    ::nursing some more
    ::remembering to dry every crease and wrinkle
    ::that new baby smell
    ::the way they settle down the minute they get into their mother’s arms

But each day is smoother and I find myself saying, "okay, I can handle this." I’ve actually gotten some laundry done, so I know things MUST be getting easier.
Elizabeth came so early I still have little unfinished decorating projects on my brain, but those can wait. For now, we are all about rediscovering "normal" in our newly-fashioned family. It is all a gift and I find that even at a 4am feeding, I still feel blessed by it all.

43 comments on “a blur at best…or baby picture overload”

  1. Such sweets photos — sweet girls. I remember those early infant days, and I’m surprised you even found the time to post at all!

    And your early baby surprise has kind of freaked me out! 🙂

  2. She is just the sweetest looking little bambino. It’s so precious when they are little like that. Are you inundated with visitors popping in. That wore me down a little when I had Lily – all those visitors – well intentioned but annoying. Don’t worry about your unfinished projects – once you have a routine with your new little person you will have time again.

  3. In the midst of this chaotic world, seeing your little one gives me great hope. I hope she continues to be a blessing to your entire family.

    And gosh, you’re making me want to have another baby!!

  4. Yes those first weeks are a blur. She is adorable, I hope I go a bit early myself cause I am already a bit tired of being pg this time around, but I am trying to enjoy the times when I feel great and cherish that time. Congrats on the new addition to the fam.

  5. oh you can handle it, i know it. you have two little mommies to help out! so glad you are rediscovering those things. that sweet smell… take it easy molly, you have a whole new rhythm now.

  6. You forget how tiny they are at the beginning, don’t you? Of course they don’t *feel* tiny when they’re making their entrance! Sweet, sweet Elizabeth. Let your mommy get some sleep. 🙂

  7. Congratulations with your newborn baby! She looks so sweet and fragile! I like her name, Elizabeth, a lot! We have a daughter named Emma but she’s already seven years old. The time when she was still a little baby seems so far away! Enjoy these moments with baby Elizabeth, she will be a big girl before you know it!Greetings from Belgium!

  8. Oh, Molly, she’s so beautiful.

    I’m certain you can handle it and I’m thrilled to see you, Elizabeth and the rest of your family safe and happy.

    Enjoy it all, decorating can wait 😉

  9. ooo eee!! I am so late in saying this but congratulations!! She is BEAUTIFUL!!! And I just love her name. Wishing you happy and enough rest and all that is good. 🙂

  10. I am just loving the pictures. She is so beautiful. You describe that baby fog so very well, I do remember so much of what you are saying. I also remember being a little more thankful for all those solitary moments with Ian, I realized how fleeting they are. Hug that dear little one, its all so precious. Thinking of you!

  11. yes, you are truly blessed. she is so adorable.and check it out – not only did you do a laundry -but you did a laundry and *blogged* about it. :)so chalk up another amazing accomplishment on that list.sounds like you are doing great, even throughthose rough spots of the early days – keep it up mama.

  12. Ah, she’s so little! I recall vividly the endless nursing but, for some weird reason, I always enjoyed the 4:00 or 5:00 a.m. feedings mainly because the house was quiet and it was just the 2 of us. I recall the challenges adjusting to another newborn too! Enjoy her!

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