Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Surviving Three in Three

So my sister-in-law just gave birth to a beautiful baby boy...her third in a little more than as many years.  Both of the Mommies, Esquire had three babies in three and a half years.  And have lived to tell about it ("live" being a relative term of course).

I posted on my sis-in-law's facebook page the other day that I would offer advice but I honestly don't remember much of those first days/weeks/months home after number three's arrival.  I'm still suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.

So I went back to my old blog and found my first entry after coming home with Thing Three.  It made me laugh.  And gave me flashbacks.  And sent me back to corner rocking back and forth chanting I Will Survive.

Until I realized that....I did!

Thought you might enjoy this little trip down memory lane with me....

FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2007

Welcome to the Jungle

Didn't think I'd have a spare second to blog again for another 3 years but a small window has opened up and I wanted to share about our homecoming. First of all, the nurse came into my room yesterday morning and cheerfully said "You ready to go home? We can discharge you anytime this morning." I burst into tears. I looked at my tray of food they had just brought me, Regis and Kelly on the TV, and the trail of the bassinet as the nursery was taking him back until the next feeding. Can I get a late checkout, I asked? We managed to stay until lunch.

We walked in the door of the house, with a screaming hungry baby. I immediately took him into our room to feed him but forgot to lock the doors and push chairs under them to keep everyone out. Within moments of settling down to nurse my newborn as I'd done the past 2 days, William came rushing in, then Catherine after him, and then Psycho Dog. They all jumped up on the bed and William started showing me his new new trick, which was doing summersaults across the bed and landing with his feet in Stuart's face. Catherine kept patting the baby on the head, yelling over and over "sweet baby." And Psycho Dog was trying to dig out a spot under the pillow on which the baby was resting his head.

Oh Lord....hep me, hep me please.

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