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Some sort of normal.

August 28, 2009

Things have been ultra insane in the past two weeks, no one can argue that.  All of the things events that we knew were going to come together this month are in the process of doing so, which is super exciting and super exhausting all at the same time.  Where to start……

1.  Ainsley-she is great!  She is starting to be awake more so she is much more interactive and fun to play with.  We are still having sleeping issues, in that she wants to be held all.night.long.  But it is great to have a cuddly baby and we are just going to take advantage of it.  We wish we had more sleep as her cuddliness is interrupted by fits of severe gas that, until early this week, would keep her up all night long–along with mommy and daddy!  She still has bad gas, but it is getting less severe as she gets older.  Which is a double edge sword.  I am thrilled she is growing and flourishing, her daily changes amaze me, but I can’t believe she will be 4 weeks old next week.  I can’t think about it.  It’s almost too much to handle.  Especially when you are emotionally liable due to exhaustion.  Our living arrangements do not allow us to have a true crib at the moment, so I have purchased a co-sleeper.  We are hoping that the security of having us by her side will eventually transition her to her own bed, when she actually has one.  She wants nothing to do with the pack-n-play, which I don’t blame her.  It really does not look very comfortable.  BUT she does take short cat naps, but only in her bouncer.   It’s the little things….

2.  Adoption-In true fashion to our lives, I found out information on our adoption the same day I had Ainsley.  I was actually waiting around in labor and delivery…how fitting.  We are working on getting the information needed, but it is definitely a slower go than before.  Lack of sleep and pure exhaustion has slowed almost everything…but we are starting to get back on track.  I will post more in the coming days.

3.  House-It is 90% finished.  We will probably start setting up the nursery this weekend, but we have people scheduled clean it next week.  Usually I get a lot  of satisfaction from cleaning, but not so much right now.  Our cabinets are not done, but we can move in and that is all I ask right now.  They should be finished in the next 2-3 weeks.

Well, I think that is it….for now.  Life is certainly changing, but it is all for the better!  I sometimes am driving down the road (one of my only truly coherent times) and still can’t believe I am a mother.  Ainsley was born almost 2.5 years after we started thinking about becoming parents and I still can’t believe she is ours.  I do believe everything is as it should be and she was worth the wait.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 2, 2009 4:42 pm

    Oh, gosh Gwen when I had Melissa, Mandi was 16 months old and there were days that I didn’t have a chance to get out of my jammies until 4:00! Having a newborn is very hard work and anyone who tells you different is LYING.

    It will be so great when you are in a home of your own, the baby is a little bit bigger, and things get into a routine.

    Cheryl Cole

  2. Megan permalink
    September 20, 2009 6:42 am

    Happy 1 month birthday!! She is too cute! Hang in there with the sleep…it eventually does get better 😉 In the meantime, coffee is your new best friend!

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