Thursday, December 28, 2006

i married him.

New babies are not easy on new marriages (or on old marriages, I imagine). Mine still feels like a new marriage. What we thought was teething pain turned out to be a horrible ear infection and the last few weeks have been hard. Our champion sleeper had some incredibly rough nights of sleep and the result was a cranky baby, a cranky mommy and serious feelings of chaos. Claire's sweet Grandma graciously offered to pick up groceries for us yesterday. I don't know why it's still so hard for me to accept help, (mothers, why do we think we need to be lone rangers? why?) but, looking at my disheveled house and disheveled baby, I agreed. This turned out to be a big blessing and after many doses of her antibiotic and a mellow at-home day, we both started feeling a little bit better. Then, Nate gave me the best after-Christmas gift of all: a 6 PM bedtime. After 2 weeks of running ragged, handing over the monitor and knowing that Nate would take care of everything was wonderful. Claire slept a full 8 hours and her well-rested mama was able to wake up with a smile for the first morning in what feels like a very long time. I am the luckiest.

1 comment:

rae ann said...

oh i love it when they do stuff like that! i'm always reminding tom that those gestures mean more than anything he could buy.

after all of that sleep, didn't you feel like you were a better mommy too? what a sweet, sweet gift!