Thursday, August 28, 2008

Being a Mommy is Hard

Okay...I never thought I'd say this, but the 27 hours of labor was a piece of cake compared to the day to day of being a mommy. Don't get me wrong, I'm loving learning my new role, but sometimes I feel as if I have been reduced to diaper changing milk truck. Adam is staying home with me tomorrow because Kenly and I had a really bad night and day. Adam also gets major points because he came home with flowers, ice cream, and a chick flick. So, for about 3 hours, I got to feel "normal" again...whatever that is.

Currently, Kenly is whimpering from her bassinet, and I am trying to resist the urge to pick her up. Hopefully she will wear out soon and fall into a peaceful nights sleep so that her mommy can follow her example. She and I did quite a bit of crying today.

But, since I last wrote, the Brands came and helped keep me and Adam sane, and Kenly attended a 4.5 hour live Fantasy Football draft. She handled the trash talk, loud cheers, and she was a huge flirt for most of the afternoon. She managed all of this with a great disposition and not a single cry. Needless to say, she slept for about 4 hours when we got home.

She also went to the doctor on Tuesday. She is up to 8lbs 10.5 oz, and the doctor says she is filling out well. He seems says she looks and sounds great, so that put this breastfeeding mommy's mind at ease.

Adam and I have a four day weekend together because of Labor Day. I'm so happy to be spending some time with him and our little girl. We make an awesome team, and I'm so happy that he has my back.

I'll try to think of more cool stories soon. Here are some pictures of my growing girl.


Karin said...

Hey Kanga! I know how you're feeling. Even though we have three I still have those kind of nights and days. In fact I had one of those days last week. Sometimes it's hard but the rewards are priceless. Hope you have a great weekend.

Jennaug10 said...

Hey Rhonda, Hang in there, you will feel normal again, I promise! The sleeping will get better also! Hey you have her sleeping 4 hours, that is better than my 4 month old is doing, she still gets up every 3 or so! But she stayed with her Grammy and Pappy for a night and slept 6 1/2 hours, no fair. Oh well! Hang in there and nap when she naps! Love Ya Girl!