Sterling is one week old today!! Today is also the first day of being a family of 6 with no visitors.
I've enjoyed the company but I was ready to start "real life."
Of course, wouldn't you know that Day 1 would start off so ... funny.
Today was the day we were to start Adventure's In My Father's World (MFW). As I sat in the chair nursing Sterling and preparing for today's lesson I hear, "POOP AND PEE WIPE!!"
So, I walk with my attached nursling and assess the situation. I attempt to do both but no. Thankfully, Haley is right there and eagerly helps by holding Sterling. (she later says she had been waiting forever to hold a baby while standing up)
Right after that task is complete Paisley informs me that she has pooped. GRRRR!
Maybe we'll do a lesson by lunch.
Bottoms are wiped, diapers are changed and Sterling is crying again. I gather all the materials I need and sit down at the table with Haley (and baby). All goes very well and it feels so good to have completed day one of MFW.
Getting something accomplished when you've been practically bedridden for a week is liberating! Unfortunately, I take that liberation to a full extreme.
I proceeded to clean the kitchen, do laundry and pick up toys all to end up feeling like my uterus is going to fall out.
Fortunately, my husband works from home so taking a nap is an option and it felt so good!
All-in-all, Day One has subsided my fears of not being able to do the mother of 4 thing. Michael tells me that I say this after every kid. That is reassuring considering before Sterling I was saying being a mother of 3 was easy!
I wonder what adventures tomorrow holds...
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