So, having a new baby in the house is crazy and wonderful, for sure. But, as she has now met many of our friends and neighbors, I have found that the most common question that I am asked by these people is, “is she a good baby?” Now, what on earth does that really mean?? She is 8 weeks old now. She cries well. She sleeps sometimes. She poops pretty well. What answer are they looking for? I should respond with what I am actually thinking, “well, I love her to death but she cries 95% of her waking time and if I don’t get some sleep soon I think I am going to start hallucinating??” That would be the truth.
I really do love having a baby in the house again. My boys are 2 and 4 now, and I think I have a true appreciation now for how fast this time passes. It is physically exhausting having a newborn, but emotionally exhilarating. As they get older (okay, a good bit older), it gets less physically exhausting, but more mentally challenging. I guess it is the trying to balance all 3 of these precious children that sometimes leads to “overload”. I am trying my best to embrace the chaos, and appreciate every day. I think that I do a fairly good job most of the time. And other times, I call for backup from Grandma. 🙂