Here is the picture of Harper holding Michael for the first time, yesterday morning. Too bad she's not happy about it, huh?
The only reason I have enough energy or time to update this blog at all is that my mom arrived here Wednesday afternoon. Thank the Lord!!!
Michael comes home Tuesday evening. Matt is home and takes one of the overnight feedings.
Matt leaves for work Wednesday morning.
Nana picks Harper up and takes her to school. She also picks her up from school and takes her to lunch so I can take a little nap while Michael naps.
I feed Michael his 1:00 feeding.
Harper gets into bed for her nap.
I cuddle up to the pump. As soon as I start pumping both children start crying and the "loose lead" alarm on Michael's monitor goes off.
By the time my mom arrives I am basically in hysterics, having resigned myself to the impossibility of one person taking care of two children. Thank goodness I never had twins.
I am pondering ways to get my mother to stay here until Michael turns one. But I think she's leaving on Tuesday.
I have serious reservations about my ability to get anywhere on time, ever again.
Also in doubt:
-my ability to get dinner on the table
-my ability to shower
-my ever feeling rested again
-Harper getting any attention in the next few months
They make it look worth it, don't they?
Back in November we planted a bunch (dozens) of bulbs that are just now starting to come up in the yard. Every day brings new blooms. Harper loves to update me on which ones have, in her words, "bloomed up." She also raises her arms in a circular motion above her head every time she talks about blooming. Today she told me, "Mom, that flower by the porch step bloomed up, it's all made!"