October 22, 2006

Heigh Ho, It's Back to Work I Go

It's hard to believe it has been over a week since the baby was born. He's fitting in well, sleeping through all the chaos, and sleeping well at night snuggled next to me. Saturday night he actually slept from 10:30 to 4:30 and then to make up for it, nursed for the next hour and a half. But still, I really can't complain about his sleeping habits at this point.

We've been well taken care of with meals brought by almost daily by people from church. It will very strange when I finally have to start cooking regularly again. We've also been fortunate that Justin's law firm offers him some paternity leave. He was at home this whole past week, which was lovely. If only someone would pay him to stay home full time.

But all this is starting to come to an end. Justin is going back to work, eventually people are going to stop bringing me food, and we're going to start school back up for the kidlets. I'm a bit intimidated by handling everything on my own, but I know I can. I've already been alone with all four for a couple of hours when Justin went to some boring lawyer dinner last week. The real question is when I'll ever be brave enough to leave home with everyone in tow.


You can do it. Just make sure everybody is fed, pottied/clean diaper and is well rested, which is one very tiny window each day. Then limit yourself to one, maybe two errands. Oh, and give the elder two some kind of "helpful" task. Carrying a bag, pushing the cart, whatever. It makes them feel important and useful. I highly recommend the graco duo-glider stroller. It is highly manoeuvrable and is not too bad to tote around.

Posted by: Sarah G. at October 22, 2006 07:55 PM

Ah, Jordana, what an interesting chapter you have begun. I think of you often these days as you begin to look toward the "new normal." My confidence in your strength and wisdom for this endeavor is exceeded only by my admiration and good wishes.


Posted by: Patricia at October 23, 2006 01:48 AM

Glad to hear you are all doing so well so far.

Posted by: Jennifer at October 23, 2006 05:26 AM

Glad you are doing well! Congratulations in little Peter!

Posted by: kristen at October 23, 2006 07:20 AM

Brave enough to leave the house with four of them? September 2015 sounds about right.

Posted by: skinnydan at October 23, 2006 07:32 AM

You sound so sweet and peaceful. And kudos for you to be letting little Peter sleep with you. Don't you rest better having him snuggled next to you? I always loved that.

And about that schooling....take it easy. It'll all get done, but you and the little one are the most important now.

Man, do I sound like a mother or what!??!

Love to you!

Posted by: melissa at October 23, 2006 09:18 AM

You can do it! You just might have to cut back on painting your house, landscaping, reupholstering furniture- that sort of thing. You amaze me.

BTW, we got some friends to help with the scraping, taping, etc., and got the office painted this past weekend. It's not perfect, and the trim still needs some work, but it's definitely an improvement!!

Posted by: Lenise at October 23, 2006 11:21 AM