I'm also incredibly grateful for such a sweet-spirited and contented baby. Hazel rarely cries. Crying is always for good reason and as soon as she is picked up she stops crying instantly. She sleeps anywhere are 5-9 hr stretches at night more often than not. I still wake up tired many mornings but tired from newborn life is completely different and better than pregnancy tiredness. I do. not. miss. pregnancy aches and pains, sleepless nights, blood sugar checks and weekly doctor appointments. I don't miss not being able to bend over, not able to sleep on my belly, not being able to take Motrin and many other pregnancy ailments. It feels good to hold my baby girl and know that we made it! SO thankful to be through it and enjoy this beautiful gift.
Hazel hasn't been to the doctor for her one month appointment yet, but she sure has grown. I know how fast babies change and still it just floors me how quickly she is growing. I'm daily having to suppress any feelings of sadness and appreciate the gift of her growing.
School starts next week and I'm soaking in every last second of having Joe home to help, sleeping in later, not having to think about teaching reading, correcting spelling, explaining grammar, checking sloppy work and dealing with the attitudes and messes school adds to our lives. I was excited about the new school year until I pulled out all the books and suddenly the mountain of mess on my table overwhelmed all excitement. It's taken me 2 days to sort through and organize 4 grades,