Their return to California marks the end of six weeks of family support with Baby O. Oh, how sad I am that all the fun is over. It was alot of working having people at the house, but oh so worth it.
I'm a bit terrified of how the rest of January will go. For several reasons: (1) I am completely obsessed with getting Baby O quality sleep. One of the sleep books my husband and I read (and we've read several) encourage that babies not be awake for more than three hours at a time. (2) I've really gotten used to having people in the house with me at all hours of the day. I'm not sure how I'll cope with being alone at home. Well, not completely alone. I've got Baby O with me.
When we moved from the Bay Area to Denver in the spring of 2013, I don't think I realized how much I'd miss my brother and sister. Having had them here all week, I now realize that not only do I need them, but my kids need them. My toddler cried last night after his uncle & auntie read him a book and tucked him into bed. It was a heartfelt moment.
I probably would have cried, too, about my brother and sister returning to California, except that lately I've been too tired thanks to the lack of sleep I've been suffering through (yes, insert violins playing in the background here). Baby O is still nursing 3-4 times a night, and after each nursing, it takes me awhile to fall back asleep. I'm just not one of those mamas that has mastered nursing while laying down. So this is my view several times a night (and day):
Despite being exhausted most of the time, I've been choosing spending time with my brother and sister over getting extra shuteye during the day. On Sunday, we ventured out to the Denver Botanic Gardens to check out the latest exhibit, an orchid show. Given that it was about 40 degrees outside, being indoors in a humid, warm greenhouse was a pretty nice way to spend the day. And it smelled wonderful, too.
How was your weekend? Do you have family that you wish lived closer by?