So far, having three kids aged three years and younger is not the apocalyptically difficult situation that I was expecting.
I feel like I mostly have things under control.
(Cue the power going out and someone running a fever and someone else having a tantrum that lasts until tomorrow.)
We moved Alice into Clark's room when Hal was born. We were out of room in the King bed and knew they wouldn't sleep alone.
This new arrangement has been a revelation. They LOVE it. They have each other and don't feel lonely and sleep all night and oh my gosh why didn't we do this earlier? I am sleeping much more now, with the breastfeeding newborn, than I was before, with the two large children who sleep perpendicular-like and kick and squirm and get scared of noises and wake up many times to let me know that they want milk but only in a green sippy, etc. In fact, I am sleeping more now than I have a long while. In addition to the much less crowded (and talkative) bed, I also don't have a huge baby belly or third-trimester pregnancy symptoms. In fact I feel kind of lithe and spritely compared to the physical self I was one month ago.
One month ago!
Hal is one month old today.
That probably seems just about right to you, but it feels all wrong to me. Either he is older or younger than that, I think? Time is just all mixed up for me. It seems that I just met this little person that I have known forever. He is a part of me and always has been yet he is entirely undiscovered and mysterious and I can't wait to know who he is and I have no idea how to put an age on any of that.
I know you know what I mean.
There are so many things I mean to blog about but never do. All of the nursing and multitasking leaves me little time for typing with two hands. I do, however, post photos on flickr almost every single day. They tell a lot of stories that I never get the chance to write out.
Are you on flickr?
This is my flickr page--- http://www.flickr.com/photos/thedunlevys/
If you ARE over there would you pretty please add me as a contact so I can add you too?
And as always, I'm @swonderful on twitter if you want to be friends there, as well.
I like friends and I like you guys.
Whole internet, you are such a tiny big place.