Monday, June 30, 2008


I'm thankful for:
My husband :
who has been getting up with Natalie at 5:30, so that I can get a few more hours sleep.
who got up at 3am to sit/rock with Abigail since she decided not to sleep last night and I was about to lose it.
who is currently doing laundry so I can sit and rest.

The grandparents, aunt and uncles:
who have done and will do any little (or big) thing to help out, from bringing us food, to helping out with Natalie, to bringing us postage stamps and Sonic ice. :)

My church family:
who has been bringing us food every other day so we don't have to worry about cooking for 2 weeks.

The past few nights have been kind of rough. I'm trying to keep things in perspective because I know it could be much worse. Abby is not a big crier which is a big plus but she is eating every 2 hours, even through the night, which is making it a little difficult for momma to get some sleep. I think she may somewhat have her days and nights mixed up because she just didn't want to sleep at all last night.

After a night like last I'm trying to focus on enjoying this time because I know it goes oh so fast. But I do have to say I'm looking forward to some sleep that lasts longer than a couple of hours.


amydc said...

Poor Leah. I'm sorry. It will get better soon.
Go Daddy Juan!!!

Cheryl Wray said...

I know what you mean. Those first few weeks of no sleep are the HARDEST of any!!!! But it will get better soon...

Your husband is a trooper and such a good help. And your church family too. I know how nice it must be to not have to worry about cooking.

Have a good day! (and, hopefully, a better night's sleep!)

amydc said...

BTW- it's also crackin me up Natalie trying to give her that fake juice bottle!
Too cute.

Kimberly said...

Hope you both get some sleep tonite. Love the picture and just remember it does get better. Love ya girl!

~Telah said...

Hang in there...she'll be sleeping better in no time. Way to go, John! I know you are happy to have him.

Heather M. said...

YAY for awesome husbands and family and church family! I'm so glad you have that support.

But it's still so hard. Those first couple months are so challenging. I remember so many nights when Helayna just would not sleep and I didn't know what to do. I can't imagine having another one to look after too (and have to admit I'm rather freaked out about that part when #2 comes). I hope she starts to sleep better soon, Leah. It's amazing how lack of sleep can affect a person. Keep up the good work! Praying for you! Oh and just wanted to say that it's totally okay to feel the way you do. It's okay to cry and be frustrated and wish for more sleep - it's totally normal. I wish someone would have told me that the first time around so I thought I'd just remind you this time. Hugs!

Nnairda's said...

It's been awhile! Congratulations on the birth of the new baby!!! She's beautiful!

You have a great support system, which helps so much in the beginning.

Take care,