Despite the snow, wind, and freezing temperatures - that ménage à trois that begets only cabin fever, insanity, and multi-car pileups, we are surviving. Actually better than just surviving. And I'm shocked. I had prepared myself for the worst. When we brought our third child home two Januarys ago, it was rough. When V was only five days old, our nearly two year old busted through a baby gate and accidentally landed on her, gate and all. We wouldn't find out until the next day that her only injury was a broken femur. I never thought I would be speaking prayers of gratitude that my infant had only a broken femur.
But so far, so good. Edmond is the sweetest baby, peaceful and calm, and gaining weight like a champ. The other three have accepted him with utter love and affection, especially the youngest, who, heretofore, had been aggressively possessive to an extreme degree. Though my pregnancy glow is gone (and so is my taut belly), I feel pretty good. And I'm trying to remain positive that with time and vitamins and sleep all things will right themselves.
So that's how it is. Because it was too cold with the wind chill to go out with the little ones, we spent the weekend doing small indoor things. I made pancakes with my early riser on Saturday. My boys replaced all the old smoke detectors and then some. We thawed some cookie dough leftover from Christmas and the kids went to town with rolling pins and cookie cutters. I turned a blind eye to the 'cookie to dough' deficit that became apparent as the process wound down. The kids watched TV, possibly quite a bit. And I refuse to feel guilty about it.
How was your weekend?
P.S. I've been a little out of the internet / blogging loop these past weeks, but I've been totally honored by being nominated for a Sheenazing Award in the categories of Best Blog by a Mom and Best Lifestyle Blog. If you feel so moved, please head on over and cast a vote in this direction!
P.P.S. Also, I highly recommend that you check out Jenny's "Wellness Project." Postpartum or not, it's worth a look!