Everyone is Still Breathing

Yesterday was Lucy’s 1 month “birthday”.  To be honest, I probably wouldn’t have noticed/remembered if a very detailed oriented friend had not posted it on my Facebook page.  I feel like I don’t have much to show for the last month.  I still have two kids – and two pets – and everyone is still breathing.  And I guess that, my friends, is what I have to show for the last month.

We’re still trying to work out the details of this “having two kids” thing.  We’ve been lucky to have almost constant grandparent help since Lucy came home from the hospital – which has been fantastic but has delayed us having to figure out how we are going to handle this on our own.  (I’m not complaining.)  Grandma Dede leaves tomorrow and we’ll have to determine how you do bedtime with two kids.  (I’m selling us a little short.  One set of grandparents left on December 29 and the other set arrived on January 8, so we totally kept two kids – and two pets – alive on our own for over a week.  And A went on a business trip beginning January 7, so I even kept all four of them alive on my own for more than 24 hours.  Go me.)

I know I shouldn’t be looking for a resume full of accomplishments for the first month of being a mom of two, but I just felt that having done this “newborn thing” before, I’d be better at it.  I wouldn’t mind the exhaustion, I would lose the baby weight immediately, I’d avoid any breastfeeding frustrations and I’d make dinner without fail every night.  For now I have to accept that I’m exhausted but I get out of bed every morning, I’ve lost some weight and am working to lose more, I’ve overcome the major breastfeeding issues and am working through the others and my family has eaten something for dinner every night (sometimes from Subway).  The trains may be running a little later than normal around here, but I’ve kept everyone alive for one month and for now, that has to be accomplishment enough.



  1. Grandma Dede says:

    Don’t sell yourself short, you are doing far more than many people do when they have a second child. My last night there we all sat in your den and enjoyed watching Lila “dance” for us. To me finding time for moments like that is what makes you a successful parent.

    • I totally agree that Millsap at the three is not going to work. Pa1l2#8&u7;s stock is high right now. Here is my trade scenario for Paul this offseason- Paul and CJ’s expiring (assuming that the Jazz pick up his last year) and a future pick (if needed) for Danny Granger. We get a wing who can consistently put up 20+ a night. Indiana gets a great power forward to play along side Hibbert, and a wing in CJ who could help fill the void of scoring from the wing if Granger leaves. This allows Indiana to develop some of their younger wing players as well.

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