Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Maternity Leave

So I am now in my 3rd week of maternity leave. Not quite what I had planned...but then again, neither is motherhood.

Call me naive, but I thought this whole baby thing would be a lot easier and not nearly as time-consuming. I haven't even had time to bundle Gracie up and introduce her to her "pony" yet!

Everyone said that babies sleep a lot, but what they don't mention is that the whole time they're sleeping, the new mom is "on call" and trying to calculate what chores can be done in 15 minutes or less and which chores can be abandoned at the half-point in order to feed the less-than-patient infant screaming in her 3rd soiled onesie of the day. And my sweet baby loves to be awake. She just sits and stares at things, sometimes for 15 minutes before she starts screaming again,

sometimes for only 3 minutes.

I guess the good news is that I have completely caught up on my Entourage, Gossip Girl, Psych (new addiction, thanks to the after Christmas marathon), Law & Order, and Top Chef. So, I guess it hasn't been a completely wasted couple of weeks! Thanks, again, to my wonderful fiance for putting cable and a dvr in the baby room!


Andrea said...

Grace is so beautiful!! She looks so warm and cozy all bundled up. And don't worry about getting things done. Once you have kids, it just never happens. I have to tell myself, that right now, this very time in my life, I am not ment to have a clean house!! LOL!!

And yes DVRs are a God send!!

Leah Fry said...

Yeah, you'll find your standard of "clean" wanes along with whatever energy you may have left after dealing with baby. Nothing anyone says can prepare you for what it's really like.

Carolynn said...


That's all I have to say.


dusty devoe said...

Hay sweetie girl,
She is so beaitiful! Thanks for sharing new pictures. Can't wait to see her.

SunnySD said...

Happy New Year! Hope you're managing to get some sleep :) All the best to you and yours for 2009.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Gotta love that man! hehe

And you look awesome awesomely beautiful. Being a Mama seems to make you shine. Your little princess is just a doll. Suh a lovely little lamb.
Yeh. The screaming can be annoying, but try to think of positive things, happier things when you're dealing with that.

Or better yet, think of me right after I had my twin sons.
I had TWO diapers and soiled outfits to change all day long, and two babies to feed and clean up, and had to survive the screaming and crying in STEREO! LOL :P

Hang in there. Enjoy that new baby smell...and get outside to smell that handsome Palomino boy soon. It'll do ya good.

It's been over a week since my fall and I've not been up to visit my mare since then. It's killing me!

Happy New Year my friend!
New Mexico

Pony Girl said...

Bless you heart lil mama, you're doing it! Too cute! More pictures.. some of us are living vicariously here, LOL! I hope I get to see her before she's walking!! {{{{hugs}}}} to you all!

"Ice Pony Girl" said...

What a pretty little baby girl! Have you gotten her pink riding boots yet?