Wow. I can safely say that I underestimated life with two kids. Mara is almost a month old and I am just now feeling like maybe... maybe... I will be able to handle this. Between the raging post-pregnancy hormones, sleep deprivation and just generally feeling completely overwhelmed, the past few weeks have been a bit ... okay a lot... difficult. There is light at the end of the tunnel though and I can feel it beginning to shine through.
Today I did the laundry. And, I even mopped the kitchen floor and vacummed. Sad to say that these felt like major accomplishments while caring for a toddler and a newborn. I am generally an efficient and capable person so the past few weeks of feeling so inept and unable to do the things I normally do have been difficult, to say the least. The phrase this too shall pass keeps running through my head as I muddle through the days in a sleep-deprived haze.
It isn't all tough though. I am absolutely in love with our new baby girl. I think she is precious and I love her to pieces already. It feels like she has been with us longer than 3 1/2 weeks. I am trying to savor these newborn moments because she is growing already and I know... this too shall pass.
Kennedy suddenly seems older and though she is demonstrating some challenging two-year old behaviors, she is a fantastic big sister.
And with that, I am off to try and catch a few hours of much-needed sleep and so I leave you with a handful of photos from the past few weeks.