Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A confession

Can I make a confession?
(Really, I don't know why I am asking. It is my blog. If you don't want to read my guilty confession, you can just move on with your day. And, I will never be the wiser. Ahem.)
I am SO looking forward to meeting Max.
But that is not all.
I am SOOOOOO looking forward to having 3 days in the hospital.


Yes, Max will be there, of course. I didn't forget about him.
But, the third time around, I have a very different perspective.
I realize that a newborn baby is SO easy.

Yes, feeding/nursing can be difficult. But, it will work out.
Yes, there are lots of diaper changes. But, there are a lot of hands around to help out.
Yes, there is that whole pesky detail about a major abdominal surgery and recovery. But, there are GREAT drugs to make it all feel better.

There will also be quiet. There will be 3 days of quiet time away from my favorite 4 1/2 year old and 2 year old.

Don't get me wrong and please hear my heart. I love our boys with all my heart. I would not trade them for anything in this world. But, they are high energy and require a lot of attention.

Especially Miles. He is hitting the "terrible 2's" and is constantly into something. Sleeping also seems to be overrated lately. He would rather do almost anything other than sleep.

Ahhh..... sleep. I will be able to take a nap when the baby sleeps in the hospital. Yet another perk I had not yet thought of! :)

Anyway, I am looking forward to meeting Max. I am also looking forward to getting to spend a few days getting to know this little boy and spending one-on-one time with him. He will get the least amount of mommy's undivided attention in the days, weeks, and months to come. I know to cherish every moment together (even at 2AM) because he will grow up so quickly.

But, did I mention the alone time for mommy in the hospital??? :) Can't wait. Any suggestions for a few mindless books I can take with me?


keelyjo said...

UMmmmmm Drugs are good!