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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My Sister Mamie



Having a baby is never what anyone expects. I was expecting a fussy baby that was hard to console and lots of late nights. What I got was a nearly perfect baby who only cries when he needs something and is a little gassy, but otherwise very content. I was expecting to have all kinds of energy and just love being a mom, especially from my pregnancy daydreams... they were great! What I got was a severe panick/anxiety attack on my 5th day and insomnia at night which rendered me useless! Ron was a champ! He was getting up with Connor all night long every night and they were attached at the hip. But I still needed help, and Ron was already super busy with Connor, so I called my sister Mamie. Her girls are a little older, so I thought it might be easier for her to come down and help me. And she did! She was SOOOOO helpul, I can't even begin to describe how I couldn't have done it without her and Ron together. While Ron was busy with Connor ever 2-3 hours, she helped me organize the baby's room (which still wasn't ready because of my bedrest prior to delivery), she helped me with the announcements, with dishes, laundry, and pretty much anything else she could find. I didn't even know what help I needed, but she did, and she did it. Eventually, Ron let her start taking shifts with Connor as well. And as soon as I was up to it, I did, too! What a blessing to have a sister that is so in-tune with the spirit and could help me through such a trying time. I'm sure she is happy to be back with her husband and children now after being gone from home all summer travelling, but she made a huge difference for me in the week+ she was here. Thankyou Mamie!! I love you tons!



My mom and Bethaney are here now. They are being super helpful, too. It's so nice to have such a supportive family.

5 comments:

Ashley said...

What a great sister! We really want to see Connor...hoping to visit soon.

BC Thompson Family said...

What a great help and having kids is never what we expect ;)! Well we love you and if you need anything please give me a ring.
Love YA!

Dawna Greer said...

Its true you never really appreciate childbirth and motherhood until you experience it. So glad Mamie was able to come and help out and that Ron could be there to do so much for you and Connor. We're glad you're feeling better and getting into a routine and being on top of things. Enjoy as that will no doubt change from time to time:)

Mamie Coffey said...

Actually, I have a little secret- the pleasure was all mine! Britney is one of my best friends. She has helped me & understood me when no one else could. It was an honor to be able to help my sister as she embarks on her journey through motherhood. Not an easy journey, to be sure. And, I will be here to travel along with you anytime you want or need :) I love you, sissy-poo.

Becky and the Boys said...

How nice to have the help when you need it!