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.