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April 16, 2011

Our New Normal

Well after almost a month we have settled into a "new normal" around here. It took me a couple weeks at home to realize that life with Henry is now our "normal." For some reason I kinda was expecting things to go back to how they were before Henry came, like it was all too good to be true, and he was going to leave at any moment. But, no, everyday I'm blessed to wake up with precious baby Henry! I'm still in awe of the awesomeness that is having a baby! Yes, its tiring, frustrating, and at times really gross. But its absolutely amazing!

My days are now filled with four main activities: nurse a baby, burp a baby, change a baby, rock a baby. Repeat. I will say that it has been a challenge to do much more than that. I have to hope that Henry sleeps long enough that I can squeeze in a shower and a couple meals. If I'm really lucky, I'm able to get dinner finished before 7pm.

And we have had some hard days. Days, like yesterday, where Henry refuses to be put down and wont sleep. Days, like yesterday, where he screams and screams (poor baby had some terrible gas). But we've also had some really awesome days, and I hope these good days continue to outnumber the fussy, crabby ones.

The thing about this "normal"  that I've come to realize is that its never really "normal." Every day Henry changes, grows, and learns something new. Every day is completely different and exciting. Life is never the same, and every day I get to wake up and experience this new amazing world with Henry. And I can't express how wonderful this new non-normal life truly is.


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