Saturday, November 24, 2007

Thanks, Mom(s)!

We are officially on our own now. Three moms* have come and gone and provided invaluable help as we've adjusted to life with our new Papoose. They provided a constant stream of assistance with cooking, laundry, shopping, diaper changing, back patting (both the baby's and ours), reassurance, advice, chauffering, smiles, and more. We will be forever grateful.

The Husband's mother even cooked us Thanksgiving dinner, which was delicious. We would have been eating out of a box, no doubt, without her.

Even those of us who had no turkey, enjoyed a little post-turkey coma...


...and I was apparently the best spot for that after dinner nap.

*Addendum: There were, of course, actually four moms here, all told. The fourth was Toddler Tamer, who was equally helpful, if not more so, given that she's my age and just recently went through all this and so can relate more readily, perhaps, to my current challenges. I didn't think of her with the aforementioned moms, I think mainly because she's my age and so, though she's a mom, I don't think of her that way...we've shared one too many cocktails and venting sessions for her to sit in that category in my brain. I'm tired. I overcompartmentalize. Forgive me.

4 comments:

Strongmama said...

I just have to note that there are already 33 labels for "baby" on your blog in only 3 weeks. :)

Strongmama said...

okay i am pretty dumb and realized that of course you talked about the baby earlier than 3 weeks ago! Anyway, I hope everyone has a great first night on their own!

Marilyn said...

Hi honey, I have a supplemental nurser do you want me to send it? No hands!! let me know. I'm was glad you had L., she was able to understand what you were going through.Hope the first night went well, I know you and dylan did fine, you are amazing :):) Love and miss you all Marilyn

Les said...

That baby's cuteness is ri-god-dang-diculous. Well done, there.