Friday, August 17, 2012
Rest for the Weary....
I've been a little preoccupied this week with a babe who all of the sudden tends to need some extra comforting. According to what I've read and heard, we're in a "Wonder Week" aka, growth spurt, or William might just be having some "sensitive" time.
Whatever the case...it's required some extra attention from me and Nathan, mostly during the hours of 5:30-9:00 PM, and occasionally some sporadic hours in the wee morning as well. Which means we're flat out tired y'all. It also means that instead of eating a relaxing dinner together on the couch, we're doing horrible things like eating leftover banana pudding, Goldfish crackers and Pop Tarts because dinner time this week has looked like this:
And for those curious, a singsong version of Goodnight Moon sung twice did help calm William down on this particular night. Until we put him in his crib, of course. :)
But when I'm running low on energy, patience and the emotional strength I need in order to pull it together and go in and comfort our babe one. more. time., the Lord is quick to remind me..."This too shall pass. And probably quicker than you want it to."
I know William will only be a babe for a short time, and these "sensitive" hours, fussy times, and crying bouts will slowly get better. For now, I'm really trying to work hard on changing the one thing that's inside of my control - my reactions and my attitude. Rocking, shhh'ing, patting, reading, and swinging may take some time out of my day this week, but I'm trying to cherish these moments. For I know one day my sweet boy won't be little enough to rock, shhhsh, pat, or swing.
And all that work is worth it when I manage to get a cute grin flashed my way...
Being a mother is one of the craziest loves...one minute you're wondering "Do I have the energy to do this anymore?!?"...and the next you're staring at this tiny little gift from God in your arms, studying his features, taking in his baby scent, and wondering..."How could our lives be any more full?"