Just this week am I starting to feel back to normal, back to a vaguely familiar routine, a visit to the library, enjoying meals from the freezer, the pile of dishes by the front door reminding me that... I need to write thank you notes to the so many friends who have blessed us in one way or another during Adalia's first two weeks, from those who cooked us amazing meals to the girlfriends who came and sat on my bed with me or gathered up my boys or girls for a few hours while I slept, fought an infection and seemingly nursed through every hour of that first week.
Addie is a divine sleeper. I doubt very much I would be feeling so sane if she were not. One snack in the middle of the night is all she requires before the milk comatose takes over and she's out again.
Last night Sean and I snuck out with just Addie for a date - dinner, coffee and a parent pow-wow setting down in writing some of our family's ways for us to go over with our kids. Now the ways our family operates and the rules that make sure we are being loving, are set down in thoughtful and kind language and this mama that's been lax and gritting my teeth over the resulting, not surprising behaviour, can be more diligent in parenting the way I need to.
Thank you all for your kind offers and directions for obtaining kefir in my recent post asking for information. I have a large mason jar set out tonight with my first batch and am (crossing my fingers) hopeful for some kefir smoothies in the morning.