My parents went home Sunday and it was a very sad day for me. I thought I had complete control over my hormones but I have let several tears fall when thinking about how much I miss having my mom and dad here. I even had a short lapse of judgment and nearly called my mother in law to ask her to come stay for a couple of days. Of course I snapped out of that as soon as that percocet left my system. That would have been STUPID!! I already have to deal with a visit this Saturday. But we are doing the Autism walk we do every year and so there will be buffers.
We seem to be settling in well with our new "routine". Of course there is not really any routine at this point other than making sure everyone gets fed, bathed, and in bed at a decent hour. I am still sleeping on the couch because it is so much easier to get out of than my bed. On a miraculous note, the littlest monkey enjoys sleeping in his bassinet. The other two were co-sleeping by two weeks old and he is still sleeping in his bassinet. It seems it was not a total waste of money! He nurses well, not that I give him a chance not to! He is not quite as ravenous as little monkey was but much better than big monkey who gave me fits. I just wish he would poop when eating like the other two did. Then we could change a diaper and nurse the other side and go back to sleep. He likes to wait until back in the bassinet and then grunt and kick his legs out until it happens! Silly boy! We went for the two week check up and he is over his birth weight (which was much smaller than predicted) and grew 3/4 inch already. Everything looked good. Did you know that breech babies have different shaped heads?!?
I admit that I am probably doing too much already. But I can't see how anyone could really stand not to do ANY housework for 6 weeks. It was hard not to laugh when my doctor said this to me. I have been taking it easy, no cleaning sprees, and doing one or two things a day. No entire house vacuuming.. in fact the monkeys do most of the vacuuming... thank goodness for the Dyson!
Boy did bringing that baby home make the other two look like grown ups!