Friday, February 20, 2009

on not being alone


one of the (many, many) reasons i love babies is the company they seem to attract like bees to flowers...yes, that is the best metaphor i could come up with on my newborn sleep regimen. anywho, dad and mombo were able to be here for sofi's first week of life as shown in the pictures below, and i couldn't have been more grateful. my hormones blessed me with my first breakdown while they were still here as i was sitting in front of the sewing machine, so i appreciated that for sure. there is just something so great about parents...even though you're all grown up and having babies of your own, you can still feel like you're being taken care of and you don't have to have it all together (which i most definilty do not by the way).

after that week of blissfully feeling like i had no responsibilites (except for being the life-blood for my new child, of course), the rents went back to reality and so did i...but i didn't have to linger there for long. my good buddies, richelle and siobhan came to visit with several tiny, homemade beanies in tow. well, in all honesty, they really came for a concert, but i can pretend that it was just for me, i mean sofi...yeah, that's what i meant. anyway again, thanks to some buddies, i was actually able to leave the confines of my home and go with the ladies to see little big town at a little venue in downtown spokane. i almost decided to leave my husband and family for jimi, but i came to my senses and stayed, but man is he a beautiful man...i even felt like a normal person for a couple hours.
so, here's a shout out to all the little people that brought joy to my (and sofi's) last couple of weeks or first couple weeks as the case may be...mom and dad, rochie and shiblon and anthony and krystal (the babysitters). here's to the next couple weeks!
ps um...yeah, sorry jen. it has been great to see you too. thanks for coming to the hospital and helping me cry while watching the biggest loser. good times
AAGGH camille, you're absolutely right. you totally drove your pregnant self up to visit me in my time of need. i'm sorry i forgot you in my meager list of people to thank. you really are right up there i promise. it was awesome to see you and to have an excuse to eat at tomato street as well. thanks to you for the blanket, the visit, and the all-around love. you're pretty darn awesome. can't wait to see you and your little bundle! good luck

9 comments:

Annie said...

oh wow!! beautiful babe (and hat)! postpartumness is crazy- well, pregnancy is crazy too, but postpartum is an especially crazy time. ie. "you brought home a pizza for dinner? i love pizza" (bursts into tears) gotta love hormones! I know you're going to be awesome at having two little ones, you're awesome at everything.

jen said...

no shout out for me...what the heck. J/k, i have enjoyed just getting to see you more lately. love ya buddy

Valeri Crockett said...

I'm glad you have had loads of help and a lot of love. . .it's the only way to survive the postpartum stuff huh?! Keep taking it as easy as you can! Congrats again and we can't wait to meet his little girl!!!

Valerie Payette said...

I'm here virtually for you Tara!

Miss you!

Jonah, Dave and Heidi said...

Yay for friends and family. Who could do this without them?! It's good to hear you are doing so well. :)

Mindy and Benjamin said...

wait, you were sitting in front of a sewing machine? nice work bro. i like your baby. can i have her?

The Rupps said...

Hey What about Me? ;)

We are the Zitzmans said...

If I were close I would totally drive up to see you and wee one. She is pretty cute and you are pretty awesome...not to say you aren't cute too!

McCain Family said...

Hooray for parents and hooray for meltdowns!
I'm glad you had support for the first couple weeks. That is definitely a blessing! you are doing great and your babies are beautiful!!