Raising a Blended Family

Back to Regularly Scheduled Life… Sort of.

on October 26, 2012

Well, Shorty went back to work today and I am sitting here in the calm before the storm.  I had to be up to put T1 on the bus to school, but neither one of the babies are awake yet and so I find myself with a little free time. Glory hallelujah!
I am feeling rather sad about Shorty’s return to work… two weeks went by way too fast, especially since half of it was eaten up by first Shorty, then me, then BG having the Plague (we just can’t seem to kick it- though the antibiotics are helping).  So we really only had one healthy week together (if that) and her going back to work now seems so premature. Sigh.  At least she went back on a Friday though… I’m looking at today as sort of a “test run,” since she’ll be home all weekend before going back full time next week.
The good news is, my mother is flying in tomorrow for a one-week stay, to help with the babies and to meet her grandson.  I’m looking forward to that, even though I know it is essentially just postponing the inevitable- my mother WILL leave and I WILL be alone with the babies during the daytime. I’m feeling a little anxious about that- not so much worried about not being able to handle two babies (the worst that can happen is that they scream. Right? Right?!?!?!) but that I’ll get lonely or bored in a stay-at-home mom roll.  I guess we’ll have to see though. I’m sure I’ll find ways to mix it up a little during the day.

Other things that have happened since I last blogged… BB turned two weeks old (time is flying!) and Naptime Bootcamp was abruptly cancelled on account of BG catching the Plague (double ear infections, sore throat and a cold- and we both feel terrible about it, since she caught it all from us).  Luckily, she’s on the mend thanks to antibiotics and BB hasn’t caught it yet (and hopefully won’t), so things are looking up around here.

I am still cherishing every waking moment with my boy and still in complete disbelief that he is actually ours. To keep. Forever.  It’s kind of strange and at the same time amazing that this is so.  Keep in mind that though we are (currently) a three-child household, we have never before had a child we didn’t have to share.  T1 goes to her dad’s every other weekend, holidays, half of her vacation breaks, etc.  BG has visitations with her mom and CPS and everyone else involved in the system.  Both of them are ours, but we have to share them with others. But BB… BB is all ours. There is no other parent out there with whom we must split visitations.  He will always always always be with us on Christmas and for his birthday and over school breaks.  He is 100% ours, and I love it. I love him!

I have to run, I hear at least one baby waking up… sigh.  Guess I’m on the clock now!  I’ll try to update here more often and don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about the birth story… I’m still (slowly but surely) working on it!


2 responses to “Back to Regularly Scheduled Life… Sort of.

  1. X says:

    Those first couple weeks DO fly by!! Good luck with all the changes – you can do it!

  2. weddedwife says:

    Can’t wait for updates.

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