This first couple of weeks of maternity leave have been wonderful...and rough. As many of you probably know, sleepless nights are no fun, but somehow they seem far more manageable the second time around. Maybe it's the loss of unrealistic expectations. And, I think just knowing that this "season" is such a short one, and soon Grace will be a toddler squirming out of my arms, makes the wakeful nights cuddling with her a little sweeter.
We have been suffering from some serious cabin fever. We aren't used to staying home this much, but on the other hand, we still can't manage to get our act together enough to really do that much. Getting four people ready for anything takes a lot of effort. Today we got up (late after another sleepless night) and went to a park for a walk and to play. The sun was up, the weather was beautiful, and it was just what this house bound family needed. It was a really nice day!