Wednesday, July 1, 2009
A family trip to visit two beautiful new nephews resulted in an intense two days of sensory overload as my head filled with many an emotional memory of when my boys were that little. Their coos and cries sounded so familiar, and I was instantly taken back to the days spent cradling their little bodies, trying to anticipate their next move. I remember questioning why I was always so tired, and looking at my sister go through it now I see why. My mind was always "on". Even through a good long nap, I was already thinking ahead to when they might wake hungry or be ready for a diaper change. Going to bed was always initiated with a, "I better go to bed now, because I know they will be up before too long". My mind tired me out more than anything, and now I take advantage of being able to go to bed knowing that night interruptions are mostly a thing of the past.
It was so wonderful to have those memories back, and even more so seeing my sister get the chance to do so as well. (although I don't quite miss the long feeds where my body would sweat under the heat of their little bodies, causing my limbs to ache in a desperate need to move again.
Oh the boredom and ansyness that would ensue sometimes! And I only did it one at a time.........impressive work there little sis.)
Welcome to the world little ones, and thank you for allowing me to go back six years and remember all those wonderful things that those new packages can bring. (although I must admit it feels pretty good to be sleeping again and no longer filling my days with washing and drying all those diapers.)