Thursday, September 10, 2009

The End of the 4th Trimester!

So I warned you that you may not hear from me for a while! It has been a wild three months since Miss Emery was born, and I am just now getting back on track. I have always told my doula clients and friends that the first three months after the baby is born is the "4th trimester" and it really really is! The first three months are all about adjustment. There is breastfeeding, lack of sleep, tummy troubles, always wanting to be held (only by mommy) and naughty siblings that take advantage of your inability to be consistent and fully present. I think all of these "symptoms" are comparable to insomnia, nausea, back aches, constipation, and heartburn. But now Miss Emery is 3 months old today and we all feel like we have turned the corner - hooray! Now don't get me wrong, it is still a major challenge parenting 4 children, but there are many things that are getting so much better. She sleeps really well at night, she will finally let her daddy hold her for a bit so I can eat dinner with BOTH hands (and allow me to type this blog), she will play with her toys while I dress her brothers, and overall she is just turning into a cheerful adorable fun little girl. Happy 3 month birthday Emery!

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