14 June 2012

Learning Curve

I am sure that everyone who has a new baby has dealt with the crazy schedules, the lack of sleep and the steep learning curve. Being a mom is definitely a new challenge for me. I have been in school since I was 5 and working jobs since I was 17. Suddenly I am home with an infant all day. It is the most rewarding thing I have ever done and also the most difficult.

Last week I was feeling frustrated at my messy house, disheveled hair and late utilities bill. I am usually much more organized than this. This weekend put things into perspective.

On Sunday morning I took Brent to the ER, he was having a lot of pain. Turns out it was a complication from a surgery he had as an infant. He was in the hospital for 2 days/1night. I ran back and forth between home and the hospital so I could feed Brooks and get updates on Brent. We were worried he would need surgery, but thankfully he was able to come home Monday night.

Brent tweeting from his hospital bed. I made sure not to give him his phone until after he was done taking morphine. 
I am grateful for all of the friends and family who helped us out for those two days. I do not know how single moms do it. It was a crazy couple of days. Brent seems to have made a full recovery. He feels great. 

Today we spent a perfect afternoon laying on the lawn. Brent studied for his MCAT, I did some work on my computer and Brooks napped. My house was still a mess, my hair was still disheveled, and the utilities bill was overdue... but we are loving life.
Thanks to my boss for this awesome umbrella, perfect for outside time.

Brent making faces at me
T-minus 1 week to the actual MCAT
 This whole parenting thing is really great. We are loving it. And when I get frustrated I have found a new treat to help out :) love love love the chocolate.
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  1. I love your cute little family, so much. Sorry its stressful now- but you are a pro and you'll get a rockin routine eventually. Embrace the excuse of having a newborn :) Messy house, messy hair, all.the.time.

  2. oh shoot. we are glad to hear that everything is going a lot better now! you have such a cute little family!

  3. Scary Brent! Glad things are ok. Having a newborn is so crazy! I hope you start getting more sleep soon!!

  4. Katie, Happy Birthday on the 23! We suck and are late. Excuse us please. Hope you had a great day. See you soon please?