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Friday, August 14, 2009

So Far

Our new life with Norah is an exhausting combination of love, joy, unbelievable happiness, stress, anxiety, frustration, tears, and sleep deprivation; mixed with all of that is the soreness and residual pain of labor and delivery, so in short: every fiber of my being is spent.

Therefore, you'll have to excuse my infrequent posts and my almost total absence from commenting on your blogs (I sat down yesterday evening to read some and got through about 5 before being interrupted). I will get back to them, so don't feel too abandoned; I'm just busy with some other very important stuff.

33 comments:

Alison said...

Hang in there...it will get easier soon, I promise! Big hug to you and the family.

BrianFlash said...

You need to work on your priorities. Obviously it should be:

1) Internet surfing
2) Running
3) Eating
4) Sleeping
5) Family stuff

Xenia said...

Maternity leave counts for blogging too. Hang out with your new little one. The blogosphere will still be here when you can come back.

Happy parenting.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

sounds like normal "we just had a baby" stuff to me. totally understand. :-)

kristen said...

Ok, I guess your excused ;)

Lily on the Road said...

Yup, see and hear from you in twenty years... LOL

Honestly we don't expect you to be "on the net" right now ;^)

Krissy said...

I often wonder how I will be able to keep up my blog when our little one arrives let alone read other blogs! I will be in your shoes very soon...exhausted and happy all at once to finally have our little one home!

X-Country2 said...

I'm sure you're doing just great. Hang in there, and we'll still be here when you get back. :o)

MCM Mama said...

Hang in there! It will get easier - before long you'll have mastered the skill of typing one handed while nursing LOL.

And just have Jerry upload a picture a day and we'll all come over hear and coo about how gorgeous Norah is.

Wes said...

we already knew all this :-O Much like running, the longer you stick with it, the easier it gets :-)

chin up mama!!

Marlene said...

No worries, we won't feel abandoned! You have a lot on your hands right now. Take care of yourself and your new baby. We'll always be here! :)

Katie A. said...

Aw, I am sure you are doing awesome! And, as everyone says, it will get easier - when Nora turns 18! Ha!
Don't worry, we'll all be waiting for you when you're ready!

Laurel said...

You're doing great! Hang in there and just get as much rest and baby snuggling in as you can.

Marci said...

Take your time and enjoy these precious moments with your daughter and catch some sleep when you can!

JojaJogger said...

Go ahead and abandon us, we understand, just please post a picture or two every week or so.

Heather said...

It gets better - you get used to the sleep deprivation and your girl parts really do start to heal. :)

aron said...

you do have a few other things going on :) hang in there girl and know we are all thinking about you lots!!

Wife, Mommy, Runner said...

Hang in there! The first few days, weeks, and even months can be tough, exiting, blurry and frustrating all at the same time. Enjoy your new little baby!

Jess said...

No worries we'll still be here once things settle down for you! Hope you can grab a few hours of sleep soon!

Erin said...

Welcome to Motherhood! It gets better. The next month or two are going to be the hardest so you are pardoned from normal expectations.

Ted said...

Do me a favor.. Unplug your computer and come back in a few months. ;-) I know the feeling when my first daughter came into this world. I know the feelings. It will all pan out nicely as you go through. Be sure to take a lot of pictures.

Viv said...

Take the time you need Jess. The first 3 months are always so all over the place. Get some rest when you can. Take care of you and the famila!

kelsalynn said...

OMG- I can't believe you even think you should apologize right now. I was floored when I saw a comment so soon on my blog. Very appreciative, but floored!

No worries. Take time to get settled and get caught up on sleep.

Natalie D said...

AWw! the first few days, weeks, and months are such a whirlwind. Try to take it all in and remember in a few months it will be a distant memory. Nick is sooo big and it was only 6 months ago. Enjoy holding her while she's so tiny and will keep her head on your shoulder!

lifestudent said...

Every telling me its rough for 3 months. I couldnt imagine 3 whole months of the newborn-ness ... but it flew by. And it was pretty much her 3-month birthday when suddenly the smile came out and life became easier. not easy ... but easier :)

MN Mom said...

Welcome to the wonderful crazy world of parenting! Time is the one thing you won't ever have enough of again. Well, time and sleep.

Carolina John said...

and you don't get any sleep for a few more weeks! sleep deprivation will drive you to the edge. i can totally understand why that's used as a torture method.

be confident that in about 6 weeks things will settle down enough for you to get a few hours of uninterrupted jess time. i promise it will happen again.

D10 said...

Enjoy being a mom!!!

Aka Alice said...

Just post pix once in awhile...and don't worry about commenting...I'm just here for the Norah photos!

Firefly's Running said...

((hugs)) Enjoy these moments. They will go fast!

Oz Runner said...

welcome to the wonderful world of sleepless nights, I mean parenting...enjoy these days, they will go by quickly...

Adam said...

I'm still amazed that you check in as often as you do. Have fun!

P.O.M. said...

I'm just catching up. I was thinking that Norah would be here when I was gone. She is so perfect! Everyone says things will get easier, but I think the stress/anxiety/etc just switches forms! Hang in there little Mama.

And after reading your labor story, so can SO do a marathon! ha ha.