Lilypie - Fourth Birthday

Thursday, October 29, 2009

I CAN do this!

First of all, thank you to everyone that offered to help these past few days. I was feeling very overwhelmed at the prospect of keeping my kids fed and safe by myself, if you couldn't tell. Fortunately, I have found that I CAN be a mom to my children without help during the day! What a relief!

My dad came by the past 2 mornings to listen for the boys while I got dressed, washed & prepared bottles, did some housekeeping, etc. Dad even helped me fold a few loads of laundry! I do much better, psychologically, if I can be showered & dressed - even if I'm not going anywhere. So thanks, Dad!

I had a friend that was "on call" to help during feedings. It was very nice of her to be available for me, but I found that I can manage feedings on my own. I feel very proud of that! Sheila, thank you for being available and supportive to me!

Thanks to all of you that offered to help. Also, I just want to say that I completely understand all of you that left comments about how you would love to help, but can't for various reasons. I appreciate your desire... There have been so many times that I have wanted to help others, teach a class at church, deliver a meal, etc., but can't because of work or other obligations and time restrictions. Time is a precious commodity and being willing to give it up for the benefit of others is an admirable thing. This is something I need to improve in my life. It's showing God's love for others through service.

Today, feeling more confident, I took the boys out to run some errands. I made a delivery to Todd at his school, then went by my school to do some paperwork. The outing went very well, except for the rain. It took a little longer than expected, but we got back just before they broke out in protest for making them wait a little too long for their milk.

The boys are up to about 5oz. per feeding. I have started Logan in size 1 diapers. He weighs about 9 pounds. He slept 6 hours last night! Nathan is still in Newborn diapers and clothes, but not for long. He weighs about 7 pounds. He still wakes about every 3-3 1/2 hours.

Okay, I'm really rambling. Sorry. I really just wanted to let everyone know that we are okay. Prayer helps, for sure. And, thank you, again, for all of the offers to help! More updates later.

6 comments:

Jana said...

It is amazing what we are capable of when we rely on God! :) Being a Mom is definitely not something God equips us for before hand. It is a hands on learning experience. You are doing such a great job and we are so proud of you!

Kathy Morisette said...

Hi Natalie,
Wish I could have offered up my help today and/or tomorrow...as I know your parents are in Abilene.
Unfortunately, my daughter had a Med. Ctr. doctor's appt. today and we were tied up with that from early morning until noon. Tomorrow, my daughter (who plays on the KPHS tennis team...that is how we know your dad! :)), is supposed to play in Regionals at Katy.
I will attend those matches if the matches take place.
If the weather does not cooperate and they do not get to play, I will be available ALL day to help you, if you need anything. If that is the case, I will email you to let you know that I am free.
Glad to hear your day went so well!

Casey, Alicia, and Ada said...

You ROCK!!! It's scary to be alone with ONE newborn- I can't imagine TWO!!! They are too adorable; and your family is wonderful!

TwinsanityMom said...

I knew you would be able to do it! Those first few times are really scary though and then you start to get the hang of it. I used to take the kids in the boucer seats (shocker!) and sit them on the floor in the bathroom while I took a shower. They always liked me playing peekaboo from behind the shower curtain and it helped me get through the day.

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