Comments: Six Weeks

Ahhh, every mother's tale, whether they'll admit it or not. I didn't realize six weeks had already passed for you. You're supposed to be back to normal now, right? Sheesh. It sure takes longer than that, doesn't it?

Posted by Melissa at December 14, 2004 08:48 AM

I was trying to remember the "typical" leave time that a company will give mothers after the baby is born, and 8 weeks seems to be running through my head.

I hope this encourages you: think of the alternative of having to drop off your babies at daycare and going back to a job. I don't know how some moms do that. I realize that some are not cut out to be a 24/7 mom, but I'm sure you realize (starting your third) all of the special moments you would miss if you went off to work.

I was blessed with six months of being a stay-at-home dad with my youngster(baby), and I will always treasure that time in my heart.

[PS You could make a trip to the store if you got two harnesses/leashes for the older ones. That way they could not stray too far, and maybe you could hitch them up to pull the cart.]

Posted by MarcV at December 14, 2004 11:38 AM

I know what you mean. it is hard to imagine a life before a child; I can't quite picture them not being there...I know intellectually they weren't but still, to actively picture them not there...

Posted by Rachel Ann at December 14, 2004 12:17 PM

WOW!! Six weeks? It doesn't seem that long. Hmmm. This is a great post. I could've written it myself! Of course, I have a 6 MONTH old for my most recent "hatch". And don't worry. You WILL go in public again. And you KNOW that everywhere there are kind strangers to help you with doors and shopping carts and all sorts of unsolicited advice! Never fear!

PS-Those shopping carts with the two seats up front (with loads of strappable buckles to keep the kiddos tied up) are a wonderful thing.

Posted by angie at December 14, 2004 01:22 PM

Wow- I feel the same way with one. Babies are WORK! Of course, at the moment mine is sleeping soundly on my lap, looking sweet as a powdered donut!

Posted by Lenise at December 14, 2004 01:33 PM