Monday, February 07, 2011


Feeling like a zombie today. Very, very low on energy. I'm lucky that I can put a coherent sentence together at this point. Time for a nap and hoping that the baby has similar ideas...

In other news:

After a week of incredible meals, completed house projects, moral support, and hands that were eager to hold Benjamin, my in-laws have departed the casa. I am loathe to see them go. The house feels so very empty, as Chris was also suddenly called back to work.

I knew I didn't stand a chance in convincing my father-in-law to stay longer as he had to get home and attend to business but as my mother-in-law was departing for a visit to see my sister-in-law in Montana, I briefly considered calling up Alex to try and strike a bargain. Something along the lines of: I get to keep Cherie for another four days and that camera lens you wanted? It's in the mail...

But that seemed a bit morally objectionable. Never mind that Cherie might also not care to be used as a bargaining chip.

So I ditched that course of action and am instead focusing on their visit in April. Perhaps if I start petitioning now, I can convince them to extend their visit by a week or two..


  1. It's ok to be by yourself Sonja. You're going to be fine. Besides, I am just a phone call away! :-)

  2. Sonja,

    I agree with Luna. Babies are very hard work. Don't be hard on yourself in any way. It always takes time to adjust as well but even then this is hard work.

    Enjoy as much as you can - this time passes away so very quickly.


  3. Yes, don't wish time away! It goes much much much too quickly. I have contemplated putting bricks on the kids' heads in hopes of stunting their progress some days. lol

    Hang in there. I know you're exhausted. But, you will do wonderfully by yourself. And just get him all to you! I was actually secretly happy when everyone went home and Brian went to work b/c that meant I didn't have to share. lol


  4. If you totally run dry on food and it's an emergency, I will stick a lasagna into a cooler and deliver it when I'm up there to see my sister and go to a wedding later this month.

    I hope this does not come to pass. Not that I don't want to meet you, but sleep-deprived and starving? I hope not.

    Eat some food and love that baby. And sleep.

  5. Hang in there Sonja. I've been thinking about you lots. Benjamin will adjust to being in the outside world soon. Also, your hormones will level out and you'll feel better yourself. Please sleep whenever Benjamin does. You're such a strong lady. It will get much better.

  6. You guys are the best cheerleaders a gal could have! I'm not wishing the time away... Just wishing that family didn't have to leave. I enjoy having them around. Especially my husband. :) we were both extremely disappointed that he wasn't able to spend this week home with Benjamin and me. But I suppose thats life, right?

  7. How long did Chris actually get once you brought Ben home? I thought the norm was 2 weeks. Like I said, if you need anything just let me know. Sam and Lucia would be happy to help bring anything over! :-)

  8. Luna - My husband only got the day of the birth off. Any other business day after that was time he had to take off from his bank of "sick/vacation" days.

  9. Yup, we have a similar setup. Chris got the day-of and then was able to take most of last week, until events at work called him back.

  10. wow! I guess big business don't understand that daddies need time too. Frank got an entire month off. I can't imagine only having him around for the 1st day. What if you'd had a c-section and then had to stay in the hospital for 3 days? :-P