Today was Grace's two week check up at the doctor's office. I knew she was doing well, but to hear that she has already gained over a pound and a half since she left the hospital has me pretty giddy. I did laugh out loud when the nurse asked how well Grace is sleeping at night. I mean come on. I don't think they should even ask that right now. She is a newborn. Isn't it just assumed that newborns don't sleep much? Well, I suppose that isn't fair. She does have a three hour stretch now and then. That has to count for something.
Life has been nutty around here. Not just the sleep deprivation but also trying to get the new house finished up so that we can be out of here in a few weeks. Todd has been over there every waking moment painting and staining. We have been short a daddy around here, and the boys have been punishing me for it. Throw in a new school schedule and some puking boys and we have a grand ole time on our hands.
Still. I'm not complaining. I'm really not.
Today has been a very good reminder of just how fast time passes us by. It seems like just yesterday Joey was having his two week check up and today he started first grade. He looked so grown up and so little all at the same time. The whole family ushered him into school and to his classroom. It was quite the parade.
So, life may be crazy, and at times it may seem unmanageable, but I'll take it. And I'll not wish it away. I'll take the sleep deprivation as it comes. Because all too soon Tommy (and then Ben, and then Grace) will be starting 1st grade, and then before I know it my babies will be off to college.