It's on days like this that I feel like the luckiest person in the world to be married to someone like Jenn. The girls have been really fussy in the last few days. Teagan wants to be held constantly. She can rarely be put down in her crib or the pack n' play when she's awake. Even if she's eaten, been burped and had a diaper change, she'll still fuss. Quinn has also been more fussy that usual. Two fussy babies definitely tries your patience, especially when it's going on in the middle of the night. Last night, Teagan was impossible to get down after the feedings (and yes, she ate a ton!). Quinn was up every 1 1/2-2 hours. Neither Jenn nor I got much sleep.
Jenn has been absolutely amazing with the girls. Today she "shushed" Teagan to sleep while she lay in the pack n' play for 30 minutes straight. It was at that moment amidst two screaming babies that I couldn't help but smile and think about how lucky I am.
It's been a particularly rough couple of days as new parents but we have done a great job of cutting each other some slack and not taking our frustrations and sleep deprivation out on each other. Jenn is always looking out for me, whether it's by taking the fussy baby out of the room so I can sleep for an extra 45 minutes or by making sure my water glass is always full.
Parenting, from my almost four weeks of experience(!), is hard enough. If you're not in a loving and understanding relationship, I can see how having kids could easily tear two people apart. Even though I'm feeling exhausted and somewhat frustrated this evening, I'm doing okay and know that Jenn and I will be just fine because of the love that we have for each other.
Aww, that's sweet. Hang onto that love and commitment. Don't let the babies get you to turn on each other. That's what they want! :o)ReplyDelete
PS- It gets better, I promise.
Yay for supportive partners! I made a rule with David that anything we say to each other in the middle of the night doesn't count--it's nice to know that we can vent any frustration without fear that we'll be reminded of it in the morning.ReplyDelete
I know a couple single moms with newborn twins or twins on the way....I can't even imagine.