I’m having one of those days where it’s harder to find something to be grateful for (other than my children, family, health, etc.). I’ve got so little sleep lately that I’m feeling very on edge and irritable about everything. Q. is teething like MAD! I swore last night that Q. would wake up this morning with a full set of teeth by the way he was behaving. It was awful. No teeth in sight this morning, unfortunately.
My parents came over this afternoon and gave me an hour break which I should feel thankful for however, I spent that hour frantically trying to get something, anything accomplished. I actually find it more stressful having that window of time off as I don’t know what to do with myself and I spin around in circles.
I am very grateful for my parents and I should devote one of these gratitude posts to them. They, of course, were wonderful parents to all of us growing up. I have many happy, loving memories of my childhood. It’s been more recently though, that I have had a new found appreciation for my parents. I think once you become a parent, you realize how much your own parents have done for you over the course of your life..and continue to do so now that you’re all grown up. In fact, I don’t know if I would have made it through the past 2+ years of baby making without them. When I was on bed rest with E.’s pregnancy, they would drive 4-5 hours (one way) to see me–and they did this multiple times throughout the pregnancy. I will never forget when my mom came to see me once and said, “I’m not worried about your baby, M. I’m worried about my baby.” My mother was a huge support through that very difficult time. She was also in the delivery room when E. was born 8.5 weeks early. After the birth, D. left to go to the NICU with E. and my mom stayed with me afterwards. My Dad has always been so helpful with E. When I was going to the OB every other week for Q.’s pregnancy, Dad would accompany me to help with E. They both have done so many things for D. and I that are too numerous to list and for that we are so thankful. My parents are examples that parenthood never ends and I feel very blessed to call them Mom and Dad.