John keeps saying, “I feel like we’re a few days ahead than last time.”
And I keep saying to friends who ask, “Some things are exactly as I expected. Other things are better than I expected. Only 1-2 things are harder than I expected.”
God has been gracious in more ways than one. We’ve had sweet moments with just Anna that I think are affirming and sweet for all of us, like both of sitting on the couch in her room, each holding a hand, praying and singing and saying Goodnight. We’ve had fun moments as a foursome that are affirming and sweet for all of us, like laughing over J’s noises and Anna loving to swaddle her stuffed animals and ‘feed them’ with a bottle.
My physical recovery has been both less and more than last time, in some respects, so I’m remembering to be patient.
Sleeping newborns are the most precious.
Our friends are THE BEST, bringing coffee creamer, spare pumping parts, and so much else. Good community is such a necessity.
Conclusion today? God is present. He sustains. He creates energy when we need it. The days are sweet. Pacing is needed. My heart is grateful.