Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Troops Are Here!

After a week at home with his three favorite girls, Eric returned to work on Monday. I managed to survive my day alone with a 17 month old and newborn but was excited when an Explorer with Georgia plates arrived on Tuesday afternoon.

My parents and grandparents drove up to spend a few days to help me wrangle Gabriela and steal cuddles from Lilian.

As grandparents tend to do, they started the spoiling about 3.2 seconds after they walked in the door. Gabriela ripped into presents while I drooled as they carried in goodies from my Dad's garden: okra, zipper peas, tomatoes. And they brought me a gallon bag of boiled peanuts. Oh my postpartum goodness. Gabriela and I have both been feasting on boiled peanuts. So. Yummy. {Insert huge content grin and happy sigh.}

My family has been cooking and cleaning and letting me take long showers without munchkins in the bathroom with me. They mentioned today that Eric and I should have a date night and let them babysit for an evening.

They say they're leaving on Sunday afternoon. But I don't think they'll be able to drive away from the grandkids/great-grandkids. Especially after I steal their car keys. ;)

In very happy mommy news, Lilian, at 11 days old, slept 11:15 pm to 8:15 am last night. It looks like I might have another good sleeper on my hands! She had been waking up once around 4:00-5:00 am each night to nurse, but if she wants to sleep 9 hours straight I'm really okay with that!


Amanda said...

It's the best thing in the world to have grandparents roll into town and "rescue" you for a few days!!!

And that picture of Gabriella with your TOO SWEET!!!!

Beth O. said...

Ya... I'm happy for you... but I'm still getting up 3-4 times a night with my 9mo old!