Wednesday, April 09, 2008

I LOVE RENEE!!

We have the best cousin in the world! Renee heard that I had a rough night two nights ago. Gabriel was up from 11:30pm until about 10:00am crying/screaming/groaning. I literally didn't sleep at all that night. I paid my friend $20 to come over in the morning so I could take a two hour nap. It was the best $20 I've ever spent. She of course would have done it for free, but I'm tired of freeloading off of great friends. They are always so ready to help me whenever I need it. Anyway, I was talking to Renee on the phone the next day (yesterday) and she told me she would love to take Gabriel for the night. I was shocked! Who would ever want to take a brand new baby overnight? That's the worst part about babies. Anyway, I didn't want to let her because she has two kids of her own to take care of, but I needed to drop my pride and say yes. I was really struggling the night before and got to the point where I just had to walk away from Gabe so I wouldn't hurt him. Does that sound awful? I felt guilty that I was feeling that way, but I really couldn't stand him that night. So, Renee came over around 8:30 last night and got Gabriel and took him to her house. She kept him until 10:30 this morning. It was wonderful. I only woke up a few times because Eva woke up for some odd reason, but she would go to sleep once I went in and covered her back up. So, I got a pretty good night's sleep and felt much revieved in the morning, thanks to Renee. I love my cousin!!!

Lindsey

6 comments:

Papa Doc and the Duke said...

Bless you, Renee! Maybe this will cure her of any baby hunger she might experience in the next few years!!
Is the medication helping Gabriel at all?
Mom

Jess and Jen said...

Let's just it's a good thing the hospital makes new dads sign a waiver saying they'll not shake their kids, because there are a number of times when I've been at wits end and, like you, had to walk away. -Jess

Mike and Adrianne said...

Amen to Jess' comment, only I'm not a dad. People think I'm awful for saying I don't like the new baby stage. I'm not saying I don't love my baby...just that it is a lot of hard work and add to that all the hormones and anyone could go crazy. I'm so glad you accepted her help.

Team Clark said...

What a blessing! I hope you're feeling after sleeping!

Team Clark said...

What a blessing! I hope you're feeling after sleeping!

chelsey said...

That's great she's there for you to rely on! Those late night, exhasted times are the worst! Good luck tonight!