Wednesday, December 10, 2008


My goodness, I sounded pretty pathetic, didn't I? I had a rough day on Monday, and I am really thankful for all of you who wrote or called with your good wishes and advice. This IS the hardest thing I have ever done, being a mom, and I do sometimes feel like I just plain suck at it. But I do love Charlie, and hopefully that will be enough to carry us through. I worry sometimes that I am missing the wonderful parts about him being a baby because he has been so uncomfortable lately.

The good news is that his poor, sore bottom is improving... the rash is not gone, but somewhat diminished. I hope that he will sleep well again when his butt is totally better - after that one night of great sleep, he has been consistent with the waking every two hours thing.

Oh, but he is still mega cute, and today he spent most of the day awake! It is awesome to see his little eyes taking in anything that is six or ten inches in front of his face. He got a good look at Grandpa Roger while he was here for the past couple of days, and had fun over at Uncle Leland's tonight looking at his goofy mug, too. The Holeman men make such weird faces at babies!

So, in all, we are doing a bit better and I am hopeful for tomorrow. Perhaps it was all your prayers and well wishes that helped us to turn the corner. Thank you.


chasecarole said...

It has always been my experience that we are never dealt a bigger hand than we can play. When Michael would have that occasional night of great sleep it would make it easier to get through the subsequent sleepless nights, just knowing that there was the eventual possibility that he might sleep well again sometime.

You are doing a great job. Keep your chin up and hang in there. It will get better, I promise.

Sarah said...

I am SO glad to hear that you're feeling better. I'm glad to hear too that Charlie's sensitive little bum is on the mend. Yay!

Mom and Dad said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better about this. I agree with Carole and Sarah. Glad the mixture is working. Every two hours is better than being awake 11P-4A for everyone I suppose. Love ya