there are SOOO many advantages to living with my mom right now. 1. it's helping us "save money" (although i don't really understand that one much b/c the house hasn't sold so we're still paying that mortgage. so we're paying for an empty house. how is that helping?) 2. i had a tremendous amount of help when on bedrest. 3. built in babysitter. (WOO HOOO!) but tonight was probably the most amazing night ever and it happened only b/c we live with my mom.
she travels quite a bit. she did cancel all her trips when i went into labor the first time until after abigail was born, which was great, but it got all of us used to her being around the baby. and any of you who have seen her with abigail know that she's TOTALLY addicted to her! so when mom started back at work, it was tough! just because they were so used to being around each other! well, mom went to NCSC Officers' Councils this past week and was gone for 5 days. of course she called everyday wanting to talk to abigail. and i knew that when she got home, abigail would no longer be my child for the next few hours but mom's! what i didn't know was that mom was going to bring abigail in bed with her and keep her ALL NIGHT LONG!!!!! which means that robert and i had a whole night of uninterrupted sleep!!!!!! honestly, you can't get any better than that!!
however, i missed my baby being at my side!!!! i honestly couldn't believe it but i missed having her there. so now it's 6am and i'm up pumping for the first time since 9 pm!!! good in some ways: got GREAT sleep! bad b/c the less you pump/nurse, the less your body makes. i'm gonna have to do some serious pumping today to make up for it ! but man! GREAT SLEEP!!