This seems like a good way to jump back in to blogging after several weeks of being mostly absent. I'm still figuring out how to keep everybody happy and the household running (forget smoothly) with a newborn baby and a 1-year-old, but I no longer feel the need to sleep every instant that the babies are both asleep. So ... my successes:
1. I'm not sure I can claim credit for this, but my little baby has adopted my bigger baby's naptime. I am able, on most days, to give the toddler her snack, then nurse the newborn and put him to sleep, and then put the toddler to sleep (and then sometimes a few minutes later put the newborn back to sleep), and everybody sleeps for two or three hours. I've been working to encourage this convenient arrangement, but I suspect it has more to do with Divine Providence than my efforts. Deo gratias.
2. I tried a new recipe last night, and it turned out really tasty. I had been in a pattern of making the same meals every week for several weeks and I think we were all getting tired of the same old thing, so it was nice to have something different to eat.
3. Everybody has clean clothes to wear, and there are clean dishes in the cabinets to eat from. With a new baby in the house, this is an accomplishment.
4. Oh. And I wrote a blog post!
Go visit Chocolate for your Brain for more small successes.