Tuesday, April 22, 2008

When it rains... it pours

So, the day I brought my sweet little bundle home from the hospital, our washing machine called it quits. Great timing, eh? Since not doing laundry isn't really an option with a newborn, we were able to finance a new washer and dryer for no interest for a year. I left the decision of what to buy up to my husband, and he didn't go for the cheapest option... go figure.

We had hoped to get a new car for Benson this year since he is truly driving his little Nissan Sentra into the ground. I realized this rather acutely as I was the one driving it for a week to and from the hospital. After several comments from the valet guys (free valet at the hospital, loved that!), I wrote them a note saying: this car has no a/c, the door doesn't close completely, and there is no power steering. I think they were afraid *they* had broken it. LOL. Anyway, a new car will have to remain a hope, and poor Benson may loose a few pounds in the "sauna" we call his car over the summer... Alright, enough of the financial woes, I could write for hours about the medical bills and other concerns we are facing, but I know you don't want to read about that...

...instead, I'll tell you how WONDERFUL it is to have our little Daniel home. I know there are some people who have a hard time getting through the newborn phase, but I am JUST LOVING IT! I admit, I am extremely tired, but that's my only complaint. I love how soft his skin is, I love how teeny his little toes are, I love how he gets all scrunched up in fetal position when I put him on my shoulder... I love how he makes so many faces when he is sleeping: smiles then frowns, and occasionally even what seems to be a laugh. And did I mention I LOVE how soft his skin is? :) I love how much his siblings love him too... and I LOVE that he is HOME. :)

7 comments:

Ashly said...

Oh, that is so sweet(not the car thing or the washing machine thing, the baby thing)! It is good to remember that the end product is so worth all the other pregnancy stuff!

Kenney Crew said...

I really enjoy the newborn stage as well...it's ages 3, 6, and 8 that can drive me crazy at times...especially when they are supposed to be cleaning the playroom...alright, I love those ages too, but my kids are having a hard time focusing at the minute.

devri said...

people are crazy, I love newborn, all they do is sleep eat and poop. I am having a hard time keeping up with the other 6, or should I say 7, cuz I take care of Maka and his work too.

devri said...

sorry to hear about your car and washing machine, maka wants to buy an old car so that he can do estimates in it, but that your story just made our final vote,,,No way

Brenda said...

Just keep dwelling on the sweet little thing in your arms. Send the laundry out:)

Rosebud Collection said...

I am so happy for you all..I think I say it on every comment, but I mean it..so glad you are all together..
Nothing as sweet, as a baby..but I am sure his siblings are just as sweet.

Kenney Crew said...

Just thinking about you and hoping that everything is going better. Love ya!!!