near:

  • knowing I need more rest, but not quite sure how to get it
  • learning, once again, that things move at a different pace with a newborn, and that getting any “work” done with a babe-in-arms is much trickier and takes much longer
  • feeling overwhelmed

far:

  • feeling like my emotions have run the gamut this week- surprise, worry, pride, acceptance, excitement, nostalgia, heartbreak, joy
  • knowing that I am blessed to have the amazing midwife that I do
  • wanting to hold my two little girls tight and remember them exactly as they are right now, before their little sister comes
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