Sunday, October 30, 2011

Our Little Monster

With three weeks of parenthood under our belts, it’s hard to imagine a time pre-Xian. Sleeping through the night has become such a distant memory and I hardly remember a time without the mandatory five cups of coffee to get me going in the morning. This past week has been especially draining. Xian has decided that she must be held at all times and we have a new two am witching hour. This is the time when our little princess wakes us up with blood curdling screams that continue for several hours. Frank is awesome about taking this shift. He entertains her until 4:30 when it’s time for Audrey’s morning walk. The other day, he came in to give me Xian and I jumped up in bed and began to rock the covers. When Frank told me he had the baby, I was so confused that I began to search throughout the bed for her. It took me a while to realize what was going on. Exhaustion is the new normal. Oh the joys of parenthood!

This morning began like many hours; however with one little twist thrown into the mix. Today at AST, we would be celebrating Halloween. We ran around frantically trying to get ready for the festivities while Xian respectfully slept. We had tried to order her a costume from the states but our little girl is such a tiny peanut that nothing would fit her. So, no costume for her. That is until our sister-in-law sent her a darling Frankenstein bib complete with a very feminine pink bow.


As Xian awoke with her usual endearing scream, we dressed her quickly in her Frankenstein garb and all morning activities were put on hold for a photo shoot. She was the perfect little actress, playing the part of Frankenstein quite well. Perhaps next year, we can convince her to play the part of a princess. . .

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