Tuesday, January 27, 2009


I'm so sleepy today. The hubs came home from work sick yesterday so he went to bed. This meant all three kids ALL DAY long for me and quite frankly it's exhausting. The girls do great during the day the schedule is easy and they put themselves to sleep. Then 7 o'clock rolls around and the fussing begins and doesn't end until 10p.m. bed-time. Sometimes they sleep sometimes they don't. Last night I was wearing Coralee in the Snugli on my back to fix Dade's dinner and give him a bath. We have tried cluster feeding, rocking, dancing, TV, tummy time, Bumbo time and none of it works.
Oh how I long for peaceful evening and sleeping through the night on a regular basis.
Again, since the hubs was sick I handled the night feedings solo. Brennan woke at 3:30 sucked down her bottle and went back to bed. Just in time for Coralee to wake up at 4 and fiddle around for 40 minutes. Finally, she was back asleep and in bed at 5. I was trying to "practice" getting up and getting ready for work. I've decided I would try again tomorrow and slept until 8 this morning. Here is to hoping Jon feels better after staying home and sleeping today. I need my partner back to help with the babes.
As it gets closer I'm nervous about going back to work. Since the evenings are so upside down right now there will be no down time in my life. No naps to get stuff done, except during the weekend. I so long for the ability to stay at home..
Feeling a little Eeyore today, can you tell?

1 comment:

Heather said...

I bow at your feet. Being the sole caregiver and entertainer for a 2 1/2 year old and newborn twins is utterly exhausting. And then doing all of the night feedings? I'm impressed. I hope your husband feels better too.