Wednesday, January 9, 2013

This Week

It's killing us.

First off, Ben is officially sleeping in his crib, unswaddled (had been sleeping in the Rock n Play).  Yay, right?!  Pffft.

This was a big transition that we first attempted during my time off for the holidays.  But then Ben got rsv, and was already not sleeping well due to coughing plus he needed to be inclined.  We officially moved him to the crib last week and stopped swaddling him at the same time.  He was too big for the one that worked well and he kept breaking out of the other one.  Plus, it was just time.   The initial transition went a lot smoother than we thought.  But it almost seems like he's regressing now.  Of course, he has a stuffy nose again, so that could be part of the problem.  But without the comfort of the swaddle and the Rock n Play, it is much harder for him to fall back asleep when he does wake up.  So that's led to some sleeplessness this week.  I'm really missing 8 hours of solid sleep right now.  I shouldn't complain too much since Rob has worked overnight a couple of nights this week (0 sleep!), leaving me to do the morning thing by myself.

Which, speaking of, getting yourself and two kids ready and to daycare by yourself is no joke.  I'm wondering if I'll ever be on time for anything ever again.

To be fair, it probably wouldn't be a problem if we could get up on time.  But when the alarm goes off at 6:30 and we've already been up a few times it is so hard to get up.  Add to that a malfunctioning alarm clock (I'm throwing it away tonight) and you have a recipe for tardiness.  Mornings are crazy hectic as it is with both Rob and I there to participate.  No matter how much I prepare the night before (bags ready to go, lunch and bottles made, clothes laid out, etc.) it's never enough to facilitate a smooth morning.   And then I am short with Avery because we needed to leave 20 minutes ago, and, well, 3 year-olds only understand urgency when it pertains to them.

Has anyone else noticed how 3 year-olds run and jump and zip around with SO MUCH ENERGY, until you ask them to do something?  Then they move soooooooo slooooooooowly.

There are corners of my house that are completely neglected.  I think I could use a housekeeper.  And a nanny (just for those night wakings-I'll do everything else!).  And then there's traffic, and errands, and appointments, and dinner to make, and bottles to wash, and paws to wipe, and a dog to feed, and laundry, and dishes, AND AND AND...

Maybe we're just having trouble getting back into the swing of things after the holidays.

But there's still this:

I suppose they're worth it:)


Summer B said...

It gets easier, I promise.

Erin said...

Oh girl!!! I just laughed and laughed when I read your blog post...this is so my life!

Everyone expects us to be late and I am talking at least 15 mins. Inevitably there is always something that keeps us from getting anywhere on time. You name it and it has happened, you think it and it will happen :)

We got a house cleaner about a year and half ago and it is the best thing. Takes so much stress out of the equation. We can only afford once a month but it is better than no help!

Good Luck!!