Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Do I Get to Be Crabby If I Missed My Nap?

Let's face it. Yesterday was chaotic, but that will pretty much be my life for a while. Well, minus the race car toy that "mysteriously" disappeared last night. I was so excited for being on my own yesterday, since that meant that I could take a nap at nap time. Honestly, I have been looking forward to it for a couple of days, and the thought of the afternoon slumber is what kept me going yesterday morning. So, I put the kids down, changed Drew's diaper, and cuddled up on the couch with Drew to feed him, burp him, and fall asleep with his little baby head on my chest. Really, it is the best way to fall asleep.

For the first time ever, Drew was fussy. Seriously, at nap time, when all I wanted was a snuggle and a snooze, my sweet baby would not settle down. A couple of times, I was able to just barely drift off when he would wake and start fussing again, which really only made me more tired. Of course, his fussiness only lasted till the twins woke up, then he slept for a good hour. Crapola.

I would like a nap today, but I have so much to do it is not even funny. I decided if I combine birth announcements with Christmas cards, I can send Christmas cards out late, right? But I really should get them done before Valentine's day. In the world of Tiffani Post's Lazy Mom Etiquette, that would just be tacky. (No, honey, I am not leaving you for some guy with the last name Post. It's a joke. I'll explain when you get home.)

It's almost lunchtime and my kids are not dressed yet, so I'd better get moving. Happy Tuesday!


Anonymous said...

Ah - to heck with the birth announcements etal .. you have 1 year to send those out - esp. cause he's your 4th and you obviously have NO help.
You'll need to decide WHAT'S really important to you ... I would say
1. everyone's fed
2. everyone's basically clean
3. you are rested (to whatever extent you can accomplish this)

You may rest and take it as easy as you can - B'C you just gave birth.

And if anyone has a prob with this - then you just send them to me @ this address - they can leave me a comment. ;)

If I were you - I would LOWER my expectations ALOT and expect that some things may not get done - but as long as everyone's fed - you're on top of it. Well in my book anyway.
Where's the people who were going to help?
Is anyone bringing you home cooked meals to alleviate that stress?
Take out anyone?
God bless you and I'll be praying for you - you are my hero! :)

Snow Mommy said...

I don't care when I get the pictures, as long as I get pictures! Love ya!