Friday, November 03, 2006

You guys are awesome.

Seriously, thanks for all of the comments, you are so encouraging. I'd like to answer some of the questions that you posted...

As for outside help, it's not likely. I can't really nap anyway as if I do, I don't sleep well at night. So we make do.

Slings... I have one, it's very similar to a maya wrap. I hate it. I do... I don't know what my deal is, but it bugs the shit out of me... I am fairly certain that I am putting it on correctly, I have tried it numerous times in the past w/ nolan (the one good thing it's for, is getting both kids down to the car at the same time. Nolan in the sling, seth in the car seat) but it's not comfortable to me. Pulls my clothing, then there's that 4ft train of fabric that gets in my way. I am just not that great w/ it.

I just purchased a mei tai carrier off of ebay though, so I am hoping that will be a bit easier than the snugli and more comfortable. It should be here next week.

As for working around Nolan's naps, I do... big time. yesterday was the first 2 nap day in a while, and today is shaping up to be one as well. But he did need to be bathed right then... it was a gross diaper that had um... leaked if you could call it that... into the feet of his pajamas. I was literally picking chunks out of the feet... ugh.

The only times I have to let seth scream like that are when I *have* to get something done... so luckily it doesn't happen often. The only other times he's just had to scream are when I am at my wits end and need to just walk away for a few minutes. That never lasts long at all because after 30 seconds of screaming I feel terrible for walking away and go pick him up.

As for the spotless house, HA! lol, it gets cleaned when it can be cleaned, and usually when one or both boys is asleep or engaged in something. I don't worry about stuff like that so much right now. And for the most part it's ok... but some days like yesterday are just really difficult.

Co sleeping... just not going to happen. Not unless Aaron gets booted to the living room, because we just don't have enough room. I cannot sleep while holding seth in my arms or on my chest... I just can't get comfortable enough... so it's pointless to try anymore. When aaron gets up for work at 4am, if seth is up, I will lay him between two pillows next to me, and that's as close to co sleeping as we get. It just doesn't work for me otherwise. I am an active sleeper, and very particular as to how I lay.

Today is seeming better... although I am fucking exhausted. I had about 5 hours of sleep last night... Seth decided that 1:15 was an excellent time to hang w/ his mama. Ah well. I feel like I am slowly starting to accept this little nightowl schedule. now if my idiotic ass would go to bed early enough to get more sleep I would be in much better shape. It's hard though, because evening is my only 'me' time... and I get involved in something and have a hard time going to bed. It's my own damn fault.

I may try to nap today while the kids are asleep... we'll see how it works out.

I have to give props to Lori for saving my ass yesterday. She came over to watch the boys so I could go to my 6 week post partum check up (joy of joys) as Aaron stayed after work so he could pick up my mom when she got off. I was a space case and left my lights on at the doctor's office... and to make a long story short, I anticipated being home before 5pm and didn't end up getting home until well after 6pm. She was awesome and took excellent care of the kids... she rocks.

how about a few videos... (not sure what they consist of, so they could be boring)

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