Wednesday, August 22, 2007

In a Perfect World....

I would go to sleep at 11 P.M. and get up at 6 A.M. With seven hours of deep, comfortable, uninterrupted sleep. Ahhh....wouldn't that be heaven!? I think it would. But, alas, I have three children -as you know, one is a newborn. I am getting plenty of sleep but it is interrupted and those interruptions extend my sleeping time, which cuts into the rest of my day. Because I am up late at night I have been sleeping later. I usually wake up to one of my children asking for something or crawling over me or the two of them fighting with each other. That isn't a fun way to wake up. I am a morning person. I am one of those annoying morning people that wakes up in a good mood. I try to be sensitive to the non morning folks around, so not to be too irritating.

Things are going well with the baby. I can't believe she is going to be 4 weeks old already. She is growing but still so small. Her 0-3 month clothes are still too big. Isn't that crazy. She is really long and skinny. She is a very good baby. Very sweet. And yes, she looks so much like Jude did when he was a baby. The other kids are doing great with her. One day I did catch Elise trying to poke her in the eye with a pencil. Luckily I caught her just in the nick of time and had quite a lengthy talk with her about not hurting her baby sister. I think she was still trying to figure out if she is real. Since then she has been better around her.

My wound is still healing. I went to the doctor yesterday and she said it is almost completely healed and I can start getting back to normal. Whew.... I am allowed to drive again. Thank GOD. It was making me crazy not being able to drive. I just need that option so I can get back into the swing of things. I have been trying to get a few things done. It has been challenging. Not because I can't handle three kids but mostly because I am nursing. I breastfeed because I feel like it is the best thing for my babies and because it is cheaper takes a lot of time. I am not very good at sitting still and doing nothing. So, breastfeeding is tough for me. And Avery likes to eat - a lot (and often). By time I feed Avery several times and the other kids (who are grazers and ALWAYS hungry), get them dressed and do a load of laundry or two - my day is shot. One day this week I didn't get a shower until Jake got home -yikes. But yesterday I got myself dressed, hair done, make-up on - all three kids bathed, dressed, fed and out the door by 10 A.M. I felt like I really accomplished something. Crazy isn't it.

Today I have a little list of things I want to do - take clothes to Goodwill, finishes getting Elise's next size clothes out, sort Jude's old stuff to give to my sister, put all the laundry away, do a little "school" lesson with the kids (we are attempting to do homeschool preschool) and get a shower and all that. One day we are going to buy a house and move again...I am trying to declutter as much as I can to prepare for that day. I've gotten rid of most of my maternity clothes and the baby boy stuff. I do have a large box of stuff to take to sell to one of those resale shops. Hopefully they give me a lot of money for them.

Okay, enough rambling....I have stuff to do. See ya.


Mandy said...

It took my husband a while to understand that eight hours of interrupted sleep was NOT the same as eight hours of uninterrupted sleep. Of course he gets it now that it's his sleep! Glad to see your posting more!

Leeann said...

Hello! I was browsing blogs, trying to find some other Mom's blogs. I like to read about other Mom's lives and realize that mine is not extraordinary or extra-stressful...other people are living my same life! :) You have a gorgeous family (We have an Avery, too!) and I really relate to many of your blogs! I am a stay-at-home Mom and any contact with the outside world...with people that are potty trained :) is great! Thanks for posting!