Tuesday, March 25, 2008

double trouble

What is more awesome than being up every three hours with a newborn? Why, it's being up every three hours with a newborn, AND being up several other times the same night with a vomiting toddler! Especially when it's the night before Easter, and your holiday plans must be scrapped in order to avoid exposing your entire extended family to the puking insanity.

Yes. So, that happened.

And now everyone is feeling better, thankyouGodamen.

Speaking of feeling better, yesterday was my second full day alone with the two kids, and it was a smashing success. Perhaps it was the universe's way of making up for the misery of Saturday night, but the baby napped blissfully for much of the day while Evan and I played and did puzzles. Then, he took a great nap himself and all three of us went to the pool. It was a gorgeous day.

We capped it all off with a family dinner at one of our favorite places. Mmmmm, guacamole. Plus, I drank half of my husband's Bohemia. Yum. Do I know how to party or what?

(Uh, don't answer that.)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

pros and cons

Things I Have Gotten Really Good At Since Having Two Children:
  1. Bribing older child with fruit snacks to get him to cooperate while I attend to younger child's need for food and diaper changes.
  2. Bribing older child with excessive television to get him to cooperate while I attend to younger child's need for food and diaper changes.
  3. Playing soccer with older child while carrying young infant in a Baby Bjorn.
  4. Emptying the dishwasher while carrying young infant in a Baby Bjorn.
  5. Cooking dinner while carrying young infant in a Baby Bjorn.

Do you see any themes emerging? When #2 comes along, "bribery" and "hands-free" are the operative words for child-wrangling success.

Things I Still Really Suck At Despite Now Having Two Children:

  1. Cutting newborn's fingernails without bleeding (hers) and emotional trauma (both).
  2. Dealing with night after night of interrupted sleep.
  3. Giving young infant enough time after hearing initial explosion to finish pooping BEFORE changing diaper (may possibly be burning out my washer and dryer with overuse).
  4. Not eating too much junk food during the day. What? I'm tired and I DESERVE IT.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

five hours baby

Hello, and greetings from the land of previously no sleep. But guess what? Last night, I got five hours of sleep IN A ROW.



Followed by another three-ish hours of sleep.

Send champagne and balloons! And maybe also some ice cream, or possibly chocolate, so I can stuff my face in true celebratory style, before I am no longer able to use sleep deprivation to justify my poor eating habits.

Don't get me wrong, in no way do I assume this will happen again tonight or even a week from now. The thing with newborns is that they are hell-bent on confusing and stunning you with their illogical and sporadic sleeping habits. Terrorists, I tell you... they are terrorists.

But anyway. I feel good today, and that's enough for me.