Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Long day

Yesterday was a long day. Today is more of the same.

My friend A had a minor medical emergency yesterday morning, so I spent the better part of the day at her house keeping her adorable two-year-old daughter. I'll admit that it was completely exhausting, and I have a newfound respect for mothers who have their children close together. For me, it reminds me that I don't want to add to the brood for at least three years. Both of the girls were great, it was just a lot considering my bowling ball of a daughter was strapped to my chest the entire time.

Today we've been at home, but baby girl has been really uncooperative when it comes to naps. She tricked me this morning by being completely awesome and happy. She woke up about 45 minutes earlier than usual, but I didn't really care. It just delayed my shower. She actually let me put her in her swing while I ate my Cheerios, and I was able to work on the birth announcements and make a few cards because she remained content. She got fussy at the normal "FEED ME" interval, so I fed her and she dozed off. Perfect. I took a shower- a good one with leg shaving and everything. When I got out of the shower, she was wide awake and perfectly content staring at the windows and the ceiling. What a great baby. She let me dry my hair. We played and sang some songs. Then the fussing commenced. It's been going on ever since. The only thing that has made her happy has been bouncing in the BabyBjorn on the pilates ball with a Sting CD blaring. She finally went to sleep about ten minutes ago, but she remains attached to me as all of my attempts to put her down have met with ear-piercing squeals. Like I said, it's been a long day. Luckily, my six week check up is tomorrow, so I should be cleared for working out, which will get me out of the house and provide an hour or so of childcare a day. Sweet sanity.

How do people with multiple small children survive? I don't think I could handle it.


Angie said...

Aw, Kiddo...welcome to the real world. I haven't showered yet today and it is supper time. I am loving the hair clip and lavender baby powder today. Don't judge me. I do have some oldish bananas...maybe my dirty self will make some of your "I have all the time in the world to bake" bread. Maybe I will just throw them out and take a shower...

Melissa said...

Years ago, a day without a shower would have completely grossed me out. These days, I'm pretty satisfied with one every other day. Thank goodness for baseball caps! Can't wait to see that little one again!

die Frau said...

I have used bandannas, myself...and I don't even have kids yet. Baby powder also helps, yes.

My future mother-in-law had to deal with *twins and a six year-old* (DF) at the same time. I can't imagine how she's sane. Apparently once they got a "summer girl" after Catie and Rumsey were born, she finally allowed herself to be incapacitated with a cold for a week. She simply didn't have the time to be sick before then. I guess you adapt!