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I shouldn’t be up. But here I am.

Posted by on August 1, 2010

Well, it’s 1:05am and I sit here waiting for E to wake up. I know it’s going to happen in the next 30 min for sure. He’s like clockwork like that. In fact, he’s starting to coo and caw in his sleep as I typed that. Because I know this is going to happen I wasn’t able to sleep like I desperately need. Instead I’m farting around on facebook and the internet in general and now the blog while I sit here listening the rhythmic sway of the babe’s swing and to J, Scotia, and E who are all sleeping around me. It’s kind of torture. But I know myself. It is harder to go to sleep at let’s say 11:30pm, just to have to get up 2 hours later to feed the wee one. I don’t function well with interrupted sleep. I’d rather stay up and get things done and get my sleep after I feed the little man. I know, I’m probably crazy. But crazy is how I roll.

I have been trying to make the slideshow for E’s birth and first month but it hasn’t happened. I just haven’t had the time and my creative juices aren’t flowing. I know what I want to do but it’s very time consuming and let’s face it…I have better things to do with my time.  I can’t wait until I have a little time to pick away at things like this.

I have had a hard time keeping days from running one into the other. They are all the same. Up at the crack of dawn. Feed. Sleep. Feed. Feed. Tummy time. Sleep. Feed. And it goes on & on.

As you can tell that schedule does not include a shower or food for myself.  It’s rare that happens now that I’m here by myself for 12 hours of the day. It kind of sucks. Ok, it really sucks. It’s nice to have the one-on-one time with my son but a break would be nice. Eating proper food would be a treat. A shower would be divine. I’m going to be so sick of granola bars here soon that I’ll never eat them again. But it’s what I have to do to get through the day without toppling over due to starvation. I used to eat plums and peaches and things but they are going through a ‘bad phase’ here….they are hard as rocks and I refuse to eat them like that!  You can’t do anything to salvage them. I have to admit, I’m not the healthiest eater on a good day and the past month has been a write-off. Oh well. Well worth it. E is growing and thriving and that is what matters most. My weight is the furthest thing from my mind…..most of the time.

Oh yea, I forgot to announce my good news. That most, if not all, of you already know.

1. E is now 9lbs 1oz and 22.5″ long. He was 20.1″ long at birth and at his lowest weight a week after birth was 6lb 9oz.

2. I’m set to get my braces off Sept. 21st at 8am. About 6 or so months early! I was speechless when the dentist told me that the other day at our appointment. As soon as I walked out of the building I was almost skipping. I was so happy. I can’t wait until I can brush and floss my teeth normally. I don’t have to worry about elastics and brackets. I can eat popcorn and all that good stuff again. Oh how I can’t wait. I am going to have a list of things I’ve missed or haven’t been able to eat ‘properly’ since March 09.  Let’s just point out how excited I am to have them off before we go home next so I can pick up Teds pizza and bite into it like it’s meant to be instead of having to use a fork and knife! Oh the little things in life that amuse me.

Well just like clockwork I must be off. E is majorly stirring and is going to be starving.

I’m out like a pregnant woman’s belly button. (lol)

Later!

2 Responses to I shouldn’t be up. But here I am.

  1. Lisa

    I wish I was closer asnd could come give you a hand. I can totally relate and it does suck not having someone to let you “off the hook” for a fe minutes during the day to grab a shower and eat. It does get better but when you really need the sleep and a break it seems like it never will. Can’t wait to play with little E in October…you can shower then…lol!

  2. J

    “…..I’m out like a pregnant woman’s belly button..” seriously i laughed so hard I cried….

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