yesterday was freaking MOLASSES!
I have been so exhausted the last week or two. Parker has decided he no longer wants to sleep through the night and has been waking up about every three hours STARVING. Then he will eat a full meal and fall back to sleep for a few hours. When he doesn't wake up hungry like a hippo, he wakes up from the discomfort in his poor, drooly teething mouth. Having been spoiled the last few months with full nights of sleep, it is throwing me for a big loop. When I get him out of bed (or rather when my wonderful husband goes and gets him out of bed) and nurse him in the middle of the night, I prop myself up with a few pillows and use the Boppy (greatest invention known to man) and fall asleep. But its not good sleep, because I am propped up with my head thrown back and holding a baby who is nursing like he'd like to take the food-knobs with him. But because I am asleep - if you really can call it that - I don't put him back in his crib right away, so I end up laying in that position for a good two hours at least twice a night, which kills my back. When you add this lack of sleep to all the holiday and birthday stuff we have been doing - it makes for an exhausted mommy.
Last night it hit me like a ton of bricks. Gloria came over to have us help her with her new phone - yes, she has joined the ranks of the iSlave with her new iPhone. I could hardly focus and ended up laying down in our room around 6pm and pretty much stayed there for the rest of the night. Needless to say, my house is a freaking disaster zone and the OCD part of me has a small anxiety attack every few minutes. Mike is usually pretty good about picking up the slack and getting the house cleaned while I am at work, but with Parker's general fussiness and getting over his own sickness, he just hasn't had the energy either.
Thank goodness we don't have the girls this weekend so we can just rest a little (although Saturday is going to be a pretty busy day with Mike doing pools and Nana's 80th bday party, but my parents are coming to visit Saturday morning and they can help with Parker and we will have Sunday at least).
On a brighter note...the other day, for the first time in years, I actually wanted to listen to Christmas music. And to top it off there are a ton of Christmas crafts that I am excited to do...hand ornaments (thanks Patty at Make It Cozee for the great tutorial)...Baby feet Christmas trees...Baby feet reindeer...cardboard Christmas trees...Christmas card holders...oh my. I don't know if its having a baby in the house (who absolutely LOVES the Christmas tree) or the fact that its not 85 degrees in December for once but it seems I have found my holiday spirit - I feel like the Grinch at the end of the movie when his heart gets all big. I've already watched Elf twice (best Christmas movie ever) and I might even let Mike watch Ernest Saves Christmas without bitching the whole time...(might being the operative word)