That pretty much sums it up. Nathans sleep is erratic at best which means mine is worse. He is back and forth with 3 hour increments but every other night or for a few in a row he will cluster feed. Meaning, he eats small amounts every 45-60 minutes and will do so for hours on end. This tends to happen in the middle of the night. I’m exhausted! I love nursing him now that the pain is mostly gone but oh dear god child, I need more sleep. Mike has been fantastic, doing nearly everything for me so I can at least rest during the day. Napping is a lot harder than I thought it would be. See, I eventually snap out of it and am awake for the day. I try and just take it easy but even that is a challenge. I keep cleaning up, doing laundry and visiting with guests. Ugh, the laundry! OMG, I knew there would be more but I grossly underestimated the firehouse factor into this equation. Nathan pee’s when you take his diaper off, often. You’d think I would be prepared for that but sleeping for 30 minutes makes one ill prepared! We have washed our duvet cover and our feather insert 3 times in his 18 days. Maybe writing about this now will keep me from changing him on our bed tonight? In addition to that the kid is a champion spitter-up’er! I thought that breast milk helped with that, that formula was more likely to come. God help me if I ever made that switch. So yeah, the laundry is plentiful.
In addition to the tiredness I’m already loosing my mind. Aside from walks in the neighborhood I have not been out of the house in a week. I cant really get out, it’s not that I don’t want to but our house is full. I can’t just escape for a breather. My in-laws who are awesome (they spent today making 10 meals to freeze for us!) are here until Saturday. Then I get 4 days before my sister gets here. I’m looking forward to them but also I’m not. Mike goes back to work on Monday after 3 weeks off. I’m going to miss him. But, I’m going to get out! We will run errands and visit Daddy at work to show him off, I may also swing by my old job. That will bring a little more sanity, maybe it will bring some sleep with it?
What Ma’, I’m totally rested!
Okay, maybe just a cat nap…