Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sleep…will we ever meet again my old friend?

I miss sleep. I miss sleeping in. I miss lying in bed with no demands and just sleeping. I relish sleep. I’m not a tea or coffee or pop drinker but I need 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep to be completely functional.

I can’t remember when I last had a good night’s sleep. It must have been when I was around 5 months ish pregnant…before the baby in my belly made me get up every hour to use the bathroom. Now the baby and a snoring husband keep me up (and my ongoing affair with Harry Potter).

These days when I put my son to bed, aside from telling him I love him and all the other mushy mom stuff I always ask him to sleep at least 8 hours. Of course, he’s his own little man and wakes up laughing and cooing in the early morning. Too early for me. He usually goes back down for a couple of hours after eating but I miss having 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep.

One day in the very, very, very distant future I guess I’ll get reacquainted with 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep. Until then, I gladly (I admit sometimes grudgingly) trade being well rested for the always a little tired but unbelieving amazing feeling of being a mom to The Boy.


Monday, October 4, 2010


So I have a new vice. Well, to be honest, I just expanded the viceness of an old vice. ..watching TV. Specifically, The Cosby Show and The Young and The Restless.

Let me explain my decline into this terrible state of TV addiction. It started when I found myself with a lot of extra breast milk (sorry for the oversharing but it's vital to the story). Anyway, I needed to pump out the extra and this usual coincided with the times that The Cosby Show and The Young and The Restless were on TV. I started watching them while I pumped to ease the boredom and to keep me from falling asleep at the pump. Don’t worry, the baby was usually safety asleep in his crib or being held by someone (usually someone I know, just kidding!).

That’s how it started and even though I don’t always have to pump anymore I’m hooked on the antics of the Huxtable family and Genoa City residents. I make sure that PVR is set to record these shows (any many others) to make sure I don’t miss anything.

My poor kid has no changes with such a delinquent TV addict mother like me.

Adieu till the next rambling,

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Listening to my son coo over the baby monitor

So I’ve been absent for a while. I’ve been busy birthing a baby and taking care of said baby. He is an absolute joy and we relish every moment with him. I am starting to feel more like my old self a bit and do miss being able to sleep in and be lazy. These days, it’s all about The Boy. Making sure he eats, poops, pees, is happy etc.

I just put him down for a nap and the little stinker is having a grand old time laughing and babbling by himself. He should fall asleep on his own soon but the sounds coming through he baby monitor are music to my ears.

Man, people said it but your life really does change once baby arrives. There is no more free time, especially for the mom. I am a little resentful sometimes that my husband can just go to work and zone us out. Even when the baby is sleeping I am still in mom mode. There’s always something baby related that needs to be done. When I go to bed, I know that I will have to wake up at some point in the early morning to feed the little munchkin.

Gone are the days of the last minute “let’s go to the xyz…” There is more planning involved. Making sure his diaper bag is always ready to go. Making sure we put the stroller in whichever car we are taking. Making sure we are not going to interrupt a nap/feeding time. He is a really good baby though (knock on wood). He sleeps in the car or stroller and I don’t have issues with breastfeeding him in public, although I do prefer some privacy if possible.

Overall, the past few months have been amazingly frustrating but have been the happiest of our lives. The Boy has completed our little family. Here’s a little ditty I wrote about it (sorry if it’s a little cheesy).

Our Little Family

We found each other and were as happy as can be
Then our little family grew from two to three
You came into our lives and touched us with love
A precious gift from heaven above
9 months of anticipation and joy
Gave us this beautiful Baby Boy

More Mom stores to come,