Saturday, November 21, 2009

One Flew Over the Cookoo's Nest

I like that title, don't you? So i never read the book-but the title suits me just fine for the moment! Ok, so its been VERY crazy trying to adjust to another baby around here. Every day i look at my little son and i think "how could i have not wanted you!?" I love him so much, though to be honest i could do away with the whole baby stage. Fortunately, since about his 4th week he started sleeping 6 hours and has now consistently been sleeping 9 at night. Who am I to complain, Right? We have the "cluster feedings" in the morning between 7and 10 and then again in the evenings right about dinner time--its quite the feat for me not to just yank out my hair....let me give you the beautiful picture(just so you can empathize with my craziness:)....

Every afternoon starts the same way: 1:30-girls go down for naps, Corbett feeds while I lie lazily on the couch pondering why i didn't check a book from the library or if i did would i really read it, TV flips on to HGTV design show where i stare blankly at the TV to try to gain all the insight i can about home decor (to no avail i might add--i am SO LACKING in this dept.) So my eyes get heavy and i fall asleep. Abruptly i wake up about every 15 to 20 minutes checking my watch thinking i have missed getting Clayton from the school bus. 3PM arrives and i make my coffee to get me through the next several hours. Clayton gets home at 320pm and we sit and do homework until the girls wake up. At this point all is calm and bright! 4PM-Homework finished, dinner being started. Everyone is crying they are hungry. Cameron tries to hug my leg as i am moving about the kitchen. i sit her in her chair at the table and she is crying and mumbling some long story about Didi and Bobby, pointing and crying. Corbett starts crying. Candice runs to the rescue holding the paci so tight against his mouth that he is now crying in rage! I yell at her to leave him alone, its ok to let him cry for a few minutes til i get the snacks and dinner on task. Coffee is not working because after i fixed it, there it sits getting cold on the counter. I grab it-guzzle what i can, refill, pop in microwave. Throw some snacks on the table with drinks, then 1 of several things will never fail to happen...a drink spills, someone got more snack than someone else which results in more crying, or Cameron has gotten ahold of a homework paper that was supposed to be put away 5 times already. 430Pm-snacks are done and put away, I am nursing the STARVING baby, i am trying to get my Jeopardy fix and i know Jacob will be home in 20 minutes. Kids clean up the mess they have made somehow in this amount of time. 5Pm done feeding, now feeding all the other animals...1/2 way through dinner baby is crying to eat again. I nurse and eat at the same time, someone needs a drink, more food, needs to go potty or the phone is ringing....530Pm-everyone is finished eating, we clean up the dishes and the kitchen. Just as everything is put away i hear the unrelentless whine "I'm hungry, can i have a snack?" the bear in me roars, "NO we just ate, go play. you have an hour and a half". then i decide, should i make another coffee or forget it. Either way my eyes are burning already and sleep is a dream i can't wait to meet every evening. 7Pm rolls around, we give the 30 minute warning. I get my other Jeopardy fix for the day while i feed yet again. 730--AAAHH, you are here! We have made it! PEE, PJ's, BED-we hear from Candice "is it 730?" Yep, get a move on! 750PM all is quiet, 3 down in bed, 1 ready to nurse again....9PM-nurse one last time, put the baby in bed and off to bed i go! 445AM will be here before i know it!

Sounds so chaotic, doesn't it? i have it pretty much down now, but during the 4-5PM hour-that one is the toughest for me! Once Jacob gets home, it is SO much easier-he is a great helper to my needs!

Corbett is growing like a weed! He is almost too big for his 0-3month clothing. I am sure he will wear it til he is 3 months, but it definitely FITS him. He smiles ALOT! and what i love is that he smiles with his eyes before he does with his mouth. its like he knows what i am talking about sometimes. After his diaper changes he gives me this big grin as to say "thanks mom!" He really is an "easy baby" if there is a such thing. More ramblings soon..i have a few good stories to share! But for now, i am going to get my Sausage balls out of the oven for Sunday school in the morning, and head to bed....at least i get to sleep in tomorrow til 7Am!

3 comments:

Ellen said...

Your story made me laugh and touched my heart... you are a wonderful mother. :)

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~Abbey~ said...

awe, thanks Ellen! you will be too one day! ;) but get married first!--how many more months til the big day?