Saturday, May 07, 2011

It's 5:49 a.m. I'm awake, Brian and Baby are asleep, the boys are at grandparents'.

I'm thinking of stealing away to Starbucks.

But first - I am well, thanks for asking. It's been a little quiet around here since my breakdown/tantrum/acknowledgement of defeat a few weeks ago. But things are better. Truthfully, as soon as I hit publish I felt better.

Some people have a therapist. I have a blog.

I finished home visits last week, and finished paperwork this week, so I am completely finished working. I spent all day, every day, of the entire week with Silas for the first time in a very long time. By Friday he was obviously happier, and I was obviously exhausted. But it was the good kind of tired.

This afternoon Silas stood in the middle of the living room with a lampshade on his head (the same lampshade I have tried, in vain, to keep on the lamp all week) and proclaimed, "I am Sir No. I tell people No all the time." I can't think of a better picture of Silas as a toddler.

In other news, Emmy has stopped sleeping. Altogether - she's just given it up, like a bad habit. Maybe THAT is why I've been exhausted. In time, after much beseeching and nursing, she will deign to sleep, so long as I never put her down. She's been in our bed all week (we moved her out of our bed about six weeks ago, but if my choice is to sleep with her in my bed or to never sleep again, I'm up for making concessions). At her check-up yesterday her (beloved wise wise) doctor suggested that cereal may help settle her (presumably refluxing) tummy at night, so that she can sleep again. Cross your fingers, friends. I need this baby to sleep already.

And with that, I'm off. There's a Saturday morning cup of coffee with my name on it.


Mrs. Shehane said...

Happy Mother's Day, Steph -- you are the greatest mother to your children and dauhter to me. I'm so proud of you and Allison. I love your heart(s) -- that's where the true character lies.

Love the pics -- please post the one of the boys looking down at Emmy. They look like they just stepped out of a heavenly cloud to welcome Emmy. What a treat! -- Mamamamama

Emily said...

Happy mothers' day

Kendra said...

I have about 30 things to say to this post, but I will keep it shorter than that =)

First - bless your heart. A baby that came home sleeping through the night and now doesn't. Ugh. Both my babies regressed seriously at 4 months, but it wasn't as disheartening as it COULD have been, because they had never been stellar sleepers before that.

Second- if all the parties in my home were asleep before 6am, you better believe I would be as well!!!! We are so different that way =) I am a total night owl, and SO NOT a morning person.

Third- If God hadn't given me twins, I would probably still be co-sleeping with my toddler, simply because nursing a babe back to sleep while pretty much sleeping myself would ALWAYS win over not doing so.

Fourth- I laughed out loud at sharing about Silas. God love him.