Thursday, October 27


  • I'm tired.  Really, really tired.  I haven't slept more than 4ish hours in a row since May.  It's more like 3.5 because it's at most 4 hours between pumpings, so if I pumped at 12 then I'd be done at 12:30 and I'd be up again at 4.  (At the latest, but these girls don't believe in the latest.)
  • The girls are rolling monsters.  I don't remember Colby ever being quite so determined to roll all the time- it's difficult just to get a diaper on them sometimes!
  • Colby is so funny and cute that I can't stand it.  He asked me "Mama, are you princess?" in the car yesterday.  I want to freeze him right where he is to keep him this age forever... but he gets cuter and funnier every day, so I'm not sure what the ideal age would be.
  • I am dreading going back to work.  Not the work part, but the leaving the kids part.  Colby is attached to my hip and crying and throwing up commonly ensue when I'm not with him.  The girls are definite Mama's Girls, too.  Sometimes they just need their Mama to be calmed down and soothed.  And really, I don't want to lose the closeness I have with any of them and I know it will diminish some when I go back.  
  • On that note, Colby will not let anyone but me put him to bed.  The girls will not calm down at night for Johnny.  Period.  So most nights I get the girls settled downstairs then head up with Colby.  By the time I'm done with the first story usually a girl is screaming downstairs so Johnny will bring her up to me and she'll cuddle in with me while we finish stories and Colby falls asleep.  It's a little frustrating that I have to do pretty much everything and that the whole routine can sometimes take until 10:30 at night which is just crazy.  But I do love the extra snuggle time with the girls.  
  • Tonight Johnny worked until 9, so I had all 3 for the whole day myself.  In an effort to really get a good routine going, I started having Colby pick up at 7.  All three were upstairs, in their beds, and asleep by 8:30, though Sydney did wake briefly at 9:30 or so.  Score one for me... no more 10:30 nights with these kids.  :)
  • If I had known that pumping and breastfeeding were such effective wight loss solutions I wouldn't have stopped after having Colby.  I'm still dropping some weight... which is actually a little annoying as far as having no pants that fit.  But I digress... I read somewhere that it takes about 1000 calories to produce milk for one baby a day.  I'm producing enough for 3+, so that's about 3000+ calories.  It's impossible for me to take in that many extra calories... though I do try.
  • Speaking of pumping, I am so sick of the pump that it's ridiculous.  I pump 10+ times a day, so about 5 hours a day.  I'm secretly looking forward to March when the pump is due back.  But until then, I'm enjoying the savings.
  • Our new deep freezer?  Pretty much completely full of 200+ bags of milk.  I'll have to look into donating some of the older milk to make room for newer milk.
  • Syd's waking up... so I'm off.

1 comment:

Leah said...

I know the dreading going back to work part. It's also not the work I dread, but leaving my two babes, who I would lOVE to spend everyday with is hard, and it continues to be hard. Ergh! Thinking of you, and hoping you can manage some more sleep soon.