Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Another day.

Yesterday was another long day. It was not horrible, but it was stressful because I was so desperate to get my homework done and I did not have a moment to myself until about 6 p.m. I finished my homework just after 10 p.m. and emailed it in. Talk about skimming in at the last minute! I am so relieved to have it done today, but I am exhausted from a difficult night with Micah.

Jamie is also exhausted and fell asleep in his high chair in the middle of lunch. I could not get him to stay awake long enough to have a sip of milk, so I put him to bed. Rather than protesting, once he was laying in his crib he simply said, "Bye!" and I left him there. I have not heard a peep out of him since. That was before 1 p.m. I think.

Micah is in his play pen laying under his play mat for the moment, but he will likely be fussing soon. He is wiggling around a lot and a moment ago when I looked at him he was laying on his side. That would be incredible if he rolled from back to front at such an early age. He already rolled from front to back twice at three weeks old, but not at all since. He is doing very well. He's a very sweet baby, and really not very fussy compared to most babies his age. Thank goodness or I'd really be losing my mind here.

I have not been terribly productive today so far, but I'm doing all right. I have managed to get the boys through two meals, unload the dishwasher, get a roast in the oven, peel and cut potatoes, do laundry, and remove some of the clutter from the living room. What I really want to do is go to bed, but it is not going to happen by the look of things. If Micah was just settling now I would go for it, but he is just beginning his awake time and I'm guessing by the time he settles again Jamie might be up and my window of opportunity will be closed. That's all right, I guess. At least I can relax a bit tonight, even if I can't sleep. I was asked to babysit tonight, but I said no because I really did not think I could handle it. For some reason, I am not pumped about having extra kids around during the evenings at the best of times, but today I just could not handle the thought. I am so tired and grouchy today that I am really excited to have an evening devoid of kid chaos and looming deadlines. Maybe I'll go to bed super early. Or maybe I'll even go for a walk. Either way, my energy level is already way down from yesterday, so I look forward to a quiet evening.

Here begins Micah's fussing. He does not last long at "playtime" on the floor. Maybe his diaper is wet. Oh yes, I bet that's the problem. Sounds like the cry for "uncomfortable"! I have to remind myself to listen to him instead of always assuming that it is not a diaper issue. For some reason I seem to have a mental block with him on this.

I have more to say, but something tells me this might not be the place to share it. I better go change that diaper!

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