It’s a mom’s life

5 Jan

Michael’s off to Big Band rehearsal, and the girls are both sleeping.  I know this party won’t last long; if Jade continues her pattern of the last few nights, she’ll be awake and crying in about an hour.  Halia wouldn’t sleep more than 45 minutes all day today (and that only happened once) but she’s now asleep in the swing cradle.  This is great, because it’s setting me up to be one of those moms whose baby won’t sleep anywhere except in the swing.

(Doesn’t my optimism just bowl you over?  I’m not in a pessimistic mood, really, just trying out some dry humour there. Heh heh.)

As Michael was going out the door and we realized both girls were actually asleep at the same time (at bedtime, no less) I threw up my hands and said, “Wow, now I get to do something really fun.  Like put away the Christmas ornaments.”

Instead, I thought I’d put in a few minutes on the blog.

But that’s all you’re going to get for an update because Halia just woke up, and she’s MAD.


5 Responses to “It’s a mom’s life”

  1. maleesha January 5, 2009 at 7:39 pm #

    Oh, those early days are still quite fresh in my mind. Macy sleeps through most nights now (She should…she will be one this month!) but now we are dealing with the walking practice. She puts everything in her mouth and it’s exhausting. I hope you get some rest!

  2. Kara January 5, 2009 at 8:03 pm #

    Oh the stuff I have to look forward to eh?

  3. Geof Harries January 6, 2009 at 9:55 am #

    With our boy (now two years old) he slept in his swing – and a manual wind version at that – for a few months. He had to be upright due to nasal problems; the little dude couldn’t sleep if he was lying down. At this point we’ve nearly forgotten about that very trying experience – sleeping on the couch and winding up his swing every 30 minutes throughout the night – but we’ve been there….and survived. You can do it, Fawn!

    Thanks, Geof! 🙂 Wow, that’s dedication. I feel bad for draining the batteries whenever I actually turn the swing on (which we just started doing because Halia wasn’t heavy enough before and even the lowest setting swung her way too hard). Michael’s mom tells us that he slept so well in the swing that the (loud!) sound of the manual crank would put him to sleep!

  4. Captain Momma January 6, 2009 at 5:55 pm #

    Yikes, I keep remembering more and more from those early days and getting a little anxious for our bundle to arrive in June!!!! Same as the other guy though, I forgot kore than I thought I would and it does pass fast if compared to a lifetime!!!! LOL! I am so helpful hey?

    Hang in there! How was the live nativity at your church??


  5. Nancy January 6, 2009 at 9:45 pm #

    Hi Fawn!

    I remember the days of having a baby around and just not getting any sleep, we were all on the baby’s time. Now my kids are 14 and 9 and I cant believe all the freetime I have in the evening…to do dishes…laundry…and change the catbox or clean a guinea pigs ear! Exciting I know, ha ha

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I heard about the ketogenic diet a long time ago, on a movie with Susan Sarandon, and I never forgot about that, though I havent had to utilize it, I tell everyone about it whenever seizures or epilepsy comes up. I have not met until now, someone who is actually trying it. Good luck to you in this and in all your endeavors.

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