Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Late night feedings+house/yard work+working out = EXHAUSTION!

I am officially feeling exhausted!!! I feel like I have so many things to do and so little time. I probably should be doing something more productive instead of writing this post. The first cause of my exhaustion is Beckett. He is still struggling at night. He decided that he ONLY will sleep if I am holding him. Can we say spoiled? And the funny thing is that I rarely hold him while he's sleeping during the day. He doesn't seem to have any separation anxiety during the day. Just at night. I will finish feeding him and he will be completely zonked out, even snoring recently (he has a cold and is stuffy). The second I put him down, his eyes pop open, and he is wide awake and fussy. He also hates it to be completely dark. I usually end up leaving the tv or a light on. I am going crazy! I don't know how to break him of this habit. Does anyone have any suggestions? I am probably only getting an average of 5 hours of sleep a night. I know that isn't too horrible, but if you know me well, you know I LOVE my sleep.
I have also been crazy busy getting things ready for Beckett's blessing this Sunday. We are having everybody over afterwards, and so Rob and I have been busy getting our house and yard presentable. I spent all day Saturday planting flowers in our front yard, and the crazy wind yesterday pretty much destroyed most of them. What a waste of time and money! I knew I should have waited. Luckily I didn't plant all of them, so at least there will be some flowers that don't look dead. Since we have been spending so much time on the outside of our house, the inside has looked like a tornado for the past week. I finally had some time to pick it up yesterday, but of course Wes has destroyed most of it today. I think I might wait until Saturday night to clean again. And on top of all that, I have tried to find time to go to the gym. I have tried to catch up on my zzzz's during the day, but my mind keeps racing and I think of all the things I could be doing instead of napping.
And the craziness won't end on Sunday. I have a crazy week next week as well. I have a Modbe party, and I am also participating in the Oh Sweet Sadie! Art and Gift show next weekend. Which, by the way you should come to. Even if you don't need a Modbe swim suit. My friend Maren will be there with her fabulous jewelry. There will also be: original artwork, home decor, homemade candy, quiet books, hair clips and bows, gowns, baked goods, games, toys, and so much more! I have shopped at this show for the past year and finally decided to take part in it. They even have a supervised playroom for the kids!
Here are some fun pictures from this past week:
He went from smiling to being scared in two seconds! I love his face in the picture below!

My little neice Kendra broke her nose a couple of weeks ago and had to have surgery. We went and visited her yesterday.

P.S. Check out my studly nephew's graduation pics!


Andee said...

Thank you for sharing that Jill! I've really thought before how amazing you are because you seemed to be up and going with lots of energy so soon after having Beckett. The lack of sleep was so much harder than anyone ever said. Even if you get 5ish hours or more, it's so hard to go without uninterrupted sleep. I think your body needs that or else you do go crazy! hang in, there! Please let me know if there's anything I can do. Pleeeease!

Julie said...

Beckett is looking so big!!! Luke did the same thing when he was a baby, only slept at night when held. I started putting him the nursing boppy (sp) and I think he thought he was be held because he started sleeping all through the night!