Wednesday, September 3, 2008

WOW!

Ok, so having two children is a LITTLE bit different than having just the one child! I don't have a clue what happened to yesterday, and today is slipping by just as fast. My day started at, wait a minute, my day never really ended. I went to sleep at 10:30, was up at two for a nursing, stayed awake for an hour because my little man was busy with his usual "squeeking." He is fast asleep, just squeeking. It is cute during the day but at 3:00 a.m., yeah, not so cute! Then I was up again at 5:30 for another nursing. Tried to go back to sleep but by the time I did my first born decided to wake up. And this is all before 7:00 a.m.!! I will not bore you with the rest of my day but let's just say I am tired and naps are pretty much obsolute for me now that my help is gone!! It is so funny how desperate a tired mother gets. I actually prayed these two prayers and I kid you not. They go as follows:
"Lord, please please please just let him stay asleep. You know how tired I am, you are all knowing and I know you hear the silliest prayers that we can offer up, so please please please let him stay asleep!" and this one...

"Lord, please let him stay asleep long enough for me to get a shower. I smell like sour milk and my hair is a greaseball, so please just let him stay asleep long enough for me to get a shower." And to top it all off, I actually said, "praise you Lord" when I stepped out of the shower because just as I did, you guessed it, he woke up!

All in all though, I am learning how to juggle to two bugers and trying my darndest to be patient with my little Alliebug who has decided to try to get away with murder while I am nursing or trying to get Joshua to sleep. I hope that within a few weeks we will have settled in to a nice routine and that I will be getting more sleep!!

Hate this picture of me, love it of Allie! Must get last ten pounds off as soon as possible!!

And this is how I found my two men after me and Allie went to the grocery store. Daddy has the magic touch!

5 comments:

Amanda said...

Oh how you made me not want another child any time soon! I am quite familiar with those prayers you spoke of!

You look great by the way and I'll try to call you again in the next few days (charge your phone!)

amber said...

Oh, I have prayed (and still praying) those prayers MANY times!!! And I always thank the Lord if I have to wake up only once throughout the night. It truly is amazing how you feel if you only have to wake up once during the night. :)

Miss you, girl!!

Dianne said...

Hey, Little Sister,

You are GORGEOUS! I loved YOUR picture AND Allie's.

The prayers you spoke of would get you a high five if I were in your company. We've all done that. But, then, the FIRST night the child sleeps through, you can't breathe till you tiptoe in and make sure the baby is breathing.

This new little man causes you to change your normal routine. But, you will. You changed it with Allie, like it was nothing. Now, in a short time, your new Joshua "routine" will be old hat.

Love you folks and pray God's best daily for you.

the ladner family said...

he is so cute! and oh how i know what you mean! but i will tell you it gets harder then easier! i used to pray "please let them take a nap at the same time!" but that was very rare. he is precious.

SANDY said...

IF IT IS OF ANY CONSOLATION TO YOU, I SURVIVED THE BABY STAGE. BEFORE YOU KNOW IT YOU WILL LOOK BACK AND WONDER WHERE THE TIME WENT. i CAN'T BELIEVE MY BABIES HAVE BABIES NOW. YOU WILL SURVIVE AND THE PRAYERS ARE HEARD AND ANSWERED. JUST KEEP LOOKING TO OUR GOD FOR YOUR STRENGTH AND GUIDANCE AND ENJOY THE GOOD TIMES.