Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Let's be honest

I'm giving Mommy Guilt the beat down today and laughing in her face. This day is so not going like I hoped. I'm determined to get through it and accept it for what it truly holds, rather than what I had hoped it held. What it is and what I wish it were are a complete 360.
This picture is a fair representation of the sleep I got last night. Apparently, my restlessness kept Joe up too. I couldn't get comfortable, despite my five pillows. I'm estimating another 70 sleepless nights before the erratic, torturous night feedings start. So that's good, I've started my sleep deprivation training.
One of the ways I cope with a bad nights sleep is by sleeping in a bit each morning. This morning the kids played and I rolled out of bed around 8:20. There are no consequences for not getting an early start on the day kids, none.
And, we had school, well most of it. Bethany and Jenna are two snotty nosed girls. Sneezing and coughing all over everything. Bethany was so miserable I called it a sick day after Bible, math and language. She happily retired to her bed. No, of course my table doesn't still look like this. . .
I can't say enough how much I love the show Word Word, it makes me feel better about Bethany not having spelling today. Plus, I'm convinced it's the reason Joseph is reading words when he can't even hold a pencil. {Maybe when he decides if he's right or left handed that will help!}
We had lunch in the living room, in front of the TV. I give up trying to fight the sick days and just accept them as variety! Well, I fight them the best I know how, with Emergen-C. We still have quite a supply left over from my months of mono last year. I know my kids are sick when they ask for it.
Jenna has a new friend to comfort her through her cold. I'm not quite sure if it was a gift or if she stole it. She came home from my mom's saying Aunt Carrie gave it to her and he is, "My wion". {Joseph has become aware of the fact that his L's were W's and started correcting himself. His speech has really improved and I was a little sad to hear him talking like a big boy. He rarely mispronounces them anymore. A few days later, I realized Jenna's L's are W's and I couldn't help but melt with happiness!} Jenna's wion's name is Sue-art or as us bigger people might say it, Stewart. Sue-art is very soff, that is why she loves him. So, Aunt Carrie let me know how much I owe you if Sue-art was stolen.
The thought of 70 days until Brady gets here makes me SO happy. I actually laid in bed last night imagining how much fun it is going to be to meet him. It's also making me eager to get some nesting squared away. I haven't had the surge of energy to go with it though. We need to do some furniture switching and I have some organizing to put behind me, but just can't seem to get to it. Plus, most of it involves more physical labor than I need to be doing right now. I'll be so thrilled once it's finished though. Maybe when the sickness packs up and leaves I'll find some energy to get started.


Sweats, Nikes, and No Make-up said...

Give me a call if you need some help moving things around/nesting. I'm more than happy to come over and give you a hand. I'm sure the kids could entertain MadKat while you put me to work!

Our Family said...

So sorry your little ones have been sick! Hope everyone is feeling better soon! And- happy nesting!

Miranda said...

Thanks Melissa! The job I'm most eager to accomplish is toting one heavy computer desk downstairs and out to the garbage and another heavy desk upstairs. Waiting for Joe to help me with that. The other task, I'm waiting to find a bed for Jenna so I can get the bed situation resolved around here!!
I'm having so many Braxton Hicks it feels like I could go into labor any time, and I'm SO not ready!

Doll Clothes Gal Pal said...

Awww, the little ones are sick! I am hoping that they will get better soon!