Monday, May 4, 2009

Le Sigh

Sometimes I just don't know what to make of this crazy life I lead. Daily struggles with children to eat and sleep. And forget about letting me have a little bit of a break in there.

Libby hasn't been sleeping. Doesn't matter what I do, she sleeps for 30 minutes at a time and then is up. I am going CRAZY!!! Really, it's a good thing I don't believe in drugging my children for sleep purposes...although sometimes I wonder ;)

Amelia has been sick off and on since Thursday night. I took her to the doc today and it was decided that she had a virus and became dehydrated so she just keeps being sick. Ugh. My poor girl.

Seth has been super clingy lately too. He has taken to petting me and I want to scream and run out of my skin every time he does it. He also is very defiant and tells me "NO" every time I ask him to do something.

Seth and Amelia aren't eating a lot -- well, all they want are cookies and stuff. I can't say that I blame them, but it is certainly making meal time difficult.

I am sure that the kids are just reacting to my stress. Because Libby won't sleep, I can't work. I have 5 slings to make before next Monday and my serger is acting up. I am going to see if I can bribe the man to look at it tonight. So, I am stressed. I have so much to do and not enough time to do it.

Jeremy and I got to talk for the first time in a week last night. Seriously, we haven't had any time just the two of us in a week. And, even last night, we had about 1 hour before Libby woke up.

But, despite the frustration I feel, they are making me laugh. They are still so funny, and it's a good thing. It is one of the things I look forward to and count on every day.

10 comments:

Lolli said...

Oh, my friend, I hear you. Actually, the life-stress that was going on around my house was what finally drove me to pack my bags and spend the weekend with my mom. It has been heavenly. Other than the horrible trip out here...

kate said...

I'm sorry Kim. I hope your week starts turning around! I was bummed I missed you today. I ran over to Eden's because we were both having nap trap, but I could leave because of the grandparents being here. We are leaving for Jackson, WY tomorrow and will be back Thursday. I will check in when I get back to see if I can bring you guys dinner or something. hugs for now. ~K

Heather of the EO said...

It's so hard, especially when not sleeping. I'm sorry!

Midwest Mommy said...

Oh no sleep is so impossible! I don't care what anyone says if you aren't sleeping because your kids aren't sleeping it is just nearly impossible to function. I am hoping you get some well deserved rest soon. Ugh!

Tiffany said...

When you figure out the secret to get her to sleep please share it with me. T was a definate sleeper...and then there is B...so NOT a sleeper. It's killing me smalls!

Nap Warden said...

Sometimes being a Mommy is hard. My Little Man has become really clingy lately as well. I hate not sleeping:( I hope it gets better:)

Nicole said...

I wish you were closer! Aurora told me today she misses Seth, and I'd love to give you a bit of a break!

Miss you! Sorry I have been sort of absentee lately. Between life and the daycare I am overbooked. The internet is the first thing to go. We all miss you guys though!

Terresa said...

Laughter is certainly a good thing...it's like Draino & cleans out your emotional pipes (I'm quoting someone here, but it's so true!). Funny how our kids sense our moods and it all creates a loop sometimes of laughter, sometimes of tears, sometimes of melancholy, etc...let's hope it more laughter than anything else. ;)

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I'm sighing with you. You're so right.

Steph

Linn said...

I am so sorry. EVERYTHING is worse when you are not getting sleep. I hope it changes soon!