Man.... well. after our Vacay, my hubby had to do a stretch of nights. 6 in a row. Going to work for 5 and coming home at 2am. It was great to have his help in the day but boy oh boy i was craving some night time help. Well.... by the end of the week.. it was amazing the routine i carved out for myself. It EVEN involved a run on the treadmill for me. My DS is an ENERGETIC kid. Sometimes the only way to keep him still is to go for a walk. So that became our after nap part of the day. Also helped me keep DD up before her next feed and sleep. My dilemma has always been how to feed my DD and calm her down with my son running around and the tv on. WELL.. i figured it out. My son is a techno
junkie. LOVES the iPad and iPhone (like all kids now a days). Well thats now become a "treat". So at feed time i tell him "come on buddy. Its time for mommy to feed the baby, you get to play on the iPad." he screams "yay" and runs up to his room. Sits nicely in his chair and is set. I can then feed DD quietly in her room (watching him on the baby monitor). I hate that I'm relying on
technology, but at this point.. it works. Then he gets his mommy one on one time. Right into the bath. Once DS is in bed, its a quick run and time to wake DD up for her bath and feed. Finally all said and done its 11pm.... would love to watch some tv but I'm pooped. Time for bed.... or sitting in bed, blogging, surfing or FB'ing. Sometimes i feel like FB is my window to realizing theres things other then just kids out there. Right now, thats all my life is from
morning wake up at 7am to bedtime at 11 (with a good family nap from 1-3 - that includes me no matte what... laundry can wait). I wouldn't trade it for the world and one day i'll miss it I'm sure. in the meantime. its fun to read about others adventures and share my own. What will my next blog post be..... I'm not sure yet... but I'm sure it will be interesting (to me at least)
DD playing nicely... me watching from the monitor.
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