If being a mother was a political position, I would be forced to tender my resignation today. I am especially thankful that Sadie will not remember today and that there are no hidden cameras in my house! Why is it that both your children decide to be terrible on the same day? Hope was fussy and not settled all day, she only seemed happy while in my arms. If she was a healthy baby, I would have let her cry a whole lot more. Unfortunately, crying is a lot of work for Hope and burns too many calories. After her terrible day at the hospital yesterday, she only gained 11g today and needs to gain a whole lot more. This makes me carry her around more and not leave her crying. Sadie was in a very 'testing' mood today, she was straight up naughty!
I only had a 55 minute window today for a nap, Sadie and Hope were both in bed and I was going to finally get some sleep. Sadie decided that wasn't going to happen and would not stay in bed. It didn't matter what I did or said, that stubborn child was not staying in her bed. She was certainly NOT having a nap, even though her eyes were half closed and she was terribly tired.
By the time Shawn got home from work, I was in tears. I can only imagine how much a husband enjoys coming home to whiney kids and an overwhelmed wife. Sadie is now in bed, and sleeping by a miracle, Hope is asleep in front of Shawn and our house is quiet. We have 2 hours until the next feed and I plan to sit on the couch the entire time and only get up if I want something unhealthy and super fattening to eat! I'm wondering if I should just throw out all my pre-baby clothes now and turn to a life of baggy, stretchy clothes until Shawn retires or we win the lottery and I can hire a personal trainer and nanny 5 days a week.
Thank you for praying for us, I can't imagine what a day like today would look like without people praying. I would have dropped the kids off at Shawn's office and driven to Banff, checked into a hotel and stayed for a week! Your prayers for our family and invaluable and we truly appreciate them.