Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Where's the Baby? (say that screaming)

That is one of the funniest inside jokes amongst my sisters. It happened when all six of us shared a room in NYC. Seriously hilarious. But too hard to tell in a blog post.

But if you are a mom - you know that feeling. I think. You know when you have a brand new baby and you are SO tired. And you wake up at some time in the night and you can't remember did you feed the baby and put her back in the crib. You can't quite remember getting there. You kind of panic. Or wake up and the baby slept through the night for the first time and you panic that she is really ok. Crazy new mom syndrome.

Well I feel like I might be back at the stage. Waking up to make sure Kenyon has his pain killers every three hours or ice or whatever help he needs. I am seriously so tired that he has been waking himself up and trying to do it on his own. Actually I think the pain wakes him up. Which he sort of can take care of himself  but not really. Then I hear him and wake up in that "where's the baby panic" realizing that I am supposed to be helping him. And wouldn't it be nice if I was an awesome wife and hopped out of bed every time he needed something? That would be cool for him.

5 comments:

The Loves said...

I think that you are an AMAZING wife and mom and such a GREAT example to me!

Holly C M said...

I can see it now, Annie runs into Elise's room screaming "Where's the Dad?" Scary what sleep deprivations will do.

Lindsey said...

I started laughing when I saw the post title. Too funny. I'm sorry the body of the post isn't so fun. You are an amazing wife and mother. Keep it up.

Erin S. said...

I've often thought (while in a sleep-deprived haze) that there is a reason why erratic awakenings are used by torturers trying to break someone's will--'cuz after a few days of interrupted sleep, I would sell out anyone and everyone just to be able to SLEEP! I'm so sorry you are exhausted. It sounds like it's going to be worth it with Kenyon's knees, though. You are awesome--hang in there!

Malea said...

I love your commitment to your family, and ability to take such a crap happy, horrible challenge and make it something to laugh about.