He sure is attached!
This is a bit of a vent, but done with love...
I STILL haven't been able to catch up with the threads, but I still am gonna go ahead and vent to you mamas as if I have known you all along. TIA :LOL
Owen had a cold for the last week or so and it has caused Extreme Clinginess
!! (say that loud like it is a sport) I am not going to go into too much detail, I assume a lot of you know what I am talking about. When I would put him down, say to wipe my BUTT or something... something where I just have to put him down... He would kind of hop up and down on his knees and just cry like I hurt his sweet little soul.
After going to "sleep" at night, he wakes about 4 times before I get into bed. The other night I brought him out with me and he went to sleep in the sling, which he hasn't done in months. It was kind of sweet, actually, but still...
Tonight dh and I actually somehow managed to get them both down by 8, and we tried to get some cuddle time on the couch while watching a movie. Within 20 minutes, I was all cuddled on the couch with my guy... only it was my little guy, not my big guy
. He lies on my chest and every so often abruptly lifts his head, looks into my face as if to make sure it is still me, then gives me this little smile. Like, "ok, all is good. I am with Mama again."
My dh and I own a restaurant and this is finals then graduation weekend at Miami University where we live, so he has barely any time off the last few weeks and the next week or two ahead. So I have been getting so very few breaks.
I know, this post is very broken up... but he will wake up any minute, I just know it!
Does anyone else just have no real time to themselves? I haven't had time to myself in the morning for 2.5 years. DD often doesn't nap, so there is no time to do stuff on my own during the day. After getting them to bed, I just have broken periods of time to get stuff done, as Owen or sometimes both of them wake up several times.
Have you ever figured out just how much time you spend getting your baby(ies) to sleep? I did it once when dd was younger, and I can't even imagine how many hours I have logged to date. If only we got paid for that... even a dollar an hour! I could buy a new roof... I want my back pay.
Sometimes I get really frustrated and feel like a total idiot. I think about parents who started with a bedtime routine from the start, do some kind of scheduling, whatever. They have predictable time to themselves... they take showers... they have clean dishes... they scrapbook and do other hobbies... *sigh*
But I don't plan to change. I know that if Owen needs to come out and sleep on my chest for a while, fine. That's what he needs. It is really inconvenient, but in my mind we don't have too many choices. We don't even have our crib anymore, I gave it to friends who are expecting. I sold my cosleeper on ebay. I can't fathom putting either child in a separate room, none of us are ready for that. Well, I bet dh would go for it, but you know what? He would be in there sleeping with them. He's not ready either.
All I know is I am not having any more children (my tubes are tied) so it can only get easier. I can't go backwards, right? RIGHT?! One day it will get easier... and hopefully I will be so happy I did things the way I am doing them. It all still feels right in my heart and in my mind, but it is just so tiring.
So, how are all of you? :LOL