I am unshowered. I smell like sweat, slightly sour milk, and baby. I really really need to pee, but damned if I'll get up and wake him (he's sleeping on my chest).
Earlier today during a few moments when he let me put him in the swing, I ran outside to the mailbox, uncombed, unshowered, in my pink pyjama pants with cherries on them. In previous days I would have been mortified... but today I will do what I must do!
He's a different baby every day... two days ago he happily slept in his pack'n'play for several hours letting me shower, clean, do laundry, and cook. Some days he'll gladly nap or just chill in his swing. Some days he'll sleep three hour stretches at night in his bassinet. Some days he'll fuss, but as long as I put him in the Moby, he'll relax and sleep. Last night he wouldn't settle unless he was being held. Today he's nursing or fussing or nursing or fussing... he didn't sleep more than 15-20 minutes from 10AM to 5PM. He would give me 5 min in the swing before the crying started, but wouldn't calm for the wrap. He would only be settled in my arms, being rocked and shusshed. He finally passed out on my chest and slept for real, and I got in a nap too for a while.
Meantime, I stink, I need to pee, there's laundry/bills/etc. to do, and I have only barely managed to grab food and water today. But I'm not moving as long as he's asleep!
Parenthood -- not for the faint of heart!
(But all of this is OK, really. In a few months he'll be a wiggly squirmy little guy and the days of him being cheek to breast, passed out on my chest with his little fists resting on me will be a memory. The shower will still be there, and the laundry too!)
North Idaho rural living mama to: 23 yo DD, 16 yo DS, 8 yo DS, 6 yo DS, 4 yr old DS, 2 yo DD, and 1 yo DS. And someone new coming this Christmas!
Boys: 12/94, 1/99, 11/03, 6/11. Girls: 11/06, 10/09, 12/12
Jen 47 DS C 2/03 04/29/08/ DD S 10/28/09 DH Bill '97.
mighty-mama and her sister Kundalini-Mama
This time around basically screw it! I'm not stressing about anything! I'm just going to enjoy, stinky and all! LOL
It's a measure of how much my life has changed that any day when I'm able to brush my teeth AND put in my contacts counts as a high-achieving day. And I totally relate to "different baby every day" -- this is so true for me! What works one day to keep him happy might not work the next day. I think a lot depends on luck and digestion, as much as anything I do.
However I agree, being stinky and frequently confused is well worth it to be able to hold him and cuddle him and hear his little squeaks and coos. Well, on a good day at least
I had one of those non-sleeping baby days a few days ago, no Moby, no bouncy just holding Owen ALL Day. I was happy when DH got home.
I really try to at least wash my face and put my hair in pig tails if possible so I don't feel completely gross. It really helps my attitude, honestly for me it was harder to do anything at the end of pregnancy. Owen is a really mellow baby though, he isn't very fussy-he's really chill.
Showering wouldn't be an issue if I didn't have to dry my hair and put some makeup on.
Mommy to Kai 2/03, Caden 1/08, Kara 10/09, 3/21/13, &
Cole 2/3/14 ♡ Happily unmarried to Papa since 2002 ♡
~We may not have it all together ♥ but together we have it all~