Friday, December 7, 2007

It's been so long

Since I had a nap during the day when I'm usually home with Griffin alone.Even if he does fall asleep usually I can't or he wakes up before I get a chance to slip into la la land.Today as soon as he fell asleep for his nap at 430pm I laid on the couch with a pillow on my head.As any other time I tried this-I highly doubted I would succeed! For some reason I keep trying? ha ha Anyone who knows me well knows I loooove sleep.Well even though I love it and always have, my body changed it's mind about sleep when I was ending my 4th month of pregnancy! I layed awake so much at night it was hardly worth going to bed the rest of my pregnancy ha ha Then I dragged allll day.The day I came home from the hospital with my beautiful newborn son I looked forward to some sleep.After about 8 hours it was starting to get dark and since I was breastfeeding and seeing how often my little fella was hungry I slowly started thinking maybe this sleep thing wasn't going to work out like I had been thinking all day.And so began my HUGE lesson in the lack of sleep and the need to be a caring, patient and doting parent regardless if you've slept 1 hour out of 24.Some days I think I was delirious.I went in the shower with my glasses on.Wore my shorts inside out all day and to a store.You name it I did it.But it is true what they say it really is all worth it! I may have felt exhausted and looked like a deranged monkey but.....everything hard in life is worth more!

So anyways back to my original story of my attempt to take a nap today.I actually fell asleep for an hour until I heard Griffin.I was in such a deep sleep (it had become dark outside) I wondered why he was not in his jammies.I thought to myself how could I leave my baby all night in bib overalls and I went to check on Joe in our bedroom because I wondered why he hadn't woke me up to take care of Griffin-that is when I realized it wasn't early morning it was nighttime, 5:30pm to be exact! It was such a nice sound sleep and I don't remember anything except putting that pillow on my head.Such a nice memory................................

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Oh little Blog

I have neglected you...but for good reason.I am busy doing things for the holidays.Christmas cards, shopping, wrapping,packing,shipping.I will back to you soon.Griffin has been continuously sleeping through the night weeks and weeks and it's like I have my mind back.(except for the occasional wake up).I'm gonna use it wisely and get this stressful stuff done so I can relax.I'm a terrible terrible worrywart and when it comes to giving gifts and wrapping it is hard for me to make decisons (hence mental stress) and everything must look beautiful! I actually accomplished sending almost all my Christmas cards out-except 8 and mailed one package.45 minutes in line at the Post office with Griffin in one arm and a package in the other,until I finally set it down.He's such a good baby.He wiggled some but it was mostly to try to touch other people.He laughed and entertained the whole line!! He looks so cute with his teeth when he smiles! I loved it when he was all gums but this smile with his 7 teeth is precious.I need to work on a pic.I'm exhausted and am going to sign off but I will return soon.......................