Some days, it is all too much. Some days, I feel like super mom. I feel like I need to preface a post like this with...I love my girls very much and wouldn't trade them for anything.
I just took the Christmas tree to the backyard so it can sit there until garbage day. I have a trail of pine needles through my house. I know that it's been one of those days when I'd much rather sweep, vacuum and steam the floors than hang out with the girls!
I know that everyone is busy, which includes being stressed or overwhelmed at times. Sometimes the combo of two 7-month olds and two very active (and often dirty) dogs becomes overwhelming. When the girls arrived, I became much better about asking for help. I had no choice. Asking for help isn't a sign of weakness, although I still sometimes feel a hint of that. I still feel like I'm burdening people when I ask for help with the girls, the dogs or the house. I know that this is my issue though. Ah, but changing my way of thinking is easier said than done!
Some days, the girls go down for their naps easily and are happy and smiley all day long. Some day, they fight sleep like the plague and scream in their cribs, making them cranky for most of the day. Some days flow easily and fly by. Some days drag on and never seem to end. And then there are days when I have one baby who sleeps and is happy and smiley and one who doesn't sleep and is cranky. Those days are the most challenging.
Today has been one of those 'fight sleep, scream in their cribs' kinda days. Thankfully, the day is almost done and tomorrow will be a new one!
So sorry you're having a rough day. I know exactly what you mean about some days being really rough and some being great. I hope tomorrow is better!ReplyDelete
We've all been there. I hope tomorrow is a better day.ReplyDelete
P.S. Martha is a godsend. Thank you for telling us about her!
I've had 2 really hard weeks with my boys & have finally surrendered to the fact that keeping 3 babies on the exact same schedule forever is most likely just not going to happen. We had a good run for the first 8 months but now 2 may nap for 2 hours in the morning while 1 only naps for 30 minutes. Then 1 naps for 2 hours in the afternoon while 2 only nap for 30 minutes. I thought well at least their feeding schedule has stayed the same... it has but how much they want to eat is varying from day to day. Add teething to the mix & family visiting from out of town & it makes for some very interesting & challenging days!!! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one :o) I hope tomorrow is a good day for you & me both!!!ReplyDelete
You are super mom - everyday!ReplyDelete
I hope tomorrow is better!ReplyDelete
I love our girls, but I might lose my mind if I SAH with them FT...
I just found your blog (through Allison's) and look forward to reading more. And I hear you about those days, although I can't imagine it with twins! My wife and I live near Toronto and have 2 boys, ages 5 and 2.5. I have a private blog (http://othermotherhood.blogspot.com/) and am happy to add you to the reader list if you want to read along.ReplyDelete
Thank you everyone for the kind words! Today is definitely a much better today! The girls are both peacefully napping as I write :)ReplyDelete