12 October 2009

yawn

I have spent 9 hours of the last 24 (and 11.5 of the last 30) hours
rocking and singing.

I. am. tired.

16 comments:

votemom said...

awwwww!

it's an investment with very.great.dividends!


hang in there mama ;o)

votemom said...

oh
and don't forget you've just been thru a very significant, life-altering, dramatic, intense experience.

you are exhausted on every level perhaps w/o even realizing it.

praying for you right now.

Lindsay said...

I'm going to guess that you don't mean in a corner by yourself, with straw in your hair ;)

Hugs....

All you can do at this point is endure - and try to find the positives to cling to (like the fact she wants you to rock her and sing to her: that is huge).

It's the hardest thing ever. Rest when you can. Don't hold yourself to ridiculous standards, whether it is with housework or being the 'perfect' mother.

It's a marathon, not a sprint, so pace yourself.

Thinking of you both.

Carrie said...

Welcome to mommyhood. :)

Kay B said...

Much like a newborn!

The Holmes Crew said...

Awwwwww. I hope although y'all are tired, you are making that slow transformation from whirlwind, to, simply, family!

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

Wow, that is some incredible endurance!!!
Go Mom!

K Marsh said...

And it's comforting to her! That's so great. Isn't it a GOOD tired?

Suzanne said...

Those early days are tough, I do recall. It is worth it; it does get easier. Dandy was too jazzed up to truly sleep for months.

habeshachild said...

oy. hang in there - sounds tough, but i know it'll get better. in the meantime, know that your peeps are out here virtually supporting you. :-)

Lauri said...

hugs

Roxy said...

She is lucky to have a Mom that knows exactly what she needs. It took me three months to figure out that my daughter needed me to just be there to make her feel safe...baby bottle was also comforting, three years later and at 7 1/2 yrs old she still occassionally seeks her bottle especially when her world seems to get too big. You are doing great and Lexi is doing great, to let you rock her it's huge!

Katie said...

I used to think I was always going to have to wrestle John to get him to sleep. Now it seems like a faint memory. I promise it will pass and settle in to a normal routine, with less hours of rockign and singing.

Dawn said...

I'll be totally relating to you soon! Maybe we can skype when I'm up at 3 am :).

Calico Sky said...

(((hugs)))

Mrs. Butler said...

Welcome home, Kate!

Between the sick laundry and the rocking and singing, you are really making a home for dear Lexi, a family of you both. I am so amazed and humbled every time I read your blog.