Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Missing some zzz's

It has been a whirlwind.  My son and his family have arrive and I am now only able to blog about it.  I normally blog this during the the work week but my time with my little angels has taken up my time at the computer.  It is amazing the difference between visiting grandchildren and living with grandchildren.  They consume the energy and time I took for granted.

Nap times are different between the siblings.   Good thing, Liam doesn't mind the noise of a full house.  The more noise the better. They have taken sleeping with the radio on so Liam can sleep a little longer.
Zoe, on the other hand, she needs to be isolated with minimum noise.  Unless she goes to bed exhausted, she will fight nap time if she can still hear us.

I haven't forgotten the intense prep work for a baby.  Measuring the formula, having a burper at the ready, and changing a boys diaper.  Needing to be ready to dodge the stream of urine.  I have been lucky so far that hasn't happened. Yet!

Sleep, poop, and eat. The life of a baby.  It sounds simple and easy to take care of a newborn.  But the little angel wears me out. People jump when they hear him cry.  It has been awhile since I have heard the cries of a newborn in the house.  I say about 21 years,  Good lord!  After I feed him, he goes to sleep.  As he sleeps, I think he gives off sleeping waves because all of a sudden I am sleepy too.  Do the baby formulas give off sleeping gas? (Yawn)  Just writing about it makes me sleepy. 

I have to buy stock in Pepsi Max.  I have been buying that a lot lately.  Only thing that helps me maintain the energy I need for Zoe.  She is all over the place.  The funniest thing is she growls.  I have learned what the different grunts mean. She wants to be picked up all the time.  Wouldn't be bad, if she didn't weigh so much.  Good work out though!

I can't nap anymore.  Not that I took many, once in awhile. but the option is no longer there. I go to bed and I am out like a light before my head hits the pillow.  I hear baby cries in the middle of the night.  It makes me smile because I am not the one who has to take the night shift.  I am also reminded that they are still here. 

So tired...zzz...  Can there be a good tired?

Night, Night...zzz...

Sleepyhead Abbie


  1. It's funny how we forget how much time and effort a newborn entails -- but aren't they just precious and nothing better than snuggling one in your arms!

    Your grandbabies are just adorable!!!

  2. Cyn - I am beat. But I am loving every minute of it :)

  3. Enjoy your sleep. Newborns are the hardest stage for me! Though I think it depends on the newborn. Your grandkids are so adorable--definitely worth the lack of sleep. :)

  4. Those grandbabies are beautiful! How long are they staying with you? Keep enjoying them . . . and get enough rest.

  5. Stopping by from the blog hop and now a new follower thru GFC. I would love a follow back when you get a chance. I really love the wallpaper! Looks like pieces of quilits here and there. I love these hops because you can see the most interesting things! Thanks so much for your help and have a great weekend!


  6. mmbear - Thanks for stopping by and being a follower.

    Thank you for the lovely comments.
    I will hop over as well. I like meeting new people on the web :)

  7. LDS Mom - I can't believe I have been on for a long time.
    That alone should tell you that I have been busy.
    I dont know how you guys do it. Keeping up with your blogs and do what you have to do. I am in total awe!

    I have so many stories and moments to tell and blogs I have to catch up with now that I have time.

    To answer one of your questions, they were hear a month and left this past Friday.

  8. Grump Grateful Mon - The kids mom was great with the baby. She took care of him in the middle of the night and when I woke up I would rush to grab him and let her go back to sleep. I enjoyed our little one on one. My house suffered for the lack of attention but I didn't care. I was grabbing hold of every moment with the babies. :0


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