Wordless Wednesday :: Tired
Last night was rough, I’m not gonna lie. It was almost like that first night home from the hospital. You and a newborn and a new environment.
Val awoke from a nearly three hour nap around 9pm. I feed her…a lot.
I changed her diaper, got her all cozied up for sleep and she was not having it.
I checked the diaper again, tried to sooth her with a paci (my children do not take to these soothers) and even changed her into warmer pj’s.
Nothing. She would not settle.
Gas? Maybe. So, I walked around with her and patted her back.
It was like I had no idea what I was doing and was a first time parent all over again.
I nursed her again with the hope that would settle her. She would fall right to sleep so I gently laid her down in her bassinet next to my bed. I creeped into bed and within five minutes she was stirring and crying out.
So, the cycle continued. Diaper? Nurse? Burp? Swaddle? Repeat!
This went on until 2am and luckily I think I got a second wind around 1am.
Prior to all this I was feeling pretty good. I had gone out to Rite Aid to get some facial moisturizer. I’d run out and couldn’t wait for my Sephora order any longer. Then, I stopped in to a local frozen yogurt shop and got myself a treat. I came back home from my little outing by myself and sat on the couch with Rhody and my treat.
Around 8pm, and not realizing G was still awake, I sat on her bed and rubbed her back until she fell asleep. I didn’t mind and love this kind of downtime with her.
Is this what happens when I treat myself to a little time out?! 🙂
6am came like a flash and the pitter patter of G’s feet across our bedroom floor started the day.
Val stirred and good thing she did because I was in no mood to use the breast pump after that long night.
— Candice ⚓ (@TheNewModernMom) July 10, 2013
Now, I enjoy my giant iced coffee thanks to my Keurig Vue! Feeling defeated but today is a new day. 🙂