Thursday, April 03, 2008

And I said it was easy ...

That was all till last night hit!
After a really nice dinner that our friends brought over, the evening became a bit of a challenge. First we realized that Matthew, who usually doesn't feel the need to go to bed EVER was lying on the floor saying he was sleepy.
Mike took his temperature and discovered that Matt had a fever, and truly wasn't feeling well. So, we let him sleep in our bed and then had some time with Chloe before I went to bed.
Not too bad.
Until Chloe realized it was night time which must mean time to eat and eat and eat. Instead of being the angel baby that we know and love, she ate and cried ALL NIGHT. From 10:30 till about 7 am she ate at least once an hour. And, when she did sleep, she refused to go in the bassinet because then she would scream some more. I was getting crankier and crankier. She was getting crankier and crankier. Finally at about 4:30 we both fell asleep while she was nursing and we woke up 2 hours later in the exact same position. weird.
to add to the fun of the evening, I had decided earlier in the day that I didn't want to be taking all the pain medication I was prescribed. So, instead of just taking a lower dose to wean myself, I just stopped taking anything. So, once Mike convinced me to take pain meds just a little longer things felt a little better. But, it took awhile for all of it to kick back in.
Needless to say, today I'm a little tired.
Matt is home from daycare today because he still has a fever, and the last thing we want to do is have him sick on his birthday. And, quite honestly, neither Mike nor I seem to have the energy to fight with him about getting dressed, going to daycare, etc etc. Besides, Matt has decided that he's really into watching Cityline and that is what we're doing today. And, hopefully we'll have a nice long nap this afternoon.


AndreAnna said...

Oh you poor thing! Feel better.

Steph said...

Who knew Brian Gluckstein would be so entertaining to kids?! Hope everyone feels better soon :-)

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

Oh, I'm so sorry! I hope that things get better. You're bound to have some rough nights in between the awesome ones--parenting is never easy, is it?!
Falling asleep while nursing is the best, isn't it?! One of the perks, that's for sure.
If I can give my 2cents about the pain meds....I did the same thing you did...BIG mistake! Wean yourself off of them, cuz you need to be comfortable!

Ginny said...

It's funny how things can just be rolling along better than you thought it was going to and then reality hits quickly and hard!! But the good thing is, you made it through! A little tired but none the less you made it through! I know I've told you many times that I sat on my couch and cried with both kids the day James went back to work and my reality set in but I made it through! And you did too! And you will continue to do it when you have your rough spots.
Hope Chloe is a little easier on you tonight and Matt feels better soon! And you hang in there and take it easy too. You don't need to be super mom, you just had major surgery for pete's sake! Listen to the pain, if it's bad you need to take it a little slower OK?