I’ve been trying to convince my 5 month old that naps are refreshing. She takes fantastic naps for the babysitter…but for me, I can get 20 minutes maximum. But she’s tired! She’s too interested in what’s going on with her sister to go to sleep.
But today. Today she napped! In her crib! From 12:45-2:20! And it was glorious! Fabulous! Awesome! And refreshing for me!
She was a good sleeper. For the first 4 months. Then she woke up to the world and realized she has a funny sister who will entertain her with songs and games and dances. And she always wants to see what she’s doing.
She is very easily distracted, which makes nursing interesting- especially when she’s doing gymnastics while wanting to eat.
Anyways….while she napped, I wrapped presents furiously! I put Annabelle in her room for a quiet time, my husband was doing homework, and I was in the basement. Alone. Wrapping presents It was so nice! I was trying to move as fast as I could because I knew it wouldn’t last. But it did!
I’ve been feeling a little claustrophobic lately. Between the baby and the 5 year old who is constantly entertaining the baby while I’m holding her…I don’t ever have use of both hands and my body all at the same time! I usually have the baby in a carrier, and Annabelle is by my side, singing to her sister.
At work I have my hands free of course, but I can’t get my home stuff done at work, lol! I wanted to wash bottles and pump parts, switch out the dishwasher items, wrap some presents, get working on my husbands gift…I had a lot I wanted to accomplish. And I did! I even made brownies, gluten free ones! And they are delicious!
Apparently it was so refreshing I had energy to come on and blog also
Parenting is so draining…but it’s also awesome