Friday, February 27, 2015

Nap or Blog...

Apparently I have turned into a really, REALLY bad blogger.  I haven't been keeping up with reading blogs and I most definitely haven't been writing either.  I have scanned my blog reader a few times, to somewhat know what's going on in my bloggie friend's lives, but that's it.  Things have been busy and hectic, and I am TIRED.

This morning, Rylee missed her morning nap.  She decided to poop instead.  At first she just played and talked to herself, but then she started to fuss and cry.  After about 45 minutes of waiting for her to go to sleep, I gave up and went in to get her.  That's when I discovered she had taken a grumpy.  Ayden was sleeping, so I had the brilliant thought that I would give Rylee a little milk and try putting her down again.  While I was getting her milk, she took off down the hallway intent on waking her brother.  I caught her just before she entered his room.  Rylee then proceeded to scream her head off because she got caught, which of course then woke up her brother.  Sigh.

I spent the rest of the morning listening to both of them alternate between being cute little innocent toddlers playing together and then being cranky butts.  Mostly they were cranky and whiny.  Particularly Ayden.  He has now mastered the art of throwing a temper tantrum. He buries his face into the floor and then kicks his feet when he doesn't get his way.  He did that the other day in front of Tony and I and we couldn't help but just laugh at him.  It is pretty funny, although I'm sure we won't always see it that way.

Finally, it was time for afternoon naps and both of them went to sleep fairly quickly.  Thank goodness.  I debated on taking a nap.  I really would love a nap, but then I thought I should write something because I've also really been missing out on blogging.  So here I am, but wouldn't you know it, Rylee is now crying.  Sigh.  She's only been sleeping for about 35 minutes.  And now she's woken Ayden with her crying.

This is why I don't ever have time to blog anymore.  I'm thankful for my babies of course, but I sure would love to have good nap days again.  It wouldn't even be so bad, them skipping out on naps, if they wouldn't be so cranky the rest of the day!  Oh, and they also have been struggling to sleep at night lately too.  Did I mention how tired I am? 

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  1. Bless your heart Amber!!! But YOU ARE A FANTASTIC MOTHER AND KEEP IT TOGETHER SO WELL!!!!! I am very impressed and proud of you! So hang in there. Nothing worse than sleep deprivation. You might have to kick Daddy and the twins out the door on occasion on a week-end and just make yourself take a nap or at least do something relaxing for yourself!!!!! Sending loads of hugs and love and wishes that we were closer.

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    1. Aww thanks! I sure don't feel like a fantastic mother on days like today when my patience is running thin. It doesn't help that Tony is now sick. Sigh.

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    2. Sorry to hear Tony is sick and PRAY no one else gets it and it becomes that vicious cycle!! Even with thinned patience you are doing A GREAT JOB!!!! Hang in there with promises that it will get easier and you are over the hump so sleep will come soon, at least it will be a way more frequent activity happening in your household at night!!! Sending love and hugs!

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  2. I wish I knew why babies hate sleeping when they need it do badly! I am extremely tired these days too. You are not alone! I just keep reminding myself that everything is a phase, I just wish the sleepless phase wasn't the longest one!

    Sending you a big hug. I'm so glad you found the time to check in with us.

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    1. Thanks for the needed hug! I'm giving you a big squeeze in return, my friend! Hopefully our babies will soon enter a good sleep phase again....

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  3. I wish I knew why babies hate sleeping when they need it do badly! I am extremely tired these days too. You are not alone! I just keep reminding myself that everything is a phase, I just wish the sleepless phase wasn't the longest one!

    Sending you a big hug. I'm so glad you found the time to check in with us.

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  4. Oh mama, I'm tired too!!! :) I'm glad you blogged, I should follow in your footsteps!

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    1. Yes you should! I would love an update from you Aubrey! Hope things are going well. You have even more reason to be tired than I do! lol Raising two little ones and growing another!

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  5. Hey, I'm amazed at all the IF bloggers who keep blogging AT ALL, especially after twins! I know myself well enough to know that when I'm sleep deprived and stressed, the absolute last thing I will be thinking about is blogging!

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    1. Well I hope we will still hear from you every once in awhile after your own little one comes Aramis!! lol

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  6. I hear ya on being tired. Running around after Izzy this weekend (just ONE kid) while starting to feel the first trimester exhaustion (or maybe it's just the progesterone?) was rough. Then she decided to wake up at 1:30 last night and cry if I tried to lay her back down in her crib for an hour...finally I just brought her in bed with me. I hope you get some sleep soon!

    Every time you refer to a poop as a grumpy it makes me giggle! Sometimes as I am bringing Izzy to the changing table I ask if she has a poopsicle in her diaper- I have no idea why!

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    1. Haha! I like poopsicle! That's a good one too :)

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  7. I applaud you, as I would choose napping over blogging every.single.time. You're amazing for getting anything written ever!

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  8. I feel you on the sleep thing. We have been having some sleep issues lately and I am exhausted. I don't understand why kids fight sleep so much.
    I've also been a really bad blogger. I have several post written in my head. Does that count?

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    1. I have written so many posts in my head! I have to say NO it doesn't count, because then I don't get to read them Jen! :)

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  9. Hoping you start getting more rest mama! You write when you can…no pressure. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Jessah! Hugs right back at ya!

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