Friday, March 2, 2012

So I lied...

Finally, a decent picture of the two boys together.
That only took four months, and bribery with chocolate. 
On Thursday night, our friend Dale, who is a music teacher at a local elementary school, got us tickets to see the Aristocats. Jack made it through approximately 2 minutes of said production before the screaming began.
So I went out to the school lobby to change his diaper and heat up a bottle and hopefully sit down and feed him. Yeah....
No Diaper changing tables. No warm water in the sink to bring the bottle to room temperature. No places to sit.
So Jack and I took a little field trip to Publix where I could heat the bottle in the car warmer. So we left Charlie and Chad at the play and off we went.
I was having a moment in Publix, thinking of the days where I could just go and sit and watch a play. Or just sit on the potty without someone banging on the door screaming "Mommmm-eeeeee???? whatcha doing???" When I was approached by a sweet looking young lady, that looked a little desperate. I thought she was going to ask me a grocery related question. Nope. She said, " old is your baby?" I told her almost four months... She asked if she could ask me a few questions, with pleading in her eyes, a look of desperation.
She proceeded to explain her baby was four weeks old and this was her first outing outside the house.
She asked me when he started sleeping through the night..When we started going out and doing things (instead of just sitting at home..I could see it all over her face. She was tired. As tired as me.
I was going to say- well we tried to go to a play tonight....I haven't had an un-interrupted night sleep in four months....I am so tired right now if I put my head down on this grocery cart....I no longer get to get up and go to the kitchen for a drink, my "trips" are strategically planned around someone else's needs.
So I lied...
Instead I said- Oh, it'll get soooo much better in a few weeks! You're almost there! Hang in there mom!
Now I'm starting to question everyone's promises of restful nights....


  1. I hear ya. I haven't been able to go "potty" in private in 4 1/2 years...but the sleeping thing will get better, you're almost there ; )

  2. I'm here not to lie to you. Forget about ever going to the bathroom again in peace until Jack is about 5. Also, the sleep thing? Savannah is finally sleeping through the night at 3 1/2 years old! So there is the hard ugly truth. If anyone approaches you with a new baby and gushes on "how their baby has slept through the night since they have been 6 weeks old" I have two things to tell you. Either they lie or they are heavy sleepers and let their baby scream through the night! LOL! Think of it as a stage Sarah.... one you will eventally trade for another... like a 16 year old who knows everything! and you are the stupiest person alive. (like that stage?) I think I prefer sleep deprivation. Just saying... :)
    Ahhh motherhood wouldn't trade it for all the sleep in the world. I just keep telling myself that I can get all the sleep I want in the nursing home some day...

  3. It really does get better. Think about your own journey into adulthood were you following your mom into the bathroom in middle school? When I am having moments I just tell myself, they will not go to college wearing diapers. Different babies/toddles/kids do different things. My guy is seven weeks old and I say that he sleeps through the night. To me, sleeping through the night is a five hour or longer stretch where I can sleep well. There is no screaming, but everyone is different. There are adults that are heavy sleepers and adults that sleep light, babies can be this way too. It really does get better. Really. I am on my third. Deep breaths, take long showers when Chad can watch the boys, call a friend and go out alone (even if for 30 min). You may be going through a little depression. You can do this though. You are an AMAZING mom. Just remember to take care of you as much as you take care of those beautiful boys!! Call me if you need to chat I am two hours behind you and can be up all hours :P