Thursday, February 14, 2008

What Am I Doing Right?

One more outing this morning- to a friend's house with a stop for coffee (decaf) on the way home. D was incredibly well behaved, and Buddy had a bottle at the house and slept in his car seat at the coffee shop. Now they're both napping again. At the same time. Buddy slept for 5 hours straight yesterday afternoon, too. This was after I managed to take them both to the mall yesterday morning.

This can't possibly last. I even got a reasonable amount of sleep last night. Mostly because my husband has been Mr. Awesome.

I guess this is just a brief window while Buddy is this young and portable. Once his daytime sleep regularizes, we're going to be much more housebound. First he'll be taking his morning nap, and then it'll be time for D's nap, then it'll be time for Buddy's afternoon nap. This was a problem when we visited my brother and his wife and daughter back when D still took 2 naps and my niece took one. We never went anywhere. I guess I need to enjoy this while it lasts! D didn't drop to one nap a day until after her first birthday, so it's going to be a long haul. I need to enjoy my freedom now.

I'm still having problems sleeping and nightmares about D, but all else is mostly good. My hip's a little messed up, too, and my veins are still a mess from all the IVs. Tylenol is taking the edge off it all. I am so incredibly grateful to have functioning kidneys that this all pales in comparison.

D has started to walk up to buddy and say "Hey Mister Bud!" I love it.


Erin said...

I've been a little slack on commenting lately, but I am so glad that you're doing better and that your kids are doing so well! FWIW, P was always very portable--that kid could fall asleep anywhere and so we were never housebound until he was a toddler. As long as I was holding him (sling or backpack usually), he could fall asleep. So maybe you'll only be housebound during D's nap until Buddy gets more mobile!

Lori said...

I would say you've earned some relative ease.

MrsSpock said...

I say the Universe is cutting you a much deserved break.

Ann said...

I'm so happy that your organs seem to be functioning the way they should now, and that you can even relax a little!

Geohde said...

I think you're doing rather a lot right, :)


The Town Criers said...

The sleep thing is my biggest fear with having kids of two different ages. I hope this continues--the peace and catching up on sleep.