It started after the marathon. The next week was Easter , which hubs & I both had a lot to do for this year. Then, lil bit started teething. We found out he has FOUR coming in at the same time. Holy smokes, they don't warn you about this in the birthing classes. Baby wakes up every hour of the night for three weeks ---what the what!? (Ok, exagerating, not every night, but four weeks later, he's still not sleeping like he used to)And then we both got sick (for the first time ever for him, and my first time since pre-pregnancy) so you know it was bad.
Then we started the extreme-yard-makeover, which occurred during the teething apocalypse, which launched us into first-birthday planning and this week which is first-birthday week! I'm so exhausted. Like, I want to cry.
Which brings me to my bad mom week. As mentioned, lil bit has been sleeping less and less...as in all last week he was sleeping 4-6 hours at night, with short naps during the day. This weekend, it occurred to me that maybe he was *overtired. To see if I was right, I started putting him down for his first nap at 7:30am, and YEP that was it. He slept for 3 HOURS (thank you Healthy Sleep Habits Happy Child!). So basically--he's been completely sleep deprived for a month and it was my fault for pushing him to later naps and overstimulating him! He was even getting little dark rings around his eyes! Mom of the year award goes to me!
Furthermore, this past week I've been so exhausted&just don't have the energy to come up with playtime activities. I'm out. I get so excited for Fridays when he finally has Gymboree and someone can teach him things. Does anyone else have this problem? What do you do to have fun with your baby during the day? I'm running out of ideas....if I hear baby Einstein music one more time I will scream. (house rule is whenever one of us is sick we get to watch as much tv as we want. Sleep deprivation counts.)
Plus, I forgot to feed him his dinner bottle yesterday AND I left a glass on my desk which he broke this morning. Get it together, clueless mom.
On a good mom note, I've finally finished his first birthday present from me! Me and Justin are both making him gifts for his first bday and here's mine:
I can't wait to see Justin's! He's going to 'unveil' his gift to lil bit at his birthday party!