Tuesday, February 23, 2010


I LOVE sleep.

I NEED sleep.

Unfortunately I was one of those cursed to need at least 8 hours of sleep per night. Actually, I function my very best with 9. The problem is... I'm a mom. Ask any mom whether or not she gets 8 hours of sleep a night. At least moms of little kids. It just doesn't happen.

Take last night for instance:

Everyone in my family is sick. Toby and I decided that we should try to go to bed early and got to bed by 10pm. (wow I know) Within 2 minutes my phone started beeping saying I have a text. I can't stand not knowing who is texting me so I get up and answer. That starts a conversation with my brother.

At 10:30 I leave the texting to go get Porter who is crying. I feed him hoping that now I will get a big chunk of sleep in a row. I put Porter back in bed and go back to bed.

2 hours later Zeke comes running (yes running) into my room and around the bed saying "Mom, hold you". I pull him into bed, give him a hug and lay there for a minute telling myself to get up and put him back in bed. (it is impossible to sleep with Zeke in my bed) I finally send Zeke back to bed and then follow him in order to "tuck him".

1 hour later, Porter starts crying. He isn't crying hard so I leave him hoping he'll go back to sleep. After 3 minutes, Zeke runs back into my room. "Mom, Porter's crying!" I tell him I know and to go back to bed. I go get Porter and feed him (face it, I'm a sucker and it's the fastest way to get him back to bed).

1.5 hours later I hear Porter and Zeke. I look up and see a light on down the hall. I yell for Zeke to turn the light off in his room. I run in finding Zeke sitting on the floor saying he fell down trying to turn off the light and turn the light off myself. I grab Porter and try to soothe him and get him back to sleep. I tell Zeke to be quiet over and over because he keeps yelling at me to "tuck him". I finally get Porter calm, and tuck Zeke in and walk into the hall to go back to bed. Toby is up getting a drink of orange juice. I crawl back in bed.

15 minutes later Toby asks me where the heating pad is. I help him plug it in behind the bed because his arm is too big to fit.

1.5 hours later Porter is crying. I get up and feed him and decide that I don't want to put him back in with Zeke so I make a bed for him on the living room floor. I go back to bed.

7am rolls around and Porter is waking up. I leave him for as long as I dare before getting him so he doesn't wake up Zeke.

I wish I could say that last night was the exception and that every other night I get a decent amount of sleep. Not so. I have a love/hate relationship with nighttime. I love going to bed but hate it at the same time because I know it's going to be a long exhausting night. Ahhh... the joys of motherhood.

Monday, February 15, 2010


I caught Zeke putting make up on. He was applying mascara and actually doing a pretty good job. I should have taken a side picture. He has super long eyelashes as it is and he managed to get quit a bit of mascara on them too.

Zeke being cute

Porter: Crying

Zeke: "I right here. I right here. I right here."

It is so cute how much Zeke loves his little brother.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Family Pictures... 1st attempt

We attempted to get some family pictures taken. I don't LOVE any of them, but some of them turned out ok.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Small Miracle

Zeke is taking a nap!

That's 3 days in a row.

Someone must love me.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Coping with the Winter Blues

Today I took Zeke and Porter to the pool. It's an indoor, heated pool so I thought I'd give it a try. Why haven't I done this before!! Zeke LOVED it. I had to drag him away... literally. The only bad thing about the place was the two little dressing rooms that you were supposed to use to change your kids. I waited FOREVER to get into one but finally gave up. I started changing them right there next to the pool and got in trouble. They don't allow you to change your kids outside of the rooms. LAME! So I left their swimming diapers on and got them dressed and changed them in the car. Next time I'm going to have to go right after feeding Porter because Zeke was not happy to have to leave in order to go feed him.

The double bonus... Zeke is actually taking a nap today. Hooray!!!!