I was originally planning on writing this great post about how amazing our community is with bringing us dinner and helping out in so many ways, but I just can’t do it today. I’m not gonna lie. Life is kinda kicking my butt right now.
As sweet as baby Isaac is, he’s still going through some crappy stomach issues along with a head cold including a stuffy nose, cough and a gooey, watery eye. And it’s wreaking all sorts of havoc on his life, both sleeping and waking. And therefore mine too.
Between not sleeping and dealing with the transition of adding Isaac to our family, I’m running on empty. Physically and emotionally. Adam is busier at work than I think he’s ever been in his current job, working at the office until 7pm each night and then going down to the basement after a couple hours of unwinding (read watching TV) to work from home until 2, 3 or 4 o’clock in the morning, leaving me to basically single parent four kids just a week after Isaac was born.
Alaina is losing it emotionally and vomiting all of that crap all over all of us daily. And nightly. And morningly. Cami’s anger and her inability to control it is at an all time high, especially since her sister is pushing her buttons like crazy. Lucas is two and is behaving like a text-book example of how kids will act during the transition of adding a new sibling to the mix. He’s become a disobedient, potty untrained, aggressive and attention-seeking little boy who ADORES his little brother and smothers him constantly while laughing at me when he’s bad. Oy.
It’s starting to wear on me. I’m wearing thin.
I know it’ll get better. I really do. The first couple of months with a new baby are always hard, regardless of how many other kids you have. But DANG, y’all. I could use a good night’s sleep. And by good night’s sleep I mean two intervals of 3 hours of uninterrupted sleep. That’s not much to ask for, right?!
Oh, and one, JUST ONE, decent picture of myself. One picture where I don’t look like a zombie holding in a break-down like the one above. JUST ONE STUPID PICTURE PEOPLE! Because this is about all I’ve got right now:
Four kids is hard, yo.