treading water

December 13, 2011

Y’all, I’m just barely making it through each day doing what needs to get done. David has been working late every day and a full day on Saturdays to earn us some extra cash for the holidays (what a guy) so I’ve been holding down the fort keeping the house running and Meredith and myself alive and somewhat well. She’s getting over a double ear infection and I broke out in fever and chills last night, but somehow it didn’t turn out to be much after a good night’s sleep and I’m back at it.

My days consist of working, driving, getting ready for the next day, playing with and bathing Meredith, sometimes bathing myself, eating every now and then, and crashing in to bed before 9. I have barely any time for anything extraneous, but I read on the train to and from work and I sneak in Internet time from my phone when I can.

I’m writing from my own computer right now, though, because Meredith actually went to sleep in her crib around 7:30 p.m. This is a big step for us since we’ve exclusively bedshared, and it means I will have some time to myself in the evenings! Of course, I’m totally going to bring her to bed with me when I’m ready to sleep. I’m needy like that.

There are more things to say, but this is all I have time for.

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Comments on treading water

  1. 1

    From Kim Hodgson:

    My thoughts are with you. Your commute sounds tough. May you enjoy some time off real soon.

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    From Johanna @ These Prices:

    That is what we did when Harry was Meredith’s age: put him down for the night in his crib and then bring him into bed with us after his first feeding of the night.

    Just keep swimming! Hope you get a break soon.

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    From kapachino:

    Glad to hear that other people do the same thing! Last night she woke an hour after we put her down, around 8:30, but by that time I was ready for bed so I just brought her there and nursed her back to sleep. Worked perfectly!

  4. 4

    From Elizabeth:

    That sounds overwhelming–I hope you get some calmness soon. Just looking at her sweet cheeks makes me grin!

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    From SEL:

    I hope you both are feeling better!

    We bedshared a little around 8 mo, when M had her first fever. But if she was in her bassinet or crib? We never took her out unless necessary. Being able to move in bed without worrying is priceless! You’re braver than I! :)

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    From kapachino:

    I absolutely LOVE bedsharing! It is so comforting to me to have her close, and I never move when I sleep anyway. I’m completely aware of where she is and don’t worry in the slightest. It’s also nice since I work full time to have that extra special time to connect. She transferred from her crib to the bed last night no problem!

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    From Holly:

    I feel like I’m treading water most of the time. I do what absolutely NEEDS to get done – and fall into bed exhausted at the end of the day, only to do it all over again in the morning. Being a working mom is HARD. You’re fortunate to get that extra time in with Meredith at night – my little guy (well, he’s not so little anymore …) thinks our bed is a great place for playing and he won’t actually sleep unless he’s in his crib.

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    From Sarah:

    This is my first comment but I’ve been reading for a while. Just reading about your day and schedule makes me tired! Sounds like you’re doing a fantastic job. Meredith is so adorable and I love her name!! What’s her middle name?

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    From kapachino:

    Thank you! I’m so glad you commented, it makes me so happy to meet new readers. :) Meredith’s middle name is Susannah. Both of her names are after different grandmothers!

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    From Mindy:

    Look at that hair! :) It’s a big step to move into their crib… very exciting. I love the sleep sacks too, don’t you? My first had to be swaddled, but my second sleeps with open arms, just like Meredith. Love it. Hope you enjoy some R&R this Christmas season! It’s that much more precious with a little baby in tow too :)

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