Monday, October 26, 2009

I'm having one of those mornings

You know the kind I mean. The bad mommy mornings. The kind where you only slept 3 hours the night before, and you dragged your husband out of bed at 5 am to give you just a couple hours of sleep, please, for the love of God. You stumble out of bed when he leaves for work at 8 and your child won't stop crying because she is teething, and the highchair she's in is filthy, the dog is barking nonstop, all the bottles are dirty, and every last diaper you own is in the wash so she has to wear a dishtowel fastened with a safety pin. Suddenly you remember that you were supposed to go visit a friend today, but there's no way that's happening any time soon, so you call and apologize profusely and she's very nice about it, but she doesn't have kids so you are pretty sure she just thinks you are being lazy.

You finally get the baby down for a nap and are too worked up from all your failures of various kinds to go to sleep yourself. So here you are, blogging, when you should be sleeping, or at least working on one of the 89 loads of dirty laundry lying piled on the bedroom floor. It's okay, you rationalize to yourself, I probably need ten minutes to myself more than I need ten minutes of sleep anyway.

You know what I mean, right?

Sigh. We all have those days. I hope. I admit that I am writing this mostly so I can look back on it when I am back in school and think, "well, at least daycare is dealing with that today". I doubt it will help much, since I am already in full-on "I don't want to leave my baybeeeeeee!!" mode.

Anyway, in other Caroline news... drumroll please... she has her first tooth! I've been waiting and waiting for it. Pretty much every time she was fussy starting at around 5 months, Tyler and I would say to each other, "she's just teething." And this week, it was finally true! I was changing her diaper and she was grinning at me and I saw a little white ridge. (It was tooth #P, FYI. ;) I am ridiculously excited about this development, for obvious reasons. I can't wait to brush it!!

We also went to a pumpkin patch yesterday to pick Caroline her first pumpkin:

We had a fantastic time, as you can see. Fall has always been my favorite season. I think it's the same for everyone who lives in New England. Summers are humid, springs are rainy, and winters are damp and cold... but the fall is gorgeous and sunny and the leaves are beautiful.

Not much else to report, other than the fact that we have booked another trip to spend a month in North Dakota before I go back to school. I'm so excited! I can't wait to spend more time with my sister-in-law and her girls. We'll leave right before Thanksgiving and get back just in time for Christmas. That also means that Caroline will spend her first Christmas here with my family, and that makes me happy too.

Now, to just get through this morning...


Sarah said...

We are having the same kind of morning! (Check out my blog to see my similar post). And yay for first teeth! Ollie is deep into "must chew on everything or scream" mode, so I certainly hope he is not too far behind.

*bunnybride'* said...

I am so sorry you had a bad morning, but I hope things will look up for you. And I must add - those pictures are too cute!

Susan said...

What cute pics!

Bex said...

I know what you mean, yes. It feels often like I am merely surviving my life at the moment, and not actually living it. I haven't brushed my hair in a week. I live in the same three outfits. And nothing ever seems to get done.

But then there are the good days. We went to the pumpkin patch last weekend as well, and the air was crisp and full of autumn leafy smell, and I felt alive for a little bit. Carving the pumpkin tonight. Hooray for fall!

edmo said...

You look fantastic! This is such a great age for pictures - old enough to sit up or stand on their own yet young enough to not run off!