The Water Works

The Water Works
January 12, 2016 You Me and Us

Yesterday… Ohhhh that day.  It was probably the craziest day in my motherhood journey thus far. I may or may not have had a meltdown… Or two… Or three haha.

Trevin was desperately begging for my attention but unfortunately I couldn’t give him much because I had a newborn on my hands who Would. Not. Sleep.  Brigham’s eyes (and sad little crying mouth) stayed wide open no matter what I did. And believe me, I tried everything. For several hours. Shushing, swaying, bouncing, swing, bottle, diaper change, rocking, pacing, humming.. Oh my holy exhaustion. Haha. I put Trevin down for a nap. It seemed like moments later he walked in saying “all done with my nap.” I had to check the clock and realized I hadn’t even left Brigham’s room during Trevin’s entire hour and a half nap and that at that point Brigham had literally stayed up for almost 6 hours…. And for a two month old whose wake time should average anywhere between an hour to an hour and a half, this was pure craziness. After many bouts of crying from pure exhaustion (from both Brigham and myself, haha) Brigham finally fell asleep in my arms. When I tried to set him down it was like  someone had pinched him and he let out a scream and the exhausted crying started all over again. 20 minutes later he fell asleep again in my arms. I waited a good 15 minutes before trying to gently set him down but again he would not have it and started up with crying again. 30 minutes later he fell asleep again and I decided at this point I wasn’t chancing it, so I just held him. My phone died so… I just sat there. Trevin came in saying he wanted food so I tried ever so positively and quietly to name things that he could pull out of the fridge and pantry to eat.  And then…. Brigham only slept 20 minutes… :(  Now it was 5 o’clock pm and Dustin was home. I handed Brigham off and went and slept for two hours.
It was a long, hard day but it could have been worse… I mean, I could have had non-sleeping TWINS…. 😉 haha