Monday, January 08, 2007

"Sleep Deprivation Du Jour With a Side of Dust Bunnies, Please?"

So, I've been working on my little tale of Gabe's birth, but I've only gotten through--perhaps--half of it.

What can I say? I'm sleep deprived!

I feel as though I have so much STUFF to take care of, but I can't get to any of it. I'm just trying to keep my head above water, and the dishes out of the sink.

You know, that sounds bad. It sounds like I'm bedraggled or something. And I'm really not. I'm actually quite astonished at how much I'm functioning with so little sleep. But as far as tackling any "extracurricular" activities (ie: dealing with "The Wheelchair Fraud", doing bills, making phone calls regarding having a new baby, etc etc), I'm not getting very far.

The kids are fed, bathed, and have clean clothes. The house is in relatively good shape (thanks to the children's help!).

But I haven't gone grocery shopping in weeks.

And my "junk basket" is overflowing.

Things could use dusting.

And the floors would like to be swept more than once a week.

But we're hanging in there. And the baby's a peach! Oh! Fuzz and everything! I'm serious! It's like some of his hair fell out before he was born, and there's this soft, silky peach fuzz left on the very top of his head. I dare say I will rub it off completely soon. It doesn't help that he just kinda melts when I nuzzle the top of his head.......

He is a very good baby (see, I KNEW this was your next question). No, he doesn't sleep through the night, but I really don't want him to do that. I know, I know, I sound like I'm out of my mind ("Kell, you ARE sleep deprived!"). But, you see, I'm nursing him, and it's really not the most pleasant experience for a breastfed baby to sleep through the night. Catch my drift? He can do that when he's older.

He is very much into Mama. Not every baby is, contrary to popular belief. He likes to snuggle, and he could be half starved, but he WILL calm down if I hold him or talk to him. I don't know if any of my other babies were quite like that. And it may not last very long. But I'm just soaking it up to the fullest.

He IS my last baby and all.

So, hang in there with me. I'm getting things done a little at a time. I hope to tackle the junk basket today (I've been saying that for days). Maybe that birth post will get out next week.


Alabamabrands said...

Seeing you're not supposed to be doing ANYTHING right now- DONT WORRY ABOUT IT.
Your baby is only a week and a half old. Go back to bed!!

Denna said...

I agree with Heather. Go back to bed and don't worry about it.
love ya,

Jaylene said...

Ask Christy Ary what happens when you say you've had your"last baby".

Surgery matters not.

Kelly said...

Surely YOU JEST, my friend!!


OOOHHH KELLY! I SOOO feel ya.I was cleaning my house three days after Olivia.It just drives me crazy to sit when there is soo much to be done.Its been 4 weeks and it feels like the only relaxing I've done was in the hospital for those 2 days.You really should listen to everyone though and relax, specially if this is your last. SAVOR EVERY MOMENT. He is a beautiful lil boy and hopefully he will always be a mommas boy~

Mother in Chief said...

Congrats on the new baby!! It goes so fast second time around... at least that's been my experience. And I don't have a snuggly baby either, which is soooo sad for me. He would much rather move than just sit in my arms (sigh)... Anyway, I'm amazed that you already have HALF of his birth story written. Damn, I'm so far behind on all that stuff. My oldest kiddo is going to be four in a couple of months and I only have pictures in a book up to his first birthday! And the second one, I have yet to order a single picture of him. Sure I've got them uploaded somewhere, but there they stay...

Thimbelle said...

Gabe is gore-ja-muss!!! Kiss that little sweety a hundred times for me, and let the dustbunnies pile up!

T. :)

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh SO sweet! Eat up all that fuzz!

Alli said...

Delurking to say CONGRATS! He's lovely! Enjoy that sweet baby smell!