I can’t even tell if I’m losing anymore


Win: Caroline went to bed at 11 and slept until almost 5 (then snacked and went back to sleep). I felt very well rested.

Lose: I was so sore from Stroller Strides on Tuesday I couldn’t straighten my legs properly. It feels like tiny gnomes are stabbing me in the calves with knitting needles.

Win: Evan let me change and dress him without kicking me in the face.

Lose: Evan refused to eat anything for breakfast, choosing instead to sob into the open refrigerator demanding more more more…something. I packed extra goldfish in my diaper bag.

Win: We make it to Stroller Strides (again!) on time.

Lose: I still cannot do one single sit-up during the abs part of class. Not. Even. One.

Win: Gymboree is having a FANTASTIC sale and I had a 20% off coupon. Little Evan will be sporting some absolutely fantastic plaid pants in a couple months.

Lose: Caroline thought Gymboree sucked and expressed her displeasure by screeching like a rabid hyena.

Win: I found a comfy semi-private spot in the play area to nurse the baby while Little Evan played on the slide.

Lose: Little Evan got bored with the slide after about 20 seconds and took off running into the mall. I managed to flash at least eight people, squirt milk all over my shirt, almost drop Caroline, trip on the stroller and lose a breast pad while trying to chase him down.

Win: A nice mom grabbed him and brought him back because she felt bad for me. Or maybe she was just tired of looking at my boob.

Lose: I had to wrangle TWO screaming children into their coats, into the stroller and through the mall wearing a soaking wet t-shirt. Even a deaf person could have heard us.

Win: Little Evan was so exhausted from our morning he willing ate tuna fish for lunch and then slept for 3 hours.

Double win: Caroline and I napped on the couch.

Lose: It’s 9:30 and I am SO EXHAUSTED I want to cry, but there is no way I’m going to get to bed until 11 and I’ll be up again at 5. For at least the next SIX MONTHS.

I need a vacation.

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16 Responses to “I can’t even tell if I’m losing anymore”

  1. michgal18 says:

    this makes me super amped for Gummy Bear Baby. But don’t worry, u aren’t telling me anything I wasn’t aware of in some form. It’s the harsh reality of another year of not sleeping that is crushing…dear god, what did I get myself into?

  2. Ack! All I ask is that when I have two kids they have similar attitudes at similar times. Then I could justify never leaving the house because, gosh, they’re always hungry at the same time or something like that.

  3. Audrey says:

    Hmm. Does E have any leave time coming up? We could send our men folk (all of them) off together and you and I could get have girl time. As in, I only have this wee girl to take care of…weeeeeeeeeeNAP! ;)

  4. Cole says:

    You alternately inspire Mommy to want a second baby (with your pics
    of wee toes and stories of a newborn sleeping a 6 hour stretch) and to never even want to think about the possibility (chasing down a toddler while trying to feed said newborn).

    We’re sorry you had a tough day!

  5. Amanda says:

    I relate to so much in this post, but with my current life this hit home the hardest:
    Lose: It’s 9:30 and I am SO EXHAUSTED I want to cry, but there is no way I’m going to get to bed until 11 and I’ll be up again at 5. For at least the next SIX MONTHS.

    I need a vacation.

    I hear ya sister!
    Your newest follower. Feel free to stop by place!

  6. Amanda says:

    Sounds like you had a fantastic day. Yikes lady! My fingers are crossed that the giant age difference will help me with the next one!

  7. becca says:

    gah! i don’t even know where to begin. i literally slapped myself in the forehead when i read about evan running out into the mall and you having to chase him down. reaching through the gigantic interwebs to give you and e-hug for sure. and that’s part win, right?

  8. Sarah-Anne says:

    hahahaha! wait. laughing at this hilarious story wrong? because it’s just so funny!

  9. I saw a woman out jogging today with a newish born and a toddler in a double stroller. She was wearing bootie shorts and a sports bra and looked good in them. I seriously wanted to crawl in a hole and die and punch her at the same time. Sometimes I hate California.

  10. TMae says:

    You.are.hysterical. Even when you’re tired. That’s why I love you.

  11. Miranda says:

    You know what will get you through? Your awesome sense of humor. Rock on momma :)! <3

  12. Anna says:

    Just another day in paradise, eh?

  13. Joanna says:

    I just want to give you a hug, that’s all.

  14. Rachel says:

    Hilarious! Did you see my girl flipping the bird on my blog?

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