Monday, May 20, 2013

A Day in the Life of Tired Mom.....

It's been awhile since Tired Mom has had a chance to climb out of the newborn fog and write a blog post. Captain Midnight is 4 months old and still wakes up several times every night. This makes Tired Mom even more tired. It's hard to keep up with the little things when sleep deprivation takes its toll day after day. I thought I would update the blog and just walk you through a typical Super Mom day.

Tired Mom product tests. Many mornings are spent writing surveys and giving feedback on various products that get sent to my home.

Miss Mayhem wakes up cranky most days and Tired Mom spends at least an hour trying to make her happy in the morning....while also.....

taking care of Captain Midnight! He wakes up happy, but rarely lets Tired Mom set him down for more than 5 minutes. Mama's boy!

I spend some time each day watching Captain Midnight take naps on my lap. He either wants to nap on me, or with me laying next to him. With Miss Mayhem running amok, there is only one time of day I can lay down with him- her naptime!
Each day I like to take the little ones outside to get some much needed fresh air and sunshine. My goal is one hour a day, sometimes we spend 3-4 hours outside. Tired Mom tries to find various outdoor projects to do while keeping two little ones happy and safe at the same time. Gardening season is harder with little ones.

Tired Mom spends lots of time trying to make Captain Midnight giggle lately. It's hard to resist a baby laugh.

Tired Mom also enjoys making Teague put his hands together like Mr. Burns from the Simpsons. "Eeeeeeexxxccellent."
Some days it is all I can do to keep Miss Mayhem from finding new ways to injure/maim herself. I've been trying to make her take a nap right before the older kids get home, but she is becoming more and more resistant to naps. Darn her!

If you're bored watching the baby sleep, you can always make their hands flash baby gang signs.

Tired mom loves shopping for cloth diapers now that Captain Midnight has switched to cloth!

I also put eyebrows on the baby just for fun one day. Liquid eyeliner!
And then the older kids get home from school, and add their own brand of chaos to the mix. Shark hat!

This was when we went outside one day to get pics taken for Mother's Day. Did I mention we finally got a mini van! Introducing- SECRET AGENT VAN!!!!
 And then, it's time for dinner to be made, and all the fun trying to do that with Captain Midnight still wanting to be held. Paranoid Dad comes home and either holds CM while I eat, or eats while I hold/nurse CM. It will be nice in a few months when the Super Baby can eat with us, or at least does not need to held ALL. THE. TIME. Tired Mom is only writing this blog post because Captain Midnight and Paranoid Dad are passed out on the couch.

I left out nursing the baby about ONE MILLION times a day in that mix. I don't have any pics of that. Sorry perverts! I also left out facebook, checking my e-mail, and various other things that are too boring to mention, but all of which are fun to try to do while holding Captain Midnight all day. At the end of the day, Tired Mom tries to get a few small things done after the kids are in bed, but mostly ends up vegging out with the Roku (sweet Roku, how I love thee!).


Karen said...

LOL! Oh my goodness, this post was too funny. It was also so true to life it was scary. It was kind of like we were living the same life there for awhile. :)

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