Tuesday, July 03, 2007

My Day So Far or Why Are We Awake so Early?

Totally stealing this from Jennifer who made me laugh while pacing this morning. Thank goodness I'm not the only one who has these kinds of days.

I heard Adam cry this morning as I was nursing the baby in my comfy bed. My comfy bed that my sweet baby has been wiggling in since 1 a.m. Look at the clock and see that it's 6:23 WAY too early for me and hope that Adam just falls right back to sleep. No such luck as he's scampering his way down the hallway and into my comfy bed in a matter of seconds. I pretend to sleep so he will too and it worked. Phew, two more hours of sleep please.

As I am dozing off I hear it, Elizabeth has chosen this moment to poop. I should change her right then, I know, but what if she's not done? Then I would *gasp* waste a diaper, so I wait and doze off just a bit until Elizabeth finishes her snack and decides 6:40 is a wonderful time to awaken so I begrudgingly play with her some as quietly as possible to keep from waking the boy. We play for a bit when I smell the smell and remember, oh yeah, she pooped and pick her up to find Huggies diapers suck and my baby and my comfy bed covered in yellow poop. DAMMIT! Look a gift horse in the mouth (what does that really mean?) and curse the gift givers who sent the Huggies diapers. I hate Huggies but I will use them because they were free.

As I tiptoe out of my poop filled room into the hallway I notice a long black line. What could that be? Shoot, Adam found the markers again, but no, he's been asleep and it wasn't there last night. Hmmm......closer, closer.....damn, stupid dog! That big oaf snuck upstairs and wiped his ass on our white carpet! Beautiful. More poop. How in hell am I supposed to clean that while holding a baby 24/7? Decide to leave that for husband to clean and figure out a way to keep the boy away from it all day.

I changed Elizabeth's diaper and then she was ready to play. She was happy! I sat down to giggle with her and we were having the best time when apparently something bit her in the ass because she went from smiling to screaming in a split second. Screaming, screaming, and more screaming, while I pray desperately that she doesn't wake Adam who's still in my comfy bed and now on my comfy pillow. Pace, jiggle, shush, repeat.

Thirty minutes later she's asleep in my lap. Adam is asleep in my comfy, yet pooped on bed (I scooted him and covered the poop with a towel, I wouldn't let him sleep in poop). I am going to find a place to crash and start this day over again. Two more hours of sleep please.

Ah crap, they're awake.


Lori said...

Ahhhh...the memories.

Here's wishing you a day full of smiling babies, NO MORE POOP, and LOOOOOOnnnnng cat naps!!

P.s You know, if you get a package of diapers you don't like (I HATE, hate, HATE Huggies too!) you can always return them to wal mart/ k mart for a kind you like..I never tried it until Landon, but it made me very happy to trade in those for my Pampers which I lurrve) :)

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Some days I feel like my life is filled with nothing but poop. How did this happen to me? Your story gave me a chuckle this morning, but I'm so sorry about those diapers. Huggies never worked for my kids when they were that little (only bigger like now). It was Pampers only. My mother would go the Dollar store and buy us diapers. UH, thanks but you keep those at your house.

Shane said...

Oh, I so remember those days. I must say, I don't miss them at all! Just hang in there....it DOES get better, I promise.

Tracey said...

I'm sorry Andria! Just think, this time next year, poopy babies in bed will be a thing of the past. Just a year to wait!

Don't shoot me, please.

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

It's sad how are lives keep paralleling each others!

At least you didn't flash the fed-ex man.

JaniceNW said...

I remember days like this. I used to think~what did I go to college for again?~ However, the smiles, the giggles, the snugs ands hugs were so worth my time even on the poopiest of days.

Good luck for the rest of the day!! :)

Lynsey said...

I actually love the huggies diapers, they're the only ones that don't leak (so far) for us! And I am feeling for you on the crying baby-thing, Brendan decides to wail his ass off for hours for no apparent reason also. The only thing that pipes him down is the sound of the vacuum- go figure- because I cannot fire that up at 3 a.m.

kristi said...

Ha! I came across your comment on Playgroups are.... ! I'll be reading!