Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Parental truths

It's been a rough few days around here with little man feeling so miserable.  I've heard people saying having sick kids suck but I never understood how much until we were dealing with it ourselves.  It sucks.  He's not quite one (less than 2 weeks!) and can't understand why he's feeling so miserable.  Since Friday he's mainly wanted to cuddle or whine.  He's not drinking much and isn't sleeping as much, despite our best efforts.  Bedtime has been a struggle (2 hour struggle...) since at least Friday.  He's usually a very active, curious little boy who loves to eat but that's disappeared for the time being.  I didn't realize how much I liked our schedule until it all went out the window.  Hoping he's over the worst of it!

refusing to let me put the bottle back in his mouth

The other thing I heard pre-Luke but is just now sinking in is how different weekends are.  Back when I was working an 8-5 weekends were a break from the monotony of Monday-Friday.  Sleeping in, working on projects, reading, naps, lots of time to enjoy.  It's taken until now to really realize how much that has changed.  Saturday and Sunday are pretty similar to my Monday - Friday other than having Matt home and going to Mass.  It's hard to break that mindset of a relaxing Sunday afternoon. 

Combination of that realization on top of a sick baby made this past weekend a tough one.   I had something else I was going to write about this week but my brain is kinda fried.  I love our little Luke but sometimes parenting is exhausting. 

our goofy little guy, the one thing he is willing to drink is bath water. 


Lauren said...

Hang in there! It could be teething too. It's so hard to tell with the little ones. Sometimes Walden just seems tired and cranky and I can't figure it out. I think growing is hard work too. I hope Luke feels better in time for his birthday! Ahh! How can he be having a birthday already! Also I know exactly what you mean about the weekend thing. I've been dealing with it for 3.5 years now and I still get mad when I can't relax on the weekend... because you really can't! lol. Hope we can see you guys soon.

Monica said...

Oh I feel for you, Diana! It's so horrible when the babies are sick because they really don't understand what is happening to them. All they want to do is be held, which majorly inhibits your productivity. We spent pretty much the entire month of February with the two kids passing various diseases back and forth to one another. I hope Luke feels better soon - especially in time for his birthday! Are you planning a party for him?

diana said...

Thank you ladies!! He seems to be doing much better now, at the very least the fever is gone and his energy is back! Fingers crossed he doesn't get another bug before his big day! We are just doing a small party - grand & godparents. And I might be overdoing the food planning/prep for just 14 people. I don't think I could handle a bigger one!

Erin Heckber said...

One thing that I am not looking forward to is a sick baby! I can't even imagine right now.

But I like his sleeper! I believe his soon-to-be-cousin has one VERY similar!

diana said...

Besides his surgery, I think him being sick is about the worst parenting thing we've had to deal with since he came home. It sucks seeing him in pain.

Hopefully Luke doesn't grow out of his before your baby comes so we can get a picture of them matching!