I’m having one of THOSE days

Apparently the thinking things through part of my brain turned off today. After a long night where both Nick and Zoey decided not to sleep, followed by Alex getting up at 545 this morning, my day has been one of THOSE days. You know. Those days where you wonder where the hell all logic and sanity has gone. 
It started off with the decision to let the boys watch a movie in their room when they got up so Hubs and I could catch another half hour or so of sleep. Zoey was still asleep so it seemed like a good idea after the night we had. We sent them in there at about 7. They didn’t wake us up until about 815. Sounds pretty awesome doesn’t it? I thought so until the loud BANG that got Hubs and I out of bed and running across the hall to their room. Oh the site that greeted us. All the clothes out of their dresser and all over the floor. (The bang was a drawer from the dresser hitting the floor) And their curtain was on the floor. They managed to break the curtain rod (that’s the last time I buy the cheapy ones from Walmart. Went and got them a nice sturdy one today!) Thankfully we don’t leave diaper cream or powder in their room. It could’ve been worse.
From there the day seemed to get better. I brought the kids downstairs and got them breakfast and such with no mishaps (I even used the toaster!) We got them all dressed and headed into Fredericton for a curtain rod. When we got home, Hubs ran out for a couple minutes while the kids and I stayed home. I was trying desperately to get pictures to upload for a friend to show her the car seat I was selling and the boys were fighting over trains. So after asking them to PLEASE play quietly for 2 minutes so I could finish on the computer. They listened. They stopped fighting. And played quietly. I glanced up and they had their backs to me and it looked like they were sharing the trains. I took advantage of that and did what I needed to do. Enter Hubs walking in the house. And catching the boys in what they were ACTUALLY doing. Turns out they weren’t playing with trains. They got the canister of formula out of the diaper bag. And dumped it on the floor so they could play in it. Thankfully there was only enough in there for a couple bottles. It wasn’t the container I just bought. Sigh. Let me just say, formula SUCKS to sweep and mop up. It’s sticky and gross.
As if that wasn’t bad enough. I went downstairs to do some laundry. Simple enough task. Right? Not for me. Not today anyways. After almost putting the laundry soap in the dryer I forgot to turn it on. All of Zoey’s sleepers were in there. And I needed one for after her bath. (Of course I discovered this when I went down right before her bath) Thankfully, I had some clean onsies and pants that fit her, so she is wearing clothes.
Now all the kids are in bed. I tided the house. My day seemed to finally be getting a little more productive so I decided to treat myself to a glass of root beer and some chocolate. I went to grab a straw to put into my glass. And instead dropped a dishwasher tablet into my glass. (Who put the freaking dishwasher tabs next to the straws anyways??) Yummy Stuff. Glad I didn’t drink it.
Now I am going to sit and watch TV while I drink a glass of (non dishwasher soap flavored) Root Beer and eat chocolate. After a day like today, I deserve it. Hump day indeed!

Love, hugs and more to come later

Lynn

Officially a Momma of 3!!

I cannot believe that I have let over a month pass without writing! Well, actually I can. Because this last month has been nuts! First off, the end of pregnancy SUCKS! The aches and pains made me miserable. Also I was trying to spend tons of extra time with the boys before their little sister arrived. Which she finally has! I am officially a Momma of 3! What a crazy, chaotic, overwhelming and absolutely amazing feeling it is to say that I am a Momma to 3 gorgeous babies.
Alex and Nick are absolutely in love with their little sister and Zoey loves the constant attention she gets. Or at least I assume she does.

babies

This past week has been pretty crazy adjusting to having a newborn in the house. I can’t believe Alex and Nick were ever this small. (I definitely believe they were this demanding… since they still are :P) Amazingly, so far, my sleep hasn’t been to disturbed with the presence of a newborn. Or I just don’t notice it since the boys have only started sleeping through the night in the last couple months. I’ve already gone 2.5 years without a full nights sleep. Coffee and me are really really good friends.
Hubs and I decided that he is going to take some parental and spend some time with the kids and I. I think it’s awesome that he is able to help me out the way he does. Today was the first time he left me alone with all 3 kids for any length of time. He had a few appointments on base and was gone for a total of 3 hours. Which wasn’t too bad. The kids and I survived it. Things were going great for the first 30 minutes or so. Then Zoey decided she needed a diaper and a bottle. Which was fine, I can do those things easy peasy. Then Alex decided to smash his face into the toy box and come running to me with blood pouring out of his mouth. /sigh/ Obviously I had to put Zoey down to wait for her feeding until after I dealt with Alex. Which resulted in her joining Alex’s screaming. Where was Nick in all this you ask? He was playing quietly with his trains. Until his brother and sister were both screaming. Then he decided to follow me into the kitchen where I had taken Alex and stand at my feet screaming along with them. (Alex was fine, he got a Popsicle for letting me look in his mouth! Zoey got her bottle after a 2 minute delay and Nick got a yogurt tube since he was sad that Alex got a treat and he didn’t) My point is, Murphy’s Law at it finest. These things never happen when Hubs is here to help me!
But speaking of feedings, Zoey calls!
Love, hugs and more to come later! (I promise!)

Lynn