Today is the first day I've been alone all day with the kids since Cole was born. Mom went home on Saturday and Evan was here Sunday and Monday all day. I'm quite happy with the morning so far...it's 10:20 and we're all fed (I even made pancakes), dressed and the sink is empty and the dishwasher is running. I think Mother Nature knew I needed it to be a rainy day. Rainy days are movie days here. Which means the kids stay out of my hair for an hour. Or two. Or three. Shame on me.
I was sleeping by 11 last night. Cole was up at 1. He nursed* me dry and then proceeded to fuss for 20 minutes until he pooped. Then he was hungry again. I warmed up 2 ounces of pumped milk and he guzzled that down. I then figured I'd better pump 2 ounces so my supply doesn't dwindle. He's wide awake while I'm hooked up to the "mean machine" (what Nolan calls the pump). By this time it's 2:45. Avrie wakes up screaming "red bus ride". I kick Evan out of bed to go console her. I rock Cole to sleep and finally crawl into bed at 2:57. I try to fall asleep without relaxing...relaxing just hurts too bad. 3:01---crying baby. 3:11---back in bed. 7:15---Cole starts to stir and I hop out of bed lickety split so he doesn't wake Nolan and Avrie up but he's already fallen back asleep. 7:22---Nolan crawls in bed and starts pestering me to wake up. And tell me that it's raining and he wants to watch a movie. YAWN.
*I have a love/hate relationship with nursing. I HATE the first couple weeks. I LOVE the rest of the time. Nolan nursed until 18 months and Avrie until 14. If this is my last baby, he can nurse as long as he'd like. I always manage to develop thrush during the engorgement period. I've never cried during a contraction...completely different type of pain. I bawl during thrush. It's beyond painful. Beyond. I went to Urgent Care on Monday morning and got a dose of Diflucan. Hoping it kicks in today. The upside is...Cole will take a bottle. That's something Nolan and Avrie would never do.
Now you're officially bored and have TMI I'm sure. I'm hoping for a quick nap before Avrie gets bored with Pooh.