Thursday, November 13, 2008

Welcome Home Nathan!!

This week Nathan was out of town for business. He comes home tonight and I couldn't be more happy. Tonight when Nixon and Parker plot against me I will have back up. Monday was my first night home alone. It started off great. I decided the give them both a bath at the same time in the big tub-silly idea but it worked. Parker and I made muffins once Nixon was asleep. Once Parker fell asleep Nixon woke up to eat and thus started the worst night ever. Once Nixon was back asleep Parker woke back up-something he hasn't done in months. After 20 min of holding Parker, Nixon woke back up and by this time its 11:30 and time all little boys should have been sleeping for hours! I tell Parker goodnight and thankfully he falls right asleep. Nixon however is a different story. He wakes up every 20 min until 2. Finally I run upstairs to jump in the shower because sometimes I only get to shower once they are both sleeping at night. I'm almost ready to get in and Nixon wakes back up but I make him cry-I really need this shower. I get out put Nixon back to sleep and think I might get a few hours in my bed all to myself. WRONG. Somehow Parker knew Nixon was asleep and he woke back up at 3 in the morning and he has peed through his diaper. By now I am too tired to care any more I change Parker and put them both in my bed where they both sleep as close to me as possible. Then at 6 Parker wakes up again and asks for cereal. In your dreams kid go back to sleep until at least 8! I didn't say that i just said shhh shh, its night night. The rest of the week went smoother but we sure are glad to have Nathan come home tonight!!
This was us right before their first bath together. I wont be doing that for a few more months but it was a fun idea. Nixon can sense the bath now and cries before I even put him in. The big tub was way way too much for him. Notice the Pink tub-funny for a house full of boys. Their rooms are both pink right now too!
On Tuesday I watched my friends baby. She is 2 weeks younger than Nixon. We were due within 3 days of each other but I cheated and went in a week early and she was in Labor for a LONG LONG time before her baby came. They both slept most of the three hours and I had to take a picture of their first play date!


Angie said...

Oh I feel bad for you I hated those nights. We still have our share lately of Olivia trying to sleep with us but we have tried hard to end them and send her back to her bed. It works some nights. Sleep when your kid are the ages they are is so precious to you. I'm tired think of you up all night.

kathryn said...

i had one of those weeks when Cash was about 2 months old... it's like they sense that there's a shortage of adults in the house, so they want to make sure they are going to get their "fair share" of parental attention. ben doesn't have any plans to be gone after this baby, and he'd better not make any. i don't know how i'd be able to handle a night like that with 3 kids! you're kids are the cutest, keep up the good work!

Chira said...

aww! caden used to have play-dates like that! those are the best! k, you moved?! hello! you need to put some pictures up!!! that sucks that you didn't get any sleep--it's like they know daddy's gone! You're such a cute mom! I'd have been pulling my hair out! :D

Ashlie Midget said...

Look's like you had a fun time! It's really hard when you don't get any sleep. Nixon looks like he has gotten so much bigger. Congrats on the house, is it the one that you were telling us about? i want to see pictures of it too!