Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Catch 22

I am sick. Have been since Saturday night/Sunday. Of course being sick and trying to take care of a baby is not the equivalent of your parents telling you they are taking you to Disney World. Paul has been SUPER nice, getting up with Mason during the night for the past two nights for me and THEN working all day, cleaning the house, attempting to make dinner/kill us with smoke inhalation, pretty much being SUPERMAN. Obviously I owe him big time - like Playstation 3 BIG TIME.

The only thing is that Mason is a nap-fighter and I am pretty much the only one that knows the rockingshushingpattingOMGthat'stheticket that gets him to go to sleep, usually within 5-10 minutes. So, instead of getting an extra 2 hours of sleep, I pretty much just lay in bed listening to Mason scream and Paul trying everything he can to get him to go down. The catch 22 is that it is so super sweet that Mason loves his mommy BUT damnit I am sicker than hell and showing no signs of getting better because my body is screaming "HEY LADY GET SOME SLEEP and like, FEED YOURSELF something other than cheese and Triscuits!!"

5 comments:

momto1 said...

Thanks for stopping by to say hi yesterday. Mason is adorable! Your story on PPD was great and I am sure has helped so many new mama's.

You've gotta love the men for trying so hard! It is hard to resisit the "just let me do it urge" but try...he'll find his own way. I ended up leaving my husband alone with Stink for a few Saturdays while I went to my parents house for rest and food. That and it kept me from trying to "correct" him constantly! By the three month mark, things will be sooooo different, and much easier.

Laura said...

Awww, Tiff. Hope you feel better soon!

Colleen said...

Hope you feel better soon. I think I caught a Tiffy sickness as well.

nancy said...

I think some sort of crud has been creeping through NEast Ohio...your mom is coming in on Sat, and if you would/could want to come in, I would LOVE to give you a COMPLIMENTARY get better stimulating scalp massage with shampoo/style!! THINK about taking me up on it...I'd love to see you too!

Tiff said...

Um...YES Nancy! Only if you promise to have lots of Ben pics for me to look at!!