Friday, May 29, 2009

I am so tired!

Seriously, I have not been this tired except immediately post partum. I am setting my alarm every 3 hours around the clock. We are supplementing with fortified breast milk, feeding the baby, and pumping. Between that, a little sleep and eating (like a horse) I don't have time for anything else.
I keep waiting for someone to tell me I am on hidden camera and they are doing a psychological study on sleep deprivation. Libby has gotten used to being in the ergo with me at all times and we are having a hard time breaking that habit.
I once told Taylor that when we do outside work the inside suffers and vice versa. She came in the other day and said,"Mom, remember when you said that about the inside suffering when we do outside work? Well, Grandma is able to do all of it, and nothing is suffering."
My mother in law is amazing. She is so gracious and willing to serve. She is doing everything for everyone around here. She dug out my flowerbeds and put new bark in after some major weeding. She has said that she doesn't know how I do it, well, I honestly don't know how she does it all so well.
My goal is to be as big a blessing to my daughters in law as she is to me!I really hope that she doesn't have to go home anytime soon. She ran an errand for me and said, she really liked the little town of Lynden. I of course, got really excited and told her what a wonderful place it is to live. Maybe we can talk her into moving closer?!


Cassi said...

Hey Carolyn,

Echo told me that Libby was in the hospital and I wanted to let you know that I've been praying for the two of you. I'm so glad that you are home.

When Emma was about a month old we had to do the timers every 3 hours to feed her because she wasn't gaining. It's not fun, and I feel for you. It sounds like you have great help.

(((HUGS))) Cassi

Rebecca M said...

I'm so thankful for your mother in law's help to all of you! I continue to pray for Libby's weight gain and for your rest.

I am equally puzzled when my mom is here for the day to help... she takes the kids fun places and gets all our laundry done, puttering around like a busy bee.

I hope part of your mom in law's blessings to you include making yummy food for you- I know how hungry one can get while doing all that nursing and pumping. While I was doing that, I felt like I might as well have had twins or triplets because of all the time I spent making milk!

Stacy said...

I'm so happy to hear about your wonderful mother-in-law! :)

I want to come watch her and figure out how she does the inside *and* outside without either one suffering. I have that thought frequently. We were all out in the yard this morning, and every time I stepped into the house, I groaned inwardly at the mess. But I was working hard to clean up the patio, back porch, and yard!

Praying for rest for you!

Anonymous said...

You hang in there girl. I'm still praying for little Libby!