Friday, October 18, 2013


Yesterday I felt like the kids got the best of me. There have been sleep issues, health issues and cranky kid syndrome going on. Brian was fine from 7 am to 8 pm as well which meant breakfast through dinner all by myself with no break. Normally I would say "no problem... I can totally do this" but I've only been sleeping in 2 hour stretches for what feels like weeks.

Oliver has "something" going on and we have yet to figure it out yet. He's been to the doctor numerous times, and had two upper GI tests done where he swallows barium and they watch the path. I will expand more on this whole thing when I'm not typing from my phone.

The girls have been going stir crazy because we haven't left the house in days. We have watched more episodes of yo gabba gabba than I would like to admit. Yesterday I was so tired that I even tried to nap on the couch while the girls watched a movie but as soon as I fell asleep, Char said the dreaded word: poopie!

I just have been feeling like such a crappy mom lately because I have been too tired to do much of anything besides the bare minimum. I know this will pass, and I hope it does quickly because mama is tired!! And on that note, the kids are all sleeping and I'm done pumping so km going to go take a nap!


Amanda said...

Hang in there! You're doing a great job, giving it your best each and every day. With that said, your best on Tuesday might look different than your best on Thursday, and that's ok. If you're doing the best you can based on the given circumstances each day (and night!) throws at you, what more could anyone ask of you!? =) Be kind to yourself.

AletaObrien said...

*cyber hugs* You are NOT a crappy mommy. Don't ever think that! You have a ton of responsibility on your hands with FOUR children and especially so when there are two sets of twins and even more so at the ages!! You are doing a great job! I just feel really bad though about Oliver. All those tests.. I hope the doctors are able to help and that he will be able to take some long naps so that you can get good night sleeps in. *hugs*