Sam got some exciting mail on Saturday afternoon when a delivery man came staggering up the drive laden with a big box from our friends at Star Provisions. When Sam opened his unexpected present out jumped a lovely cuddly cow. Sam was over the moon with his gift.
This morning Sam and I went to “mommy and me” fitness at the Y again. It was a lot busier than the previous time we went and if the babies had been mobile it would have been practically hopping.
I’m really not a morning person and so Sam’s schedule so far, if you can call it that, has been to nap or lounge in his swing in the morning and then get busy and have wide awake playtime in the afternoon. However, everything we do at the moment seems to involve getting up and being organised and out of the house by 10 o’clock. Which means no nap for Sam and I think it’s really showing when we get back to the house after our activities.
Yesterday we went to the park, and today we went to the Y, and both days I’m had a horrible afternoon of cranky, loud baby who just won’t settle but who, I’m thinking, is getting over tired and should be fast asleep. At least, that’s what I assume the problem is because feeding him, changing him and giving him reassuring hugs just doesn’t seem to help.
It’s not too bad really I suppose. It could be a lot worse. It’s not like he spends the entire time bawling or anything. When he cries it’s not usually too long before I can calm him down so I do have quiet moments. It’s just draining in that he demands my attention the whole time and as soon as I put him down or try to let him amuse himself he’ll be putting those lungs to work again. The cries just go right through me and it feels like it’s the worst sound in the world. The headache it gives me lingers on well past the tears and I can’t get anything else done.
So, right now, Sam’s been wide awake practically all day and is finally looking like he’s being lulled to Dream Land in his swing at the moment, and I’m shattered.
Tomorrow we’re up early again to go to the library with Natalie and Alyssa and their babies for “activities and materials that will enhance the development of infant language and motor skills.” I do hope the afternoon won’t turn into a repeat performance of today.