So this afternoon since getting home I've washed all the dishes, cleaned the counters, wiped down all of the fridge shelves, and dusted. When Aiden got up from his nap we went to the commissary. Should vacuum, but eh. I'll just make DH do it in the morning since he was the one who should have done the dishes.
I hate night weeks. I'm glad DH got a flight out of the way tonight (he should be on the ground and debriefing currently) since he *really* needs to finish these up, but ugh makes for long days for me. I'm sooooo bored. Got Aiden watching Wall E. He took a good long nap today, so I know trying to make him go to bed right now would be futile.
I'm ready to put my head through a wall today. I got jack sh*t done all day because one of them was always up and whining. There was a split second where I thought I had them both asleep but the Kole woke up and fussed and whined for the entire 2 hours that Lyla was asleep. It was a bad day and I wasn't a very good mom today. I guess I'll try again tomorrow.
I also think that AF is trying to show up. I've been expecting her since Kole turned 6 months because that's when she returned after Lyla. I had some blood on the TP earlier but nothing since. It was so strange that I even POAS just to make sure nothing insane had occurred. It hasn't. But yet, it was still sad to see a BFN there. I guess just due to my history and hatred of the dreaded BFN. Though when I was TTC Lyla I felt like I had become somewhat immune to them. It's also weird to have EWCM and not be TTC. Anyway, I'm sure AF is around the corner.
Ugh, I should really be reading to my daughter instead of letting her run circles around the house by herself. I'm just so emotionally drained that I can't even make myself to that. I'll look back on these moments when she's older and really hate myself for it, I think.
Wendy, I'm glad you got to see the eclipse! How awesome!
Jackie, Tomorrow is 'the day'!! I'm predicting a baby tomorrow. Zoe, don't make me wrong.
Anna, there have been many times where I go to bed thinking that I'll just do better the next day and pretend that it's a restart. I'm sure AF trying to return is NOT helping you! Not reading one night is okay. My child is still wide awake at 9:35pm watching Wall E.
I had someone tell me that she felt great the day before she started labor with both of her kids and I have to say I like that positive thinking! I have felt great today considering. I got some cleaning done, went by the commissary, and even got on the floor to play with Aiden (something I haven't done recently). Been a good day! But yeah, still really ready to have this girl who is all but out to just come on out. The pressure when walking is definitely still there big time.
Jackie, I wish it was just one night. I honestly only read to her about twice a week. She LOVES books and I feel like I'm not doing enough to nurture that. I did end up reading her the foot book by dr. seuss.
When I was close to 40 weeks with Kole, my mom told me that the day before she went into labor with my brother she cleaned the whole house top to bottom. She had a sudden burst of energy and nesting and had my brother the next day. She said she felt better that day than she had in weeks. I kept waiting for that to happen to me but it never did.
If it makes you feel better Aiden wouldn't let me read to him tonight at all. He's currently locking and unlocking his door instead of going to sleep.
I should probably read to him during the day, but I haven't in awhile. He's usually off playing with cars or "cooking" so I just don't think about it. Maybe I'll think about it more once Zoe is here. At some point I should be talented enough to nurse and read to a toddler right? lol
Why do I even bother trying to put Aiden to bed at night when DH is at work? It never happens. Ever. It's after 10:30 and he's still awake. Nothing I try works. Ugh. I feel like the only mom in America who can't put her own child to bed.
Before Kole got all grabby and easily distracted we did reading during nursing. It doesn't work now.
I would suggest just putting him to bed and leaving him in there, but I think you said he's opening doors. With Lyla, her bedtime is 9pm. She gets her water sippy, her teeth brushed and then put in her bed. Sometimes she goes right to sleep and sometimes she rolls around and plays for a while first, but she doesn't come back out. I love that she's so easy to put down for night time, but she was impossible at Kole's age and up until nearly 18 months old. It was a screaming nightmare that had me in tears every night and dreading bedtime. And I think you could put your son down for nighttime. But right now you are 10 months pregnant and resistance from a toddler this late in the day is just not a fight you have the energy for.