I feel like I should have something to write here but I'm kinda at a loss.
Probably because little sweet William is beginning to sleep less and be more fussy when it's bedtime and it's starting to make Sam and I crazy. Last night around 11 Sam gave up and put him in the car and drove around for I don't know how long - but he said he eventually had to get on the highway. Then at 1:45 he woke up screaming again, lucky me, it was my turn. So I fed him and then he didn't want to be put down. So I slept on the sofa with him on my chest and while he did go to sleep that way - I'm pinned on my back on the sofa (which is very comfortable atleast) while he does the baby grunts/moans on my chest - so I get very little sleep. This lasted until 5:30 - then he starts to stir and before he can start screaming I wake up Sam and tell him to go make a bottle. Then I stay up with them both while we try to figure out if he has a temperature and diarrhea - which he doesn't - but that's what we're concerned about. Our kids poop level. It's ridiculous. I never would've thought Sam and I would have a real conversation about that.
Working backwards - I got a call yesterday morning from one of my favorite clients and they needed some help with their master bath, choosing tile, etc. - so off William and I went in the afternoon and he was screaming all the way there - I think he had lost his paci... But when I put him in the Boppy sling to walk in, he calmed right down and went to sleep. Thank goodness! I think he just doesn't want people other than Mom & Dad to know his true colors. Such a show off! ;)
Sunday was a good day. We went to the 11:00 service instead of the 8:45 and I we like it so much better. It's so much easier to get ready for! Then we had a lazy day and it was perfect. Well, William & I were lazy - Sam worked outside, painting the railing and I think he did some yardwork or maybe it was installing the light and weatherstripping in the laundry room. I don't remember. But the weather was gorgeous and mild and it was a nice day. We even went down to the park in the evening to enjoy. Going to the park in the evenings when Sam gets home is hopefully going to become a recurring theme - except of course, on the very stressful days (like yesterday)...
Walked with Hadley in the morning - which was SO MUCH FUN! Right now my black hole is fairly shallow I think - I don't have time to call and talk for hours to friends (not that I do that usually - I really don't like to talk on the phone most days) and if it wasn't for facebook and the iPhone - nobody would know that I even continued to exist I am sure. Though if the crying continues - this hole is going to get much deeper. (as I write this - he has begun to cry....)
....someone come throw me a ladder...
So I think I mentioned last week that my Dad really wanted me to be tired so he could come down and spend time with the baby and give me a break - and I was actually still running on adrenaline and feeling like I could conquer the world, especially one little baby, so I declined his offer to come. Well, Sam got home from work on Monday and suggested that I call my dad. I'm not sure what I looked like to make him think that - but it must've been run down. Which is exactly how I felt. Anyhow - I call Daddy when I get back from walking in the morning and wouldn't you know it - he has the flu. Irony. It's not funny. So this might foil our plans to go up to Cleveland Labor Day weekend so everyone in the fam could meet William (ie - other people would be holding and taking care of William so we could slip upstairs and take a 4 hour nap) and I was really looking forward to that. I hope Daddy and Sara feel better soon...and not just for my own selfish reason.. :)
Of course - all bets are off when he makes this face - I almost think I can handle all the crying... almost. And he really is a good baby - I probably exaggerate the amount of crying. Besides he's too cute!!