January 27, 2012

That Would Be Me


At the 12 am, 2 am, 4 am, 6 am, and 8 am feedings with Fletcher.  

Or some equally glam version of that.  

I won't lie to you. It's been really hard the last 2 months, with this last week being no exception.  We've all been sick (still are), Lilly is starting to show jealousy (can't blame her for that), and Fletcher nurses every 2 hours on average.  I'm exhausted.  I need the long break that I dream of that isn't going to happen anytime soon.  I'm thankful to have this little space to keep me feeling glittery and shiny even when I'm still sitting in my pjs doing the momma thang.  God bless ya'll for giving me that.

Here's hoping for a long nap this weekend.  Happy Friday, Everyone!

Gemma Ward by Rachael Casselis via Simply Seductive via Bienenkiste.

27 comments:

Your Southern Peach said...

Ironically I started my blog during a late night nursing session with my second born. Thinking of you and know that it will get easier :) I hope you all get feeling better quickly.

Natalie {Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers} said...

Bless your heart! Your little man likes to eat. I remember clearly how hard the beginning is. It will get better soon my friend! I hope you get a long nap this weekend! xoxo

17 Perth said...

I can only imagine how tough the first few months are...especially when you have more than one. I am glad blogging feels refreshing to you during this time. I certainly enjoy seeing the pretty things you have in store for us. :) Hoping that you get some rest and relaxation this weekend--and that everyone starts feeling better.

caycee said...

Awww you poor sweet thing!! I know how hard not getting sleep is, basically it sucks a big one!!!! Hope he gives you a little more sleep tonight, and that you and the fam start feeling better!!!

Anna (A Newfound Treasure) said...

Oh Chassity!! I have so been there… wish I could come relieve you for a couple of hours so you could rest up. Hope everyone gets to feeling better soon. Have a great weekend!! XO

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

Oh dear!!! If it's any consolation Matthew was a swiss watch, every 3 hours (from the moment he started feeding) and each feeding took like 45 min. There was one time that he got me down for 2 hours!! I so feel for you, I know is hard! Hang in there, I'm sure it will get better soon! Hope you get your well deserved nap ;)

lizziefitz said...

Ugh! I remember all to well. The nursing not easy but sooooooo worth it! Liquid gold. I consider it my biggest accomplishment in life. Big hugs, you are not alone. It is just a phase.

Pawleys Island Posh said...

I'm hating how much I relate friend! Tag's been generous and pushing it closer to 2.5-3 hours in between feedings. Of course that doesn't include the "start to start" timing of feedings. Uggh. Just think how awesome this summer will be when those sweet boys are SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT!!! That precious sleep will be back in your life in no time. I begged Matthew to go feed him a bottle at 4am today because I just couldn't get up to do it. Hope y'all all start feeling better soon!
xoxox

Amanda Hill said...

It's gong to get easier....and i am sure that you look fabulous at your feedings :) I remember this all to well, and realize its gone all to fast. Hang in and try to enjoy!

Leslie said...

I hope that your family starts feeling better and that you get the break you crave soon. You are amazing.

Lovin That! said...

Hang in there! My little gal did the same 2 hour wake up. She's almost 5 months and it is getting much better!! Coffee is the key ;-)

cominghometosun said...

Oh. So so so sorry. Listen to your favorite work-out play list, go to the virtual MOMA and drink sparkling wine from a can and remember the days that you wished you could stay home in your PJs. Love to you from the cyber-world of people that don't know you at all, but wish you the very very very best!

Simply LKJ said...

Oh my...I do not want to relive those days! Poor thing. Here's hoping you get that nap this weekend.

sampenner said...

Wow, I am so impressed by you. You have your hands full, but are still managing to be a good momma. You will get through this!!

XO,

Sam
www.ThePeakofTresChic.com

Clementine & Olive said...

Be sting and rest well. I vividly remember that blur feeding my twins.

*sing* Booonnnkkkeeerrsss... ;)

Audrey Soria said...

aww you're doing sooo great juggling it all! hoping you'll get a nap in too this weekend!

www.dwellinbeauty.blogpsot.com

Lily said...

Hope you can get in some rest this weekend !! Cant imagine juggling all that !

xxLily
goldandgray.com

Dana Gastelum said...

Thinking of you Chassity! You're such an encouragement to all of us future mommas! ;) Sending positive thoughts {and naps} your way! :)

All Dressed Up In Love said...

OK I am so glad that I just read this post, I am a new Momma of a 10 month old boy and I am constantly saying to myself " How do all these other Mom's do it?" My son is also sick and reading this just made my entire week! Glad to know I am not alone, hang in there!!

www.alldressedupinluv.blogspot.com

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Baby boot camp. Awe, hang in there doll. It's painful. . . but fleeting. I remember nursing in the middle of the night thinking, "God, this is amazing and tender and wonderful . . .and when the hell is it going to end!?"

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

Aww I hope you get some rest and relaxation, at least a little bit, this weekend! You're such a good momma! and pretty amazing blogger too!

Whitney said...

I understand your frustration completely! I was there about 6 weeks ago. Once my son got a little older and went about 3 hours for a feeding, I started doing pumps in between feedings. After a day or two, my production was up and I was able to store some. After a couple of days, I had enough stock that I was able to have a "me" day while my hubs kept him! It was wonderful- I got some shopping done, took a LONG nap, cooked a great meal. It was wonderful and recharged me!

Whitney @ www.whitneybrock.blogspot.com

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

lordy I can't even imagine. Hoping you get a few long naps!

Morgan S. said...

Chassity, you have every right to feel exhausted! Breastfeeding is hard work, kudos to you for still going...I tend to stop around the 6-8 week mark...and mine both nursed like crazy when they did nurse...so I feel you. It's a lot. I'm just proud I still have Breckin in cloth diapers! Ha! Anyway, blogging for you is what it is to me as well...a place to escape the hectic and just enjoy the beautiful things in life and the hobbies I adore. Sending well wishes your way...my boys were sick this past week too. www.justhadabrightidea.blogspot.com

{Hi Sugarplum!} said...

Ew, poor sweets! here's hoping for one of those blessed 4 hour stretches of sleep they throw our way every now and then! xoxo

Sarah MacMillan {Prairie Perch} said...

Hang in there, Momma! Things will get better.

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

Oh girl, hang in there! You are doing an awesome job. I used to curse my hubby's name while he snored away next to me in bed during all those middle of the night feedings and then complain in the morning how tired he was! :) ha:)