Monday, March 28, 2011
Things may be starting to look up after a pretty tough week. That last post about our weekend? That's kinda what all of last week also felt like. It rained almost non-stop, which sucked. The dreary weather turns my mood gloomy. I also have a 3 year old who has lots of energy. The few times that it did dry off and then sun peeked out, I couldn't convince D to leave the house. Ugh. Quinn was also not in the best of moods a lot, and then he also decided the awesome sleeping we've been enjoying the past month or so? That's old hat. Apparently it's WAY more fun for him to wake up every 2 hours (or even more frequently, one particular night). I'm telling myself it's a growth spurt or developmental milestone or something temporary that will hopefully end soon.
It is shocking how much the weather (and lack of sleep) affected my mood.
We've since had a few days of sun, and the weather forecast looks promising. I've made a point to get outside for at least one good walk on the days that I can. I've been taking Quinn out on the Bob stroller, which he likes ok (tends to cry for a few minutes, then either quiets down & watches everything as we walk or just falls asleep).
I'm trying to really work on my frame of mind. It's easy to get really frustrated and depressed when I focus on all the things that feel so difficult right now (why is my baby waking up so much all of a sudden; D seems tired, too, are Quinn's wake-ups affecting him as well; will D ever potty train; I hate feeling like I'm missing out on my older child's current awesomeness bc I'm too busy dealing with my baby's neediness; etc). I'm trying to instead take each moment as it comes, focus on the positives, and just get through this. The days are oh so long, but I know in retrospect the months will feel like they flew by.
It's late, and I need sleep. Photos and all the other things I prefer to do on the actual computer will have to wait for another time, I guess...