Thursday, November 11, 2010

11.11.10 :: 125 weeks old


Mack is 125 weeks old today.

Sean actually got up in the middle of the night last night, 2:30 am, called out Mack's name for like a good 2 minutes, woke up Mackenzie to tell him not to worry but he had to pee and that he'd be right back (it was cute, yet I wanted to shoot him for waking up Mack), and then went to the bathroom on his own. He did and went back to bed. Jamie & I didn't have to get up out of bed, though we both heard the whole thing. Though, this morning, at 7 am he woke up soaking wet. So strange, considering he relieved himself 2:30 am. And he had a dry night the other night after not even getting up once to go to the bathroom. I don't get it. Hoping that it keeps getting better, but today, I have laundry to do for soiled sheets. Ah, the joys of potty training.

Today the boys had no daycare. Not because of Remembrance Day, but because on Remembrance Day every year, the daycare closes and the teachers go to a conference. It's been like this last year & the year before. I wonder what happens when Nov 11th falls on a weekend. I guess I'll find out Nov 2012 when Remembrance day is on a Sunday. (2012 is a leap year).

Today was a very challenging day spent from making sure the kids didn't get in the cleaning lady's way, trying to contain their toy messes so that she could clean, to using Magic Eraser (which is the best invention ever) to get blue crayon off my kitchen floor, after Sean decided that he'd use it as a canvas (after the cleaning left, of course). There was a bunch of time-outs today. I had to threaten a few time that we were not going to go over to Zachary's house this afternoon (we had an afternoon play date arranged for a few weeks now with Zachary - whom Sean played soccer with this summer - and I know his mom from when I was a young kid).

The playdate was much needed though. It allowed me to have a few minutes of adult conversation while the kids played together. My friend has 3 kids, also 2006, 2008 & 2010. Her son is 8 months older than Sean, so he'll be the grade above Sean in school, her middle child, a daughter is 3 months older than Mackenzie, and her baby, 4 months old tomorrow, will be probably about 4.5-5.5 months older than baby 3. It's nice to have friends with kids my children's ages. We compare notes, behaviors, talk about what we do for sanity - you know... mommy talk. We did manage to get some chatting (and venting) done in between breaking up a few fights between the kids over some toys. Ahhh, what an afternoon. What a day actually. Sometimes I wish I could sit back and enjoy a nice glass of red wine... but unfortunately not while pregnant... (I'm almost tempted to pack a bottle of red into my hospital bag).

I love my kids, however, they are a tad exhausting when I'm almost 34 weeks pregnant. I am not quick on my feet right now, I waddle quite slowly, stairs are becoming rather difficult (baby boy's head is causing a lot of pressure...) Other than that - I've been feeling great the last few days. The pressure though has me struggling to get myself dressed (and the fact that I can't really reach my feet), put on my shoes, climb into my car, etc. It's rather uncomfortable to sit too long in one position, that type of thing. Though, I do have to say that there hasn't been too much back pain over the last couple of days, which is great. That I am okay with. I am quite looking forward to sending the kids back to daycare tomorrow, as a warm bath, a good book and some lovely scented candles are calling my name. (Hopefully I can keep my eyes open). I'm starting to feel like I'm about to start nesting big time... (I feel like I'm getting that boost of nesting energy), so stay tuned, there might be some crazy crafting/baking/cleaning coming on. I wish this boost of nesting energy was actual energy to do other stuff... but it's not the same.


Maureen said...

I thought I was the only one with the deep and abiding love for Magic Eraser. I just cleaned the scuffs from Evie's shoes off the bathroom vanity with that. LOL!

Hang in there Mama! Not too much longer!!

Kathleen said...

I hope you're feeling well today! Not too much longer, though I remember those last few weeks seemed like ETERNITY! Especially with a baby that was 10 days late.

Tara said...

Yup, hang in there, Robyn. The home stretch of any pregnancy is difficult (wow, just got a flashback of my last weeks with Maxime. Ugh!), but it can't be easy with 2 rambunctious kids driving you crazy! LOL.

g-girl said...

that is hilarious that sean called out to mack in the middle of the night to let him know he was just going to go to the bathroom! strange about him waking up soaking wet though. glad you got some adult time despite having to wrangle two boys on your own. :P

dawn said...

That Sean lol! My youngest had to wake me up to tell me he had to go pee too. Finally got over that. We had to limit his drinking after dinner too although lately we've relaxed a little.

Amelah said...

Aw! He wanted to make sure Mack would know where he was, in case Mack woke up while he was in the bathroom! So cute! But I could understand your frustration LOL!

Sounds like you had a very challenging day! My dad was no better, spent it in excruciating pain - so i feel ya 110%!