Monday, August 26, 2013

No sleep for you!

There hasn't been a ton of sleep going on around here.
Luckily, Russ was able to take a whole week, plus parts of the second week off.
Our animals, Ecko & Griffin have been staying at my parents house. Since we bought a new home, we don't have a yard..grass, fence etc for the animals so my parents have been kind enough to watch them for us.
Russ is currently, as I type, putting in a fence right now so hopefully they can come home soon!
My parents went up to Idaho the first week we were home to go up to my new nephew's blessing.
We moved over to my parents for a couple days so we could take care of our animals without going back and forth.
It was about the same time that the no sleep was catching up to us!
We were downstairs at my parents house and little Missy was WIDE AWAKE at 1:00 AM. It was the first time she was so alert and although I was very sleepy, I also loved it.
If you look closely in the back, Russ is passed out on the couch in the background.
1:00 AM
At 3:00 AM I decided maybe we should go up to my parents play room for the kids where we would be sleeping. I was changing her before I put her down to sleep and Russ came up to the bed and kneeled beside it...for 2 seconds until he slumped over and passed out.

3:00 AM
The next morning, Comcast was coming to our house a half an hour away to put in our cable and internet. Of course, they show up EARLY at 7:00 AM. That never happens.
Russ hurry and got up and told them he was on his way. I walked him out to the car and to let the dog out of her kennel. Griffin, our cat came to say hello to Russ. He bent over to pet her and the next thing I know, he sleeping on our driveway!

7:00 AM
I don't think there is ANY WAY to prepare yourself for the lack of sleep and sheer exhaustion you feel with a new baby and trying to figure everything out.
I also don't think anyone could prepare you for how much you instantly bond with your baby and how awesome it is.
Awesome, but tiring!
Later that day..

And for all those people who say, "Nap when she naps" how in the world? When else would I shower, do laundry, EAT?

She on the other hand...she sleeps great- during the day!
So call me maybe?

It doesn't matter how tight we can wrap this girl, she will find a way to get those arms out and up!
As soon as I get done nursing her and Im putting myself back together, she is OUT in the craziest positions.

We are loving her!


  1. Chels I totally feel your pain! I hate the expression "He/She slept like a baby." Whoever came up with that must have not had kids! :) I love the pictures with Russ sleeping everywhere, especially in the driveway. Too funny! I hope she starts sleeping better for you soon. Hang in there and remember it won't last forever! She's such a doll.

  2. She is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Having a baby is exhausting but enjoy every minute of it, cause soon she will be running around getting bigger and bigger! Congrats you two!

  3. She's so beautiful!! I'm so happy for you guys!

  4. I died laughing when I saw that pic of Russ sleeping in the drive way! Hahaha she is so beautiful...good thing because it is hard to see the silver lining at 2 in the morning sometimes! Just keep moving along. You WILL sleep again some day and it is sooner than it feels right now!

  5. sleep?? What's that?! It is so exhausting! but worth every minute :)

  6. Oh my gosh, it's crazy how tiring it is but also how much you love them huh? Like you can't imagine either before hand. I remember with Owen, I'd cry on a whim but it wasn't because I was sad about anything, it was just because I was so so sleepy and that's what happens when I'm tired. She is really one of the most gorgeous babies I've ever seen ever.