|March 22, 2013||Posted by chareatsgreens under baby|
So, I kind of admitted the other day (or lead on to) that I was having a week from hell. It was awesome to already have felt defeated by Monday (not). Let’s just say life throws some mean curveballs!
I’ll start with the big one first, because it will makes sense for the other ones, but the rest are in no particular order.
1. Your husband leaves you for two weeks alone with the baby while going to school.
Ok, so this wasn’t necessarily a curveball per se since we both knew it was coming (and planned for sometime). Still, I didn’t want to express that he was gone for two weeks on here, just for safety purposes, but it made it really hard to not express why I’ve been having such a tough time and why I need a break. At least the cat’s out of the bag now that I’ve pretty much been a single, going to school mom for the past two weeks. Lets just say, I wouldn’t even recommend this for my worst enemy! Now let’s lead into the other ones…
2. Everyone and their brother babysits your baby while you go to school.
I’m so thankful that my family has helped out these past two weeks to watch Nia while I went to classes. But truth be told, it’s exhausting making sure each time someone new came to watch her, that they knew the routine. I had my mom, my grandparents, and my two sister’s watching her on separate occasions. Even this got moved around because the one day I thought my grandparents were coming down to watch Nia, they actually weren’t/couldn’t. I needed to go to that class (otherwise I would have skipped it), so luckily, last minute, my sister watched her. Crisis averted…until…
3. Your baby won’t take a bottle she normally takes.
This was icing on the cake to teaching everyone the bottle routine! Of course she takes a bottle fine for her daddy any other time. Why wouldn’t she?! You can imagine how stressful it might be when you’re 45 minutes away, have an hour left of class, and find out that your baby won’t take a bottle of the milk you pumped. I also felt bad for my sister who was the one in that situation. Nia took the bottle fine the first week Tyler was gone, but this week, she wouldn’t. Part of the reason might be because…
4. Your baby goes cranky and plays strange.
This week had definitely tested my willpower, sanity, patience, emotional stability and determination. Nia is 99% happy baby. So on Sunday afternoon and evening, when I went down to my grandparents for the day and she had been a crying/cranky powerhouse, I thought it was because she was out of her comfort zone. It would have been totally fine if when we came home that evening, she returned to normal, but enter Monday. I just wanted to get my long run in, but she was not having it. Crying and something seriously up. Then, enter in playing strange with grandparents the night before they were set to babysit. I tried to keep my distance from Nia with them around, just so she would loosen up.
5. Your training plan goes from hot to not.
I had a stellar training week last week (hit my long, tempo and race pace run as well as some ab work!), and then nadda this week. It happens. So, I missed a 9 miler this week, but I actually WILL get back on my training plan now that the husband’s home, because he owes me (to put it lightly) .
6. School work out the wazoo.
Sometimes you just can’t help but feel like when one thing goes wrong, everything goes wrong. This is how I felt with the husband leaving and having to attend school. It felt like he left at perfect timing to just have a huge a$$ amount of work piled on me. I had case studies to prepare for, an assignment to finish, and a midterm to write…all in one week. All of which were accomplished during her naps or in the hours after Nia went to sleep at night. Yah, and about that…
7. Nia decides to become a night hawk.
This was her last night. I was completely exhausted, but still had to (and have to!) finish up an assignment due today at 5pm. I thought she would be in bed by 9pm at the latest, so I could get the majority of what I needed to get done last night before 11pm. Hows the saying go? The road to hell was paved with good intentions. Ya so, she decided to stay up until almost 11pm, which meant I just went to sleep with her at that time. I hope to knock that assignment out this morning before she wakes up for the day.
8. Spring not springing.
I don’t care what anyone says, but March 20th was NOT the first day of spring, in my opinion. This snow biz-nazz can leave me alone. I might have been slightly bitter because the hubby was down in Florida for two weeks, but seriously, snow, it’s almost April. Give it a rest. Plus, finding the time to shovel with a baby is hard-city! I quickly took advantage the one day when she was napping, to shovel, just to have it ruined not even 24 hours later. Note: if you came to visit me after the shoveling and re-snowing, I apologize for the snowy mess. I am so done with winter.
I think that’s enough curveballs for one post. And I swear, I’m done with them anyways!
Although I sound like life sucks, I know it doesn’t! I just had a rough two weeks and have so much appreciation and am grateful for family being there for me and living close enough to do just that(!), single moms, husband’s who support their wives to go back to school, being back in school, and having a rockstar baby that despite how she acted a few days in these past two weeks, was really an all around good baby and IS a good baby majority of the time. If it weren’t for her being as amazing as she is, I would have not been able to make it through 2 weeks alone.
Here’s to having a good weekend and weeks to follow!! Thanks for putting up with my downer days!!