How Do Single Mothers Do It?

I’m going to start tonight by applauding all of the single mothers out there.  I honestly don’t know how you do it.

Hubster has been working some crazy long hours lately.  To finish preparing for a presentation today, he was in his office until 4am this morning.  He leaves before 8 in the morning, so I’ve been having some extremely long days and nights on my own with C.  C generally doesn’t nap during the day (sometimes he sleeps 20 minutes on his own, or he’ll sleep longer if he’s being held), so I never seem to get a moment to myself to get things done or to just have a few moments of “me time.”  I think he’s going through another growth spurt, so he’s been extra cranky, tired and hungry.  This means that he’s been waking up a little more frequently at night to eat.  The past few days he has also been getting up at 6am instead of the typical 8am.

Tonight I gave C a bath by myself and that was a challenge!  He just learned how to kick to splash the water – so by the end, I was pretty drenched.

I’m SO tired by the end of the day that last night I went to bed at 8.  Tonight I think I’ll be hitting the pillow before 9.  The days and nights are long.

I can’t wait for September.  I want my Hubster back!

Comments

  1. Oh Hon….it’ll get easier! Oh yes, it will!! :)

    I well remember the days of counting down until my hubby got home. As soon as he walked in the door, I’d hand Baby Son over to him and say, “I kept him alive all day….now it’s your turn!” It was such a relief to have someone else watch him so I could at least go to the bathroom and take a shower or just take a walk outside. Not that I didn’t love my son, but WOW! Babies are alot of WORK!!!

    (just to let you know….babies grow up and they are still alot of work….it’s just a different kind of work!! Especially boys….they’ll eat you out of house and home!) LOL :)

    • Thank you for the encouraging words!! ;) YES – go to the bathroom! I don’t know if I will ever understand how C can be completely fine until I shut the door to use the bathroom. Then it sounds like the world is ending. He just yells!

      Babies ARE a lot of work. It’s amazing how someone so little can require so much. LOL

Speak Your Mind

*

CommentLuv badge