Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Can I get a witness? (and a date?)

Ok, so I sometimes find myself "writing" a blog in my mind as I'm going about things during the day and thinking if I could only find a couple minutes to myself to actually WRITE it I'd have this updated far more often. As it is, when I DO find time to sit down and write I have completely forgotten what it was I was thinking to write about earlier in the day. So I figure "prego brain" must carry over for several months (or maybe years?)

Today was one of those days. Austin just wouldn't stay settled for any decent amount of time and Zack was testing the limits as often as possible. I thought I sounded a little like a drill sargeant this morning. Quite frightening, really. One of Zack's new favorite phrases when he's being naughty is "No, don't tell me that!" (when you tell him to stop doing something he's not supposed to be doing, etc.). Needless to say, that doesn't sit well with Mommy. So we had a few time-outs before we even hit lunch time. (exhausting!)

So about this time of day I'm thinking, "MAN, I need a DATE!" Other moms out there - you know what I mean, right? I need some time alone with my husband. I need time to be just a wife and not have to feed a child while simultaneously trying to feed myself or burp a two month old while trying to help a 3 year old go potty. Or any number of other multi-tasking duties we moms find ourselves trying to accomplish.

But here's the rub (at least right now) - Austin is eating like it's going out of style. At the risk of being too blunt - I feel like I'm being bled dry! I mean, for goodness sake, the child weighed in at 14 pounds at his 2-month checkup (No, I am NOT kidding). How much more could he possibly eat? Apparently a lot. At any rate, that means it's nearly impossible to leave him with someone else for any length of time. I only have a couple bags of frozen milk as I haven't been pumping much at all this time around. Plus, he's not crazy about bottles. Either way, even if we did go out, it could probably only be for a couple of hours, but really, I'd welcome even that much time.

So now to come up with something to do, and some way to be able to do it. At this point all I usually come up with is going out to dinner or a movie. Not too original, but dinner alone is nice because of the afore mentioned trying to feed myself while trying to feed a child. And a movie is nice because these days we never get to see them in the theaters (We haven't been to one since seeing The Dark Knight). So I'm open to suggestions if any of you other moms of little ones have some!

And with that, it's time to check on dinner. At the risk of sounding cliche.... a woman's work is never done. ;)

(And since I'm thinking about dates... a pic of Josh and I on our 4th anniversary. So hard to believe in a couple months it will be our 5th!)


  1. I have a great little book you should read....40 Unforgettable Dates with Your Mate :) Hang in there girl! You are close to getting through the newborn demands. I'm praying for you!

  2. lol - It's ironic that 40 Dates is one of their books I don't own a copy of myself. Oi! Thanks SO MUCH for the prayers! You other moms of two that have made it through give me hope :)