You would think those early months with twins would have prepared me for a sleepless night or two. But the truth is, not at all. I believe, with all of my heart, that something super-human happens in a new mom when she's caring for her newborn(s) that gives her the strength to function without sleep. As little sleep as I was getting in those first months as a new mom, I still felt alert, happy and capable of driving a car. I remember saying at the time, that I didn't really even miss sleep.
I am definitely no longer super-human.
In this past week, when our sleep pattern went back to the first days as new parents, when we were up each hour for feedings, I was a complete mess. My husband might tell you I went crazy (don't tell him I said so, but he's probably right). I was sore, I was disoriented and had trouble keeping my train of thought, and I ate entirely too much (because what I felt, was really similar to the feeling of low blood sugar) and was definitely a
But, I'm happy to say, last night we got a solid six hours of sleep. Yes, I'm jumping for joy over six hours. I feel like a whole new woman!
Excited to be feeling like myself again, and hopeful that the distraction of the outside world might make my kiddos feel better, I packed up the kids in their wagon and went down to one of our local wineries for Gourmet Food Trucks at the Vineyard.
The kids were amazing. So well behaved. Austin enjoyed all the people watching and made a few new friends. They both got to try lobster for the first time, Austin didn't seem too impressed, but had no real complaints. Makayla, on the other hand, was entirely offended that I would even consider offering her such a vile snack (...or she wasn't feeling so good).
I felt pretty bad when we got home. Makayla's cheeks were super pink from the fever she now had. Feeling a bit like a failed mommy, I loaded her up with Tylenol and water, and sent the kiddos to bed early. Still, I'm grateful for some time in the sunshine with my family, and the food and wine was absolutely delish!
|Makayla showing off her new shades!|
|Austin waving, "Hello!"|
I will feel so much better if my little girl wakes up happy and feverless tomorrow...