Monday, January 07, 2008

There are worse things I could do...

My 35th birthday so far:

2:30am Feed the Little Guy

3:30am Little Guy finally swaddled and asleep in bed. Answer emails (What? You don't answer emails in the wee smalls? Pshaw.)

3:50am Boy awakens from nightmare. Convince him that new stuffed puppy will protect him.

4:00am Go to bed.

4:30am Still awake.

5:00am Still awake.

5:30am Still awake.

5:50am Fall asleep. Have nightmare about Mr Earth losing his job.

6:00am Boy wakes up and demands to watch "Bo on the Go" which is a terrible show that is not on till EIGHT O'CLOCK.

6:05am Consider PVRing Bo on the Go, but don't want anyone to think I actually like it.

6:15am Bring Boy into bedroom, turn on Treehouse and go back to sleep.

6:30am The Little Guy wakes up. Feed him.

7:00am Change and dress the Little Guy in Abominable Snowman outfit:

7:15am Come to terms with fact that Little Guy is going to hate me for this when he's older. Laugh maniacally.

7:30am Put Little Guy in bassinette so that he can scream while brush teeth and hair, and put on some clothes.

7:45am Dress and change the Boy. Tell him for the gazillionth time that it's TOO EARLY for Bo on the Go.

8:00am Watch dreaded Bo on the Go. This show stinks. Realize I never should have promised he could watch it.

8:30am Try on wonderful new chef hat from master sewer Sage. It fits like a dream and looks cute as hell. This girl has some mad sewing skillz:

8:35am Discover that somehow stupid Pull-up has leaked and the Boy is soaking wet. Change the Boy

8:40am Since said leak happened while Boy was lolling in my bed watching damned Bo on the Go, must now strip bed and do load of laundry.

8:40am Feed the Boy and the Little Guy at the same time. Think I should become honorary
Vishnu Goddess.

9:00am Load boys in car and drop the Boy off at daycare.

9:30am Come home and decide to clean out kitchen cupboard as the Little Guy is sleeping nicely in car seat and dread waking him. I rarely clean, but when I do, it must be done RIGHT NOW.

10:00am Go to put sheets in bed and realize I haven't folded the laundry from yesterday. Crap. Fold laundry and put it away.

10:15am The Little Guy is still sleeping in the car seat. I am a Bad Mother. Take Little Guy out of car seat and put him in comfy vibrating chair in the hopes that I can shower while he sleeps. He does. Hallelujah!

11:30am Feed Little Guy.

12:00pm Remake entire bed.

12:30pm Entertain Little Guy by reading him the last 5 pages of my novel out loud. (What?! He told me he likes it! And he gets to learn lots of fancy words..)

1:00pm Attempt to make and eat lunch one-handed while the Little Guy screams.

1:30pm Nap with the Little Guy. Thank the lord for small favours.

3:00pm Feed the Little Guy.

3:30pm Blog while holding increasingly heavy baby. (What?! He told me he likes it when I blog..)

4:09pm Try to fix spacing problems in HTML and give up. Too tired.

How's your day so far??


painted maypole said...

happy birthday!

yikes. you must be sleepy. hope your hubby spoils you when he gets home.

and now I am singing that song

"I could hurt someone like me
Out of spite or jealousy..."

Beck said...

"Then go with a boy... or two...."
Geez, and I just got that song OUT of my head!
Happy birthday to you! It's an exhausting, precious time right now, and I find myself often mixxing it.

Kyla said...

Happy birthday!!

Christine said...

happy, happy, happy, happy, happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!

Running on empty

Mad Hatter said...

Happy Birthday!

Is that a wolf in sheep's clothing? With that many feedings, he just may be.

Mac and Cheese said...

Uhhhhh, happy birthday? At least you got a nap.

NotSoSage said...

I didn't realise that it was your birthday! Happy Birthday!!!

And the hat? It's all in the wearer, you know. Adorable.

Count me in as another who has that song stuck in her head. :)

cinnamon gurl said...

Happy Birthday!!! Another Capricorn blogger? Woohoo!

And that hat! And the boy wearing it!

Oh, the exclamation marks!

b*babbler said...

Oh, happiest of happy birthdays and a year full of dreams and wishes and more!

metro mama said...

Happy birthday! I hope you are getting spoiled tonight. You've earned it!

Rach the Bach said...

Oh my, you are way more on top of things than I was with my infant. But then, you've done this before...I guess it's easier the next time? HA! As if, right?

If you need something to do in the wee smalls, you've been tagged! Please tell us 7 things we don't know about you and then tag 7 other bloggers. Thanks... :)

Don Mills Diva said...

Happy birthday! Hope you get some sleep this year.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday!

Our DVR reveals a strange fondness for Bob the Builder.

Kathryn said...

And that pretty much sums up life as a mother. Hope you get at least a little time to celebrate.
Happy Birthday!

kittenpie said...

Happy birthday, lady Earth!

i totally plugged pumpkinpie into the TV and slept beside her while she watched yesterday morning after she woke coughing at 6 am. She even asked to go downstairs and have breakfast at one point, but I was too tired to do more than shove some hot choc milk and animal crackers at her and promise we'd go down after Dora. Pathetic.

But Oh! that chef's hat is beyond fab!

kgirl said...

Happiest of happy birthdays! Mine was on the 6th, and I was glad that it was the weekend so I could slough everything off on Chris and like, take a shower.

bren j. said...

Well Happy Birthday - and just think, in five more years, when you're 40, both your kids might just be in school on your birthday and you can nap all day - IN YOUR PAJAMAS - if you want to.

ewe are here said...

Wow, some birthday!

And I loooove the abominable snowman outfit... wonder why? ;-)

something blue said...

(What?! He told me he likes it when I blog..)

hee hee. Of course he does! Happy Belated birthday!

LoryKC said...

Have not yet experienced Bo on the Go. Maybe my older kids missed it? Should I hope it's gone before my wee one discovers it? Is it worse than Barney, Teletubbies and/or the Wiggles?

Happy Birthday!

Susanne said...

I wish you a very happy belated birthday. (I hope you got some sleep as a present.)

Lisa b said...

Happy Birthday!

How could you ever be annoyed with someone so cute? That chef hat is fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday! You're just a few months older than me - my birthday is in April. And my day will be v. similar. Filled with JOY.

mamatulip said...

Happy (Belated) Birthday!!! Sounds like you were a bit busy that day...

Mary G said...

Really tardy Happy Birthday! I love the quotes! What a great kid.

motherbumper said...

A really FREAKIN' belated but heart felt nonetheless Happy Birthday! I discovered I was carrying B when I was 35 so I hope you have all the joy and happiness I felt during that wonderful year.

Oh and if you figure that Vishnu thing out, please share - she combines all of my favourite and needed things.

KC said...

Hey! You were awake for JL's birth! (Yes, same day.)

Happy Birthday- glad my boy's in good company.

Mimi said...

Happy Birthday! And holy smokes what a day. I'm getting tired just reading about it ...

crazymumma said...

My day is ok. but you . Happy birthday you breastfeeding goddess you!