Kittens, I am exhausted! Not just kind of tired. Not a little sleepy. I mean in my bones, not sure if I will ever not be tired, tired. But that is life when you have an almost 5 month old and you drag her to parties way past her bed time. Oy. But I did get a quick snap of my outfit before said party! Want to see?
via my vintage vogue
Sorry for the bad quality, but my fancy camera needed to have the battery charged, so I had my husband take the snap with my iPhone. As you can see, I took my own advice and wore a little black dress. The dress is from Target, but apparently it is sold out because I couldn’t find it online, though I have seen it in the stores as recently as last week. It is just a simple sheath dress with a 1960 shape. I added a sparkly beaded sweater that looks vintage, but is actually from Mod Cloth. It too seems to be sold out. The shoes are ones I blogged about here, but would you believe I have never worn them! I guess I put them to the back of my closet and forgot about them until last night.
So as I mentioned, I took my daughter and she was the belle of the ball. We were home by 7:30 (yes, the Glamorous Housewife parties like a rock star!) and she managed to sleep through the transfer from her car seat, into her pajamas, and into her crib. I thought my baby was the most awesome baby on the planet! But as they say, ‘pride goes before a fall’, and at 3:30 she was awake and ready to partay! I can deal with the 5:30 wake-up call I usually get, but 3:30 is out. of. control. So I figured I would let her cry it out. The only problem is, she wouldn’t cry! She played very loudly in her crib for 45 minutes, and then fell asleep. Then she woke up again at her usual 5:30 wake up time.
Needless to say, that is why I am so exhausted. At least last night she didn’t wake every 2 hours like she has been doing for the past two weeks. The good news is, I know this will pass. I remember when my first was going through the same thing I thought I would really never sleep again. But now I know that 1) once you are a parent, your sleep will never be wonderful and 2) someday you will only wake up maybe once a night to pee and then easily fall back asleep. So I try to keep this thought in my head at 3:30 in the morning.
And that is the story of my exhaustion. Anyone else being kept awake by their babies? If so, how do you handle it?