Friday, 6 February 2009

Exhausted

Having a baby is exhausting! Truely exhausting! Noone can prepare you for this! Where do you folk find time to anything?? Hes awake (a lot), he feeds (a lot), he dirties his nappy (a lot) and sleeps (not so much)! He's very cute and getting on well though, 8lb1 now. Gotta go.......baby calls

39 comments:

Kendra said...

The first couple of months are the roughest...trust me, it does get better. By around 3 months his sleeping pattern should be a lot better. The dirty diapers and the eating doesn't really change, though...not until he's much older. LOL!

Hang in there. :-)

tintocktap said...

My son never slept all that much either - in contrast I'm still amazed at how much Iona still does sleep! Take your time, don't do anything more than you have to and enjoy the time you have with him!

{{hugs}}

Debbie said...

What a beautiful baby! Congratulations

Margaret said...

Kendra is right -- it's tough the first couple of months. Make sure to take a little me time if you can manage it. And if you go for a second child, remember, it's easier the second time around! At least it was for me! Congratulations, by the way. He's beautiful.

Wendy said...

Yes, its exhausting! But it does get better and those sweet little smiles make everything so worth it. Just look after him and yourself, everything else can wait.

xstitch.nl said...

I am no help to you at all, as I wonder the same thing, and I don't even have kids...LOL!! Isn't he gorgeous, though?!!

Concetta said...

Aaaw, but he's so precious. :) Thanks for taking the time to stop by to let us know how you're doing and sharing such an adorable photo. x

Margie said...

He's beautiful!

Sharon said...

Hi Cheryl, this will not last. It will get better. Just enjoy your time now and let everything else go-because believe it or not you will miss this time when it's gone!

Katrina said...

What a cutie! It does get easier :-).

Terry said...

It will get easier. I remember the doctor telling me to hang on until my daughter was 9 weeks old and she'd sleep much better. Right on the dot, she slept a wopping 6 hours and I felt like I'd slept for two days. LOL Sleep when he sleeps and don't worry about the other stuff. Enjoy him while he's little because they grow up so fast.

Kathy A. said...

But he is so beautiful!! Hand in there girl. It will get better.

monique said...

I don't think I did too much for the first month or two, but it will settle down! He's beautiful :)

Annemarie said...

Well, we did warn you... Mine cried morning, noon and night until he was six months old. It was hell. But it does get better. So, so much better. I will be sending restful thoughts your way. He is absolutely adorable though, and at least he looks as if he enjoys sleeping :o)))

Karoline said...

Gorgeous photo :)

Like everyone else says it does get better.

mainely stitching said...

By the third month, you'll hardly remember your pre-child life. It's weird. LOL.

Andie said...

*hugs* it will get better :D And he is an absolutly GORGEOUS baby :D

DaisyGirl said...

Just remember to nap when he naps, and don't worry about the chores! That's what hubby's are for! hahaha
He looks very content tough!
Hang in there!
Donna

DaisyGirl said...

Just remember to nap when he naps, and don't worry about the chores! That's what hubby's are for! hahaha
He looks very content tough!
Hang in there!
Donna

Dianne said...

You definitely are in the middle of the time where you hardly know what is up and what is down! Good luck with it all, and try and find a bit of "me" time every day...even if it's just 5 minutes...it will help your sanity :)

Vonna said...

The first 6 weeks are the hardest and by 4 months you've got the hang of it...by 6 months...ah, now that is the golden time - they can see further than the end of their nose and they want to investigate anything put in front of them. They are close to sitting up and can sit in a Boppy chair...you can leave the room for a minute or two....then its all downhill from there :o)
Sleep when you can and enjoy every minute because they soon will be lost....

Daffycat said...

Things get better it just takes a bit of time. Babies grow so fast, you wouldn't believe. Before you know it, he won't be a baby anymore!

Do you have a friend or relative that could sit with him while you get some much-needed sleep?

Cindy said...

I can't be any help, because I have never had kids.

What an cutie, though :)

Diane said...

What a beautiful baby boy! Congratulations!

Good luck with the newborn care, and sleep whenever you can! Take advantage of any and all offers of help, they'll save your sanity!

Twana said...

How precious! I'll echo all the others sleep when he does and forget the other stuff.

Stitchingranny said...

I did warn you to make the most of being pregnant lol.

He's such a cutie.

Brigitte said...

What a precious and cute little boy he is. And yes, it's exhausting in the beginning and yes, it get better after a while. But enjoy every minute with this little man, time flies so fast and they change so quickly.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Dearest Cheryl, This is the lament of Jessica (my daughter, you remember?) she is still exhausted with Kellan's care and he's just 8 mos.! They do take so much time and the ups all night are the killers!! But how beautiful he is. You know it's all worth it in the end. Love and hugs, Deb

Karan said...

Very hard work but they are so worth it. And the human race wouldn't be so prolific if there weren't some great up-sides to it. You'll get into a routine soon. :0)

Hazel said...

He is adorable. Just keep thinking "Things will get better". They will in time. Did you get my gift? Was it terrible? xxx

Maxine said...

Big congratulations....he is gorgeous :)

stitcherw said...

It does take a bit to get into a routine that isn't so tiring. They tend to work on their own timetable regardless of what others would like. Good thing they are just so darn cute or no one would want the job. :)
It does get easier though. Just remember to take time and rest when he does. It is so easy to think you should use that time to do housework and such, but you need rest too and you'll both benefit from it.
Sue

Michele said...

omgosh Cheryl, he's soooo cute! kiss those cheeks for me :)

hang in there .. it really is hard the first few months. all 3 of you need to find your new rhythm. I know you and DH are tired, just try to remember it won't last forever. Don't try and do it all sweetie at one time.

Lynn said...

Hang in there Cheryl, it won't be much longer before he settles down.
Just wait 'til he gives you that first smile!

fireflydreams said...

My daughter wouldn't sleep at any time of the day, unless she was lying on me on her tummy.

At 6 weeks, I put her on her tummy in her moses basket to see and she was out like a light for the whole night.

He's a beautiful baby Cheryl.

Suzanne said...

Caleb is just so cute. Enjoy every moment you can, because they change so quickly. I found the first three months the worst, but it does improve.

BESTEX said...

Lovely baby!!
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Lisa said...

Lovely to see your latest post and a cute photo to boot! My boy was a 4 hourly sleeper but it killed me because i used to be such a strong sleeper, now I hear everything and sleep in bursts. Have a nap when he does its usually the only way. And like Vonna said its soo much fun when you can put them in the little bopper chairs and on the play mats.

Jessie said...

Congrats Cheryl,such a beautiful baby. Looks so sweet sleeping.
tho bringing up children can be uphill sometimes, especially when they are young. However thats the joy of parenthood too when u see your children grows everyday. U will be surprise in time to come how fast they grow and probably miss the best part of their life as a baby and how cuddly they can be now.
Hang on there, i agree with other mummies here that by 3months, things will improve as baby sleeps longer. Get as much rest as u get when baby sleeps and u will feel charge up.
Take care.