Friday, August 24, 2012

Young and Restless Hops and Babies

First and foremost, I want to apologize to the people who actually care that I haven't posted in three weeks. Like I said in my last post, babies are quite the time suck. And I know that there are plenty of moms out there with a gajillion kids running around and THEY still find time to blog thankyouverymuch, but be patient with me. I'm still trying to figure out what's going on.

Seriously, if I want to eat something, I have to plan ahead. I no longer have the luxury of thinking, "Oh, I'm hungry" and then immediately waltz into the kitchen for food. Lately, if I put the baby down for longer than ten minutes, she has an honest-to-goodness meltdown. Which leaves me enough time to cook my meal, but not enough time to eat it. I swear, this child has a Spidey Sense of when I plan on eating. She could be in a dead sleep and as soon as I sit down to eat... BOOM. Crying. But it's not the "waah" kind of crying. Oh no. It's more like, "OHMAHGAHMOMMYHELPMEI'MDYING" cry. The neighbors probably think I'm cutting her skin off. 

Alexa has recently learned that the longer she stays awake, the sillier mommy gets. It's a vicious cycle. First, I'll rock her tirelessly. Then, I'll swing her. Then, I'll plead with her. Then, I'll cry. But, when she finally DOES fall asleep, I've discovered that sneaking out of her nursery is like trying to diffuse a bomb. Seriously. ONE noise will wake her up. However, that's only in the first ten minutes of her nap. If she decides to sleep for four hours, like she normally does, it's nearly impossible to wake her up. I can tickle her, poke her face, blow raspberries on her tummy... nothing. She'll flail about for a second, but then she'll go right back to sleep. It's infuriating. She sleeps when I want her awake, and is awake when I want her to sleep. 

...Unless daddy's at home.

Oh, that's another story altogether. Let's just say that she'll sleep so that he can play video games, but won't give me ten minutes to shower.


ANYWAY. Guess what? I've been chosen to be the lovely Christa's co-host for her Restless Blog Hop. This hop is super popular and is an awesome way to meet new bloggers and also get more followers. The rules are:

  1. You MUST follow Christa via the button below.
  2. You MUST follow the co-host for that week. (That's me!)
  3. You MUST leave a comment on my blog or Christa's.
  4. You MUST place the Hop button somewhere on your post.

That's it! Simple, right? You'd be surprised how many people neglect to comment, though. So, first, follow Christa:
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Second, follow me: 

Third, use the Hop button: 

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Lastly, comment and LINK UP!

Happy Hopping!


  1. what a fun new link up!! love :) thanks for linking up for Just Because Friday today!

  2. Aww, I remember these days and I swear it will get easier soon! Before you know it, she will be happy to play by herself for a while! I'd put my daughter in a baby sling when she was little so I could get food and do chores while holding her. Or put her in the baby swing and sing so she could hear me.

  3. aww and i am so glad you are enjoying her so much.. haha =) i cant believe i havent read any of your baby posts til now. i loved your preggo posts.. =)


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