Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Every 3 hours...

Imagine... you're in your soft warm bed, enveloped between your 300 thread count sheets with your face in that "sweet spot" on your pillow. You are just drifting into dreamland, a droplet of drool happily forming at the corner of your fully relaxed mouth. The crickets are chirping. The moon is pregnantly hovering over the roof of your quiet home. All baby monitors are silent. And miracles of all miracles, your husband is actually NOT snoring. You fall asleep...

... and then the baby wakes up.

Repeat every 3 hours. Seriously. My daughter is 6 months old. She SHOULD be sleeping much longer stretches than that. But, without fail, the past week this has been my nightmare. 10 minutes after I crawl into bed she is waking up. Then she wakes up two more times before morning. I feel like I have a newborn again! And it's really doing damage to my days because I feel sleep deprived and lazy. I just want to sit on the couch like a vegetable.

She is cutting her first tooth. It's got the smallest layer of skin over it... as thin as rice paper. I know it will break through if not today than definitely tomorrow!

So! Scrapping has been good lately. My Aunt and Gramma came down for a visit and I was busy with my Mosh Posh layouts and lots of sewing. We were so crafty! We found the cutest doll patterns on Etsy by Bit Of Whimsy. I made a baby doll for Grace and for a friend as a gift. I'll have to post pics of them soon.

Here are my pages for the Mosh Posh Design Team this month:






I love October Afternoon! I really enjoyed these papers because they are double sided with a colorful pattern on one side and a black & white one on the other side. It was very versatile. I also had tons of fun playing with the Maya Road chipboard bird mini album (which I took apart to use the birds as embellishments). I'm making a decorative mobile from the rest of the birds. I can't wait to see how that turns out!!! ;)

Anyways, I better go. I have errands to run today. Once the baby wakes up from her nap (lucky her) We'll have to be ready to go. :)

6 comments:

june at noon said...

I'm right there with you, with the waking up. The baby was sleeping reasonably well for the first few months, but now we're going on almost 2 months of many, many night wakings (like 5, 6, 7, or more!). And I have no tooth to blame it on. Boo!

Oh, and I'll see your restless baby and raise you a toddler who has suddenly decided she's afraid of her bed and won't go to sleep without someone sitting in her room for an hour and then wakes up anywhere between 1 and 3 a.m. and wants to either start the whole process over or climb into Mommy's bed. Argh!

Isn't parenthood fun? :) (Amazingly, I will still answer "yes" despite all this.) Hope you get some sleep soon!

Michelle said...

OH Brook, I hear your pain.. been there 3 times already. While Ben is going to be 3 this winter, I do miss that tiny baby. He grew out of that so fast! I wish he was 6 mo old again!! Babyhood needs to last just alittle longer!!

I love all of your LO's. But I think my fav's are the one with you and the kids, and I think it's your mom ? holding Grace. I love that pic of them together. It brings back such wonderful memories of my kids when they were that tiny. It's a beautiful page.

Bonnie Widmaier said...

amazed my your work as usual. you are just SO good. every time i read your blog or see your work it makes me miss you and wish we could be doing crafty stuff together, aside from changing diapers and doing mommy stuff together :) love ya

Aphra said...

Oh my, I'd hate to see just how fabulous you could be on a full night's sleep! These layouts are great. I just all the details and techniques. I'll be coming back for inspiration...thanks!

Janice Guazzo said...

I love that binky/blankie layout. I so need to lift that. Both my boys still have blankie and the last binkies are on my shelf in my scraproom. :-)

Michelle said...

Hey Brook!! Just wanted to leave you a message and tell you I love your new LO's in the August DT gallery!! They are wonderful! Hope you and your family are doing well! :)