Have you ever played The Sims? I had a copy back in high school that I would play on my Dad's computer. Of course I was awful at it. See, in The Sims, you're suppose to control your person, make sure he eats, bathes, sleeps, uses the toilet, gets to work, etc. See, I could never get my person to do all that stuff quick enough. When that happens, said person gets dirty, hungry, depressed, loses his job and dies. It got even worse when I tried to control more than one character at a time. It was a frustrating game that I played over & over.
Since my mom left a week and a half ago, I kind of feel like I'm playing a real life game of The Sims minus the whole dirty/depressed/dying part, because I don't think it'll get that bad. But it does seem like my to do list piles up faster than I can get things done. I'm talking about simple things. As soon as I sit to feel Bryson, Sariah needs a snack, I need to pee, etc. I feel like I'm doing my best to keep up with just the basics, never mind the big things like dishes or whatever (thank goodness for Doug!)
Then of course, last week I could feel myself catching a cold, which got worse and worse. It was pretty awful today, and thankfully Doug stayed home so I could catch up on sleep. New mothers shouldn't be allowed to get sick, that's all I've got to say.
Also, it seems that my kids are all doomed to develop reflux around their 3rd week of life. Sariah had it, and Bryson started developing it last week. We were using gas drops anyways because he was having a hard time burping and tooting, but they stopped working so well, so we graduated to gripe water, which helped for maybe a day or two. Finally I broke down and emailed our doctor for a prescription of the same drug we used for Sariah. He's had it 3 times so far & it seems to be helping (knock on wood.) He's stopped spitting up and pulling off during feedings, and he's finally sleeping on his back again, something he was having a hard time doing last week because of the reflux. Hopefully this means we'll get more sleep, since he really hasn't slept longer than 2.5-3 hrs between feedings, which was wearing on my sanity.
So that's a quick update on us. Hopefully things start getting better now. It has been a lonely week for me, even though I haven't really been alone. I was going to post some new pictures of the kids, but I looked on the camera, and there are no new pictures. I guess I'll have to take some soon, I'll put it on the list...