Where have I been?
I’m embarrassed by how long it’s been since I’ve posted even just a photo post, let alone anything of substance. I’m mortified by how long it’s been since I’ve responded to comments left here for me, or have been caught up on reading my favorite blogs. Every so often I’ll pull up my blog reader, whimper pitifully when I see just how many items I still have unread (1000+ today…ack!), and then immediately exit out of that page while waving my white flag of defeat.
So what’s been going on? I’ve been exhausted. During the early weeks of Shane’s life when we were struggling with breastfeeding and I was recovering from a c-section and nobody in this house was sleeping for longer than two hours at a stretch, I was incredibly tired. During that period when I was working full time and coming home to an infant who was reverse-cycling and nursing all night long, I was burnt out. But I’ve never experienced such a pervasive, bone-deep fatigue like I’m coping with now.
It’s as though our summer has screeched to a halt. All those fun things Shane and I have been doing — play dates and neighborhood hikes , trips to the beach and mornings spent at the playground — have been put on hold. We’ve been spending our days cuddled up on the couch together, watching Fraggle Rock DVDs and Pixar movies (the current favorites? Shrek Two and Cars).
It’s not just due to chasing around Mr. Perpetual Motion. Although keeping up with a two-and-a-half-year-old dare-devil — one who has two operating speeds: “GoGoGo!” and “Sleep” — would wear anyone down.
Speaking of my human blur…what’s that on his shirt? What does that say?!
Well, that explains everything. Or at the very least, now you can understand the reason behind my recent absence from blogging.
So, you might want to brace yourselves…for now that I’m “out,” I”m sure that there’s going to be a deluge of OMG WE’RE GONNA HAVE ANOTHER BABY posts in the weeks and months to come.