Friday, February 6, 2009

Do you ever feel like you can't do anything?

No seriously, not in the sense that everything you do is wrong, but in the sense that you "can't" do anything! Jonas has moved to his big boy bed, as I mentioned before and we've finally worked out system. At night it is not so bad, we put him to bed 15 to 30 minutes earlier than we used to, he spends a half hour to an hour on the floor peeking out under the door, and when he starts to get drowsy, I go in, pick him up, and put him in bed. This is working just fine for me and our nights go on as they usually do. On the other hand... His naps... He has always been a light sleeper during nap time, (I'm actually paranoid the clicking of the keyboard is going to wake him as I'm typing this.) So nap time goes like this. I put him on his bed an hour before his usual nap time, he sneaks onto the floor to peek out under his door, while I sneak into the living room and very quietly sit at the computer and dilly dally on my blogs, search for baby names, watch my shows that I have to watch online (with headphones... Just one though, so I can hear when he actually stops making noise), etc... But once I'm certain he's asleep I still can't bring myself to do anything. I have this horrible fear of waking him up! I think I need to plan better. Like a book or something. But then I feel as if I'm wasting hours a day doing not so much. I feel trapped! Or maybe I'm tired of the monotony. On the plus side, if I could move and accomplish things I have awarded myself one extra hour a day to do with as I please. (That's about how long it takes him to fall asleep!) Anyway, any ideas for quiet activities for an extremely bored Mommy? I'm getting desperate, oh and my ear is sore from the ear buds!
It's too bad he's so darn cute, I just can't be mad about it! Not to mention the 2 extra hours a day of me time is not so bad... Now if only I could find a productive way to spend it...

7 comments:

SewMuchAdo said...

I totally can relate Renee, except Wyatt isn't quite as light of a sleeper for naps as it sounds like Jonas is, but I need some ideas too so I'm gonna check your comments later and hopefully you got some good ideas from people :). By the way, I already said this after your comment on my blog, but I actually started a nursing cover yesterday and am doing a tutorial on it, so it must have been meant to be!

Johannes and Megan said...

You could start digital scrapbooking...or something like that...or sleep.

Megan

Jessie said...

I would take up knitting or crocheting. They can be relaxing and are very quite. Plus when you get good enough you can make hats for all of my kids.

Trevor said...

Ninja training. Duh. What sort of boring ideas are you getting on here? Scrapbooking, knitting, crocheting? Might as well start dying your hair purple Ren! Pick up your camera and start shooting!

P.S. Milo for the nephew to be. Or maybe February.

Diana said...

I think you should invent ear buds for Jonas and then you could rock and roll for hours. I am out cold when I place those magical things in my lobes!
Oh and what names are you thinking of for boy #2? I wanna make a grand recommendation....Finley! (My new love name for a boy)

Jess said...

Hey! Really... do you have to ask??? You could be sleeping during that time!!! Holy bliss! Oh, and you know that finley is taken right? That's still our #2 for if it's a boy!!! ....I guess I should tell Diana that, or else she's going to think I stole her name! (And what the heck anyways!!! Is Finley starting to get all popular now???)

Jess said...

Oops. I meant #1 choice... you knew that.