Friday, July 10, 2009

It's Gonna Be a Crazy One

Today I am looking after my niece, Dottie, as her day care gave her the boot temporarily while her fever from teething breaks. Due to my dad's illness, my sister has no more paid time off left, so I offered to help out for the day.

My day began at 2:30 this morning when Leah decided she'd had quite enough of sleeping for the day. At 4:00, I finally hauled her baby swing up to the bedroom, set her in it, and told her to work out the details. Presumably she passed out cold. At 4:45, she woke back up screaming because she was uncomfortable, so I put her in her crib, where she promptly fell asleep. Dottie woke up at 5:45, so I fed and changed her and put her on the floor with some toys.

I've decided to do a photo documentation of my day with two infants. It is now 7:15 and my first picture is ready to go--Leah and Dottie playing on the office floor.

Dottie has a real fetish about Leah's feet being covered and is currently attempting to rip off Leah's pajamas. Fun! Check back for more later.

7:40: Time to look at the ceiling fan

7:46 Time to go in the swing while auntie changes cousin Leah

9:45 (after a brief nap) No, really, your mother said you'd like the frozen washcloth on your gums

10:00 Dottie types a message to Lesley (yes, I'm still in my pajamas--deal with it people!)

They are taking turns rotating around the baby gym.

And I seem to have upset Dottie. This is mainly because after re-assembling the monkey mat for the 10398471st time today, I put diaper pins through the puny velcro strips that hold it together and now Destructor can't rip it apart.

Ok, so somehow I lost my camera for a couple of hours, but in that time, I fed and changed both girls and we laid waste to the basement, which is where we have now set up operations:

As you can see, they are both exhausted from all the hard work, and Dottie's been hitting the bottle hard today.

Leah spit up right down my back, so I'm off to shower while I have a few minutes peace and quiet! See you all again soon!

4 pearl(s) of wisdom:

Syl (previously known as Shib) said...

I was wondering how I'd pass the day at work today. Now I know. Please update often :-)

Lauren said...

Ready for the next update!

Elizabeth said...

Lol! I love these pictures of them sleeping the sleep of a job well done. Love the matching outfits, too. You deserve a medal, momma!

Pat said...

Wow, those girls are something else, great photos.

And you blog too..amazing...I do also, I'll send the site soon.

Later, Pat