Monday, August 17, 2009

New every morning

Thankfully, God promises us that his mercies are new every morning.
Lamentations 3:21-23
21 Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:
22 Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Today, I was not a good mommy.
I hate making excuses, but I have not been sleeping well at all. Max is getting bigger and I am often unable to find a comfortable. My hips and back missed the memo that I am having a c-section and there is no need for them to spread to accommodate childbirth. That and the heartburn...... oh the heartburn. Tums, you are my very best friends.
Not much sleep last night = grumpy, tired mommy.
We had quite a few errands to run this morning and we did get through them well. The boys obeyed, acted well and mommy kept her cool.
After nap/rest time, again things went well.
Bedtime. Oh bedtime. It is so rough in our house. After 3 months, I still cannot put the boys to bed at the same time. Miles has to be asleep or almost in dreamland before Mason can go to bed. Or it is a free-for-all play fest. We have separated, talked, lectured, yelled, spanked, separated, taken away privileges... the list goes on and on.
Tonight? An hour and a half after putting the boys to bed and they were still awake and wound up (and all mommy wanted was quiet), I lost it. I yelled longer and louder than I should have. (Just keeping it real here.) I am so frustrated that after 3 months the boys cannot just go to bed at the same time and go to sleep. It is not like they have not been together all day. All day. All day to play, talk, get it all out of their systems.
I would really, really like to get this figured out in the next 5 weeks.

Totally open to suggestions here.

HopingPraying for the hope that his compassions (mercies) are new every morning. Praying mine are too towards the boys.


Brandi Tooker said...

Oh how I can relate to the lack of sleep and the worst heartburn ever! Seriously - it is miserable. What I didn't consider is that it is just me that I have to take care of right now - at least I don't have 2 little ones to have to be mom to while I am feeling so fabulous. :) Thanks for the perspective. Oh and did I see your sister in law on the Today show this morning??

Kendra said...

Yes, you did see Kim. She and Ben (the guy behind her, not next to her) announced to family, friends and the whole world that they are expecting baby #2.
Eric was actually there too. Random, but they are there for fun and E is there for business, so they met up last night for dinner and then again for the Today show this morning. He was next to Ben holding their video camera. :)