Pretty much. The last three and a half weeks have been a whirlwind and I was feeling great for the most part. The baby was giving me 6-7 hours of (broken) sleep each night and if I needed a nap, I was able to take one most days. I was surprised at how great I felt after having Tripp and my Mom said to me one day - "That new Mom high will last a few weeks. It will wear off. When it does, you'll have a bad day....and that's okay." Sunday night/yesterday morning was that day.
We got home from the family Father's Day celebration a little after 11pm, put the baby down and got ready for bed. We finally laid down and I just started crying because I was that exhausted. All of a sudden, I felt like a complete failure because there was so much that needed to be done around the house - stuff I normally take care of - and I haven't been able to get to it because stuff just keeps coming up.
I am so grateful that Tripp is surrounded by so much love and so many people that want to meet him, but I never imagined how exhausting that would be! I thought I would be fine because I'm normally a go-go-go kind of girl. I feel like its ridiculous to say this only having 1 child right now, but it takes so much more effort to get out the door - timing everything so I can get ready while he's sleeping, making sure we get to where we're going before he gets hungry again, making sure I have everything I might need for him, etc. I *love* all of our friends and family, but always having to go somewhere, see someone or play hostess finally took its toll.
Two amazing things happened yesterday morning:
1. When Tripp started fussing at 7:30, Patrick got up and held him for a bit so that I could sleep 30 more minutes.
2. When Tripp & I finally made our way downstairs after he ate, Patrick was cleaning the house.
Yesterday ended up being exactly what I needed. We didn't go anywhere. My parents came over for a short visit since my Dad is leaving tomorrow, but they brought us tamales for dinner so I didn't have to cook. :-)
I'm sure I'll be back to go-go-go again soon, but a few days of down time is exactly what the doctor ordered. And speaking of doctors...4 week checkup on Thursday! My running shoes are screaming my name.