Oh what an exhausting weekend it has been, caring for my 2 boys.
The Bo injured his lower back earlier this week – the worst he’s ever had – leaving him with a very slanted lower back, a lot of pain; thwarting all attempts to stand, sit or walk. Lying down has been his only form of pain relief so far, apart from the pain killers prescribed and I know as much as he feels “useless” not being able to perform the simplest of tasks or cuddle Liam, there’s nothing he can do to hasten recovery but to rest, rest and rest.
Coupled with our little man’s recent bout of random activities – early morning wakes @ 4.30am for 2 days, giggling in his sleep (and this is when I get a few strong nudges to go check on him) and doing 270-degree rotations in the cot from his original sleeping position (let’s give momma a heart attack shan’t we?) through the night with the occasional flips from back to tummy – I am officially in sleep deprivation mode.
I don’t know how I’m getting through the day but I do think motherhood has strengthen my physical & mental stamina a lot more than it used to. I don’t just whine, procrastinate or sulk. I know I have to do something about it becuase our tag-team is only half strength.
Special thanks to momma dearest for spending most of her weekend to help babysit Liam while I accompanied the Bo to the doc/ran errands. And also to the BR, for the very thoughtful & lovely get-well hamper.