|All this sleep deprivation now is in anticipation of walking over you later|
They are almost 9 months old now and just a few months ago, they would still get up in the middle of the night wanting a bottle or losing a pacifier or wanting to know the score of the Blackhawks game before they would go back to sleep. On a very rare occasion, I'd be able to get up before the twins did and go for a quick treadmill run. Now that they are sleeping through the night but getting up earlier, there is no exercise option and my weight is showing it.
After dealing with the kids, often times Nightingale and/or I couldn't fall back asleep and we'd literally be awake until just before the time we needed to get up for work, at which time we'd finally drift back to sleep and hate everything when the alarm went off.
My mom is the only living relative in the Tri-state area that can help us with Moose & Squirrel. Therefore she typically comes over in the evening to help us. This was a godsend during some of the rougher nights over the last few months although not as much help as it should have been. For one thing, Nightingale still wakes up even when my mom gets to the kids. Then she has a tough time getting back to sleep. Or sometimes I do. Also, it is quite the a toll on my mom because of her age, she is zonked after too many consecutive nights.
Typically, my mom stays during the week and goes home on the weekends. This doesn't make a lot of sense because 1) we need more help on the weekends than in the two hours before bedtime, even when they weren't sleeping through the night, 2) my mom is retired so her weekend can be any two days of the week.
We finally broached this subject with her and suggested that maybe she could come over on the weekends and take a couple days off during the week. She agreed, but then somehow I inevitably pissed her off by not calling an National Emergency when she was unable to connect to the internet with the iPhone we bought her. #firstworldproblems
So we basically are spending most of our weekends in Survival Mode on Steroids and me hating everything because I cannot deal with many of the home maintenance issues that come up. Some of the things I need to do are weather specific; either they need to be done when it isn't raining or I don't want to do them when it's summer and 90+ degrees out.