All the Sun For You

A mom, two boys, a husband, and a whole lot of adventure!



I am alone for the 5th night in a row – only one left and B will be home on Saturday afternoon.  I usually love the alone time, but a week is a LONG time.  Alone time is good in small doses – no more than 3 nights for me.

Matthew is sleeping so well this week, it’s like he knows I need the break.  He’s such an easy baby, but when it’s just me, it’s a lot of work.  When he naps, all I want to do is watch TV so that the house isn’t silent.  I also want to fall asleep to that TV and get some rest since I know I’ll need it when he wakes up.  He’s sleeping 11 hours each night.  ELEVEN!  This is unprecedented and I wonder if it’s here to stay.  He’s such a good boy!  By the time he wakes up at 7:45, I’m more than ready to play and be up with him!

I’m working on a banner for my friend’s baby shower on Saturday.  It’s almost done – not much left to do.  I am off to do that after I post this.  I have a movie all ready to go downstairs while I work on the banner.  I do not like basements – not even my own  😉  I need something to entice me to go down there, and without a TV and DVD player on the main floor of our house, and my need for noise in the house right now – I’m heading downstairs.  It will be fun.  I’ve done this the last three nights in a row and it’s been fun.  I watched “The Vow” last night and “Young Adult” the night before.  I usually rent “no-brainers” for craft time so I don’t need to focus on them.  HA!

I just got done folding/stuffing Matthew’s diapers.  Is it weird that I like washing and organizing his nappies?  Ha!  Stuffing and folding his diapers has always calmed me, even when he was a newborn.  It’s so soothing.  Weird!

I am off to work on a banner.  YAY!  I’ll be glad to have this one done… it’s very limited in the color department and it’s been hard!  I have another one right after this one for a special little guy in Canada and it’s way funner!  It’s actually half done, but his mama hasn’t seen it yet.  I’m anxious to get that one done!

Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

8 thoughts on “Alone

  1. Congrats of the awesome 11 hours! Yay!!

    • Thanks! I should have kept my mouth shut… he slept 10.25 hours last night. HA HA HA!!!!! After I stayed up until 1:20 (because I just hate going to bed alone) thinking he’d sleep in until 7:45.

  2. Wow. Eleven hours! That is SO awesome!!! 🙂 What a good baby. Alone time is essential, but this sounds like a bit too much. 😦 Hope you can keep yourself busy and happy. I would love some down time to watch tv and get some projects done, but people keep complaining about being hungry and having dirty clothes. *sigh* One day I’ll have a maid and a personal chef, and a billion dollars. 🙂

  3. I know what you mean- during football season I spend many many nights alone and while good in small doses, it does get old. Glad Matthew is sleeping so well- happy TV watching and crafting!

  4. I’m terrible at going to sleep alone. On the nights BJB has hockey I’m up very late indeed! 5 nights is a long time to go solo. Is M feeing better?

    • You know, he’s stuffier than before, but he’s teething. I think it’s all related. He has some serious drooling going on and seems to FEEL fine – he just is a snot-face!

  5. I just did five nights alone, too– it’s rough (and I have my parents here helping). Hope B shows up exactly on time and gives you a chance to take a break/you all get to do some sort of fun family thing together!

  6. I agree that a week is a LONG time to be alone! I am starting a two-night stint today and I have to admit that I am kinda looking forward to it. Something about a quiet house all to myself…

    Glad that B is back now!

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