Wednesday, June 16, 2010

We're home, and sooooo tired!

44 is too old to have three children under the age of five... God is laughing at me right now.  I just know it. I will write a long post detailing our flight home once I've stopped having nightmares about it.  Suffice it to say we were indeed "those people with the screaming children".  At least it's over now.

We are home, they are smiley and playful when they're not crying and climbing me like a tree to be held Every. Single. Moment. Of. The. Day.  This morning I banned everyone under the age of five from the sofa for 30 minutes... the I ran right over and sat on it with my feet pulled up off the floor.  Amazingly enough, it worked until someone fell over and bonked their noggin.  As I climbed off "Mommy's Island" and back into the shark tank, I got tackle hugged by Jack, rescued Cooper from his boo-boo and had Carter screaming to be picked up because he saw me touching the other two boys.  *sigh*

Here are some photos of their cuter moments....

Couldn't you just eat him alive?

Cooper helping weed the flower beds... he volunteered, I swear!

Jack showing me the clover he's eating... thanks baby!

Don't let my tired sarcasm fool you... it's been pretty good thus far.  There have been some moments that made me want to just cry with joy and others that made me just want to cry.  Lance keeps going to bed really early... I think he's hiding!  Everybody slept through the night last night, we're consistently getting all three in bed by 8 pm, and this morning they slept until about 6:15.  I think everyone's body clocks are finally starting to adjust to the time change.  They little ones nap for over three hours every day... I have to wake them up to make sure they'll get to bed!

I'm hoping that God gave me good sleepers to balance out all the crying.  Someone please tell me that it gets better... it does, doesn't it?  Somehow two crying is so much harder to deal with than one.  It's that feeling that somebody is getting shortchanged, you know?

I'm heading to bed.  Have I told you lately how much I LOVE my bed?


  1. Hey Kim!
    I only have 1 but yes, it has got to get better! remember how much you all have gone thru and if you, the 44 year old adult is overtired and confused and not sure who to turn to next when there are more than 1 person crying, surely they are just as lost in all the transition! all that said and done, and the little sweeties still find ways to be happy, silly, and super cute!! and, amongst the fatigue and "will it ever settle down?" thoughts in your mind, you still have the ability to see the positives that are shining thru like beacons for your future! great steps towards sleeping -- sleeping, eating, and getting into a routine will get you thru all this!! :) hang in there! sounds to me like you are doing great!

  2. hang in there... in a few weeks this will all be routine, hopefully with less crying

  3. I am SOOOOO happy for y'all. Congrats and welcome home, Lang family!!!

  4. When we went unexpectedly from one child to two, I was oft heard saying "wow, this is more than twice the work". I think it is safe to say that going from one to three is more than three times the work. It does get easier! Hang in there.

  5. Hang in there- I think the jet lag doesn't help any! Once you're on a normal schedule, everything will get better...
    You are doing great!

  6. welcome home kim! it has to get better. you know, it's always darkest before the dawn and all that. take many deep breaths and remember everything they've been through. then have a drink and focus on that great sense of humor you have!!

  7. Welcome home. Must be nice to be home and in your own bed again! Looking forward to future posts about how life at home is progressing. Sending good thoughts your way for some much needed rest and a few minutes of quiet. Despite it all - I know you are feeling pure joy!