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I am exhausted! nom nom nom…


Do you ever feel overwhelmed? I am pooped out these days. I’m back at work full time after my 3 months stint of being a stay at home dad. The combination of the full time job, blogging, and waking up at 4am to calm the baby have exhausted me. I hear the baby situation will get better at the 6 months mark though. We’ll just have to hang on and do our best, like every new parent, I imagine. Someday we’ll get 8 hours of sleep again…zzzzzz…

Β TGIF! Have a great weekend! I’ll get to catch up on my sleep.

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  • 101 Centavos July 15, 2011, 3:49 am

    Busy, busy, busy…. I can relate. Some long-term projects are getting longer and longer termed. πŸ˜‰
    Baby RB40 looks good and fat. Babies are so cool.
    Thanks for the mention.

  • Crystal July 15, 2011, 5:32 am

    Thanks for the mention! The funniest thing? Once I gave my 2 week’s notice, fellow bloggers started contacting me about projects to fill in my free time. I’m already making more than I did! Woot!

    I’m actually off right now to finish off my last few hours of the day job! Woot!

  • No Debt MBA July 15, 2011, 5:32 am

    I’m also ready for a big time snoozefest this weekend and I don’t even have an infant at home. More power to you for juggling everything!

  • Sam July 15, 2011, 6:56 am

    Is that your boy in the pic?!?! Either way, love it!!

  • cashflowmantra July 15, 2011, 8:04 am

    Thanks for the mention. I appreciate it. At our house, it got better pretty quickly. The kids got to sleeping about 6 hours straight within a month. Since I only sleep 4-6 hours a night (6 is a great night), it wasn’t that bad. Slept 4.5 hours last night and am driving to Memphis today then on to Dallas.

    • retirebyforty July 15, 2011, 9:36 am

      4-6 hours a night is not good for your health. I definitely need 7-8 hours per night. I’m still amaze that you can handle 6 kids. πŸ˜‰

  • SB (One Cent At A Time) July 15, 2011, 9:28 am

    Many thanks for the mention. Did you try ordering something free yet from the list?

    • retirebyforty July 15, 2011, 9:36 am

      I tried Target, but they were all out. I’ll try others this weekend if I have time. πŸ˜‰

  • Invest It Wisely July 15, 2011, 12:20 pm

    Thanks for the inclusion! πŸ™‚ 5-6 hours lately for me but I definitely do better on 7-8!

  • Financial Success for Young Adults July 15, 2011, 1:03 pm

    Cute kid! But I heard that parents barely see 8 hours of sleep. Pat Flynn mentioned that he gets about 4 hours a night.

    • retirebyforty July 15, 2011, 2:30 pm

      There is no way I can function long term on 4 hours/night. We did it for the first few months and thankfully it’s getting better and better.

  • youngandthrifty July 15, 2011, 10:40 pm

    Your baby boy is so cute!! It looks like he’s getting some ZZZzzz’s! πŸ™‚ (unlike us haha)

  • Barb Friedberg July 16, 2011, 7:50 am

    One of the most memorable comments I received as a new mom was; “I felt it was an accomplichment if I actually showered and made it to the post office!” A new baby is lots of work, but enjoy, it’s over before you know it.

  • Evan July 17, 2011, 9:14 pm

    Thanks for the mention. Your boy is freaking adorable (insert standard he must look like the mom, joke here)

    My kid has the same sans wrist look going on too hahah

    • retirebyforty July 17, 2011, 10:42 pm

      Haha, I guess you get the same he must look like the mom jokes too. You boy is super cute too. He looks way older than 6 months. Time just flew by didn’t it?

  • Money Reasons July 18, 2011, 4:18 pm

    Great pic! Very cute son!

  • Kanwal Sarai - Simply Investing July 18, 2011, 6:33 pm

    Hang in there! It does get easier, you’ll have your 8 hours of sleep back in a few months.

  • First Gen American July 19, 2011, 4:29 pm

    As amazing as it is, the first 12 months of parenthood are exhausting. I really don’t know how people can have 4 or more kids. I just can’t imagine it.

    Thanks for the mention. You’re doing great!

    • retirebyforty July 19, 2011, 10:39 pm

      Do you know Cash Flow Mantra? He has 6 kids. That’s crazy. πŸ˜€
      His house would be a great place to grow up in though.

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