Almost 4 weeks postpartum now. Can’t believe I’m 2/3rds of the way to the 6 week mark. You know, that magic 6 week mark where all of a sudden you are supposed to have it all figured out. Baby on a sleeping and eating schedule. Pregnancy weight lost. Exercising. Having sex with your husband (lo siento, mama y mi suegra por eso visual).
I’m actually doing pretty well. Most days. I know that I’m doing a decent job of keeping up with everything, even though I often feel behind. It doesn’t help that I have high standards. I don’t like a messy house. The kids can take out their toys and play all day, but at the end of the day I want the room cleaned. I want the table always cleared after meals. I want the living room pristine at the end of the day, because it is the room that gets cluttered most often. Now that doesn’t mean these things actually happen every day, but like I said, I think I’m keeping up. And that’s with a new (to us) house that is only partially unpacked!
That being said, major kudos to moms out there who have more than three kids at home, or who have kids at home and work full-time. I don’t know how you do it.
You know you are a busy mom-of-three (or more) when you have this thought: “In a few weeks when school starts, I’ll ONLY have a newborn and a toddler at home! I’ll be so free!”
It’s true though. Carter is so ready for Kindergarten. He needs to be out of the house, learning, playing, and making friends. I know he’s going to do great, and I hope it’s just what he and I both need.
Vanessa is great at playing on her own, but she also needs more attention from me, and she will definitely get it while Carter is at school. Harrison will sleep. And eat. And do other baby things.
Summer has been nice. And (kind of sort of not really) relaxing. But I’m ready to get onto a schedule. I’m ready (or will be soon) to exercise. I’m ready to go room to room and clean and organize and have it stay that way for at least a little while. I’m ready to finish a blog post in one sitting!
Annnd that last sentence is hilarious, because now it’s a new day! I couldn’t finish this post when I started it, so I’ll finish it now.
My husband cleaned the whole house last night and took the two older kids out for most of the day, so I got lots of time today to relax and get some more unpacking and organizing done. I feel very refreshed!
Two more weeks until I hit that magic mark. Two more weeks until I’m out of excuses. Two more weeks until I’ll have it all together.