Oh the crickets on the blog this week.
I’ve sat down with my computer nearly 25 times since last Saturday, with a fussy babe on my lap and two big brothers running around. You know, this whole balancing life + work as a “stay at home mom” isn’t as easy as it sounds. I feel so lucky to be home with the kids – yet I hope that someday I can find balance where I can find an hour or two carved out of the day for my “work”.
I think it’ll be a lot easier with the school year around the corner. Brody is obviously in school all day, Owen half day every day – so when Max naps (fingers crossed) the clock will be on my side!
Sweet Max has grown to be excessively fussy the past few weeks.
My legs are getting a work out from all of the walks, bouncing and swaying I do all day everyday. My arms by the end of the night have grown to be so tired, as putting him down isn’t really an option – he naps for 15 minute increments or an errand (which how many errands can a chick run??)
ONE thing we have learned that Max loves – being outside.
You guys, literally you step outside and he sighs and falls right asleep or will comfortably sit without crying. It’s amazing. So we quickly have adapted our life to hang outside, go to playgrounds and talk walks — all. the. time. Thankfully our city has playgrounds left and right, giving us plenty of variety to switch things up for the big boys.
I hate to even follow these paragraphs with an “I’m sorry things have been so dull around here” I miss my old blog posts where I talk about everything and anything. I miss having a ton of delicious recipes to share and home projects to show. But the truth is I’ve got 6 paint swatches painted on my walls downstairs. Countertops half painted because I screwed them up (yes, diy bloggers screw up too) and the boys bedrooms are still being organized two weeks later.
Surviving this life of 3 – life with a fussy babe has taught me one thing. Take one day at a time. Wake each day with an optimistic outlook. Roll with the punches. The dishes and laundry can wait, the house may not be all that clean, but the chaos will soon pass. This newborn stage is so sweet, and if you’ve got a fussy one it’s not for the faint of heart. I’m giving myself a rain check on all others things that shouldn’t matter as much. Making sure my boys are happy and Dan and I are as well is top priority.
Here are some pictures of the boys and I from our playground day yesterday – so glad they love the outdoors as much as I.
I texted Dan at this moment, telling him that if we life outside the entire stage of this fusiness I think we’ll be alright. Maxi just adores the outdoors.
Brody and Owen have been amazing. My mom saved the day yesterday by suprising me with a random afternoon visit and it was just what I needed. An extra set of hands for Max. He slept 2 1/2 hours on his GiGi’s chest and I was able to play with the boys and get so much done around the house. It’s exactly what the doctor ordered. So a big thanks to you Mama! xoxo