One of the biggest gifts that blogging has given me, is the opportunity to look back and read what life was like a few years ago. When I read those old posts, that are filled with our normal everyday life, I'm always glad that I wrote them. For someone else, those posts might have been a snooze fest, but for me, they're treasures.
I'm so thankful for the opportunity to write down what our "right now" is.
It's almost been 3 months since I became a Momma of three, 4 and under.
So, what's been easier that I expected and what's been harder?
•Sleeping. I sleep pretty well, thanks to Eliza and I don't feel sleep deprived like I thought I would. When I was pregnant, I dreaded the sleepless night, but thankfully, it hasn't been too bad. Again, thanks Eliza!
One benefit of having the kids close in age is that they all still nap every afternoon. With them napping at the same time, I have time for reading, getting caught up on laundry, blogging or whatever.
•Going places. Going to the park, Costco, Target, church, the grocery store and all of those other important places has been easier than I anticipated. I'm not saying it's EASY, but it hasn't been super tricky, like I thought it would be. I think a big part of this is the fact that we just do it. We need to get out and go and since we do it, it doesn't really scare me.
•Keeping up with laundry and cleaning. Again, this isn't easy and my house would definitely not pass a white glove test, but I feel like I've been able to pretty much keep up with it.
Life with Three: What's hard right now
•Having time for me. Getting up early enough to shower and get ready in the morning is super tricky these days. Finding the time to take care of myself, eat well, and not feel like a total frumpy Mom is hard. Pretty much daily, I get pooped on, peed on and spit up on. And you wonder why I wish showering was easy.....
•Keeping up with Paisley. She's 2, going on 20 and most days, she's way ahead of me. Daily shenanigans include: hoping out of her crib, after her nap and trying to change her own poopy diaper and unraveling a roll of paper towels, because she was going to "clean up" her spilled cereal, and let's not forget the emotions. Oh boy, she keeps me busy!
•Only being able to be in one place at a time. It's moments like when the sun is shining and the kids want to play in the pool, but I'm sitting and feeding Eliza and the dog needs to go out and dinner needs to be made and someone's knocking on the door, that make me feel like I'm spread really thin. Often, everybody needs something, but there's only ONE of me, that's one of the hardest things about this season.
What's easy in your life right now and what's hard?