Eleven weeks into this parenting three children gig and I feel like I'm just starting to get a handle on it. We have good days and bad days but over the past two and a half months I've noticed a few things...
1 - My house will always be loud, even when everyone is getting along.
2 - I can do 3 loads of washing a day but the washing basket will never be empty.
3 - A cup of tea and 2 bourbon biscuits counts as a meal.
4 - There will always be someone staring at me whilst I pee.
5 - Breastfeeding is draining.
6 - There is always someone to cuddle.
7 - Somedays a 30 second conversation with the postman will be the only adult conversation I get all day.
8 - There is no 'just popping out' quickly anymore.. Leaving the house is a mammoth task.
9 - I will always forget either nappies or wipes when I do manage to get us all out of the house.
10 - I will either have my hair done or my makeup on. Never both on the same day.
11 - A 3 minute shower is now me-time.
12 - There will aways be someone crying,
13 - Or hungry/thirsty/fill in the blank.
14 - As soon as I sit down to feed the baby, the 3 year old will poop. Every time..
15 - I welcome any and all visitors. Adult conversation!
16 - Once they are all in bed I miss them.
17 - I will call each child the wrong name at least 3 times a day. Yesterday I called the dog Henry....
18 - I consider it a miracle if at 6.15am all 3 are still sleeping.
19 - A sling is a lifesaver come dinner time.
20 - I can go from unhappy to happy with just one smile from the kids or an 'I love you Mummy,'
21 - I can survive on 3 hours broken sleep a night.
22 - I will always feel Mummy guilt. I will always question my parenting.
23 - I won't be able to please everyone at dinner time. Unless I want to cook 4 separate meals. (I dread when Henry is eating food too!)
24 - Bad days happen but tomorrow is always a new day.
Liane 2 January 2017
Liane 1 January 2017
Happy New Year! I'm starting 2017 with a PJ day, baby snuggles and blogging. The best way to start the year in my opinion. I'm excited to say goodbye to 2016 and leap head first into 2017! I feel like I'm starting to get my blogging mojo back and I want to keep that motivation going. Starting with my January goals..
1// Publish at least 3 blog posts during the week and then one on Sunday. Ideally I want to get back to posting every week day but I feel like starting with that is like setting myself up for failure. I can be motivated but I also need to be realistic. Three children one of which is an unpredictable baby and a house to run isn't a small job :)
2// Pick my camera up more. It's so easy for me to grab my iPhone to snap photos but we all know camera photos are better, right?
3// Chill out! I'm a typically type A personality which means that I tend to stress over the small things. I wake up thinking about my to-do list and go to bed thinking about it. I want to let the little things go in 2017. I want to forget about that to-do list once in a while and focus on the exciting moments instead.
4// I'm going for my post gestational diabetes blood test this week and I'm hoping that I'm in the all clear but since having Henry and being able to eat normally again, I've gone back to old habits. When the baby is screaming to be held all day it's easier to grab something on the go that I can eat one handed rather than sit down and eat something that requires cutlery and two hands! I need to make more of an effort to eat like I was when I had Gestational Diabetes... & keep my fingers crossed that my blood test comes back all clear!
What are your goals for January?