What am I doing these days?
“Learning how to juggle,” I will say. “It’s a juggling act.” And some days I ‘get it’ and some days I don’t. Some days I half jokingly say, “SURVIVING!” It’s half true.
This article, that I came across on my Facebook, explains it really well.
“How on earth am I supposed to nurse a newborn and keep my maniac toddler from imminent death?”
“As you get to know your children and build your home life, you will find what works for you. You will. And letting go of the expectations of others is a big part of that. Pull what works for you. Respectfully let go of the rest.”
“But as you find your way, and the more you let God be your strength and realize that you cannot in the many ways you think you can, it gets easier.”
So now you know.
Maple is four weeks old today! These first weeks especially go so fast! And I think Where did the time go? By way of a journal for myself of what went down in the last month, let’s see… We had three MAJOR BIG weekends with extended family and relatives visiting (to see Maple of course!), and a fourth coming up this weekend. A church annual meeting and a company outing. Went out of state for both kids to have surgical procedures, and follow-up therapy is continuing. Tons of friends visited in Maple’s first week of life! And… I was gone with the kids in WI for a week at my grandparents! All in the last four weeks. With most of my nights averaging 5 hours of sleep (NOT enough for me!). With a toddler who was teething through all of it. (And is now starting to talk – yay!!!) And I kept my sanity (thank you, Jesus!). And I even had a lot of Very Special Moments and fun times in these weeks!
In the little moments I am going to start trying to add in writing thank you’s (in case you’re wondering why you’re still waiting on one!), blogging, catching up around the house, and planning Mom’s Group stuff.
THANK YOU to those who brought meals, watched Ole, and helped out in other ways! Sometimes I literally felt we survived and ate because of the generosity of others. So thank you! 🙂