I got really spoiled with this baby. Jeff got over 3 weeks paid vacation, my mom came out for a week, and his mom came out for 2 weeks! I got very well taken care of.
But the first week doing it all by myself was horrible. Baby got very sick (RSV) and we went to 2 hospitals and lots of doctors visits and the other kids felt very neglected (rightly so) and the whole thing was just a mess.
This week is shaping up to be much better! Johnny has a bit of a lingering cough, but overall he is better and the other kids are getting more attention, and are also happier.
And today I:
did 2 loads of laundry
did 2 loads of dishes
organized and sorted all the kids' summer clothes
sewed 4 burp cloths and 2 wee wee wig wams
made dinner from scratch for us and another family who just welcomed a baby
And all this while having 4 kids, 4 and under, around my ankles. :)
Yay me! It feels so good to be productive again. And to celebrate I'm going out shopping by myself tonight to buy NON-maternity clothes!! Hurray!
Edit: It's now evening. I scorched one of the dinners and I am too fat to fit in any of the clothes in stores. Yay life. Tomorrow is a new day! Thank goodness.
Modern Day Leprosy
5 weeks ago