Monday, July 2, 2012

Today I Am Back!

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.


Kestrel said...

Ugh, that's why I HATE HATE HATE shopping for clothes. I always think "Oh! I lost a pound! Maybe I can wear clothes now!" And then, no. No I cannot. I must go around in pajama pants for the rest of my existence because I love ice cream too much.

Sorry, did this turn into a rant about me? My bad.

You were more productive than me today. Look, there I go again, whining about me. Me me me me. I LOVE YOU. I need more pictures of Johnny in my life.

The Hatch Family said...

You are doing great! Your last note made me laugh, ya life. So funny and true.