So life with a baby has been good. Hard at times but that’s to be expected. Some days are easier/better/more productive than others. Other days are hard and I wonder if it will ever get easier. Lots of people have told me that it gets easier at three months. We’re at two so I’m 2/3 of the way there.
Today has been productive, or at least it’s felt that way. I actually have time to sit down and write a blog post (sorry if it’s choppy. I’m not taking the time to proofread it like I normally do because it wouldn’t get posted!) Today I managed to:
-Go to the local Just Between Friends Consignment event and pick up some long sleeve outfits for Munchkin. Somehow we mostly have short sleeve stuff and I know she’ll be cold. I was able to get a few good deals. Some items were overpriced but you just have to weed through them. I was able to shop early as a first time mom and I got there when it opened. There was barely anyone there and it was so nice. I was in and out. It was nice to not have to worry about Munchkin as she was with daddy.
-Complete a load of cloth diaper laundry. Well, everything is dry at least. I still have to stuff the dipes but that won’t take long and I like to do it when Munchkin is away cause then I talk to her while I do it. She just smiles and coos at me. I love it!
-I got TWO loads of adult laundry and a load of baby laundry done. (ok, to be honest one is sitting in the basket next to me. I’m writing this so I can avoid folding it but it will be done before I go to bed tonight!) Two loads, plus dipe laundry in one day is a lot for me. It might not be impressive for anyone else but it’s an accomplishment for me!
-I made dinner. The house smells amazing from the roasted tomato and basil soup that simmering on the stove. I think we’re going to have BLT’s with it. Yes, I know you should have grilled cheese with tomato soup but I’m currently avoiding dairy so no grilled cheese for me. BLT’s are the next best thing!
-I finished a book! I’m something like 17 books behind on my goal of reading 115 this year. It didn’t help that I didn’t ready anything for the first 7 weeks of munchkin’s life. I’m now fitting it in while Munchkin is breastfeeding. She tends to fall asleep while she eats. I do love watching her but it’s nice to be productive while just sitting there too. She eats a lot too. There are days where I feel like I do nothing but sit and nurse her.
-Munchkin is happy, fed and dry. She is my number one priority and everything else that got done is just icing.
-I’m showered and dressed. I have made it a goal to shower every day. I think there was one or two days where I didn’t shower but that was my choice and not because I couldn’t find time.
-Dishwasher unloaded and reloaded with dirty dishes from the sink. I like having a clean kitchen. Even if the rest of the house is a mess, I can handle it as long as my kitchen is clean.
-I got this blog post written! Someday I’ll be back and write more often like I used to but for now, it’s better to spend time with Munchkin. She’s growing so fast and I want to enjoy every moment I can with her.
So as I read back over it it doesn’t seem like a lot. I’m still getting used to having a baby and keeping up with the house. I’m hoping it gets easier as she gets a little older.