I’m starting to believe that things are starting to return to some sort of “normal” around here. I’ve washed, dried, folded/hung about 5 loads of laundry today already. I’ve picked-up the house and the kitchen is clean most of the time. I painted Ella’s room this week. (more on that later…it is too cute.)
Adjusting to a family of four has been interesting and challenging in some ways. I don’t think that going from 1 to 2 children is really difficult it just took my routine and schedule with one and shot it all to hell. You have to do things differently for sure and I’ve been doing things the same way for 2 years and now the schedule has come to a screeching halt and is headed in a completely different direction. Not bad – just different. I’m trying to figure out how to manage all that I want to do and still keep myself sane all while enjoying my children. Keeping house, working (from home), blogging and keeping myself together. Which everyone appreciates. Trust.Me.
Ella Grace officially knows what a spanking is and obeys most of the time if she is reminded of the consequences, she is two you know. She is adjusting great to being the big sister rather than the baby and she’s changing day by day and reminding us that she is growing into a independent, precious little girl – when things are going her way of course (I kid, I kid – mostly).
Chad’s daily schedule is back to normal as far as ranching goes and I am remembering what it is like to get up at 4:30 or 5:00 am to feed a hungry little man.
Blake is a very good baby. He is sleeping 6-7 hours his first stretch of the night ( so I’m only getting up once ) and he eats about every 4 hours during the day. He is an aggressive eater and it doesn’t take him long to take care of business. Our night time cuddles usually only last about 20 minutes, 30 minutes max. Good. Boy. He knows that his mommy likes her sleep and that Daddy likes Mommy when she’s had some sleep. I do seem to have more energy this time. I’m not sure if it’s because there is not time to sleep when he sleeps with a 2 year old in the house and a to-do list a mile long or if I am just more acclimated this time around. I catch myself thinking “This to shall pass” when I get frustrated at myself of a situation. I’m not good at taking it easy or taking things slow – blessing or curse, I haven’t figured it out yet. I do get to feeling a little stir crazy now and then but I know that in about 3 more weeks when I go back to work that I will wish I had this time at home back. I look around and I feel like there is always something to get done around here. Speaking of getting things done – it’s time to change out the laundry, fold some clothes, put them away, feed this growing little boy, get his sister a snack and start figuring out dinner. You get the idea. But these two little faces make it all worth it.
We are all going to survive and I think Mommy is coming around the bend.