I haven’t found a moment to blog. I should be cleaning my house, actually I have a hundred things I should be doing other than blogging but I’m blogging because I need to take a moment to think actual thoughts. I feel like I haven’t stopped since December began. Catching up, catching up, catching up, catching up. My life at the moment. Sigh…. But right now, I will blog.
Here is a glimpse into what life has been like in the almost four months since having my second child.
No Time, Yet Tons of TV and Facebook
The funny thing is, though I have tons to do and no time to do it, I find myself watching more TV and being on social media more then ever because I sit and feed Anna. I’m totally not complaining about sitting and feeding Anna because of Ryan’s 4 years that BLEW by. I am well aware of the fact that I need to just accept the mess and enjoy these fleeting moments with baby. But the side effect of hours of feedings is that I have discovered wonderful shows such as This Is Us and The Crown. I watched Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, then had to go and binge watch all 7 seasons! How did I not watch this show when it was on?! It’s fantastic! I guess God knew I needed to watch it as a new girl mom haha.
The new season of This Is Us begins Tuesday! I can’t wait!!! Wow, this is my life….. and I love it! TV is so awesome!
I’m so busy. But in a good way. It’s all things that I want to be doing which is good. Taking care of Ryan and Anna, running errands, going to see people we need to go see, cleaning the house, Beachbody, writing. But man! The days go by fast! I can’t believe it’s been almost 4 months! And I never get to everything I wanted to. But I have to sleep sometime, and sometimes my brain makes me sleep before it lets me go any further. Trust me, I tried to give it up, sleep. It didn’t work. I have to get at least 6 hours even if it’s not all at one time. I cope with my To-Do list that I make every night. I make sure that I include at least one activity to do with the Ryan so that he’s not just roaming around while I run around like a chicken with it’s head cut off. Right now, he is roaming though.
How Do You Find Time To Workout?
I get this question all the time and this is how……..
Anna’s morning nap = workout
This is engrained in my head and my body just does it. Nothing else seems to get done around here but this does. And I am a stay-at-home mom, it makes it much easier to workout when I don’t have one specific time slot to do it in.
Basics. That’s all. It’s times like these that I am thankful for my lifestyle because I can kind of relax and go on auto pilot. Chicken, eggs, yogurt, Shakeology, rice, oatmeal, fruit and veggies. I don’t do a meal prep because I can’t seem to find my footing and get organized long enough to even think about one. I just eat and when I do it’s something from that food list.
Any Postpartum Depression or Anxiety?
Getting better but we can still file this under Basketcase…..
Not at all. I’m not even rolling with the punches. I am LOADED with responsibility daily and some days I get closer to nailing it and some days……. I need a nap. Let me tell you one thing, in my hours of scrolling through Facebook and Instagram, there is no shortage of new mom’s sharing their pics of them “nailing it”. If you are a new mom, and are frustrated thinking you are the only mom not nailing it, rest assured you are not the only one. I would even venture to say that you ARE nailing it in the fact that you aren’t nailing it! I mean, how are these mom’s nailing it when they are constantly on social media telling us they are nailing it?????
Look new mom, you are totally nailing it with no make up, no groove, and your not cute “pajamas” (clothing items you slept in and are still in at 3pm).
So keep up the good work.:)
Well my baby is screaming at me so I better get back to nailing it.