Time is relational…

Time ha, since having a baby time is this weird new thing, Dave doesn’t fully get it yet and can get impatient with how long it takes to get things done. Like getting us all ready and out of the house in the morning. For instance E. and I have been out of bed for 4 hours and all we have managed is breakfast, nursing, checking emails, having a bath and after bath lotion massage, getting re-dressed, nursing and now she’s napping and I am thinking about lunch at 2pm.
The things I must accomplish today are shower, eat, do a load of diapers and change the cat litter that should have been changed yesterday. If it’s not dumped and cleaned every 3 days Jaspurr won’t use it and pees and poos on the floor, which he did yesterday.

These cat’s, these cat’s, alot of extra work I didn’t notice til I had a newborn, they wake me up meowing outside my door for food at 6am, cause that is what they were used to when I working, for 3 months now we have changed that routine to 9 and 9 feeding (can’t let them graze, I wish, Jaspurr eats himself sick, always has, he would be a 30lb cat if I let him and the other cat Jewel would starve to death cause he doesn’t share) or they wake up the dog and he decides he wants to go out at 6am, litter changes and hair removal/keeping them out of car seat, crib, baskets of receiving blankets/diapers, playmat, bouncy chair ect…I am just stretched thin and E. is my priority.

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β€œLife is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” β€” Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on April 20, 2010, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. It does get easier, but HELL YES, it is always gonna be mama time from now on… meaning you have more things to think about/ do before you can leave/ do anything.

  2. It does get easier, but HELL YES, it is always gonna be mama time from now on… meaning you have more things to think about/ do before you can leave/ do anything.

  3. At first it took P and I about an hour to get ready. There was the nursing, changing the diaper, changing the clothes, getting the bag ready (not all this order), getting myself ready, being interrupted a bajillion times because of fussing, only to repeat it all by the time I did get ready because so much time had passed and he needed to nurse again.

    He’s a tad older now, and I’ve gotten the routine down to 30 or so minutes. Heck, the other day we woke up late for Mass, and got ready in ten! All I did was change the diaper – he went in pajamas and I nursed him there.

    I’m getting a little better about not packing like I’m moving everytime we go out, too. I don’t actually need 12 diapers for a half hour outing.

  4. At first it took P and I about an hour to get ready. There was the nursing, changing the diaper, changing the clothes, getting the bag ready (not all this order), getting myself ready, being interrupted a bajillion times because of fussing, only to repeat it all by the time I did get ready because so much time had passed and he needed to nurse again.
    He’s a tad older now, and I’ve gotten the routine down to 30 or so minutes. Heck, the other day we woke up late for Mass, and got ready in ten! All I did was change the diaper – he went in pajamas and I nursed him there.
    I’m getting a little better about not packing like I’m moving everytime we go out, too. I don’t actually need 12 diapers for a half hour outing.

    • Ya I always keep a diaper bag packed with another outfit, a sweater, a receiving blanket, a warmer blanket, wipes and a wet bag so all I have to do is throw a couple of diapers in there and go, that helps for sure. I always have one diaper for every 2 hours plus an extra in case of a blow out πŸ™‚
      The quickest I have gotten us out is 20 minutes.

      • whoa! If I am being good I take two diapers and a snack. It still takes forever to leave between diapers and getting clothes on. Reuben never puts pants back on after a diaper change. My secret to getting out of the house is keeping everyone dressed.

      • whoa! If I am being good I take two diapers and a snack. It still takes forever to leave between diapers and getting clothes on. Reuben never puts pants back on after a diaper change. My secret to getting out of the house is keeping everyone dressed.

    • Ya I always keep a diaper bag packed with another outfit, a sweater, a receiving blanket, a warmer blanket, wipes and a wet bag so all I have to do is throw a couple of diapers in there and go, that helps for sure. I always have one diaper for every 2 hours plus an extra in case of a blow out πŸ™‚
      The quickest I have gotten us out is 20 minutes.

  5. MY sil was here last week and she kept on getting annoyed that it took us about an hour to get ready to leave. She has a baby but literally takes NOTHING with her when she leaves to go somewhere. No bottle, no food, no jacket, toys, nothing for Molly. Sorry I need to get bottles, blakets, snacks, toys, extra clothes and so on. It takes FOREVER though.

  6. MY sil was here last week and she kept on getting annoyed that it took us about an hour to get ready to leave. She has a baby but literally takes NOTHING with her when she leaves to go somewhere. No bottle, no food, no jacket, toys, nothing for Molly. Sorry I need to get bottles, blakets, snacks, toys, extra clothes and so on. It takes FOREVER though.

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