Thursday, June 2, 2011

Crazy Days

Being at home for weeks on end, wondering if I'll ever get out of the house again.

Getting out of the house again, everything taking longer, wondering how soon I can score a week at home again.

Laughing at people's reactions to a family of 4 children being out and about vs just 3... the 4th seems to make a HUGE difference to the general population

Brushing my teeth at odd times because it's the only way they'll get done.

Running a sink of water to wash the dishes... the same dishes that the sink has been filled for 2 times already

No time to cook, have only managed it 2-3 times in the last month.

Being blessed by oh so many with their provision of meals for our family - have never experienced anything quite like it. I owe any sanity I have to these dear ones. No less than 16 meals in the last 4.5 weeks (no, don't read this and stop them coming LOL!!)

Too many late night cookies but losing weight anyway.

The need to remind myself that it wont be that way for much longer!!

From the early days of barely being able to wake up for night time feeds to one month on, waking as the first 'a' is spoken by my hungry-again daughter.

Functioning on such small amounts of sleep... hanging out for the weekends when I can accumulate 8 hours over night instead of the usual 5

Enjoying the quiet of night time feeds, of being able to study every amazing thing she is and does.

The fun first feed of a morning with Timothy wanting to climb over us both, helping her to close her eyes, giving a commentary on every little thing he notices about her... repeating again the next morning as though he's never noticed her before.

The chaos of *stuff everywhere*.

Knowing it's only for a short time.

Hoping it's only for a short time.

REALLY hoping it's only for a short time.

Blogging instead of putting some of that STUFF away.

It's all crazy.
So much more crazy than I could ever explain.
At the same time, the most awesome peace.
I am blessed. Truly blessed.

Now can someone just keep the kids busy so I can have a shower?!?!

1 comment:

  1. You ARE blessed! btw, some years ago one of my brothers-in-law was in Sydney visiting with his wife and 4 young kids - I can tell you they were certainly met with some second looks and stares!