Friday, April 24, 2009

How Do All You Amazing Moms Do It?

Okay, this is just going to be a journal entry--no pictures. (Not normal for me.) First of all, I just spent the last half an hour looking at most of your blogs, and I just have to say, you are all amazing women! It seems like half of you are selling your own creations, and the other half are just busy doing creative, fun things with your kids all the time. I am so overwhelmed with the physical aspects of caring for children right now, I haven't read a new book in months (for those of you that know what an AVID reader I used to be, that is a very big deal!), I have to plan WAY ahead just to be able to go running only 3 times a week for 25 minutes, and I have to stay up until midnight just to fold my laundry and clean my kitchen. Maybe it's because I have 3 kids now, and that is so much more time-consuming than two--esepcially since Hailey is in that needy 2-year-old stage (she is still really hard for us to understand and she's not talking NEARLY what she should be at this age), and of course, I have a 2 month old that is still pretty fussy from 6pm-11pm or later. Trent's work schedule is killing me because he's gone from noon until past midnight. That means for Sophie's most fussy time, I am home alone trying to make dinner, feed children, clean and straighten the house, bathe children, read them stories, put them to bed, all while trying to nurse and carry around a fussy infant! In Sophie's defense, after she is fussy all night, she sleeps for 7-9 hours at night without waking up at all! She's been doing that since she was a month old, so I know I am very blessed in that area. I think if she wasn't doing that, I would be on meds by now. At least I'm getting my sleep at night! I used to spend my spare time at night doing digital scrapbooking, making hair bows, and reading my latest book. Not anymore!! I can't remember the last time I did any of those things! But I know this time is short-lived, and soon, Sophie will be going to bed at the same time as my other kids, and maybe, just maybe I'll have an hour or two to myself at night that doesn't involve scrubbing poop out of clothes or cleaning my bathroom.

You are all such great examples to me because most of you have at least 3 kids, but a lot of you have 4 or more! Seriously, how do you not go insane?!?!?

The reason I even had time to check my blog tonight is because Sophie miraculously fell asleep by 10:00 and now it's 11:45. So off, to bed I must go. Goodnight, to you amazing women.