Listening to: 2 baby monitors at the same time. One is silent and in one I can hear a tiny little squeak every few minuets.
Planning: My weight loss strategy. I have never been so eager to JUMP with both feet on that wagon. I usually give myself Grace for the first month and then jump in full force!
Wishing For: Strength and wisdom as I learn how to be a mother of 3 children 3 and under.
Thinking about: A LOT of things!
The kids have mostly been occupying my thoughts these past few sleep deprived days. I am thinking of Tosh constantly as I need to tend to him 24 hours a day but I am also thinking a lot of Ginger and Milton. I am trying to be very purposeful and deliberate in my actions with them. It's no surprise that they are a little high strung after the introduction of Tosh into our family. I am trying to be very calm, patient, understanding and kind with them; trying to take extra time to really hear their needs and help them through this. They need a lot of extra love right now.
Craving: A good, hard, long RUN!!!! (but first I'll settle for a lot of long power walks with my double BOB stroller)
Looking forward to: The day when I can pop on my skinny jeans and heels and go out on a family date. I would love nothing more.
Working on: Patience and grace as I navigate the first few months with 3 kids in 3 and under.
Reading: Not reading! I have found a major rut in reading since the birth of my kids. I think the only books I have managed to read have been on marathon training and that was last year:)
Feeling: Happy, Scared, Content, Overwhelmed with joy and fear, Love
Learning: How to be an awesome mom.
My husband only got 2 days off work when Tosh arrived so it was pretty much me and them right off the bat. YIKES. No learning curve here. The first night I had them all for dinner, bath, bedtime it was a disaster. The kids got PB&J sandwiches and no bath. Plus they had to go down early because little Tosh would not stop fussing. I couldn't put him down for 30 seconds. I was a wreck by the nights end.
The second night came around and I knew I could not have things going that way all the time so I tried over and over again to nurse Tosh and then put him down. I tried putting him in the swing, in the sling, on the bed, in the crib, in the bouncer. NO, He was not having it. I tried it about 12 times and He cried bloody murder all 12 times so it wasn't real successful at first but after an hour and a half he finally stayed where I put him and slept. I'm learning ans one of these days the toddlers will get their teeth brushed and their hair washed.