Back in the Saddle Again…

Jan 14, 2008 | On Motherhood | 8 comments

Ok, perhaps not the way Steven Tyler means it but I am definitely BACK!

Today is my first day on my own. Joel has a few days of work this week (and hopefully a year full after that!) and today is my first day on the job, full time, as a mother of two.

I could not wait. I wanted to try it so bad! So far (it’s 1:30) everything is going well. They are both napping, every stitch of laundry in the house is done, the dishwasher is clean and so am I – I even have perfume and mascara on.

Amélie is a nursing machine so I am considering all of the above QUITE an accomplishment. She is SO FAT! And is the biggest baby the midwife said she has ever seen at a 17 day check up. At that point she had gained an average of two ounces a day which does not surprise me cause Lucy and Ethel NEVER get a break. Or so it seems.

The last 21 days have just been a riot and I already am excited to have another one someday.

Last night Aidan went down like a dream – I am trying to tweak his naptime because the staying in bed at night has been quite an issue around here. We finally realized that if he wakes up at 3 and goes to bed at 7:30 he simply is not tired enough. This, after denying him chocolate milk in the mornings (soy), spankings, taking toys away the next day – NOTHING was working and we were SICK of ending the day of a very well behaved child with spanking after spanking. Finally I realized I had never seen him get hyper, yawn or even rub his eyes at night – DUGH, maybe he is just NOT tired. So, I put him down at noon today – we’ll see how it goes tonight.

So, all is quite on the homefront for now. I KNOW not every day will be like this but I am feeling pretty good and happy that I have not had to encounter that “how am I going to do this?” feeling. I can tell there are people praying. When I incorporate a workout and trips in public into our routine I am sure that will spice things up a bit but today I have a lot of peace about this new life and I am loving it!


  1. Alison Gibbs

    Way to go. Congratulations on having a fabulous 1st day.
    Enjoy each day as they grow so quickly.

  2. Faith

    Sounds Wonderful. I’m so excited for you. What is it like to have a daughter??? It must be a different feeling. I can’t wait to meet her someday,hopefully before she’s 2 :):)

  3. HomemakerAng

    Ya know what? this is how everyday SHOULD be! you are keeping it right by not doing to much. Thats why it is peaceful there. i know my days go by much better when I just stay home and peace then rules here! When I start mixing it up, yes it gets harder… I know reality is not to stay home each day all the time, but with little ones it sure is easier on them and yes easier on momma too!

  4. HomemakerAng

    cant wait for more picture, “AHEM!”….

  5. cityfarmer

    I knew you could do this…long to be there…TOMORROW!!!!

  6. Farmgirl Cyn

    I still encounter the “how am I going to do this” days!

  7. LauraS

    Glad to hear that you are settling into a routine – it is difficult at first isn’t it?!

    Also, I love reading your blog and have therefore been reading through your past posts to absorb more of your inspiring thoughts.

    However, this post ( I feel is a disgraceful display of racism which I just can’t get out of my mind. It goes against all that the LORD teaches about loving your neighbour. It is also, overly dramatic, unrealistic and sensationalist. France cannot close its borders. It is part of the EU and has open borders for people from anywhere in the EU (east or west) to come and live or work there. How can you be so discriminating towards our brothers and sisters from other countries. Much of the wonderful beauty and art in Paris has been created by non-french people anyway!!

  8. Victoria

    New post on my blog… wheee!! -victoria

    ps. send me some pictures when you get a chance (NO RUSH, seriously)- i have none of any of you, not even nic!


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