Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Only 6 weeks but It Feels like Forever

Molly is now 6 weeks old. The time feels like it went quickly but at the same time it feels like Molly has been here forever. At this the 6 weeks mark, I feel pretty much back to my normal self, more or less. The real test started this week. .

My husband headed back to work this week. He used up some vacation days and furlough days and some paid family leave and was able to stay home for 6 weeks after Molly was born. It has been really nice having him around. I don't know how I would have handled things the first few weeks if he had had to return to work any earlier. But I have hit that 6 weeks mark and feel pretty much back to my normal self, more or less. The real test of this started this week.

I have been home the last two days with the kids all day, just me, for the first time since Molly was born. It think they have gone pretty well. We have been doing almost all the school subjects now. There are a few more things to fit in but more or less we are doing full days of school each day. I am still learning to juggle "one on one time" with each of the kids, but other than that the kids are doing their work and I am reading books to them, I can't complain. Their behavior too, isn't driving me too crazy. I can tell I loose my patience a little more at the end of the day or if Molly had a particularly difficult night. But on the whole we seem to be doing well. I feel like I am doing way better than I thought I would at this point. A little longer sleep would be nice.

I have even started going back to the gym in the mornings. Wow does it feel nice to have that hour of exercise each day. As long as I plan it around one of Molly's many naps she doesn't even have to leave the car seat. The people at the Kids Corner (day care) don't even have to do much more than just look at her every once in awhile. The other kids know exactly what to do at Kids Corner so are happy to go and play for an hour while I am gone. Those extra pounds will soon drop off, I hope!

So we are adjusting well to being a family of 6. Living where we do, we get a lot of comments on the size of our family and I get a lot of strange looks from people who think I am crazy taking 4 kids with me to the store. Now if I can just get them to act like little well behaved angels maybe those looks wouldn't be looks of irritation but amazement.

1 comment:

Bibliophile said...

Molly is really changing! Thanks for including the photos. I'm glad to hear that you feel more "normal" now. It takes a while to get back into routines, but you're going to be successful at it.