Typically, I have been sitting here for 2 hours TRYING to get some blog stuff done, but have done nothing so far. LOL.
Jasper & Jovie are at school and Milesy decided to go to Grandma’s today – which gives me about 4 hours of ‘me time’ and I choose to sit and procrastinate like a pro. I have big ideas of updating my blog theme and then blogging about something interesting and fantastic – but nope, I’ve had 2 cups of tea and read Facebook about 5 times over. But that’s a good thing, isn’t it? Time for your brain to just do whatever it wants.
I stopped blogging over a year ago because things just didn’t seem interesting in my life – when in fact, there was tonnes going on and I just wanted to keep it to ourselves for a bit.
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it’s been a while since i’ve had the time to blog!
you’re probably not wondering why, it’s obvious that having 3 kids was always going to be busy so i didn’t want to put any expectations on myself to blog on top of that. instagram, yes – but words don’t come easy for me.
we have been busy, yep, but everyone on this end is doing great! Jasper loved having school holidays but is back at it now – his last term of kindergarten which is totally scary. he turns 6 in a couple of weeks and is just the best big brother for Jovie and Miles.
Jovie is fantastic. we’re trying to decide on whether to enrol her into kindergarten next year (or the year after), but i think because we’ve left the enrolment so late in the year, she’ll miss out anyway. i don’t mind having another year of Jovie home 🙂
Miles is so cute! and big! we haven’t weighed him lately but he’s just turned 4 months old and has outgrown 6 month sizes, eeeeeep. he prefers to be held upright, all the time, so it’s rare for me to have 2 hands free – which is why i’m typing this up super quickly before i go make myself an early lunch. he’s been sleeping really well lately (8pm-5am) but still has his nights, it’s be expected i remind myself, and i don’t mind giving him extra attention. he’s my baby!
the spring weather has been really hot lately – something i’m learning to live with. i’ve been working on my anxiety and panic issues (which turn into agoraphobia), which has been hard but interesting. on top of that, i’ve been actively eating well and trying to be active everyday. i’m 4 months post pregnancy, my third baby, so i’m trying not to be so hard on myself because weight loss has always taken time with me. it’s interesting to be in a place where you feel like you’re starting over again – who am i and where am i going to be in a year? i know i’ll be a mum (duh) but the possibilities are always endless.
it’s already mid October, halloween is just around the corner and before you know it, it’ll be Christmas and then the start of another year. time flies!
Miles is now 8 weeks old and we’re finally settling into a good routine as a family of 5.
the adjustment has not been too bad – it’s mostly the sleep deprivation that has been the hardest on me (sometimes only 30 minutes a night) and i know that Jasper is also feeling the squeeze of having another kid steal the time and attention away from him.
having Miles has been a dream, no complaints. we’ve been co-sleeping with him and i adore the overnight snuggles. he’s starting to sleep longer at night (5-7 hours between feeds) which has been awesome and is coo-ing and making great eye contact with us. it’s adorable, all over again 🙂
my csection area is feeling pretty good also – no more weird dull pain or sensitive areas. yes there’s the dreaded csection flap but i’m only 8 weeks post partum and wasn’t a supermodel to begin with LOL. i’ve been back into kettlebell (strength training) and elliptical, and am trying my hardest to eat as clean as possible
(though i think my period is back already and the cramps & moodiness make it hard for me to resist chocolate…)
so in between the school drop offs and pick ups, catching up on sleep, housework, laundry, eating well, exercising, nappy changing, tandem feeding and homework, i’m slowly thinking about the rest of the year ahead and getting back to ‘normal’. i want to continue my newborn photography practice and have some great ideas – but will need to save up some $ and build it right the first time. i’m very aware of not overdoing it – Miles is already 8 weeks and i’m so so lucky to be home instead of going back to work at 6 weeks like i did with Jasper and Jovie.
time is flying! i’m going to enjoy it.