Monday, August 26, 2013

Never Ending Cycle

Anybody else feel like when you look up the word "motherhood" in the dictionary... that the word "exhaustion" should be RIGHT next to it? Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't trade it for the world... but, I'm finally starting to hit the wall, especially with the low number of hours of sleep that my body is receiving. I'm fairly certain these days, I'm just operating on "auto pilot" mode... in a sort of zombie state of mind... but again, I wouldn't trade it for the world.

These days, I've really been looking forward to the weekends... not that I didn't before, but I REALLY do now. There's nothing quite like having an extra pair of hands (thanks Daddy), some adult interaction, and being able to stay in my pjs as long or as late as I want to. Wait, that last one doesn't apply, I do that during the week. Yeah, I'm that Mom who drops off her child in her pjs (it's a car drop off... so who'll notice me anyways!)

There are so many mornings where I drop Charlotte off at school, get back to the house, and by the time I look at my phone, it's noon, and I wonder where all that time went! Seriously, I think all I do while Charlotte's at school, is feed Marley, change Marley's diapers, rock Marley to sleep, and repeat the cycle. Occasionally, I get to clean the dishes from the night before, throw a load of laundry in (but that won't get folded and put away until another day), vacuum, or possibly sit down to use the bathroom... but, there's never a guarantee on any of those on any given day. Shower... what's that?

The repetitive routine... or never ending cycle of the feeding, diapers, rocking... is something that this sporadic individual is NOT used to... but for this little number, I think I can manage to give into it.

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  1. These are the days when you redefine "productivity." Everything that you are able to do in any given minute, is "productive" and MEANINGFUL! Marley thanks you from the bottom of her little adorable heart.

  2. It gets better, I promise! In a few more weeks, she'll be sleeping more and eating a little less. Hang in there! I remember how tough/exhausting the newborn stage is.

  3. Yep, I'm right there with you. Yesterday, I didn't realize I hadn't eaten lunch until 2:30pm...where does the day go? If I don't have a morning appointment, I rarely am out of my PJ's by noon. I'm kind of enjoying the new pace, while it also kills my usual productive self who loves to be efficient (not that I remember much of what that was like). Hang in there, this is just a season!