Friday, October 16, 2009

On Becoming Confident....Again

Things are slowly returning to some sort of normalcy around here. Yesterday the kids and I washed, dried, and/or folded about 8 loads of laundry. My kitchen is looking relatively clean most of the time. And I've actually made the bed most of the days this week.

Adjusting to four has been somewhat difficult. I can now confidently tell people that going from 3 to 4 is BY FAR the hardest. At least, for me. But I'm getting back into working (trust me, it's very part time), blogging, and - eh hem - showering on regular basis. Which is nice. For everyone.

Reagan has officially learned what a spanking is and she generally obeys if reminded of the consequences of not obeying. She is adjusting to being a big sister rather than a baby and she's finally showing some signs of attempting to speak words.

Keaton and Sienna are doing well with everything. They are regularly helping me with chores around the house and growing more and more independent each day.

Daniel is back into the full swing of his regular work schedule and I am remembering what it's like to get up in the middle of the night to feed a hungry baby.

As for Savannah...she has a cold. Poor thing. I keep debating about whether or not I should take her in to see the doctor. She goes back and forth with her symptoms, so I keep going back and forth about what I should do. Motherhood is full of difficult decisions, isn't it?

On a very positive note, she is regularly sleeping 5-7 hours during her first stretch of the night and otherwise eating every 3-4 hours the rest of the day. She's also a very fast eater, so my nighttime rousings are short and to the point, which lends me to be feeling very well and rather energetic considering I have a 2-week old and 3 toddlers in the house. But knowing that I should be taking it easy is difficult and I'm still trying to keep things slow.

We hardly left the house this week due to Savannah's cold. I don't want her to get any sicker, of course, but I admit that I'm feeling stir crazy. We usually go to church three times a week, but this week we've stayed home due to the germs.

It seems there is always something to get done around here. And speaking of getting things is lunchtime already.

I guess I better get cracking on that.


katherine said...

i highly suggest going to a running store and have them fit you for running shoes. you don't have to actually buy the shoes there (as they will be pretty spendy), and you can ask them to fit you in several different brands so you can look for and buy the cheapest.

if you're going to run on a regular basis, it really is best to have the right shoes that fit properly.

i'm thinking about registering for the indy mini, also, as i've never run it. it kind of depends on what happens for us the rest of this year.

good luck getting back in the groove! :)

Katy said...

I'm impressed by your normalcy... life is crazy enough with 1 little stinker to take care of. :) And...I know...I might never be able to button those jeans again, but I made it into some of my "big" pants (which, a few weeks post-baby I thought would never happen!), so I'm not giving up least not just yet.