Thursday, May 28, 2009

Some days...

...are just easier than others.  One of my best friends told me (after her first child) that some days the only thing she got done was taking care of her baby.  I took that advice to heart and tried to remember that it is okay if the checks do not appear on my things to do list every day.  Tuesday was one of those days.  Camille had a rough night on Monday, and she needed held most of the day on Tuesday.  Adeline was a bit clingy too, and I just couldn't get anything done.

Then, God blessed me with Wednesday.  By 9 am I WAS SHOWERED and dressed, I bathed Camille, and both girls were in their daytime clothes.  Everyone was fed, the bed was made, and I folded and put away a load of laundry.  I KNOW!!!  As if that wasn't enough, Camille took a three hour nap in her swing, allowing me to clean up the kitchen and spend some quality time with Adeline (who ate lunch and went down for a nap without incident).  Then, I nursed Camille and took a little nap with her.  I felt so good, Adeline and I even made cupcakes later that afternoon.  It felt so good to have an organized and clean home for Patrick when he came home...not that he complains otherwise, but it was just nice.  Thank you, Lord, for days like Wednesday to make me feel like super mom, and thank you for Tuesdays that remind me whose I am and where my strength lies.


Short Stop said...

Oh, my sweet friend. I could've written every word of this in the early days after I brought Max home.

If it's any comfort to you, I found my hardest transition to be going from one to two kids. Just learning to multi-task like I never had to before - and with tasks as important as making my children feel loved and attended to.

BTW, I found going from two to three to be a piece of cake. :)

Praying for you - that you'll be blessed with many more "Wednesdays" over the next few weeks.

Love you!

Momma Roar said...

Yes, I hope you are blessed with many more Wednesdays!!!

I know it gets overused, but it does get easier!!


Mary@notbefore7 said...

Oh yes girl. It is tough to have TWO little ones underfoot now. Two was definitely tough because EVERYONE NEEDS you to do everything for them.

Hang in there. I am so glad that God gave you such a great Wednesday. Enjoy those days and just try to relax and get outdoors when you can on Tuesdays. I always found a nice walk helped :)

Feel free to bring Adeline here to play one day and I can hold the baby for you - no problem! We'd love it.

Janelle said...

I agree with Sarah. One to two was hard, hard, hard. I felt overwhelmed most days and in complete shambles the next. But life has a funny way of making the adjustments. Two to three was easy!

Hang in there and know that you are not alone! Every mommy reading your words is there with you!

Thank you, Jesus for this sweet family that loves you so much! said...

This was so beautifully put. And how wonderful that Wed came after Tues, but if it went the other way around, as sometimes has been the case for me, I start to feel all high and mighty and look I am super mom, 3 kids no prob, then when Tues rolls around, well it really takes the wind from your sail and you get all discouraged. Good for you for rolling with Tues, and so exciting that you were better able to appreciate Wed all the more and with the right perspective. :-)

Mari said...

You go! I remember those days and how good it felt to have a "Wednesday". Hope you have one of those every time you really need one!

Growin' with it! said... go back to those times i went for days w/o shaving my legs cuz i had to take such short showers to keep an eye on my babies. enjoy them sista!

Kara said...

That is SO the life of a mom right there. Some days are so rough that it feels a bit on the depressing side, but then you have days like your Wednesday that make you feel on top of the world.

Here's to hoping you have more Wednesdays than Mondays next week!!! :-)

Jen said...

What smart advice from your friend - wait, that was me! I have had to remind myself of my own advice MANY, MANY times, especially when I was adjusting to having two little ones.

I can promise you it does get easier (at least a little bit) as they get older. Hoping your rough days are balanced or outnumbered by the good ones - you're doing a great job!

krista said...

I hear ya friend as I am right there in the trenches with you!

Praying for you, growing in grace with you, and thanking God once again for blogs! :o)

Kristen said...

my mama said there would be days like this - and she was right!!! there are days my friend but God is good and we get to wake up the next day and start fresh. like the rainbow after the storm.

i am glad you got your rainbow :O)

Dave and Jenni said...

Those are both great reminders on the good days and bad days. And I echo Sarah's comment. These first few months of going from 1 to 2 are rough, but it really does get easier after that!