Okay, so I started this post almost a week ago, then got interrupted probably by mom duties, and then I just never got back to it. Mainly because we had our baby! I don’t even think I wrote anything about being preggers, but you know, baby number 3 will do that. Anyways, on January 2, we got to meet our very own Jacob Leon on this side of my belly.
I am so so in love and so so worn out. So naturally I don’t have many goals at all for this hitch. Also my life goals have changed a little (a lot) over the past few months, so I have new priorities and overall goals.
- Have baby no. 3
- Play with my little babies
- Help them learn and grow
Basically my goals for this hitch are to focus on nurturing my family and loving my babies. I’ve been feeling a pull to embrace this stay at home mom life more than I’ve been doing and this will be the year’s focus. And starting in January will be the perfect baby steps.
So first of all, it has been really cold all week and I miss the heat already. It was nice last week when the sun came out on Thursday but ever since then it has been overcast and rainy. Which just makes it miserable outside because this is the kind of cold hurts! It is snowing up in New Hampshire where my brother and my bestie live. I also noticed that a lot of people I follow on Instagram are getting a good bit of snow, too.
Today I don’t feel particularly motivated to do much today. I haven’t been getting much sleep the last few days, I blame being pregnant! All I want to do is sit on the couch and not do much of anything until I can get some energy back. I need to get some laundry started because I’m on my last pair of socks and I really need them with it being so cold outside. There’s little messes all over the kitchen and living room right now, probably because at the time yesterday it didn’t seem like much but now they’ve all added up. Right now I’ve put in a load of towels to be washed to get the ball rolling on tidying up.
I’ve learned I have a low clutter threshold and having little messes everywhere quickly becomes overwhelming. Especially when I have creative projects I want to do or even just something extra to do outside of my normal daily routine. As if I have a daily routine ha! I kind of do, I guess since I tend to do the same things around the same time. But when I’m overwhelmed with having to take care of a pileup of basic housekeeping tasks and all I want to do is knit or draw then it is very easy to just not do anything. I’m working on becoming tidier, it is a lot of work though! I feel like I’m constantly working and moving, but it is worth it to be able to see my kitchen table and bar where a lot of daily clutter tends to land. I’m having a hard time lately as my pregnancy progresses because I am more easily tired after doing something as simple as changing diapers and clothes. I usually end up just collapsing on the couch to get a little bit of rest.
Yesterday I had a burst of energy and I chose to clear off my kitchen counters to be almost bare. This is something I have been feeling the need for a couple of weeks now but I haven’t put forth the effort to do so. I tend to clear everything off every couple of months and then it all slowly creeps all back onto the counter. I’m really happy with how it looks right now, it’s so refreshing to walk in and see how open everything is. There’s still a little bit left to do, I’m trying to figure out where to put my bread and potato chips to get it all off the counter, then I will be all the way done!
I have probably started and stopped writing on this post since first starting it this morning. I can’t say I got really motivated, but I got plenty done! Starting with a load of towels was a good plan, I’ve gotten all my laundry done and now I just need to clean up from lunch. We ate supper at my parent’s house Monday night, so my meal plan has been pushed back one day and tonight I’m planning to have breakfast for dinner. It surprises me every time that the kids tend to eat scrambled eggs better in the evenings than for breakfast but I’ve learned with whole30 that you can eat whatever foods you want for any meal.
Ok, mom duties call!