Thursday, February 28, 2008

16 weeks, 6 days - Or Maybe It's Because I'm Just Lazy

Bean and I sorta live our lives in 1-2 hour increments right now. We wake up between 6:30 and 7 (if we're lucky) and we loll in bed for an hour. Then we spend an hour putting away dishes from dinner time and making breakfast, eating, and cleaning up the breakfast. Then we go back to bed for awhile. We don't sleep, we just loll some more. Then we get up and I do some chore or another. Yesterday I cleaned out and attempted to fix the vaccuum and then did all the carpeted areas of the house. Today I vaccuumed the non-carpeted areas and cleaned out the master bathroom cabinets. (YUCK!) Then we lolled again. Then we took a bath. Lolled some more. Got dressed and did my hair and make-up. (I get a lot of help with this, unfortunately.) Lolled. Went back downstairs to make lunch, eat and clean that up. After that we skipped a scheduled loll and put on our coats and hats and scarves and head outside to play for awhile. It was cold, but sunny and pretty and the fresh air - wow - welcome reprieve.

After that we had a LONG loll. Her loll was a nice long nap, and mine was a short nap, an episode of "Bringing Home Baby" and some blogging.

Then we made dinner, ate dinner and cleaned THAT up and lolled until bedtime.

I've figured out this is actually a wise way of doing things. It's about the perfect way to live with a newborn - do a little something, nurse a baby, do a little something more, nurse a baby. We should be totally accustomed to that pattern. I do think (HOPE) the activity level will pick up as I progress further into Trimester 2, and as the weather (EVENTUALLY. SIGH.) warms up. But not TOO much. We may just do some of our lolling outside.

Okay this particular loll is about to come to and end now.


elaine@bloginmyeye said...

NOW you got it! Loll on.

Jemma said...

Lolling? Ah yes I remember lolling, I vaguely recall doing that last when Jaya was around 3 months old! I'mnow scretly hoping your second baby is of the non-lolling variety like my two....Enjoy it while you can ;)

Jenn said...

Any tricks on getting a 15 month old to enjoy lolling? Haha.

AlaneM said...

Ahhh, I remember those days. They lasted until, well, until the twins were born. And I've been running ever since!

Rebekah said...

Yes, it is a good way to prepare for the little peanut. But also a good way to spend some quality time with Bean because she may not get so much when the baby comes.

I know with my two little ones, I feel guilty some days because the boys dont get as much attention.

But I have a plan for that. This next month I am going to plan a night out to eat with just me and Josh. Then me and Caleb. Quality time with mom and no other distractions.

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

That is SO the way to go. You just enjoy - I mean really, TRULY soak up - these days of lolling. It is good practice for the newborn days, for one thing, and for another thing, newborns eventually wake up and want you to, you know, DO stuff, and then your days of luxurious lolling are going to be few and far between.

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