One of the things I am most nervous about after Baby B’s arrival is fitting it all in.
The other night I got home from working out at about 7pm. I didn’t sit down again until 10:15 pm when I crawled into bed. (no wonder my feet are swollen!) There was laundry to wash, fold, and put away. There was supper to be made and ate. The dishwasher had to be emptied and re-loaded.
And it dawned on me. How am I going to do all of this when Baby B arrives?
The answer…I’m not.
There is no way that I am going to be able to fit in an hour workout after a full day of work, pick Baby B up from daycare, drive 40 minutes home, get home to feed the baby, make supper for Robbie and I, play with Baby B, get him ready for bed, and clean up the house before I fall into bed every night. Not to mention wake up to feed the baby during the night…
I already feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day (and he’s not even born yet)!
Something’s going to have to give.
I understand that laundry and the dishwasher can wait. But seriously, when will all of this get accomplished? Certainly I am not going to want to spend my weekends cleaning the house when I have a precious little boy to soak up every minute with.
I am overwhelmed just thinking about how I’m going to do it all.
So I may have to change my workouts to the mornings before the baby gets up, my house may be a disaster, and I am going to have to try harder to plan our meals, but somehow I will make it work. There are a million other women in the same position as me and they make it work…I will too.
Any advice from other mama’s out there?