Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Last Week

My first few weeks with two kids under 2 I was just doing enough to survive...making sure both kids were fed, clothed, and had clean diapers.
The past couple of weeks I have been trying to get back to more of a normal routine...cleaning, laundry, running errands, as well as blogging and meeting friends for lunch.

While I was trying to get the house straightened up, the kids were learning to fend for themselves:

I "taught" Aubrey how to feed herself

Luke watched a lot of Your Baby Can Read and Veggie Tales

Aubrey worked on strengthening her neck with tummy time

Luke learned how to tell me to change Aubrey's diaper...
if you can't understand him on the video he's saying "kinky" (stinky)

Notice the piles of dirty laundry in the background (& Luke's still in his PJs), I'd been trying to get the clothes in the wash all day, but something else kept coming up with the babies preventing me from getting the dirty clothes off the kitchen floor and into the wash.

Doing all my chores around the house, taking care of the babies and trying to get out into the "real" world got to be very overwhelming for me. I felt like nothing was getting done...if I focused on straightening up the house the kids were being neglected, and if I gave the kids all of my attention, the house looked like a disaster area. I know some people may say to take care of the kids, and the othe stuff doesn't matter, but it's important to me that my house be neat & clean.
After some encouragement from Ryan and spending some much needed time with the Lord, I realized that I don't need to be worried or stressed about getting all these things done, just focus on one thing at a time and things will get back to normal in time.


The Murphrees said...

This is a struggle I have been having too! Of course, Kylie is not here yet but I still deal with time with Kyle and getting stuff done around the house because of my lack of energy. Things will fall into place for you. BTW, I love Aubrey feeding herself!

annaclaire0408 said...

Can you imagine if you had a "real" job too...this better help you have a lot more respect for mom (and dad didnt help half as much as Ryan does)

Lianne said...

It will get easier, I promise. As far as Luke still being in his jammies, you could've told us that it was 5:00 p.m. and you were so ahead of your game that he was already bathed and ready for bed. We would've believed you. : )

Lindsay said...

I hear ya on the survival mode thing. I'm actually going to try to venture out of the house to meet my aunt and grandmother for lunch tomorrow with both kiddos and am not quite sure how it will go. This all gets easier, right? :)

Rachel said...

That pic of Aubrey is SO cute! As is Luke's video!

I feel your pain - it can only get easier!! and I think you're doing a great job trying to balance it all. Let us know if you need any help!

It was great having lunch with you guys today!!

Kathleen said...

hahaha love the video! hes getting so big and grown up! love the pic of aubrey feeding herself!! haha! love you!

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

I know the feeling, since I'm adding my third under 2.5!! :) We'll get there...someday! LOL!

Mama Hen said...

My two year old runs around in his PJS all day A LOT of days. From the looks of your sweet babies it seems like you are doing a great job!

KBeau said...

They'll grow up and all of a sudden you'll wonder where the time went. Believe me, I know. Enjoy them now.