We are 7 weeks into life with three children under the age of 2. Somehow, at this moment, all three of them are sleeping, so I better hurry with this post becuase I have no idea how long this will last. I should be getting the laundry from the dryer, mopping the floor, picking up the numerous items that are not where they belong and trying to get a nap in myself, but that can wait! Maybe if I procrastinate long enough it will get itself done.
Anyway, life with two 22 month olds and a 7 week old is...busy. Fortunately, Doris, our wonderful nanny comes 4 mornings a week. She is here to help me, or watch Karissa and Kaylee while I take Lena to appointments, do errands etc. She is a lifesaver. She helps with laundry, dishes, mopping the floor and picking up toys. By the looks of our house it is not hard to tell which days she is not here!!
Basically the goals for this period (and I have no idea how long "this period" will last) are to meet everyone's needs: eating, sleeping, diaper changes, clothing, cuddling, holding (mommy up, up please) and getting out of the house occasionally.
To complicate things, Eric started a new job when Lena was 1 1/2 weeks old. He is still doing home care Physical Therapy, but for a different agency. The job is going well, but it requires some paperwork time in the evenings and learning a new territory. (ie: getting lost on winding back roads with signs that say "open ford" ahead. He assumed the road was open for Ford vehicles because he drives a Ford Focus so he proceded, but soon realized he needed a 4 wheel drive Ford and had to turn aroud! Twenty years ago he may have tried crossing, but he is now older and wiser.) Hopefully this new job become easier and faster for him soon and he will have his evenings free to help with picking up toys, relaxation and planning our kitchen renovation...yes, another new project coming soon...more on that in the months to come. Now, he has to finish the shed he started building last weekend!
For now, we are basically ready for Christmas. We managed to get our Christmas cards mailed and the shopping done. Thankfully, Amazon.com exists, otherwise everyone may have received a box of diapers for Christmas. Clean ones if they were lucky! We are even going to try to put up a Christmas tree tomorrow and cross our fingers that no one pulls it down on top of her sister.
I am writing this post to remind myself when I look back years from now and I believe I am just too busy with shuffleboard, bridge and volunteering at the library, that sometime in my past I was just a bit busier!