Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I'm baaaaack!

Just when you think I'm gone for good, that's when I pop up again. My only excuse is for the long absence is that I've been busy. There has been a crackdown on wasting time at work, so I have been left with little time to blog. Sure I've got a million ideas for posts in my head, but I've been a slacker about commenting so I don't feel right about posting. Nobody wants to be the girl who shows up at the party and only talks about herself.

Anywho...that busy life is exactly what I want to talk about. Now I understand what people mean when they say that there aren't enough hours in the day. Here's what my schedule looks like:

6am- out of bed and pump if I need more milk for daycare. Make lunch to bring to work, make and eat breakfast. Feed dogs. Get myself dressed and ready, get babies dressed fed (nursing and solids) and ready. Somewhere in there Elizabeth brings our poor neglected dogs out to pee and for a short walk.

7:45 out the door for work / daycare dropoff

8:30-5 work

5:15- daycare pickup

6ish, depending on traffic- arrive home- unload babies, breast pump, daycare bag from car. Shout at dogs as they try to jump all over you when you're hauling your stuff to the second floor apt. Feel bad. Pat dogs on the head and tell them they are good puppies, then bring them out to pee.

6:30- change diapers, nurse babies and give them more solids. Clean babies up and let them play while you get some food ready for the grownups.

7- 7:30ish- get babies ready for bed and put them down in their cribs. Cross fingers that the boy does not flip out when he realizes he is not being held. Get dinner on the table.

8:00- eat dinner, possibly with the boy in your arms because he refuses to be put down. Clean up dinner dishes.

9:00- shower, pump, do anything else that needs to be done like paying bills, making baby food, etc.

11ish- bed. enjoy about 1/2 hour of peace before the boy realizes you are in the room (we're in a 1 bedroom apt) and he's hungry. Nurse the boy back to sleep. Wish he could be as easy as his sister who sleeps through the night.

Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

Weekends are reserved for the really fun stuff, like going to the laundromat. I have no idea how we'll fit everything in when they're older and have things like soccer practice. I hate feeling like I have no time for my kids, even when we are at home. Any of you wise bloggers out there have any tips on how YOU get it all done?


nutella said...

Whew, I'm exhausted just reading that. And Hi!! Bear in mind that we only have the one kid, but once he was on all solid food things got a little easier. Also, our dog doesn't have to be walked, we live 10-15 minutes away from our work places with daycare on the way, and we have our own washer/ dryer. You are doing great!

Strawberry said...

Welcome back!

Um, that's pretty much our schedule, too, except we have one kid and one dog. I think it gets easier when they're older because toddlers can eat with you, and sometimes exactly what you're eating, and then play by themselves while you clean up or whatever you need to do. And no pumping needed of course. It's really nice when you don't have to tend to them all the time :)

Oh and pixpls!!

Strawberry said...

oh geez. she and i did it again.

Crazy Lesbian Mom said...

Wow, that's crazy - I don't know how you do it!

MrsSpock said...

Your schedule is like our schedule. We hired a maid this past fall, and not having to clean every weekend (she comes every two weeks) has been absolutely worth every penny.

mommiesinthemaking said...

Shew, that sure is one crazy, busy schedule. Welcome back.

Pomegranate said...

hey! good to hear from you. your life sound crazy busy, indeed. i got exhausted just reading the post...

Nicole said...

Hi! Been wondering how you're doing. Definitely beyond busy it seems. Don't worry, blogland is very forgiving of absences :-)

Anonymous said...

Oh hi! I have missed you my twinny mom friend.

Um yep, that's pretty much my day too with a couple of minor differences. I have never accomplished so much yet so little before in my life!

You are a rockstar Gayby, I know you are.

Hope you all are happy and well.

Tui said...

Oh wow - that is crazy busy! Glad to hear from you though, we've missed you around here (but the absence is totally understandable though too!)

giggleblue said...

that is crazy! the only thing i can suggest is outsource. especially that laundry. we have a place we drop ours at when it gets out of hand.

you pay by the pound, but if the weekends are the only time you have to get it done, totally outsource it - and spend the time doing something you actually enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back! I have no tips because I still haven't figured it all out, but I'm glad to see you're all doing well!

mama bea, bao in the oven said...

your first paragraph = my thoughts exactly. and you didn't even MENTION that one of your children was in a cast! that makes everything that much crazier. you're amazing for doing it all, and doing it all so well. xoxo!