Tuesday, September 30, 2008

What we did this weekend...






Wyndham and I worked in the kitchen making food like rice pudding, Jell-o (remember when I was excited that I made Jell-o when I had my first baby? Teagan was 3 weeks old and I was thrilled and called Chip at work to tell him I had made Jell-o...now I do 10 times more work by noon and I have 4 more kids...how does that happen?!) and blue "Welcome to the world, Crew" cupcakes (Wyndham is signing cupcake in the top photo and doing a silly dance/song thing in the other three pictures.) for a cookout we hosted for our neighbors. The men all helped Chip put a shed up in our backyard, and were "watching" the kids at the same time. As you can see, the kids were more than happy at the lack of supervision. But don't worry, at least the dads were wise enough to take the key out of the atv ignition whenever it wasn't in use.
I am finding life with a newborn to be sort of "extreme". While Crew is very mellow, I have bursts of energy countered with long stretches of fatigue. Hence, the blogging is sporadic and when I am tired I find I feel guilty about it. At this point, I am feeling good- which means yesterday was a bit more rough.
You'd think I'd have this 'balance thing' all figured out, but it's not so. It's called 'listen to your body' and at 35 I'm still not keen on that. I like the idea of push yourself and then hit-the-wall for some odd reason. I guess I'm a little bit crazy and yet feeling pretty good at times, so that's when I forget to 'listen' and rest.
Tonight I plan to get to bed early- just like last night and see if I can stay on top of things a bit better. If not, there's always Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Lattes. =)

7 comments:

Shawn said...

Hi Jody, Congratulations on your beautiful son. I always enjoy your blog. May you find rest among all the busyness of your days and nights! Shawn

Jane-Jane said...

I like your plan B for tomorrow if you need it :)

I just got back from running around with a friend and 2 of her 3 daughters. How do you guys do it!?! my head is spinning from all the movement/action.

DJones said...

I'm with you... take the bursts when you get them.

Joy said...

Hang in there girl.... you are doing awesome.. you know I am the same type of person... but I am old.. lol.. I go until I hit the wall.. I need to learn to stop that.. so learn now... you don't have to be super woman all the time. I now know that .. but it is still hard. You are so awesome with all those babies.. take care of your self.

Wendy said...

It will all even out eventually. It just seemed like I would never feel rested again and now I realize what a short time period it was.

Your baby is so beautiful as are the rest of your children. Congrats!

Robin said...

I have a plan B for everyday...sometimes plan a doesn't even exist. ; )

Glad you are enjoying your new little man..your amazing Jodi!

Adrienne said...

Oh, Jody! You are "amazible", as my 3 year old Nadia would say! I love your everyday truths. You are even tempting me to have another baby....and well, run to Starbucks!