Wow, so we are 8 weeks into our beautiful newborn’s life. But oh my goodness had I forgotten how tiring it is. So I have 3 kids now, a 9-year-old, 22-month-old and then an 8-week old baby.
Have them close together I told myself, it will be great. YEAH RIGHT HAHA so I am sure it will get better or so everyone keeps telling me. But all these beautiful photos on my Instagram of these gorgeous new babies and their parent’s fabulous lives. Its LIES I tell you. ALL LIES!!
Yes the babies are adorable and you want to document and remember everything but is it just me or do these people have far too much time on their hands. I mean I don’t have time to shower let alone pose my newborn in an adorable position and put some dodgy card next to him stating how old he is or when he has done his first god damn poo. (okay so maybe they don’t say that but you get what I mean)
The only reason I am able to sit and write this is that we seriously got lucky tonight. Toby my 22-month-old has been a nightmare to get to bed but tonight, mostly because he hasn’t napped and is totally shattered went straight to sleep. Which is a total change from last night when we sat up for 3, yes 3 hours with him screaming? Oh, and let’s not forget the sick too. It’s a new thing. He now makes himself sick so he doesn’t have to sleep. I know right. Surely we can’t be the only parents experiencing this? But anyway my point is I had to make the decision to sleep or to write this tonight. I also could have showered but well…
So I figure right now me and the hubby are winning as all three children are alive still so that’s a tick in my book. I may look like I could do with a years holiday, my house has seen better days and my emails are definitely starting to stack up but even after the sick, lack of sleep and not being able to eat a hot meal for weeks, we are all smiling. Well ok almost smiling. Don’t get me wrong its lovely that these parents have time to post gorgeous pics but I am just here to tell all you expecting parents that it’s not all hearts and flowers. If you have managed to get up, eat something not killed the baby and got dressed then in my opinion you are totally winning at life right now!! If you are reading this as a new mum and have done all of the above then you are bloody awesome. Just remember that.
And I will just leave you with one of my daily mess-ups haha as I am about to post this we get a knock at the door. It’s my lovely neighbor giving me my house keys. OH YES, I totally left them in the door so anyone can just walk in my house! Tomorrow is a new day right.
Meanwhile, my awesome husband has been busy baking Banana muffins for the school fair. yum!!!