Saturday, March 14, 2009

Slow Down

It really feels like life is on fast forward right now. Each day passes so quickly and it's almost a blur. I spend just about every moment in "survival mode" just trying to stay on top of the mounting piles of laundry, the constant flow of dirty diapers, and the demands of nursing 4 children.
I feel as though I need to stop and catch my breath but there's just no time for that. Even with my brother here I am constantly on the go, trying to work through a long to-do list before he leaves. Just this morning we had another realtor showing the house and we had to pack everybody up and get out. It's just exhausting.

Life is definitely taking a toll on me. Although I am quite accustomed to the chronic sleep deprivation, other things are suffering. Mostly my boobies. I am nursing another plugged duct right now. This is the third one in less than 2 weeks. It's painful, I'm tired, and I'm just ready for things to settle down.

I desperately want to savor each and every moment of my children's lives. But for right now that means taking lots of pictures and writing about our daily life. I can't even remember what day it is sometimes. I want to remember it all but it's just happening too fast!
One day you are gazing lovingly at sweet, sleepy infants...
...and then you blink and they have become feisty, independent little toddlers.

I'm so blessed that I get to experience both stages at the same time! Somebody pinch me, I must be dreaming. Or maybe just sleeping at the keyboard again.

P.S.- The girls do like to sleep together lately although they have separate beds just inches apart. The babies always sleep together (head to head) but they turn a lot and crawl around in their sleep. That's why they were head to feet with each other in the pictures in my last post.

(ETA: The picture of the babies in carseats is actually Nathan and Ryan. The girls and the babies look alike but not that alike!)
Related Posts with Thumbnails