Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Too little....too late!

It's 4:30pm and I have accomplished nothing with my day.  The life of a stay-at-home mom is a whirlwind.  Where does my day go?  One would think that with a newborn (well, 9 week old to be exact) you would have at least some time during the day to accomplish something...but one would be wrong. haha  The times that I do have to "myself" are usually not to "myself" at all.  The moment I sit down to read or check e-mail, the crying begins, or the dog needs to go out, or the doorbell rings, or the phone rings, or the washing machine beeps, or the dishwasher is finished, or I remember that I haven't planned anything for dinner...the list goes on.  When I finally manage to find a minute to sit down and "rest" I am exhausted!  Who has time to clean or cook a five-course meal?  Not me!

Here is what I have accomplished with my day so far...
  1. Fed Hannah 3 times (6am, 10am, and 1:30pm)
  2. Changed a bunch of diapers
  3. Dressed Hannah and myself
  4. Organized Hannah's closet..That was a major accomplishment for the day!
  5. Planned dinner (grilled chicken, nothing at all fancy)
  6. Spent some time in the Word (although it was interrupted several times by a crying baby)
  7. Talked to my mom on the phone for a few mintues
  8. Put the dog out (not even enough time to actually take her out...just hung her leash out the front door and let her roam around out there)
That's it!  Haven't touched the mountain of laundry or the pile of dishes.  Haven't picked up the mess that has acquired in the living room.  Haven't unpacked from our Mother's Day weekend trip (two weekends ago!).  Haven't even fed the poor dog yet!  Good grief....MUST feed the dog!

Enough procrastinating!  Hannah is sleeping (and should be for the next hour or so) so I must go get something accomplished with my day.  Maybe I will make a cup of coffee first!  :-)


  1. It does get better, promise! I had people tell me that I must get so much done because "babies sleep so much." Too bad they also eat every 2 hours! When I was in that stage, my goal was to shower everyday. If I did that, I was feeling good. Hang in there!

  2. i think you did a lot girl! rest MUST be on your list too...that IS accomplishing something!!! and...yes, you do need to feed Bubs too :)