Monday, October 5, 2015

Still alive


  • Life these days consist of:
  • wake up
  • get kids ready
  • go to work
  • pick kids up
  • scramble to fit dinner, play, and showers into the 2 hours we have before bed time
  • put Fynn to bed
  • struggle to get Bentley to sleep
  • frantically attempt to get grad school work done
  • shower
  • bed
  • up 4-5 times a night to feed/re-sleep baby
  • wake up and do it all again

It gets easier... right?

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Monday, September 28, 2015

The Gist of Things

  • Right now things are crazy- there just aren't enough hours in the day for a full time job (at which I pump 4 times a day), the grad school class from hell, taking care of 2 kids and a dog and attempting to get at least 4-6 hours of sleep a night. I knew something had to give; so it's the blog and the cleanliness of my house. I've never claimed to be a neat person, but the state of our home these days is just shameful... if only I had the energy to feel shame over it.
  • My grad school class is consuming me, and leaving me stressed and anxious all the time. 11 more weeks of this misery and only one more class after that... I keep reminding myself that it will be worth it in the end... right?
  • I forgot how all-consuming being a working, breastfeeding mom. While I try to focus on my students and their myriad of needs during the school day, but the boobs have definitely been a priority some days and I find myself correcting papers, reading teacher's editions and tapping out parent e-mails on my phone while pumping. If nothing else, my multi-tasking skills have been significantly improved... If only I could nap while pumping, my life would be complete.
  • Because yes, of course, once I went back to work my formally great-sleeping bambino decided that nursing all night long was the way to go, so nights are not in the least bit restful.
  • I've now used up the 10 minutes of free time I allotted myself before diving into my action research project...peace out until the next time I can procrastinate.
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