Stuff that’s fallen by the wayside

What was I thinking, being so busy before having a baby? Criminy. At least things have gotten a little more normal. Michael is now four months old (and weighing in at 11 pounds, 4 ounces — not quite on the charts, but nearly there!), so we’re sleep training. So to speak. Basically, I put him to bed between 7:30 and 8 p.m. every night. Some nights, like last night after his bath, he goes right to sleep and doesn’t wake up at all for a good five, six hour stretch. Night before last, though, he fought sleep tooth and nail and didn’t actually go down until at least 9:45.

At any rate, at this stage, having a couple “free” hours from 8 to about 10 p.m. on the weekdays (after washing baby bottles and cooking and eating dinner) I’m finally getting back to stuff that have frankly gone undone since I’ve gone back to work.

So what’s fallen by the wayside? Oh, mommies, you know.

  • Maybe not all mommies have this issue, but I’ve been a very inconsistent blogger. What was I thinking, starting a mommy blog, my third? As a result, I feel guilty that I haven’t been able to blog the way I am used to doing. But, I’m finally getting back to it. Last Friday, I finally posted to my wedding decorations blog. Today, I’m posting here! Hopefully, I’ll get back to my first blog sometime later this week. Progress! (Speaking of, I don’t know how those prolific mommy bloggers do it. Maybe its just because I’m such a new mommy.)
  • My personal grooming has gone out the window. I’m hoping the thick eyebrow look will come back, because I haven’t been able to get to my eyebrows the way I used to. My cuticles are ragged and trimmed just enough so I don’t get hangnails and I just chop my nails off to simplify my life. My feet are still recovering from the months I couldn’t get to them in my third trimester, then C-section recovery. Fortunately, my husband doesn’t care about all that, so mostly I worry about looking presentable at work.
  • I used to be a neatnik, but who’s got time to clean when you’ve got an infant? Cleaning is now done piecemeal. Dishes and laundry are still done regularly, but only because we’ve got a dishwasher. Oh, and laundry may be clean, but I’ve got two piles of clothes upstairs that need to be folded. I did finally get a chance to clean our upstairs bathroom — which was filthy — but the bathroom downstairs and the floors are still in dire need. And I still need to wash our comforter.

At least I’m getting more, dependable sleep now, with Michael snoozing in longer stretches. I do kind of wish that he wasn’t so sleepy after going to daycare so I could play with him a little longer, but I suppose there’s time for that later.