5 months 2 weeks:
🤞Challenge: my initial arrangement was that for the last 2 weeks before Christmas Oscar will spend time with a friend of mine and her little one, so I can work full time. First day at hers Oscar screamed like in he was possessed causing so much distress we needed to urgently re-evaluate the situation. From having a seemingly fantastic plan it went to Zero in a day. 🤞Achievement: as with everything, you adapt. After a day of trial and error and inability to juggle him and work, I came up with the following brutal plan (hopefully I’ll survive two weeks): Work from 6-8am. Work 1 hour when he sleeps. Work from 7pm-midnight. In between I spend time only with him. It’s probably the hardest work week I’ve done in my life. If my work required me to come to the office I would be f***** There is absolutely no me in these days, no gym or run or shower or a proper meal, it’s just Oscar or work. Oscar is ecstatic from this plan. He hasn’t stopped smiling since Monday 💩 😴Reflection: I miss my work. I know some come back for the sanity because their kids are nuts. Some just need to do something. I genuinely missed my team and what I do and I wanted to come back focused. I want to feel like I’m in the task 100% and no parts of me are looking at the monitor or at the buggy or distracted by the thought of him. I’m sure I’ll wing it somehow and make it happen. 💗Joy of the week: 🥦 broccoli and carrots 🥕 and peas and sweet potato 🍠 and so many other things he loves! So happy to see that open mouth and excited wriggling for food. Still no to the bottle or anything but Breast milk but at least he eats. #weaning#onlybreastmilk#5montholdbaby#allergies#childminder#backtowork#workingmum#tiredmum#crazyhours#babylovesfood#nurseries#wingingit
I'd never seen this pic until a few days ago. Excuse the 5 chins! #Tbt to when I had Niall and Luke at 35 weeks. I really dont know how I managed with these 2 and Mollie who was only 9 month old when these 2 were born. I'm struggling just getting up in the night with 1 baby at the min so really don't know how we did it when 3 of them needing feeding. Orla does seem to wake more and stay awake longer than any of these ever did so maybe that's why. Need to make the most of naps whilst the others are at nursery - not something I'd usually do but the house cleaning can wait! #twins#identicaltwins#35weeker#prembabies twinsofinstagram #twinning#tiredmummy#needsomesleep#babies#friday#wingingit#babiesofinstagram
Night one on earth - Holly decided that instead of sleeping and recovering from her entrance into the world, that she would spend the entire night screaming like she was being murdered everytime she got put into the cot and then finally falling asleep at 5.15am. #thankshun#newbornlife#wingingit#hollyameliacoco
On my way home after 5 weeks away for work. This was taken over the east coast of China and is one for all the flat-earthers (don’t be that person to tell me otherwise because I don’t care). #horizon#dawn#plane#neilarmstrong
Wanna know what feels good??
Getting to come home early to see my babies ❤️❤️❤️...
Christmas pjs 😍...
And hearing all 3 say that today, they are most grateful for me and that I was able to come home early 💞
Now, if they would just go to sleep so I could go to sleep, life would be grand. #youwinsomeyoulosesome#daymade
Ahhh :) Look at this picture of peace and serenity. Motherly love for her son. Perfect, right? (Note the muslin positioning...)
Well, yeah, actually it is perfect. It was a gorgeous moment captured by The Husband. His warm, soft skin up against mine. His squidgy little limbs holding me tight. That freshly-washed baby smell. Bliss. .
2 minutes earlier: not so. Gosh, I live next door to a police officer and I’m convinced she’ll report me for poisoning my child or something because they can both SCREAM like you wouldn’t believe by looking at their little faces. This particularly traumatic screaming episode (for THE WHOLE HOUSE; even my dog vacated the room) was brought about by The Bath. I made the grave mistake of pushing it. .
He was happy; he was smiling, kicking, gurgling those cute little sounds. And dammit, I was loving it. Him, smiling and infant-giggling at my jokes, it felt great. .
But I pushed it and in the space of 3 seconds, he’d gone from elatedly splashing to murderous screaming (Police neighbour reaches for notepad...). .
This pic shows a magical power at use. As my near-threenager calls it, ‘skin skin’. When all else fails, stick ‘em up your jumper. Who cares if it’s in the middle of a the supermarket queue? Get ‘em up there. Another parent SuperPower. 💪🏻 Skin to skin cures all* issues.**
So, 1) Don’t push your luck. 2) Skin skin. *during trials in the WDNOTM household
** problem may be made worse if you forget a nappy... .
#skintoskin#magicalmama#parentalsuperpowers # #nohassle#wingingit#whydidnoonetellme#parenting#mumming#mama#mumlife#momlife#parentingfail#parentingwin#uselessinfo#usefulinfo#avoidmistakes#smallpeople#mumofboth#newborn#postpartum#advice
Welp 💁🏻♀️ today I didn’t wake up as early as I had wanted too but I still got up early. 6 am to be exact, but by this time I’m getting my 2nd grader up and ready school so my workout happened later. I decided to try out the 20 minute sample again since I was just a tad more familiar with the moves. ❤️ I was able to a little faster but meant I was almost dead 💀 by the time I was done 🤗. But what challenges us, can change us for the better right 💁🏻♀️
Two little girls all clean after their first bath 🛁 Holly loved it and was a delight for her daddy. Laurie screamed the house down and wee’d on her mommy. Bonnie was a magnificent helper ❤️ #bathtime#shenanigans#wingingit
Don’t give up! We are almost to the new year!! I don’t know about you but I used to hate that feeling of giving up and then having to start all over again. 🤦🏻♀️ It is so hard to start back up and get back in the swing of things. So guess what I changed?! I stopped quitting, if I have a bad day or even two, I’m right back at it the next day. We are all human, no one is perfect and having a small set back is normal but in order to keep you from having to start all over is......YOU GOTTA KEEP GOING, We got this! Coming into 2019 stronger then ever! Start now!! You don’t have to do this alone! 👯♀️👯♀️
Guess who got up at 5:20 am to get her workout 💦done? This girl! 🙋🏻♀️ It wasn’t easy y’all, I woke up at 5am and fought my brain to wake the hell up which took 20 minutes 🤣 but I won! My goal was to finish my workout before I had to wake up Nevaeh to get ready for school. It helped that my workout was only 20 minutes so got done just in time 🙌🏼 and it felt good to get my workout done, shower and get dressed and be eating breakfast by 8 am. I tryed out a sample workout of what I’ll be getting myself into come January and y’all it was an intense 20 minutes but I loved it! ❤️ I have the hookup on trying it out too, just message me girl 😉