Tuesday, August 2, 2016

PP with Pancho

You know how I do. I've spent the last asmuchaspossible lying low and recouping but I have to admit, my typical postpartum bossing isn't quite doing it for me this time. My body feels super good in terms of soreness and achiness, and if I spend a few hours in bed I feel like I should be able to jump up and do everything just like normal. That is, until a few hours later when my body clearly signals me to HALT HALT and I realize I'm just not doing as good as I thought I was doing. Part of it is unavoidable life- Kirby is back at work and I have a 2 year old and a 13 month old and that is kindaaaa tricky (WHO KNEW?). I'm on my feet more than I might typically be, chasing people out of toilets and such. Maybe part of it is just having two babies a little more than a year apart. Maybe my bod is just a little worn out and needs more rest than typical for recovery. Anyway, whatever the case may be, yesterday I felt like I was maybe even coming down with a breast infection which made me feel wayyyy freaked out and way more committed to staying off my feet as much as possible (So grateful a friend bought me these- they are the bomb! Have you used them?) I am currently trying to sort out a local girl to come help for a few hours each afternoon which feels very mother-of-many of me, but I'll own that.

Anyway, more resting means MORE BLOGGING I suppose cause here I am. I feel like I have a million posts that I owe you already: birth story, house story, moving story, selling story, buying story, and a few sappy reflections on our life with baby Francis, etc. (I plan on remedying that, scout's honor) but for now, a few pics + quick synopsis of what's saving my life these days... aside from the smell of newborn.

I'll get right to it.

This cream, Plated + Blue Apron freebie meals, OD'ing on Vitamin C and garlic, ice munchin', Flip or Flop on Netflix (Why do they always do dark kitchen cabinets/light granite/tile floors?? Why don't they follow up on the unsold properties??), having 8 and 9 year old girls (bless them), this abdominal binder (seriously feels phenom on), online sale shopping, getting on a more realistic laundry schedule, cereal, and refrigerator locks. How excite is my life rn??

And now, behold the cute. (c/o my friend, Amina)




Baby be loved. Super, duper loved.

24 comments:

  1. Oh geez, he looks like a baby doll in the last photo!! So sweet! 😍

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  2. Congrats on your beautiful new boy! Can't wait for the birth story. I'm dur with bany number 5 and am strongly considering my first epidural. Curious to see if you chose it again after your first e obedience with it last time :)

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    1. Yes!! Hope to post that soon. And congratulations!!

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  3. Glad to hear that you're taking some steps to get the rest you need- I know it must be super hard! "Staying off your feet" is basically not even a real thing with small children in the house, because, you know... POTTY. FOOD. POTTY. OOPS DIDN'T MAKE IT TO THE POTTY. FOOD AGAIN. Hang in there and you rock that mother's helper, woman. You deserve it!

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    1. Ugh so true!!! (so pumped on the help!!)

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  4. Those locks are THE BEST!!! I actually use them as cabinet and drawer locks too because (a) I can open them with one hand while holding a baby in my hip and (b) they're the only locks my engineering-minded toddler doesn't have the hand strength to bust open!! Lol

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  5. You're doing it!! Teach me your ways with the mother's helper thing- I've always thought it sounds lovely but I don't know how to go about finding one / setting fees / establishing expectations.

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    1. I just reached out to a local mom who had mentioned her eldest daughter wanted summer work. Our babysitters are all booked right now so I offered her what I thought was reasonable (25/day? 3 hour chunks) and just asked if that was ok! As far as expectations I just said all I want to do is go be alone in my room with the baby and the keep everyone away from me and alive. Ha!

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  6. Healing with other babies in the house is so hard! Prayers for you! I can't wait to real all your updates on the house etc. The little peaks look so beautiful😃

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    1. I JUST shut myself in my room and I have 2 1/2 hours. Totally blissed out!!!

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  7. Healing with other babies in the house is so hard! Prayers for you! I can't wait to real all your updates on the house etc. The little peaks look so beautiful😃

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  8. Ahhh Welcome back Blythe. As your sister in the Looord, I'm wanting to validate your rest-taking and help hiring because it is the right and good and sensible thing to do. (But, just quietly, I also want to cunningly manipulate you to write more cos no one writes like you do and I've missed it. See? Your rest=my entertainment. It's a win-win! [Insert creepy sly wink.])

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  9. You guys are amaze and that pic with Clem is the most beautiful thing. Omg are you calling him Pancho? Totally call him Pancho. Pancho Fike! It's perfect.

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  10. I'm due soon with #6 and bought that exact ab binder on a whim a few weeks ago. I'm so glad to know it works!

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