I had really thought that this brood on the stairs waiting to head down and devour Christmas would be our family. The little one just turned 3 on Saturday. I had big plans for the coming year. Plans to grow my blog and my business and to finally start digging out of the hole the recession has put us in. Plans that now need to be adjusted.
I love motherhood. I love these little people with all my heart. Watching them grow and learn and become is the joy of my lifetime. So I hope that you will understand when I say that although I KNOW I will love and treasure this new little addition to our family, I also am having a hard time adjusting the plans I have developed for this new year. In my mind I keep hoping I can still have/ do it all. When the reality is that I can't. There are physical limitations as this OLD body of mine tries to grow this little munchkin. (how women manage to have babies at 50 is beyond me, my 35 year old body is dying!! :) ) For example, I went to bed at 9 p.m. last night and STILL woke up tired. :) It's a lot of work making a baby, and don't ever let anyone tell you otherwise, no matter how old you are. lol
I am nearing the end of the first trimester, and with that I am hoping for a surge of energy to carry me through the end of the pregnancy. There are so many projects, plans and ideas running around in my head- I really want to see some of them become reality.
And if the only project I manage to fully complete this year is the creation of a new life. Well, I guess that's a pretty big accomplishment in and of itself. :)
Anyone have advice on managing life with a large brood? Somehow 4 kids seemed manageable, but 5??? it just seems like A LOT! :)
Have a wonderful Monday!