Well, if you're looking for inspirational homemaking tips, this isn't the place to get it. Nor is it the place to learn about frugal living, great recipes, child training tips etc. Right now it's all about survival.
The past several days have been filled with feeding and changing, burping and pooping or not pooping, pain medications, pumping, messy rooms, piles of stuff from moving etc. So, I have nothing to offer at the moment for anyone needing inspiration.
I can however, update you on how it's going. I'm MUCH better. I have some incision pain and some gas pains, but I'm off the powerful pain pills. Good thing too, because I was having some unpleasant side effects. I can do a few things now, like start a load of laundry, hand wash the dishes, pick up around the house etc. Mostly I'm feeding the baby, burping the baby, holding the baby and changing the baby. Today is my first day to be alone with all 4 children. So far it's ok because my mom was here for the morning and they're all supposed to be napping.
Little Samantha wanted to eat every 2 hours last night, and the night before didn't even go to sleep till 3am, so I'm ready for a nap myself and my husband is struggling to stay awake at work. Pumping breastmilk has ceased. Why? She prefers the formula...after all of that! Plus, as I got to researching it, there is just no way I can commit to exclusively pumping. I do not have the time. So, I will be doing a homemade formula with raw milk soon, once I can drive again and we get a little more organized.
I took a post baby picture yesterday, but have yet to get it on the computer. Just thought it would be interesting to compare my stomach with the other pictures. I don't know how much weight I've lost yet. My appetite hasn't been good- just haven't been all that interested in food yet. I hope to get myself eating healthier and hopefully start walking the neighborhood in a few weeks.
Here is a video of my three year old daughter Sarah singing to her baby sister. I'm not real sure what she's saying, but it's really cute. (Sarah rarely ever wears clothes at home. We're lucky she had underwear!)