I have been sitting here thinking about how much I did yesterday. Sometimes I cannot believe how much I am able to accomplish in one day. Seriously. I think back to the days when I was in school, trying to scramble to finish a paper a few hours before it was due. I was so awful with time management and well, downright lazy! Ahh to be in my early 20’s and carefree.

Yesterday  I…

  • Woke up at 5:45 am, even though the baby was still sleeping and slept until 8:30am
  • Finished a scrapbook page I had been trying to finish for a couple weeks.
  • Went to our church’s playgroup at the spraypark with Jack man
  • Took a short nap after the park while Jack napped
  • Cleaned a bit
  • Filled several frames with photos and put up new photos on our fridge.
  • Chatted with my mom on the phone
  • Did a pilates session
  • Went for a 3mile run/walk with the boys
  • Hung out with the hubby for a half hour after Jack went to sleep. (It was bizarre, we both thought so. It was really the first time he went to sleep early enough to take time to do that! We watched a show, baby free!)

Mind you, all of the above is on top of all the other daily things I do, like feeding Jack (breastfeeding 8 times a day and solids once), changing Jack, playing with Jack, bathing him, etc.

When did this happen? When did I change and become able to accomplish things all day long? Ha, I am not complaining. I feel very accomplished and proud of myself for awesome time management. I did not have to follow some plan or schedule. I just do what I do each day. After this, if Jack man is still sleeping, I am going to sit down and start another scrapbook page. The pilates session felt amazing, I hope to squeeze one in today. I am guessing this change began around Feb 4th, when the baby was born. Mom mode switched on. I don’t think I started being so great at it right away. I sure was tired and in a blur the first few months.

I will say my weakness still is cleaning. I am trying so hard to stay above water with that, but it often feels never ending. I don’t want to spend every waking moment cleaning though! I like taking time to play with Jack or make a scrapbook page for his book, or do a refreshing pilates session. I noticed that it has been getting easier to manage it all a bit each day as he gets older. So I am guessing that this will just continue. He is able to entertain himself a little bit more each month. I can squeeze in a toilet cleaning or a load of dishes. I tend to take nap times for myself, my break during the day. It keeps me sane and happy. A happy momma is a GREAT momma! That is my motto.

So here is to finding my niche as a stay at home momma to my perfect little Jack man. It is all starting to fit together nicely. I can do it all! 🙂