Slowing It Down


Things have been EXTRA crazy around here for the past couple of weeks. 
I would not recommend moving right after having a baby to anyone, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. 
Trying to balance recovering from having Annabelle, getting in all of my newborn snuggle time and nursing, giving Jacob all of the attention he craves, AND packing up the house has probably been one of the most difficult tasks of my life. 
Of course none of has gone smoothly.

Everything really accumulated about two weeks ago and I finally reached my breaking point.
I was having issues nursing Annabelle (tongue tie that has since been fixed), not giving my poor toddler the attention and understanding that he needs during such a transitional time, trying to do too much at home, and not taking care of myself.
I ended up sick and running a fever for a few days, and that's when I knew it was time to slow down.
When your body starts to physically tell you it's too much, you have to listen.

Now I'm working on slowing it down and giving myself a break.
I mean, I just had a baby for goodness sake!
It sounds so simple, but when your a control freak like me it's easier said than done.
My husband has been handling just about everything related to the move as well as helping out with the day to day stuff at home, and I've been focusing on my little ones.
Babies grow so fast, and I don't want to miss out on this newborn time with Annabelle.

As a mom and wife sometimes you feel like you have to do it all. 
That's a totally unrealistic expectation, but I know many of us are guilty of it. 
With that kind of mentality everyone suffers, a realization I wish I came to sooner and hope that I remember.

Nicole Leeay

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