So, all you Mommy Bloggers out there – tell me how you do it.
Cuz I have no idea how to fit all the things to do into my day, plus blogging.
It’s quite ridiculous, really. All the things we’re told we should be doing as mothers.
I’m supposed to feed the squid every 2-3 hours. But first I have to change his diaper to help wake him up and/or calm him down before feeding. On a good day, this takes 5 minutes. On a bad one, he pees all over himself and then projectile poos all over the clean diaper I had waiting for him. So, sometimes “changing a diaper” can take 20 minutes. Then we breastfeed (The fact that we’re actually breastfeeding now is a whole other story. It used to be 20 minutes of let’s-scream-at-mommy’s-boobs-and-kick-and-squirm-fun-time. Not fun.) maybe 10-20 minutes each boob. And then, since I don’t make much milk (sad face), we supplement with formula, which takes another 10-20 minutes. And then he’s probably got himself a wet diaper (or worse) that needs attention. And THEN I try to pump, if he doesn’t scream when I set him down to do so.
By the time I am done pumping, he’s maybe asleep. Maybe. If he’s not, I start over to figure out what his boggle is. If he is, then I have a decision to make – do I try and sleep? (note the word “try.”) Or do I fold laundry? Or wash the bottles? Or cry in the bathroom? So many choices…
And then, it’s time to do it all over again.
There’s no time for it all. Do midwives and nurses and doctors hear themselves when they’re telling you to do all these things? Because I haven’t even mentioned the walks I’m supposed to be taking or the sitz baths or pooping or eating lunch or training for American Ninja Warrior.
And then there’s blogging.
So hang in there with me, Psychos, because I don’t plan on going anywhere. I just may have to start blogging during my scheduled crying-in-the-bathroom time instead.