Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Needing a Good Routine Soon

It has been five and a half weeks since Tia was born and still I have not been able to get into a good routine.  Most days Traves is not getting into the office until after lunch.  Thankfully he is able to get some work done at home, but he still has to put in some extra time in after dinner.  I, on the other hand, don't feel like I get anything done.  I have to have a plan/checklist or I don't get much accomplished.

I have been focused on eating better and getting back into shape.  It is hard to find time to exercise.  Most days it is after 9 or some times 10 pm before I get to workout.  However, I have discovered that I can save time by using prefolds and diaper covers instead of pocket diapers on Toby and Teagan.  This means less laundry since I can reuse the same cover multiple times before it needs washed.  It also saves time since I don't have to stuff pockets; I just lay in the trifolded prefold.  I purchased a couple more covers for Tia since she dirties more covers. 

I may have to get a babysitter so that I can get caught up around here.  Then maybe...just maybe, I will be able to maintain!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

New Normal

We are adjusting to our new lifestyle with three under three.  Traves hasn't been going into work until after lunch most days.  Because of this he has been working more in the evenings after dinner.  However, we are all getting more sleep this week than we did last week.  I hope this trend continues.

I am starting to get a few things done around the apartment as well, but I am still really behind.  I have just accepted the fact that it is going to take some time to figure out how to accomplish tasks and keep the babies happy and out of trouble.  I am always open to suggestions.  I just placed an order with Cotton Babies for more Flip stay-dry inserts for Tia.  Hopefully, this will cut down on diaper laundry.  Her prefolds take up so much more room in the washer than her Flip inserts.

The weather has been great this week.  It always helps when we can all get out and get some fresh air.  Traves and I are looking forward to getting out for a little break tomorrow evening.  Thanks Aunt Mandy.  We are going to get our taxes done and grocery shopping, but it will be some well needed time together.