Monday, June 11, 2012


apparently i do like babies. i'm surprised too.

 having 3 kids is hard. not harder than i thought, but thinking and doing are two different things. and right now i can only handle one thing at a time.

athena is at 7 weeks today. she's sleeping for 6-7 hour stretches at night, and sometimes even longer. she is the gassiest baby i've ever had, and that's saying something. she graduated from the swaddler newborn diapers, which makes me really sad because those ones smell the best. 

and is it weird that i'm still debating in my mind about whether i want her to go by athena or blythe? the double name thing isn't going to happen and i'm still not sold on athena as her first name. the whole time i was pregnant blythe was the name front-runner, but then i changed my mind last minute. pregnancy and delivery is probably not the best time for me to be making decisions anyway. she normally is just referred to as "baby" and i occasionally forget what her name is when asked by people i don't know. too much pressure!

since we all want to know more about me, here's the 411: i've being trying to be less uptight and more go with the flow about schedules, and cleaning and being nice and whatever, but that's just not going to happen. i'm not fun and i'm not relaxed and that's how it's going to be. poor thomas. i've started grinding my jaw in my sleep again because i can't seem to keep up with the housework. it drives me nuts! thankfully meatball still is on crumb control so he's on my team as far as a clean house. 
thomas knows well how i deal with stress and he bought me some new running shoes for mother's day and i've been able to get out and run again. at the gym today it was mostly the geriatric crowd on the track and i felt like a gazelle compared to them. tender mercies.
 my other stress reliever is reading books and since i'm mostly nursing, i've seem to have time on my hands to read. as long as those other kids will leave me alone. i've probably read 10 books since athena(or blythe!) has been born. however, due to sleep deprivation, my ability to recall what they were about is pretty low. 

but life is good and i shan't complain, even though it is one of the things i am best at.

athena(or blythe!)wrapped in my baby blanket.