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Old 03-12-2007, 09:30 AM   #1
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EEK not off to a stellar start here....

DH went back to work this morning. (Nola is 10 days old today)

His shift starts at 3AM.

My plans for the day: do ALL our schoolwork, Start my new job! (I've been hired to do 3 loads of laundry a day, it gets dropped off at 6AM and picked up in the evening) build a dresser, put Nolas clothes in it, pick up the books on hold at the library, get gas, take Nola to Dr for our postpartum visit. (note: get C (oldest ds 8yrs old) picked up by a friend since I don't yet have 5 carseats in the van and take the 4 youngest on these adventures)

Our day so far:

12:40AM feed Nola

1:04AM change Nola’s diaper, clothes and blanket due to leak

1:15 dh's alarm

1:21 alarm again, take T (4yrold ds) to the bathroom and tuck him back in

1:27 alarm

spend next half hour soothing a restless and whining L (2yr old ds), start next feeding

1:58 change milk-soaked jammy top

2:04 hear front door- Dh leaves for work

2:05 L pukes on my pillow

2:06 he pukes on NOLA!!! and a pillow (nobody mentions THIS in the co-sleeping threads )

2:07 on me and the hall carpet as I run him to the (washable) kitchen floor

2:10 I'm changing Nola he rolls into living room barfs on a blanket and that floor

2:20 both babies naked (diapered) but clean

2:21 poop leaks out of Ls diaper

2:22 L barfs on another blanket and towel while I change him

2:23 Nola wants to be fed and L wants to be held and nursed

Its not yet 3, and its not looking good for our hero (2 comforters, sheets, mattress pad, 3 pillows, 4 baby blankets, 3 throws, 5 towels, 4 sets of pjs, 5 diapers, 2 baby hats, 1pr sweat pants, one sofa cushion cover... and I bet thats just the START of my laundry woes!)

Welcome to life with 5 kids aged 8 and under.

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Old 03-12-2007, 09:48 AM   #2
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Re: EEK not off to a stellar start here....

Oh mama................... I cannot begin to imagine.
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:09 PM   #3
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Sounds like most days here...
Your a better person than I though-absolutely would not take on anyones laundry other than my own-I have a hard time keeping my 4-5 loads a day washed.I couldn't amagine doing more
Relax you will get what you can done and rest will wait The World will not end..and give that darling babe a kiss and hug they don't care about all of that other stuff
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holy moly!! sounds like you need a helping hand over there. i sure hope it gets better, but at least you (seem to) have a good attitude. feel better L!
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Old 03-12-2007, 02:03 PM   #6
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Wow mama!! What are the ages of your 5 kiddos I cant even imagine having 5 under 8!!! KUdos to you!
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Old 03-12-2007, 02:30 PM   #7
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Wow mama!! What are the ages of your 5 kiddos I cant even imagine having 5 under 8!!! KUdos to you!
Connor is 8, Skye is 7, Trew is 4, Lochlan is 2, Nola is 10 days old
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Old 03-12-2007, 02:38 PM   #8
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Re: EEK not off to a stellar start here....

I can't even imagine! I only have two kids, and I have trouble keeping up with the laundry on a good day, never mind when one of us has a tummy bug.

Keep holding your head high. You're doing great!
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Holy mackarel! You are a much braver woman than I. Despite the chaos, you sound content. You are an amazing mama!
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Old 03-12-2007, 03:55 PM   #10
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Re: EEK not off to a stellar start here....

For having 5 kids, i think your day had to much planned to begin with.. I have 4, and can't imagine planning to do half of that in one day.
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