I'm so goal driven and it's hard for me when I feel that I have just spun my wheels all day and have not gotten anything "done". I realized rather quickly with the last baby that I could get nothing "done" with Zoe screaming in pain all day. It was hard for me in that I felt that I could do nothing but try to comfort my child, which I felt I was not doing well as nothing seemed to work with her.
So this time around with a new little one...I feel it is more about survival. However, I did have a small goal today...to go on a walk. A few months ago, that would have been silly to me (instead a workout would consist of going hard core for a couple of hours/working/taking care of Zoe/and getting ready to do it again the next day). However, with a two week old an a busy 23 month old things have changed!
I knew we all needed to get out for awhile. The fast approaching pollen makes me less likely to want to actually "play" outside, but a walk, with the high 70s/low 80s...that we could try. So I strapped Shiloh on with the Moby wrap and put Zoe in the jogging stroller we were blessed with and prayed that the kids would not freak out when we were to far away from home.
And they didn't! They actually did really well, and Zoe even wanted more (she often wants to escape out of the stroller). Didn't think about how caring a little one and pushing a stroller with a not so little one up hills would effect my back, but non the less we made. Shiloh slept the whole time, perfectly content...poor thing I was covered in sweat by the time we got back...but proud of myself....goal for the day, complete!