Firstly, sorry about the lack of posts lately but I truly have not had time! We are so busy with both of us working full time I just haven't had enough hours in the day to do everything I need (and want) to do! At the moment the things that are really suffering are exercise and catching up with friends for both of us and project 52 and blogging for me!
So to help this we have made a few changes round here. The first change is doing our grocery shopping online. For $10 someone else browses the shopping aisles picking our groceries, packs them up, drives them to our house and puts them on our kitchen bench! Well worth the $10 I say! That has saved around 2 hours a week and it means that instead of rushing round on a Saturday we can play and have fun with Ethan!
We are also being really strict around our get up times during the week. Every time we snooze the alarm we put more and more pressure on ourselves for the coming day!
I work from home on Thursday and I have not yet got a great routine going... I need to probably get up a little earlier those days and get a good couple of hours work in before Ethan wakes up. Otherwise I just don't get enough work done around Ethan's sleep times!
Ethan has struggled with his molars so we have been having a lot of interrupted overnight sleeps. Lately he has been waking every 2 hours from around 11pm. Not great for work the next day (or even trying to get up and exercise!). I can't even exercise at work as I need to use my lunch break to express Ethan's milk for the following day!
We have a plan in place to get Ethan's sleeping back on track and I hope to wean Ethan from his day time breast feeds so that I can stop expressing at work (I think keeping up with it for 3 months has been a great achievement). Once these two things happen I should be able to (time wise and energy wise) exercise a little more. Most of you should know that I am like a bear with a sore head when I can't/don't exercise (poor Jason and Ethan!).
Finally, I have left project 52 slip. So I am not going to try to catch up... but I am also not going to give up. I am going to start from this week's theme. So Project 52 will end up being project 40-something at the end of the year! Again, I am proud to have been able to do what I have but just need to give myself a break and not stress that I couldn't quite keep up through the transition from stay at home mum to working mum!
So once again, sorry for the lack of blog posts, I hope that over the coming weeks and months I will be a bit better with this!