The last few weeks of pregnancy, life is focused on your new baby.
“I must deliver this thing, so life can just slow down.”
I remember telling myself that, as I was putting in crazy late night hours at work trying to wrap up before maternity leave. And as I was nesting the few weeks before delivery, because Lord KNOWS that our new baby would freak out if his new home wasn’t perfect.
It was all a joke looking back. As Erin mentions in her post Having a Baby, Don’t Expect to Slow Down – life with kids is chaotic. From the moment your little one arrives, life changes. Oh and the more kids you add, the crazier.
The last four weeks since Zeke has arrived, have been insane.
Sleep deprivation is just the beginning of it. What I thought would be a nice calm start to our fourth child’s life has been anything but. Between a 16-month old (our third child) who is insanely jealous. Our two older kids starting school And this infant. CHAOS is the only word that comes to mind.
The other thing soon-to-be moms forget, or don’t realize is recovery. The recovery period after pregnancy for yourself is gruesome. Pun totally intended. When you are nine months pregnant, the outside world feels for you. Your symptoms are apparent. After birth, not so much.
After having four kids, some days I think what were we thinking. Then I hear a giggle or see my husband in my kids, I am then zapped back to being the crazy mom who is madly in love with her kids, all four of them – regardless of the chaos our lives have become.
How Did Your Life Change After Pregnancy?