Steph asked how I do so much on so little sleep.
I suppose my body has just gotten accustomed to it. Most days I can function well and others I just cannot. This is not good for me. I keep thinking that maybe it will not be long before they are sleeping through the night AGAIN! I am blessed, so blessed they are here and healthy. Philippians 4:13 keeps me going........ "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me."
The boys are now in there own rooms and still not sleeping well. Monkey has severe allergies. He is now on prescription meds including eye drops twice a day. We are confined to home as well, until the pollen count goes down. They go to sleep around 8pm now. I am up several times throughout the night with them and then they are waking around 6am. That is better than the 4:30am a few weeks ago.
They nap for about an hour (10-11am) of a morning. They have quiet time in their rooms (or nap) from 2pm-4pm.
Some days I have to be right with the boys and they need that attention all day (except nap and quiet times). Other day they can play peacefully together for short times while I clean up from meals, do laundry, ironing, etc.
Someday I resign myself to a nap while they nap, especially if i am having hormonal migraines!
I also have a sitter (J.T.) and a Mother's helper (K.J.) that help from time to time.
The basic things I try to do everyday is listed below.
Get myself ready (basic hygiene, put on makeup, etc.)
Read Bible and Pray (I pray throughout the day)
I usually see Hubby off to work (as early at 3:30am, never later than 5:00am)
Basic schooling for the boys
Playtime for the boys
Laundry (2-4 loads each day)
Unload and reload dishwasher
Make the bed
Clean up kitchen and dining area after each meal
Check emails and phone calls
Sometimes there are errands and canning. usually different things. most of all I have learned to be flexible. I love life and want to live it to the fullest. I just like to keep things in order in the meantime!