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post #21 of 35
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Originally Posted by Storm Bride View Post
I have a lot of those days. Today was one of them.

Oddly enough, when I have no energy, I end up doing more, and it shows less. Today:

I cleaned turmeric off the kitchen floor - mostly (it's a work in progress) - after ds2 got into my spices.

I cleaned fenugreek seeds off the dining room carpet, and ended up sucking the mane of one of dd's ponies into the rollers, which burned off most of the tail (and filled my house with smoke).

I re-washed ds1's laundry, after ds2 threw laundry detergent into the hamper holding his clean clothes (about 10 minutes before ds1 got home, at which time he would have taken them upstairs).

I vacuumed all the pillow stuffing off the vacuum floor, and sewed up the pillow.

My house doesn't look like I did anything today...because there's only one of me - and two of them...

That is just awesome
post #22 of 35
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Glad this happens to you all too. Yesterday I just stopped trying to swim up stream and jam a round peg into a square hole and all of that. We rocked, read stories, did a little slow dancing, had another nap and by then the sun was out and DS was a smiley ray of sunshine and we took my books to the library. I guess sometimes (or most of the time ) you just have to scrap those well laid plans and schedules.
post #23 of 35
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Originally Posted by LilWin View Post
Yes, I have those days. Sometimes I freak out over it, but then I tell myself I do what I need to do (and more) when I have energy enough. For days when it's really necessary, I have one or two cans of those horrible high-caffeinated energydrinks (Red Bull and such) in the fridge.
And when I still worked outside the home in an office, I had those days too, but instead of rocking a babe they were spent with lots of internet, chatting with coworkers and coffee!
Lord, isn't that the truth! And I drank a heck of a lot more coffee then too! But I have nice memories of checking out and taking a mental health day...while at work...
post #24 of 35
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Originally Posted by LilWin View Post
And when I still worked outside the home in an office, I had those days too, but instead of rocking a babe they were spent with lots of internet, chatting with coworkers and coffee!
I didn't have them in my office job, but it was in a brokerage house back office, and I had lots of external motivation. Even when I didn't feel up to doing anything, the orders came in, and I had no choice. I was probably more productive...but also much, much more stressed, most of the time.

(It's like yesterday. I wouldn't have done anything - but the the turmeric and fenugreek had to be cleaned up - ds1's clothes had to be wearable, etc. When I'm crashed, I still deal with the crisis stuff...and when I had a WOH job, it was all crisis stuff.)
post #25 of 35
yup, having one of those days today. I just don't have it in me to do very much!
post #26 of 35
I'm having one today. DD is in front of the TV in the other room, I am at my desk surrounded by the start of my shopping list and bills I just paid (at least I did that!), and I'm looking at a trail of toys leading from my office out to where DD is. And I just want to lay my head down on my desk and sleep!!
post #27 of 35
I know what you mean. I have been having a lot of those recently. So the house is a mess. I am still tired. I find if I have a few hard days in a row I really have to do something to break the pattern.

We have been riding our bikes a lot which seems to help most of the time but not so much in the last week or so. Today was fine but I feel like I am just having way too many of those days.

Parenting is hard. If you can be content being with your baby forget about the other stuff and bask in the cuteness of your little person.
post #28 of 35
yeah.. 3.5 years into the baby business I learned to accept them, embrace them and respect them :
now I am in peace when them come and just go with the flow.

I decided that they are here for a reason..
night time nursings when my milk supply is low and she is
working it up, or when she is sick or having growth spurt..

and my busy days ago and my period or my being bit under the weather
and low preassure day or no sun day..

and I wake up and feel like I can't think of one thing to do.

I just see that my energy level is super low and I need to respect my body need for rest so I switch to survival mode as I call it and
now it is all cool.

I might have one or few days like that and I do not fight it.
I just vacum the floor at best so it lifts up my spirits as it makes major difference.

and everythign else just.. baby steps and only necessities.

then after few days my energy jumps up and I know I am back in business and I do what I can do.

I learned to respect that my body can only do that much. Hving to produce milk all the time is a full time job.. did I say full time?..
make it 24/7 so it is like three jobs really :-)

that is why I might sometime not realize that my body is just tired but it is and going against it might bring some serious things. it is all about balance of nutrients and energy that mands the body so I decided to obey.

somehow it is that if the house is clean then my energy jumps faster back and looking at the mess sucks my energy out so I am trying to sneak up bits and pieces of ceaning where I sit most to rebuild my energy as mess is like visual noise that makes me tired even if I do nothing..

so other thing is just cooking and feeding basics and then just recovering. I htink it is totally fair.

as to excersizing. forget it. my body has enough of physical strain as is and I think that excersizing is good for someone who jsut needs to burn energy as doing nothing all day. I have plenty to do and make milk and my body needs all the energy to do so. :-)

hugs
post #29 of 35
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Originally Posted by MommyofHero View Post
it's amazing what gets done when the computer is turned off.
hahahaha so true!
post #30 of 35
Seriously, ENJOY THAT TIME WITH YOUR CHILD! Be productive around the house some other day.
post #31 of 35
i have four lo's and i'm having a low energy day today...the sun is shining, they are happy and playing together, and i can't seem to get too much done...i have put away a bunch of laundry, tidied bedrooms and the kitchen, and still have lots to do.

i try to enjoy these days, though, because i know someday it'll be SO busy all the time because of schedules and school (instead of just so many little people) and we'll HAVE to be go, go, go all the time. so enjoy it now!
post #32 of 35
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Originally Posted by BellaClaudia View Post
yeah.. 3.5 years into the baby business I learned to accept them, embrace them and respect them :
now I am in peace when them come and just go with the flow.

I decided that they are here for a reason..
night time nursings when my milk supply is low and she is
working it up, or when she is sick or having growth spurt..

and my busy days ago and my period or my being bit under the weather
and low preassure day or no sun day..

and I wake up and feel like I can't think of one thing to do.

I just see that my energy level is super low and I need to respect my body need for rest so I switch to survival mode as I call it and
now it is all cool.

I might have one or few days like that and I do not fight it.
I just vacum the floor at best so it lifts up my spirits as it makes major difference.

and everythign else just.. baby steps and only necessities.

then after few days my energy jumps up and I know I am back in business and I do what I can do.

I learned to respect that my body can only do that much. Hving to produce milk all the time is a full time job.. did I say full time?..
make it 24/7 so it is like three jobs really :-)

that is why I might sometime not realize that my body is just tired but it is and going against it might bring some serious things. it is all about balance of nutrients and energy that mands the body so I decided to obey.

somehow it is that if the house is clean then my energy jumps faster back and looking at the mess sucks my energy out so I am trying to sneak up bits and pieces of ceaning where I sit most to rebuild my energy as mess is like visual noise that makes me tired even if I do nothing..

so other thing is just cooking and feeding basics and then just recovering. I htink it is totally fair.

as to excersizing. forget it. my body has enough of physical strain as is and I think that excersizing is good for someone who jsut needs to burn energy as doing nothing all day. I have plenty to do and make milk and my body needs all the energy to do so. :-)

hugs
I love this.
post #33 of 35
I'm having one of those days today. I knew when I woke up that I wasn't going to have any energy, and I'm just going with it. Fortunately my son had preschool today, so I was able to slack off at the computer all morning, interspersed with a minimal amount of dishwashing, chicken-cooking, and laundry.
post #34 of 35
We have days like that every once and a while, they are getting less frequent as DD gets older (almost 10 months). I actually feel good about them. I am one of those people that is always involved in some type of chore, usually "on the ball" with everything, so if a day comes a long that I don't do anything except relax, nurse and change a few diapers- I enjoy it. It probably helps that my DH doesn't give me any flak about it either.
post #35 of 35
I'm having one of those day also! I chalk it up to me being about 9 days from my due date!
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