I just posted last week about my 4yo babbling nonstop, but it seems to have progressed into babbling/pestering/asking to play/etc... NONSTOP!
I am 35 weeks pregnant with high blood pressure, supposed to be "taking it easy" and am starting to nest, so I have a million things that need done before the baby comes. I'd like to get my house back in order and knock out a few small tasks that need to happen, but my previously docile and self-entertaining child is taking over the entire day with his neediness.
I am torn between enjoying the last few weeks with just he and I at home (older DS is at school, but with summer and baby coming, things are about to be very chaotic) or trying to get all these things done. I know that spending quality time together is important, but I'd like to be able to balance better.
It's really hard because previously I had a lot more energy and ability to get stuff done, but now I have to rest a lot to keep my BP down, and when I do get up and around I'd like to be doing dishes, laundry, and folding baby clothes in addition to playing with my DS.
I specifically planned to be at home all day today so I can tackle some
projects, but the morning went like this:
7am-9am- Get up, get 7yo ready for school, take him to school and come back home, where 4yo immediately expects my full attention even though brain is going in a hundred directions
9am-10:30am- swam in the pool (supposed to be exercising and relaxing for blood pressure, instead DS was hanging all over me, jumping in, splashing, and generally being obnoxious)
10:30am-11:00am- had snack together and read books outside on porch
11:00am-11:30am- tried to check email and organize thoughts while he showed me a thousand things and talked my ear off and i never did get around to thinking myself.
11:30-12:00pm- made lunch together and ate it at the table (he had my full attention)
12:00-12:30 pm- Did some Mad Libs and puzzles together
Currently on MDC trying to get some advice while he babbles about his lego creations and wants me to look at him every second. Naptime coming soon and that is my only quiet time of the whole day (if he naps) but I haven't done anything that needs doing yet, and my house is really a wreck.
Any thoughts or advice are appreciated- and btw I am really trying to get my kids away from electronics, so TV/computer, while it's a good break, is limited to about an hour per day, usually when older DS gets home because dinner time is when I need the break the most, LOL!!! Thanks!
Jessica, Mom of Three
DS #1 (age 7)
DS #2 (age 4)
DD due soon!
Jessica- married to David- parenting our 3 monkeys- DS #1 (age 7) DS #2 (age 4) and a brand new DD (born 5/10/10)