Week 1: Not great. I sat in my bed like an invalid and did nothing. I was happy to have a great new baby, but honestly I felt really junky/low low low energy. I don’t remember feeling that weak/low energy the other two times I produced children. Slowest week of my life.
Week 2: I more or less was still in invalid mode. This week I spent a little more time downstairs, but it felt like I remembered week 1 after childbirth feeling. I must be getting too old to have children. Luckily Aaron was home this week too. Second slowest week of my life.
Week 3: I am now alone with 3 kids. Day one goes great. Day two I yell a lot. But overall it is awesome. I love having 3 kids, I love feeling like a contributing member of society (look I made lunch and no one died!) and getting back to normal. I still feel pretty junky. I leave the house with 3 kids a few times and we all make it home safe.
Week 4: I leave the house with 3 children ages 4 & under almost every day. It is tricky but thanks to a newly arrived baby carrier we manage pretty well. Most comments from strangers are along the lines of: “you have your hands full!” so maybe I am not managing as well as I think? I am glad I have done all of the Christmas shopping for our immediate family before having a baby. The kids seem happy to have their mom sort of playing with them again. We still watch a lot of movies in my bedroom.
Life is good.