I feel like I'm going through some sort of "now I have 3 kids" crisis in my life.
Or maybe it just has to do with the fact that for the last month I was pregnant with Matthias, I didn't go anywhere or do anything of any significance. I was in the business of waiting for a baby. I didn't want to go somewhere, and then "pop" into labor, and have to drive two kids home, while in the midst of painful contractions.
I also wore the same clothes over and over, along with my stockings and some seriously-wearing-out black flats. Because my feet tended to hurt anyway, I simply had to wear comfortable shoes--even though, in this case, mine were also falling apart.
I guess, overall, it just seemed like life was on hold.
And then, BAM!! Baby was born.
Of course, the first few days, I was sore from labor, Matt and I were getting adjusted to getting less sleep, and being parents of three, and Rachel and Jemima were feeling all of this, and thus being extra persnickety. :-p
Thankfully, those first few days are over, and now life is back in the running. At least, that's how I'm feeling. I packed away my stockings as soon as I could, and I threw away my black shoes (much to Matt's relief). I'm wearing jeans almost every day (instead of a skirt), and loving it.
I've started painting my finger nails--something I'd only done once before in my life. I'm back to wearing flip-flops every day, even when it's snowing outside. Yeeeesssss.
I want to re-decorate out "guest room," and make it into an awesome boys' room for Matthias. It doesn't help that several times a night, I'm sitting in that room, breast-feeding Little Guy, and staring at the walls. ;-) One of these days, I'm going to be shopping at A.C. Moore, or Michaels, or Target, or some other place to fetch my "tools" for re-decoration.
Hannah helped me sort through all of my non-maternity and maternity clothes, and I'm feeling a style change there, too. I want to grow my hair longer, and I can't wait to start exercising again. I've been watching kickboxing videos on youtube, and though I'm not going to get that crazy ;-), it does look pretty cool! I'm also trying to be more careful in what I'm eating, and I've started setting goals for losing this baby weight.
Funny how when I got all this bound-up energy and enthusiasm, all three kids decided to get sick. To the point of, they were too miserable to move, and wanted to just sit on the couch all day long and watch movies--while I held them in my arms.
We're presently on the road to recovery, and then I have big plans for the not-too-distant future! ;-)