24 Hours, At Home

Yes I am home all day and has no income to speak of, so do you have a problem with that?

Let me just describe a 24 hour period of my life and let us start at 6:00 pm.

6:00 pm – Naptime for the the little boy.

7:00 pm – cook and/or feed Big sis.

7:30 pm – wake son and give him dinner.

8:00 pm – clean up big sis and get her ready for bedtime.

8:00 to 9:00 pm – Mama dinner

9:00 to whenever my daughter deemed it the right time for her sleep – bedtime routine

11:00 pm give or take a few minutes – wash dishes, bottles and clean up living room.

12:00 to whenever Mama’s done with whatever work back log she has.

1:30 to whenever insomnia has had enough with me. I sleep.

3:00 am – milk or something.

4:30 am – my husband is up and is getting ready for work.  It is either I am too zonked out to say bye or still up because of Mr. Insomnia.

6:00 am – milk or something.

7:45 am – son stirring. sleep.

8:00 to 9:30 am – bleary eyed. In bed. either just playing with kiddos or kiddos just woke up. It really does not matter what comes first as usually when son stirred at 7:45, big sis wakes up.

10:00 am – breakfast. Mama do some online work.

11:00 to 1:00 pm  – playtime or TV time depending on mama’s stress level for the day. Mama tries hard to do some more work.

1:30 to 4:00 pm – naptime. tidy up. eat lunch.

4:00 to 6:00 pm – play time/TV time.

So my friend that’s how my regular day looks like. It does seems like I do not accomplish anything. It seems like what I do all day is just sit and watch my kiddies and that’s like nothing.

I stay home all day. No income.

Thank you for noticing my inadequacies.

 

 

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Sibling Love

It is Sunday and our family day.  We had forgone Family day’s for a couple of weeks as our Papa has to work but now all is back to normal.  I love our Sunday afternoons when kiddies had their naps at different times thus allowing Mama bonding time with whomever is up and awake.

Today was a good day.  I bonded first with my son as he had his nap when we were in church so when we got home, it was only big sis who has fallen asleep while i laid down with them.  I had such a great time with my son.  I crawled with him.  We danced.  I sang a song and he danced.  We practiced walking.  Rode his trusty old jeep/walker.  And lastly we ate.  We had Cheerios and some Mum-Mums.

And big sis woke up.  So son and daughter played till Mama was cross eyed.  To see sibling love at playtime is a wondrous feeling. Mama felt so blessed.

Today is also Palm Sunday.  A very important day and the homily was reliving the Passion of Christ.

There is so much to be thankful for and there is so much to ask but by far the thanksgiving outweighs the needs and wants.  Thank you Lord for all the blessings.  May your healing power heal my loved ones and may your Love comfort all.

This I write in Jesus name.

Goodnight Monsters!

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I have been sleeping on and off.  And now, its past 2:00am and I am very much awake.

Night terrors!

I will no longer know if it is insomnia thats ruining my sleep because apparently there is a new term for it “night terrors”. And I am not a happy camper.

She wakes up everybody. It played havoc on her sleep pattern and it is making us all grumpy and cranky.

On top of this new toddler development, she now has an idea of mine and no. Mama is mine. Toys is mine. Pacifier is mine. Everything except papa is mine. Food is no. Water is no. Any question is answered by a no and when you give her that exasperated look she’ll ask you what’s wrong. 😦

My poor poor baby boy. He cant do anything but cry. And poor me. Chaos on 5 hr numerously interrupted sleep.

But enough pity party, I am very thankful that it is only night terrors and not some unknown illness thats keeping us all awake.

Thank you Lord!

I, thank you!

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Life is too precious to dwell on the negative stuff. Affirmation and recognition are some of the ingredients on having a wonderful life. No matter how crazy a day is, having 2 beautiful human beings, breathing, giggling is more than enough to give me courage to stand up and be a mom. Let us be kind to each other. Spread love and give thanks.

Fall!

Fall.

It is by far my favorite season but the most difficult to dress for, especially if you have kids or babies like me.

The day would start bright and sunny and tease you with its warmth that may or may not compel you to leave home with just a light jacket.  After a couple of hours of that much loved sunshine, weather would change dramatically that suddenly it is so chilly and the wind is biting that you’d wish you have a portable heater with you.

My solution is bringing bulky and comfy blankies and the ever reliable stroller cover. Blankies can be folded and kept in the baggy underneath the stroller. Cover works for rain, snow and tjose biting, cold winds.  I made sure that I have the most reliable one by buying from the same company as that of my stroller maker.  With those in hand, our little family especially my toddler had so much fun outside.

Running around with all the leaves on the grass, touching the grass and just being out and enjoying day.

A perfect day for my baby girl.

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Lemme meme you!

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Yes i know. I owe you bigtime. When ate turned 6 months, she had a cupcake and a candle.

Sorry baby boy, mama got side tracked what with your colds and everything else.

Dont worry mama and papa will throw a big 1 year old party for you coz you know it would be summertime.  Don’t tell ate Macey but her birthday is on the coldest month ever teehee.

I love you baby boy.

Sunday and fun day?

Sunday, Church day and family day. Its Sunday and there’s an unspoken rule in our household that mama can slept in, and so I did. Unfortunately some(little)body demanded mama’s undivided attention and there goes my extra sleep, flew out the window. I’m so used to our baby boy’s coos and babbles when he wakes up that a change in his routine forced me to get up and check on him. The moment he saw me the tears stop but still no smile. Well of course baby’s dont cry without any reason whatsoever and found out after I checked him that he is very wet and badly needed a change. Well of course as I am really not that awake yet (coffee fix please) I dilly dallied and my, can my baby boy cry. While his issues is being resolved big sis is busy having breakfast and bonding with papa over “Octonauts”. Really, TV, really! And there goes my TV rule. Though the bonding over TV happens every time papa is home, it still drives me crazy. Coffee, bath, flurry of clothes and diaper change, milk and we are ready for church. Today is not our usual Sunday family day as papa have to go to work. He works for a catering company and i guess they are pretty busy as he has to go work even on his off days. So we went to church and baby boy drifted off to dreamland during gospel. His first time to sleep during mass. I wonder if the guest Priest voice sounded like a lullaby to him. Uhm people might wonder why a whole post about church, well actually we live just opposite the church so it is a big deal to us. 🙂 And so the day winds down to naps, lunch, another Octonauts, Toopy and Binoo and news and never ending play time. Dinner was take away. Mama is too lazy today 😉 to cook something (well, hello! It is my off day :D). Finally Supernatural and kiddos bedtime. Another day to thank God for.

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Stuff and kids

This would be an attempt to chronicle our lives through my phone.

An everyday check list for me who relies heavily on smartphone from doctors appointments to grocery lists.

Still trying to get a hang of things, but getting there everyday.

First off, we are a family of 4. Me, my husband and our babies, a toddler girl and a baby boy.

I used to be this happy go lucky single person who with a stroke of luck hooked up with the most amazing man and so far has produced 2 adorable human beings, that gives us joy every single second of their existence.

Being a mom to this 2 is not all rosy as all mom would tell you. It has its challenges and it takes a lot of patience to get through each day. There are off days as can be expected but no matter how crazy a day is, a tiny squeak “mama” is more than enough to lift your spirits up.

The way I see it now, its the bestest 3 years of my life and counting. A heck of a ride and worth all the sleepless nights and crazy days anybody can conceive.

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