I’d forgotten how much time and attention babies take when Little Mr. was born. There is a sizable gap between him and Little Miss, plenty of time for forgetting, and some things kind of came as a surprise. Like how nursing a newborn baby can take 40 minutes or more.
Let Things Be
Sometimes you just gotta let it go. Accepting the fact that things aren’t going to be picture perfect or that a chore just isn’t getting done today goes a long way towards saving your sanity. You can’t do it all. And that’s perfectly okay. Snuggle with your baby, the dishes can wait.
Keep in mind that this is just a season of your life. Pretty soon the baby will be crawling, then walking, and before you know it they’ll be asking for the car keys. Enjoy this time while you have it.
We find that baby wearing the younger infant is a great way to get things done. We wear the baby while doing chores, errands, and going on hikes. Little babies enjoy the feeling of closeness and usually sleep. Older babies love looking at the world go by. Most all babies are usually content when being worn.
Try wearing your baby out the next time you go into a store, fix a meal, or enjoy a walk.
While They’re Sleeping
My power hours are while the little one takes his naps. I can get a lot done in those windows and so spend more quality time with him when he’s awake. Of course, you have to figure out how to get an infant to nap without being held. Why don’t they come with directions?
Productivity starts with a plan. Have a plan for what you want to accomplish while your little one naps so you stay on task and get done what you want, or need, to do. Annnnnddd keep in mind that a nap for yourself is totally productive too.