As a reader kindly pointed out to me yesterday, my writing has fallen to the wayside in recent months. Between the multiple middle-of-the-night and early-morning feedings and the long hours of existing as a nap-time pillow, I simply haven’t had the time or the energy to focus on my personal projects (including this blog). Thankfully, I can feel myself emerging from the state of new motherhood and sliding gratefully into something much more sustainable.
Yes, I’m still exhausted. Yes, I’m still waking up at least one or two times a night to nurse. Yes, I’m still aching for time to myself, and a few hours to focus on the various projects swirling about in my head. BUT, I’m starting to feel a little freer, a little more at ease, with each passing day.
My son turned five months old yesterday. He also took two naps – one of which was 1.5 hours long – in his swing, instead of on me. This was a first (and a much needed one at that). I was able to get lunch, a shower, and even a little work done. (Life’s little luxuries …) Today, he’s been asleep for a little over an hour, and I’ve had enough time to write two client articles and this blog. Hopefully, tomorrow will be the same, because I have so, so many migraine-related things to say.
I hope you all are doing as well as possible, and I look forward to reconnecting with you in the coming weeks and months.