I had my 2 week postpartum visit with my midwife this week. She commented on how great I look and how this fourth baby seems to have set me into my groove.
I think her exact words were "you have surrendered to motherhood".
While driving home, it dawned on me that she is right!
You would think I would have surrendered earlier, but I remember just 3 weeks ago being at my wits ends with my kids at the end of the day... on a good day!
Since Squeak (Baby #4) joined our family, I have been much more relaxed and content with life.
I no longer feel a rush to do something or be somewhere.
I am happy that our calender is empty and we can spend our days at home.
I have been much more patient with the kids.
And I don't feel as overwhelmed.
We are back into homeschooling (for the summer at least). We sat down for circle time the other day and the calender said March 17th!! Apparently I was over homeschooling:)
We are painting, playing with playdoh, rolling in the mud and getting all around messy and dirty!
We are back on a schedule. And I have managed to get all the kids to nap at the same time several times!
It's not just me either... I see a huge difference in Daddy also!
Our family is complete and we are settling in.
I know that there is a baby moon phase after having a new one join the family, but I really hope things stay this way. It makes life more fun and enjoyable!