So here we are, 5.5 months into my journey as a mother, and I’m learning to adapt and make things happen despite having a little guy who wants all of my attention almost all the time. I’m learning to be super efficient and I am now able to get more things done each day.
Here’s how I’m increasing efficiency so far:
Baking: I don’t mean I’m taking afternoons to make cakes. I mean dinners are baked. I throw broccoli into a pyrex and chicken breasts into another and throw them into the oven. It’s just so much easier to pop the food in and go back to take it out instead of actually cooking on the stove top and having to watch the food, and make sauces etc.. I’ve perfected the one handed chicken prep. It’s getting harder now that Sharkie wants to reach out and “help” so we’ll have to adjust yet again.
Lightning Speed Showers: No more luxuriating in the bath! I totally get my showers done in a few minutes now. I’m zooming in there, I didn’t know I could wash my body that fast. Granted, I don’t enjoy my showers anymore…they’re definitely efficient. However, I think I hear Roey crying the entire time. I turn of the shower and listen and it’s all silent….and then I do it again…and again. LOL I may be able to shorten my shower time even more if I could stop hearing phantom baby cries!
Sleeping:I’m queen of the light sleeping, and I’m following the (sometimes scoffed at) advice of “sleeping when the baby sleeps” sometimes that’s the only time I can get a rest. It’s crazy how I can now hear a mouse fart in my sleep now though. I sleep sooo lightly it’s frustrating. I guess in 18 years or so I’ll be able to sleep deeply again.
One Armed Life: Overall I’ve become amazing at doing things with one hand. Sometimes I dont want to strap baby boy into the carrier before doing something so I’ll have him on one hip and just take care of something with one arm. My only fear is I’ll have one braulic muscley arm and one limp noodle arm. I’m going to have to remember to switch sides to even things out.
Got any efficiency tips for me?