Slowly Emerging from the Fog

It’s been almost 7 months since Baby J was born and I’m finally starting to feel like I’m emerging from the post-baby fog.

I imagine the other moms out there know what I’m talking about — the general haze of exhaustion that comes from lack of sleep and ever-increasing demands on your time that results in feeling totally overwhelmed by your life.  Add in the demands of older children, running a household, and full-time job, and yeah, it’s all a fog.

There are only so many hours in the day, and only so much that one person can do, so this blog has admittedly taken a backseat for the last seven months.  I’ve managed to carve out a decent amount of sewing time  in the last several months, and I currently have 14 unblogged projects sitting around.  My main challenge has been photographs — I really suck at taking indoor photographs, I haven’t taken the time to learn how to edit them well, and this winter was so horrible and cold and dark that I haven’t gotten outside to take any in ages.  As I type this, I have 7 draft posts, almost or entirely completed, just waiting for pictures.

For whatever reason — maybe it’s the telltale signs of spring outside my office window, maybe it’s the promise of an upcoming California trip with beach backgrounds for photos, or maybe it’s the fact that I got something approaching a reasonable amount of sleep last night — whatever it is, I feel like I’m slowly starting to emerge from The Fog.

There are still never enough hours in the day to do everything.  And any newfound alertness will also be divided multiple ways, particularly as I plan to start baking more and work on gradually eliminating the less-than-ideal snack foods that J and N have become accustomed to since I’ve been engulfed in The Fog.

I’ll also be gradually preparing for the Whole30, which Albert and I have committed to starting on June 1, 2014.  I know June seems like a long way away, but with a California wedding coming up in April and three family birthdays in May, it was the earliest reasonable starting date for us.  And besides, it’s only 67 days away!

Not much of a point today, but I just wanted to drop in and say thanks for hanging out here with me over the last seven months.  It’s been rough going, as life with a new baby in the house always is, but the road is starting to smooth out a bit, and I hope to be able to engage in a more substantive and meaningful way soon.

As always, keep on creating!

0 thoughts on “Slowly Emerging from the Fog

  1. i’ve been in and out of that fog four times, and it is so great when you finally feel like this new life is “normal.” seems like each time we had a kid other extremely stressful life situations and changes came up to intensify things–not helpful! anyways glad to hear things are going well!

    1. Goodness, I can’t imagine doing this a fourth time! The sleepless newborn days are hard, but what is harder for me are these later months when I’m equally if not more exhausted but everyone expects me to be “normal.” I’ve had 7 months to recover from his birth, but I think those without multiple kids just can’t appreciate the length of time it takes to actually get back to normal.

  2. Wow, it doesn’t seem like it has been 7 months already! I think you have done a great job of keeping the blog going, I have enjoyed all of your posts even if they don’t have finished makes in them. I am excited to see what you have been sewing!

    1. Thank you! I so want to share all of it too! How do you find the time to get everything photographed? I am struggling so much with that right now…

  3. That’s great to hear you’re emerging the other side – for you, and also somewhat selfishly it gives me hope too! I think you’ve done incredibly managing to blog at all with a new baby, older children and a full-time job! My baby is almost five months now & although a full nights sleep is still a dream I am starting to feel more in control & have even been getting a wee bit sewing done!

    1. I’m so glad you’re starting to feel better! It is tough transition — one that I think you can’t fully appreciate without experiencing it. I’m still working on it too but starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel!

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