Saturday, April 28, 2012
Baby Update - 5 weeks old & running a business from home
Well, we are 5 weeks into babyhood. It's a tad upsetting just how fast the time is going, having 2 older children I realise how quick time passes, and I knew I wanted to appreciate every second of this baby rather than wishing it away, as you can tend to do with children.
It is an absolute joy having a newborn in the house again, and this one is definitely the easiest of my three. Which I do appreciate, having a busy family already and businesses we run from home.
I do admit though, now that we are reaching 5 weeks of broken and not enough sleep, I am finding myself rather scatter-brained. I am not achieving a huge amount each day, which is starting to get a little frustrating as we have 2 businesses we run from home (Your Cheeky Monkey and Empire Property Maintenance) and unfortunately things don't slow down just because I have a new baby! I know a lot of readers of this blog are, or have been, in the same position and understand completely. Sometimes even replying to an email can take all day, and if I don't write something down I need to do I tend to forget it. So making lists, being organised, and having a fairly set routine at the moment are all that is keeping me sane!
As an aside, I thought I would share this photo of me as a baby with my beautiful Mum. Mum thinks I was about 8 weeks old here, so I am interested to see in another couple of weeks how much Piper is looking like me as a baby.
Are you working at the moment with a new baby? What are your strategies to cope with work and home life?