Sunday, August 1, 2010

Gone to Seed

A lot of things have changed here in the last three months. We started the spring by planting a few annuals, hanging Boston ferns across our back porch, carefully weeding the gardens each week, and setting out herbs and a variety of vegetable plants. Everything was flourishing until May 15th. Since we brought our Baby Boy home, every moment has been dedicated to him and his care. Watering the flowers became something we thought about doing about once a week (on a good week), and I still haven't staked the tomato plants. As the old saying goes, everything has "gone to seed" -- quite literally when it comes to our property.

As the baby's schedule becomes more regulated and DH and I have caught up on some sleep, we realize that we are going to have to learn how to juggle household responsibilities with caring for our new baby. Is there a course we can take? A book we can read? A consultant we can hire? Surely other parents have experienced this same feeling of overwhelming responsibility and feeling as though they'll never get caught up on household chores again! If anyone has the answer to this dilemma, please let us know!  I'll be trying to get in a load of laundry in between the diaper changes and feedings.  :-)

Loving every moment of motherhood (even the crazy ones),


Jamie said...

Oh, Girl. I don't know if I have the answer, but here is an idea. Hire someone to do the property 1 time. Clean the beds, weed, trim, etc. Then plan on one or two hours a week to keep it up. That way to won't seem so overwhelming. The house? I still don't know how to do it and my boys are school age! LOL!!! I kid:) Do what you can and forget the rest. These first months with baby are hard in terms of time, but just cherish it. When I look back at that time during my life I don't think about the messy house. I think about the smiles and coos and snuggles. Believe me, it's all to fast until they are rolling their eyes and calling you a dork. LOL!!! Love Jamie

Karen Long said...

Hi Paula,,my name is Karen from
and i wanted to stop by and introduce myself, I came across your blog and have enjoyed it very much.. how interesting that must of been to run a B&B.. For me a B&B is the only way to husband and I just stayed in one for our weekend get away in Orlando and we also have one we enjoyed in St Augustine..
Well I will be back to visit and hope you will stop by to say hi as well..
Have a blessed day...

Sandy said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, but I see that you'll away for awhile because you're going to join all mom blogs, now!

Congratulations to you both and your doggies!


Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio

Kim said...

Dear Paula, no you are not the first to be overwhelmed with mundane tasks and a new'll figure it out and it will be smoother sailing..I didn't say smooth I said smoother! Get my drift! xxoo
Miss talking to you. My daughter got married July 31 in Oregon.It is much cooler out there!
My plants look a little strained even though I have watered..and the locust with their incessant buzzing is driving me batty!