Monday, December 13, 2010

Phase Two

I am at a strange place right now. For 10 years now I have been immersed in pregnancy, babies and toddlers. My "baby" is now 3 1/2 and I am a bit lost. I am so used to being exhausted and spent that I don't know how not to be. Does that make any sense? Most nights I go to sleep and wake up in the morning. Most days I can eat without sharing and go to the bathroom alone. For so many years this was just not an option. I wished and longed for the freedom to sleep all night and go to the bathroom without someone on my lap and now that I have that I am confused. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy eating with both of my hands free but it does take some getting used to. I never anticipated what it would feel like to be a stay-at-home mom with kids instead of babies. Any advice on how to adjust to this new phase of motherhood would be much appreciated.