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[–] OneOfTheBoys [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

All the advicr I get and am finding online is "don't worry about the state of the house!" and "make your husband do it!"... I'll admit I let him cook most of the dinners since baby was born because he likes cooking anyway and I am so exhausted. I did take it easy for the doctor & physio reccomeneded six weeks. Anyway I'll start and hopefully us ladies can help each other... @Empress how are you coping with twins?

Laundry I had gotten so good at but now the clean clothes pile up for days before putting away while I make sure the nappies get washed before we run out!

Most chores I can do a Good Enough clean of (not perfect or even my old satisfactory job mind you) while having baby in a carrier - I use a wrap style which keeps baby very close and snuggly - and I narrate everything I do. When baby is asleep that's when I do anything needing chemicals or risking splashback on the baby.

Fine detail work does not get done anymore but hopefully that will be easier when baby gets some neck control or can sit.


[–] Empress 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'd doing well but wish I had more sleep. Thanks for asking. My neighbor comes to watch the kids a couple times a week so that I can grocery shop and cook meals for the week and put some in the freezer. Am using @Le_Squish's guest-ready bathroom plan and have plenty of Clorox wipes on hand for daily wipe downs. Purchased a Bissel Symphony Pet Mop which is worth its weight in gold. It vacuums up pet hair while simultaneously steam mopping. My house is mostly in pretty good shape but it will never be perfect....there's always a mail pile or something that needs to be polished or dusted.

The twins are doing extremely well and I couldn't be more pleased. They're teething now so that's an added challenge but the teething gel seems to be working nicely. Both are sleeping well for the most part and they're changing a little bit every day. Really enjoying my time with them but also really appreciate the breaks when they come.

Forgot to mention- I got someone to come in once a month to do the heavy cleaning. I just don't have the time, energy nor the inclination to clean the inside of the fridge these days. My laundry situation isn't perfect but my husband has clean clothes to wear. The dogs clean up any crumbs on the floor... I live in a dusty area so if I don't dust twice a week, it shows- still makes me cringe but am getting better about being okay with it. Sometimes I prop bottles up on receiving blankets to feed them and shut my eyes instead of giving them my undivided attention. Not a perfect mom but am doing my best.


[–] OneOfTheBoys [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Oh sleep! How I miss thee!

Good to hear from you! Sounds like you are doing a great job and (unsurprisingly) are more on top of the housecare than me. I should get someone to come around and help so I can cook some dinners, that's a good idea. Baby sleep in the carrier while I shop, which is nice.

I'm just trying to add a chore back in every in week. Hopefully we will move to a bigger place soon and I can have a fresh start.


[–] by2inthemorning 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I wish you the best of luck! Mine crawls already and I can barely do anything!

And the diapers omg I had to buy one more recently because the rain is making it impossible to keep up. Very difficult to dry when it rains at a moment's notice.

I still " cooked" right after but it was frozen food. Still counts though.


[–] OneOfTheBoys [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

And best of luck to you too!

I'm lucky that I have a dryer (tried air drying the nappies once and hubby complained they were not soft enough for the baby!).

I wanted to prep frozen food for after baby was born but didn't want to do it too early and have it not last as long... Aaand then guess who thought coming early would be nice!