Man. This new mother gig is tough. I keep asking myself, "how do they do it? How do they get anything done?" I look at Smitten Kitchen's blog and see that she is continuing to bake and cook with her little newborn, and I am somewhat flabbergasted. What with the sleeping (trying to catch naps when baby naps because otherwise I get so tired), feeding, and consoling, there isn't much time for anything else. All I have successfully worked out so far is how to get a shower in and how to go to the bathroom when I need to. If I am lucky, I can grab something quick to eat. But that is only if I am really on top of my game. Cooking, cleaning, getting out of the house--those seem like unreachable goals at this point.
I try to remind myself that it has only been two weeks and I need to cut myself some slack. I mean, I am still recuperating myself from pushing out this little guy. But I still wonder if the future looks brighter. Will I suddenly find the time and energy? Will I finally learn how to multi-task? How does one manage?