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« on: August 18, 2014, 07:07:24 AM »

Hi everyone!

It's been a while. A quick update, we had a lot of change over the last year, a lot of stress, and ultimately decided we could no longer take in foster kids. We got rid of all the baby stuff we were keeping "in case" we had another. So of course I get pregnant the next month.  LOL
Things have been too much.
The pregnancy, while fine now, has been very rocky, including being hospitalized a few times.
Amy is too old for preschool programs now, and the other kids are too young to go to the school aged programs, so I end up having to schedule the same sport or class twice. I feel like a taxi service.
All the kids are very firmly working above a 2nd grade level, but are spacing out more. Zed learns quicker than Andy by less than 10%. But the effects of compounding are adding up. Amy is progressing on an average rate, which is phenomenal considering what I was told to expect for her. And Kai is... spurty? He will need to do the same thing 100 times and then one day will wake up knowing it and the next three things, just to have to do the fourth thing 100 times too.

I am having difficulty being as consistent as the kids need. There are days that the only educational thing they do is watch a documentary.

I'd like to be able to relax and not worry about it, but Amy is old enough that she needs to be registered as a homeschooler and I have paperwork and hoops to deal with because of that.

Does anyone have any advice on getting things done when you've got no energy for anything? Ways to stay consistent when life is chaotic? Or anything else that might help out.

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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2014, 05:20:17 AM »

Hugs mama!  It does sound like you have a lot on your plate!  It will get easier when you are not pregnant, my last pregnancy just wiped me out.  Sometimes you just have to take care of yourself and cut back on what you are doing.  I know it is super hard esp if you are used to being a superwoman!  This is a good time to rely guilt free on that educational TV, apps, and lots of exercise.  Go sit outside and get the kids to run, jump, do somersaults, whatever physical stuff you are working on.  See if your husband or a friend can take them for lots of hikes.  If my educational material is running low, I go straight to exercise, it is just the greatest thing for the brain.  Use healthy treats as bribery if you need to and get them to work out while you rest and give orders from a deck chair.  Try to just do one thing and be gentle on yourself.  This pregnancy won't go forever, and even though babies bring their own set of challenges, you won't feel as exhausted. 

Oh yeah, and make sure you are getting lots of quality b vitamins.  Good luck and best wishes!

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