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January 11th, 2014, 10:23 AM
Brittanie's Avatar just me
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Especially you moms with older kids like me...you remembering to, you know, eat? Finding time to shower?
Thanks to babydoll213 for the siggy! My kids' blog Cora's blog

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January 11th, 2014, 11:29 AM
The Aubrey's Avatar cw. piffle snot
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Doing pretty well...but my older ds is in school, so that certainly makes it a little easier!
Wife to Rob, Mama to Shane (5) and expecting baby girl November 2013!

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January 11th, 2014, 11:38 AM
Mega Super Mommy
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When DH is home, he's so helpful and makes sure I have time to take care of me (shower, meals, bathroom breaks). When he's at work, not so easy. Depends on whether I can get Michael to sit in the swing for a bit or take a nap. Then I try to cram in a load of laundry, fixing lunch, dishes, folding laundry, picking up around the house, and a quick bite to eat. It will get a tiny bit better when Michael isn't marathon nursing around the clock. Just trying to keep hydrated is hard right now.

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January 11th, 2014, 12:39 PM
hugssandi's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I have been a lazy.. um.... So, YEAH!
More people fail from a lack of encouragement than anything else!~ Mrs. James Hendry

I'm a Mary in a world of Marthas~Carol Barnier

I think you are too kind. Kind people give the people around them a hard time. You can't express yourself honestly, because you are worried about hurting other people's feelings, and that makes you miserable.~"Winter Sonata"
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January 11th, 2014, 02:05 PM
Mega Super Mommy
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No lol. I shower and blow out my hair but that's about it
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January 11th, 2014, 03:45 PM
Betts's Avatar First Time Mommy
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Showering every other day. Eating two meals. But she never wants to be put down so practically swallowing those two meals whole.

Thanks Jaidynsmum for my beautiful siggy!

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January 11th, 2014, 03:56 PM
swade66's Avatar My friends call me HIRB.
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I make sure that I get a shower every day. I like to shower in the morning, if I have to wait until evening I pretty much hate myself by then. I eat no problem because I can get food together while holding her.

***Don't expect me to lie to you just because you won't like the truth.***
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January 11th, 2014, 04:22 PM
kara74's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I take showers with DD1 if DD2 is sleeping. Sometimes that only happens every other day. I eat a quick snack in the morning and then something for dinner but usually while standing up holding Laila. Any hands free time I get is usually spent cleaning up some sort of mess or doing laundry.

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January 11th, 2014, 04:41 PM
Expecting our 1st and 2nd
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I'm eating three meals a day. Trying to get in a shower every other day, but I did just go 3 days. Now if I could only remember to brush my teeth more than once a day.

The weekends are great because my mom comes down so I can go run errands and I actually went to lunch with a friend today.

Now that we're on a 4 hour feeding schedule I should have a little more me time to take care of the necessities.
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January 11th, 2014, 04:45 PM
redbirds's Avatar Blessed Again!
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Location: CO
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I barely take showers, I am greasy and have spit up on my sweatshirts, that I'm living in now at home.

I eat standing up, hate cooking more than ever, so I'd rather not eat, or just have a protein bar for my lunch and the kids get canned soup or a sandwich or something easy and fast for their lunch.

Sleep is always #1 on my list, but my LOUD sweet little boy makes sure I don't know what that is any more.

My boobs are always hanging out of my shirt with a sweet little thing attached to one of them.
Gwynne, celebrating the newest of our four precious miracles

Hat's off to Vicki for my cute siggy, thank you!
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January 11th, 2014, 07:03 PM
Mega Super Mommy
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Roflmao my boobs are always out too
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January 12th, 2014, 03:12 PM
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LOL...Gwynne described things perfectly down to the LOUD little boy who won't let you sleep and boobs always hanging out with a little munchkin attached.

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January 12th, 2014, 08:46 PM
CherryLimeade's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I think I'm staying on top of things better than at the end of pregnancy lol. I get a shower or bath every day. I just need Lilah to nap for a bath. DS usually stands in the bathroom with me, throwing his bath toys in the tub lol. I haven't found time to do my eyebrows though... Cause I'm usually trying to clean if I have any time on my hands. And I'm on top of feeding myself and cooking every night. I just make myself something every time I feed DS. DH has made a few meals, too. I'm glad he likes to cook sometimes!

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January 14th, 2014, 06:08 PM
JulieMc's Avatar Loving my babies. :)
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I scarf down food anytime I can..i pig out and hope ive eaten enough.. I will not give up my shower..its my only time of solitude. So I shower while the twins nap so its not too much of a burden on my husband with them and the 3 and 4 yr old. I am, however, not getting nearly the sleep i need or desire, which is not so good.... :/ Ive been living in shirts and sweatpants or yoga pants...no sense in getting all dressed up when im just going to get spit up on.

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