I thought I could multi-task before...now I have 3 kids under 3 and I learned that what I was doing before September 18th wasn't multi-tasking. Thismorning I did 2 loads of laundry, fed 2 kids breakfast, put away the dishes from last night, and started a blog, all while nursing Hank; and thismorning was easy.
Mothering takes a little planning.
You can't just plop yourself down anywhere to feed a newborn when you have two crazies running around the rest of the house. Bad things could happen- plastic food and books being thrown in the toilet, the garbage can being emptied one piece of garbage at a time, or Reed being hit in the head with a potty chair by his sister. So after the spankings, I sat in my chair in the middle-est part of the house and watched. Its funny how quickly little ones can go from hitting and pushing to saying "I love you brudder, give me a hug". And these moments are what keep me going.