Frozen Fever and sore boobs

Five whole months baby boy! I swear someone turned the time up to superspeed…..

Sunday morning saw the kiddos and I up and out early {for us} at the cinema – time for Frozen II! We were all very excited… we’ve been waiting for soooo long for this to come out, and it didn’t disappoint. It was funny and sad, and we all loved it – even Oren quite liked it.

The rest of the week kind of pales in comparison. More of the usual routine. Kiddos groups, work, home ed groups, more kiddo groups, my work, friends, cooking, not enough sleep… some weeks it’s a bit groundhog day-ish.

I feel a bit like a broken record when I say ‘I’m so tired’ – but honestly, ‘I’m so tired’. These hourly wake-ups from Oren are not the best, and one night I had a Beastie in my bed too. YAWN. Still, it isn’t forever, and Saturday night I actually got a two-hour stretch which kind of felt amazing. I saw a meme the other day that said ‘Be kind, you don’t know how many times a Mum has been up last night.’ and it makes me chuckle but it is so true. You don’t know tiredness if you don’t have kids.

There was also another ‘sore boob’ issue this week. I woke up with it one morning, and it took three or four days to clear up. Honestly, it’s so flipping painful, I never had so many problems feeding anyone else. I’m sure the stress and tiredness this time around aren’t helping matters. A friend recommended raw garlic, one clove chopped up small and swallowed every three hours. It seemed to help, the redness vanished pretty quick and I didn’t get the flu-like symptoms I had last time.

I took Miss Lola to a college open evening this week, feels like such a milestone that she’ll be attending college next September. Where did the last 16 years go? Hopefully, Kiki will be at college two, then there will only be three at home all day long. End of an era, and as much as I’ll miss having them all home it’s also exciting to see them stepping out into the world, and following their passions.

It’s been a long time of home educating, and there could be a long road ahead of me still. Though I don’t know what will happen in the next few years, or how I feel about anything right now. I’m giving myself this first year of Oren’s life to just enjoy him {amongst the madness of my life} before I think about making any big life decisions. Who knows what the future holds, but for now I’ll just enjoy having a housefull of kiddos all day, every day.


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