I call my lifestyle the first 6 months after I have a baby: survival mode.
I make sure our basic needs are meet, and the rest is basically not happening.
I am flakey, I make little effort, I say no a lot cause I get easily overwhelmed. Getting three humans PLUS me dressed, fed and somewhat happy for the day is a lot of work, and thats all I can barely handle.
Well. Magnolia is almost six months (can you believe it?! Feels like she was just born!).
And I can tell, in a good way.
I signed up to run a 10K trail run in a month.
I am more on top of the dishes+laundry+messes.
And, I took down my guitar that has been patiently waiting for me in our closet, and tuned it.
The Rachel I like being is slowly starting to come back, and I love it.