We are back home after our two weeks on the Cape. It was wonderful to see E playing at the beach and loving every minute of it. She was a little scared of the big waves at the ocean but the bay side waves were just the right size and she couldn’t get enough of the sand and the water!
There was so much to do everyday out there, between the big yard with the swing set, wagon rides around the neighborhood and long walks with the stroller, not to mention fun places like the Wellfleet Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary and the Wellfleet Harbor.
I was nervous coming home as I had arrived with a baby who liked to stay in one place and play with toys for 40 minutes at a time, and was leaving with a speed crawler who is working on mastering stairs. I feared our townhouse wouldn’t accommodate her needs and I would have an irritated, bored baby on my hands. Luckily, my fears were unwarranted and E is loving exploring her home in a new way. We’re making up for lost time with playdates galore and the weather is warm and lovely for outside play. Life back in CT with E the on-the-go explorer is going well!
I was also pleasantly surprised to find that I can actually get a ton done around the house with her on the move. As I follow her around I tidy up the little piles of random stuff to be sorted, fold laundry here and there, and find cobweb and dust bunny hideouts all over the place.
On the downside I have had to resort to is night cleaning. Blah. Cleaning a house with an awake baby is like using an ashtray on a motorcycle. A useless endeavor. So after she goes to bed, the mopping and scrubbing commences. Fun fun. Between that, my 4AM workouts and chasing her about the house I am one tired mama!
On the fitness front I am patting myself on the back for continuing my 4AM workouts. I love the results I’ve seen with Blogilates and I’m determined to keep it up! Finding energy around 3 in the afternoon is a bit challenging, but nothing an iced coffee can’t combat. Thank God for caffeine.
What are your go to energy boosters? I’d love to know how you other moms out there keep up the energy all day and night!