finding our rhythmn...


The new baby, my daughter and grandson #1 are all moved in and we are finding our rhythm a little more each day.  Once again I am reminded (and not in a good way) that I have too much stuff.  We have settled my daughter and her little family in the two rooms upstairs.  Moving and rearranging closets filled with things we don't use on a regular basis can quickly remind you that it is time for another great purge.

It is amazing how two people, okay mainly one person, can fill up four bedrooms with all manner of material possessions that we think we just cannot live without.

In the meantime I have boxes stacked on the stairway landing and tucked under furniture and I am filled with a sense of unsettledness.  It seems like I just gave away so much stuff when I last purged and yet I am still feeling the clutter overwhelming me.

On the bright side of all this, baby Jon and big brother Andrew are adding much needed life and laughter to this old house.  I have assumed the four a.m. feeding so that my daughter can get a couple of hours of good sleep and to spite the early hour, combined with the lateness of Olympic coverage, I am loving the quiet time of just me and the little one.

I knew there was a reason I never finished the redo of the upstairs guest room, it has turned into nursery central.  I guess sometimes procrastination does pay off.

Happy Monday and thank you for all the new baby love!

xo, Patty


  1. Awe nothing like the sounds and smells of a new baby.

  2. A lot of adjustments. So wonderful that they could move in with you. It won't be easy but life isn't. I am sure you will enjoy those little guys.

  3. Bless your hearts. Your daughter would choose to have her own place if possible..I'm sure. You'll all find your rhythm. Meanwhile, congratulations on that new baby!

  4. Good Evening Patty, It must be so lovely to have your daughter and her family staying and such a cute little baby as well.
    As Stacey mentioned, it won't take you long to find your rhythm..... I mean you have started, as you are caring for Jon and watching the Winter Olympics at 4.00 am..... how great is that.
    Best Wishes

  5. Best Wishes to you as your find your rhythm with your ever-changing household, Patty. Your daughter is fortunate to have your home as a harbour. I can't imagine it being an easy situation for any of you.


  6. Good luck as you work through finding ways that work for all of you. My dd will be coming here with her new baby and two boys after her baby is born. She will have to have a C-Section so won't be able to lift more than 10# for about 6 weeks. It will be a hectic time for all of us...but one filled with joy, too. Blessings on your very precious new baby! xo Diana

  7. God bless you for taking in your daughter and your grandchildren. It does all sound a bit unsettling but like you said, I think you all will find your rhythm - even if it takes awhile! Getting settled AND getting used to a new baby is very stressful. What an awesome mom you are for also taking a middle of the night feeding.

  8. Yes procrastination can pay off. I'm sure you all will find your way.


    Cottage Making Mommy

  9. You are a wonderful Mom to your daughter and grandchildren. You will get it done bit by bit. In this case, how wonderful to be a procrastinator! We just found out last night my daughter and her husband will be having a boy. My two sons are Jonathan (we call Jon) and Andrew (we call Drew)!

  10. Oh gosh, I know how difficult it can be with all of those changes. But the bottom line is......we wouldn't do it any differently! Family first. Always. And you are providing the right place, and soft place to fall. This will carry them far...and for us... the time spent with the babies is priceless! See you for lunch!!!
    xo Kris

  11. What a blessing for all concerned. Finding a new rhythm can take some time, but it sounds like it is all going well. Enjoy!


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