Whirlwind

bottleIt’s been a whirlwind of 12 weeks that started with the birth of my son. Since then, I’ve faced an epidural headache, jaundice, cold & flu, a jealous 3-year-old, a speeding ticket, the birth of a niece, the death of a grandfather, meeting new friends, creating a business, costume making, scraping by on NaNo, and releasing my book.

Today, I returned to work.

It’s like I never left.

I’ve jokingly told my husband that insanity awaited my return to work. I work with a couple of fitness nuts, and they’ve decided to switch from the P90X workouts to Insanity. Seeing I hate cardio, I was pretty sure it was going to suck. It did. I’ve gone 12 weeks without a workout, and I had been lax even before the baby came. But I pulled off 30 burpees, 45 pushups, 60 crunches, 30 wall ball, and 30 box jumps … all before I even took the fit test. Needless to say, I did pretty darn crappy on the fit test (I did 3 jack pushups! Whoopee!). But since I’m supposed to do it every 2 weeks, it’ll look like I’ve achieved mass improvement next time.

I returned home to happily see that my husband survived his turn at stay-at-home parenting (he’s on task through the end of the year). I admit I was worried. Our son has been exclusively breastfed for the past 8 weeks and getting him to take a bottle hasn’t been easy. But, like his sister, he snubbed the expensive bottles and chose the $2 one we bought at the grocery store. Should’ve known.
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Life is slowing down and settling into something I might call my old routine. I hope to soon get to take up critiquing again, seeing that I had to set that aside while juggling my son’s every whim.

I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who helped me spread the word about Thanmir War’s release. I gave out over 100 free copies of my book and I am ecstatic. If you happened to download one, Thank You. I would love any feedback you have for it. And if you have time to post a review, I would truly appreciate it.

I hope you and yours are staying warm if you’ve had the same onslaught of cold weather we’ve had!

Loni Townsend

About Loni Townsend

Wife. Mother. Writer. Ninja. Squirrel.

2 thoughts on “Whirlwind

  1. I still can’t believe you did all that with a new baby! LOL You’re my hero. 🙂

    My milk started drying up when my twins were about 7 mos old. I finally had to put the exclusively nursing one on a bottle a couple of months later. I dreaded it as I filled the bottle with formula. I just KNEW he would fuss and cry and refuse. But no. He got a funny look on his face at first, but when he realized there was there was food in there–and plenty of it–he guzzled it without a single complaint. He took it! And from ME!

    Congrats on Tanmir War. Wishing you much success.

    • Thank you!

      My daughter had been mix fed, so she took to the bottle pretty well. But it seems my son just plays with it. *sigh*

      Twins are a handful. I can barely deal with one at a time. I don’t know how you do it!

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