How to never let your laundry pile up: Get pregnant, get lazy, let your mom do it for you.
How to stick to a diet: Get pregnant, start nursing, quickly learn that half of your favorite foods make baby WAY TOO FUSSY. (I can still have ice cream but it can't have even a smidgen of chocolate in it. *sniff, sniff*)
How to get your husband to worship your mother: Have baby, enjoy mother's slave labor, tell hubby that as soon as mom leaves he is going to have to help out a LOT more, watch husband beg his mother-in-law to move in.
How to survive mom leaving us: Cry... a lot. Stop at the dollar store, buy water toys that will break, throw kids out in the kiddie pool and cry some more while eating last bit of non chocolate ice cream straight from the carton.
Cheeks and I are doing fantastic. We are both really healthy and slowly starting to adapt to this new life. The other kids are being very understanding and patient, and going a little stir crazy. Tomorrow I'm hoping I can post the whole delivery story. I'm slowly working my way up to being able to sit in my computer chair for more than 10 minutes at a time. Oh, and the kids (and I) are all thoroughly impressed that Cheeks' birth announcement is the most famous post to date with a WHOPPING 54 comments. I didn't know that many people even knew about my blog. Thank you for all the well wishes and for making me feel important. =)
Here is some gratuitous cuteness: