After having our first little peanut, I was able to still figure out how to have me time. Now with two, I've realized that I don't think I will ever get me time. Well, maybe until they move out of the house.
I always have to be on it and moving 24/7. Washing the dishes, doing laundry, thinking about what's for dinner, making dinner...it just doesn't stop. When I'm done with family leave and go back to work, I'll have even less time to do things around the house and fit my family, much less myself.
Even when I do find time for myself, or I decide to sleep a little more, I panic and/or feel guilty because I should've been doing something "more productive". What I need to try and remind myself is that relaxing and doing something for myself is productive. It will help energize me to be able to take care of my family better.
I have so much more respect for my parents. There are so many more items available now that wasn't back then. Wipe warmers, a diaper genie, video monitors, electric breast pumps, etc. Ok, so for the most part I don't even use most of those items either, but still. They're available to me if I wanted to.
I'm hoping I at least become as good of a mother as mine is.