Sunday, February 26, 2012

damn it feels good to be a stay at home mom

As of tomorrow, I will officially be a stay at home mama.  Declaring that statement is music to my ears.  However, I will also be a work at home mom for some 8 hours a week.  AND, I'll be going into work 1 day a week.  So I guess I'm a WAHM, SAHM (thank you, ma'am).

I am nervous that I'm not going to be able to juggle everything effectively.  It is so hard to make sure that J receives enough attention, that the house receives enough attention, that T receives enough attention, that I receive enough get the point.  This is a challenge that I am up for, however!  (I'll update next weekend and let you know if I'm eating my words).

J started swimming lessons this week.  Visiting my parents in the middle-south, the heat is unbearable unless you are in the pool - so J has been skinny dipping since 3 months.  He loves the water and will splash, screech, and laugh.  Wanting to capitalize on this, and hoping to thwart the fear of swimming that so many children seem to have, we began classes with parks and recreation.  He will go 2 times a week for the next 4 weeks and, most likely, we will sign up for another class at that time.  Gratuitous baby butt and swim suit shots to come!

Enjoy your Sunday!


Stephanie said...

I hope you have a smooth transition! We are signing up for swim lessons too and I can't wait!

Megan Stilley said...

I understand about the time management. The way I deal is just focus on one thing a day or night to get done. Reserving one night to focus on your husband. And know that 'this too shall pass' with it is a tough day.

eah42 said...

What wonderful news! It's funny because I was thinking about this earlier today. I could never work from home, but even still I realize that it would not be an easy job. So much juggling but it would be SO worth it at the end of the day.
I hope you have a super successful WAH/SAH journey! Congrats on the great opportunity to be home with your little man!

Also, thanks for the product suggestion! I have decided to forgo the whole "lather up the belly" and hope for no stretch marks route. I'm 99% sure I'm destined to have them and what's the point of wasting 10 minutes everyday if thus is true? It's incredible to think that you went that long without them and then POW!! I do agree that they are worth it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

stephanie said...

good luck! and enjoy it!!

Allie & Stew said...

Congrats! I took a huge risk working from home and not taking a "real" maternity leave, but I can finally say, I'm so glad I did. You'll find your balance and your routine and people will think you're crazy for juggling it all, but you'll do it and do it well, I'm sure.

Let me know if you ever want to chat or need some encouragement. :)