Well, it’s been one month since I left the working world to become a SAHM and focus on Joseph. I am happy to report that everyone is still alive and the house hasn’t burnt down!
In an effort to keep the analytical and list-happy part of myself alive, the natural next step here is to make a list of “good and bad” experiences from this past month (and you better believe I’ll be putting this in a spreadsheet)…
Joseph may be getting a little too attached to me (as in he cries when I leave the room or his sight line). Ugh, this is not ideal.
My house is dirrrrty. I’m the cleaning lady now, do the math.
I somehow developed a rash/eczema/who-knows-what on my chin this last month… so that’s definitely Joseph’s fault.
I’m starting to forget what regular adult interaction is… friends—please call/text me soon!
A great deal of my time is spent cutting up food into small, Joseph-sized pieces.
I still can’t nap when he naps… I wish!
My daily wardrobe is now a rotation of the same holey and stained t-shirts.
I definitely miss working and that feeling of accomplishment. My career has been very important and a major priority these last 15 years, but I thought I’d easily feel fulfilled spending my days with Joseph. Shifting into this new role has been way more emotional than I expected.
We spend a ridiculous amount of time on Snapchat, and my husband hates it… but I can’t stop! 🙈
Joseph is still sleeping 11-12 hours a night. Glad I didn’t mess that up.
I’ve lost 10lbs from no longer following the road warrior diet (drive thru and room service).
I have a lot of time on my hands to plan (obsess over) his first birthday party — this could also be on the “bad” list.
Every closet/cabinet in my house is approaching Pinterest-level organization.
I’ve been wanting to take Joseph to weekly swimming lessons since he was born and can finally do it now… and he’s a natural in the water! #TheNextMichaelPhelps #DontBeScaredOfTheWaterLikeMe
I’ve nearly perfected my sugar/dairy/oil/honey-free banana muffins. But, I won’t tell how many batches of bread/muffins I’ve burnt or thrown out this last month though…
I’ve had much more time to explore my cooking skills. Turns out I’m not too terrible in the kitchen… but not that great either lol.
After a few weeks of trying to be a “go with the flow mom” regarding his schedule (or lack thereof), I think we are finally onto something this week, hallelujiah! Wake up at 7 am and first nap at 9 am. The rest of the day is basically a shit show, but whatever.
I’m the lucky one that gets to see him standing in his crib after he wakes up from a nap. He’s just standing there, sometimes bouncing up & down, just waiting for me and smiling. It’s the cutest thing ever and the best part of my day!
Turns out getting paid in baby belly laughs, snuggles, and smiles isn’t so bad after all.