In this blog, I'll be frank. That's just how I'll be. Straight forward. Up front. Raw and real.
A couple girlfriends asked me to dish about pregnancy and being a new Mom; all the ups and downs. So, that's just what I'll do. :)
Here we go...
Being a working Mom has its ups and downs. Being a working Mom with an insane personal life has even fluctuation of emotions tied to it. Since my dad had his stroke two months ago, I feel like our entire lives have been turned upside down - on top of having a newborn, who herself was in the hospital. I have begun to realize how much I would love to stay home and cuddle all day with care for my Harper. I never thought I would be a stay at home mom, but I would definitely relish that opportunity.I assume if I did stay at home, I would being very active in MOPS, spending time with Cari and her children, my Mum and Grace and finding volunteer opportunities.Right now, Jeremy has that privilege; being a stay at home dad.He is loving it.Harper is loving it.I am jealousbeing thankful for it; as if active state.
Being a working Mom, 1.5-2 hours of my day with this as my view:
I begin to dislike repetitive nature of it all... the constant pumping, cleaning and repeating. But I always remember; I am SO thankful we are saving hundreds, if not thousands of dollars by breast feeding Harper, not to mention all of the medicinal/health benefits... plus, that special bonding time I have with my love is sooo important. I wouldn't trade it for ease of my current state life. I am enjoying this sacrifice for my little love bug.
And of course, I can’t help but melt every day when I get home from work to this:
Or, enjoy a moment like this:
By the way, Harper has been enjoying her Lifetime Fitness membership.She is a favorite baby in their childcare center(s) and regularly enjoys the pool.J In fact, they will often “find room” for Harper even if infant spots aren’t available in childcare.It’s a huge blessing for both Jeremy and I.We are able to work out, he gets a short break during the day and we really enjoy the pool.I can’t wait for Harper to enjoy swimming in the pool and at the cabin this Summer!I hope she’s as much fish as her daddy and I are and as much sun worshipper as I am!