The Working Mom: Part 2

This past week has been a whirlwind. Of activities. Of emotions. Of everything!

I’m enjoying being a working mom (for the most part!) and all the things that come with it. Like adult interaction and conversation. Money is nice. And being surrounded by designer labels doesn’t hurt either!

It’s hard to leave him every morning, but it is getting easier. And I appreciate my “Stay At Home Mom Days” that much more. It is hard to be on my feet all day, and then come home and put on my Supermom cape. I’m worn out, tired, and maybe even a little grumpy somedays. {who, me??} But I’m adjusting and I hope I won’t be a zombie forever 🙂

The only things that have me a little down, aren’t so bad I guess. We decided to give him formula during the days I am at work. I neve thought The F-Word would creep into our lives, and Chazz’s belly, but it ended up being the easiest for all involved. I do pump and dump to keep my supply up, and boy is it hard to pour that “liquid gold” out! I’m trying not to feel guilty about not exclusively nursing him to One like I planned. But hey, nothing really goes as planned, does it?!

I don’t really know where I’m going with this post, but this is all a big change, and my mind is still transitioning! So bear with me, as I try to fit it all in, and find time to blog as well.

And, as always, any advice is much appreciated! So if you have “been there, done that” help a mama out.


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What Have I Gotten Myself Into?

After putting in a few resumes last week, I interviewed at a boutique today and I got the job!
And I start tomorrow.
{yeah, life moves fast around here doesn’t it?}

I AM FREAKING OUT.

First of all, I went out on a limb when I applied, and I wasn’t really expecting to get it.
Second, how is my velcro baby going to survive without me??

So much to plan. And do. And fret about.

I know Chazz will be in good hands. (he doesn’t have to go to a daycare, thank goodness) But I worry that’ve is going to miss me. Or wonder where I am. Or cry. Or get hurt. Or… ::inhale:: I could go on forever about worries and what-ifs.

And what am I to do about nursing?? I’ll be bringing along my hand pump, that’s for sure. I hope my supply doesn’t tank. Oh wouldn’t that just be peachy. Work my butt off just to spend it all on formula.

Would. Not. Be. Good.

But I know when we all adjust, it will be fun, and the extra moola $$ will be worth it.
I hope.

Wish me luck tomorrow? This will be my first day as a workin’ mama, and I’m more than a little nervous.

Somebody hold me.


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A Walk In The Park

I love being a stay at home mom!
I love spending the day with Chazz, helping him learn about and explore the world around him. We do a lot of playing and taking pictures, but since Roman has been back to work, it’s harder to get out of the house. We are a one car family (ugh, again} and somedays I am stuck at home with no car. So I make the best of days when Chazz and I drop Daddy off at work!

It was finally nice out, I finally had the car, and we were determined to spend the day outside!

We went to church with my Momma, and joined in on the ice cream social after. Isn’t he cute in his little summer hat?! And it was the first time Chazz needed his sunscreen : )


After church, we had a nice coffee-brunch with a friend. Chazz even got his hands on my (mostly empty) frappé and I’m pretty sure he got a lick O.O
All three of us headed to browse a local arts fair. Chazz napped in the sling while we enjoyed the amazing art and jewelery. (I want this onesie and thisand these earrings!)

Later that afternoon, Chazz and I finished up some shopping at Target (my guilty pleasure!) and headed to a park to picnic and wait for Daddy to get off work. I love these pics I snapped. Isn’t he precious??

These moments are what make being a SAH mom so amazing! And its simply going by too fast…

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