Really, it's not what I expected at all. I thought this stay-at-home mom thing would be a breeze. I thought I would be Martha Stewart with a baby overnight! Reality - I am lucky if I get one load of laundry completed in a day. Forget about cleaning...and don't even think about my grand plans of reorganizing cupboards and closets. And cooking? Whatever. It's baby 24-7.
Perhaps the lesson is that I need to loosen my standards. Don't be so concerned about how the place looks when company comes. I used to stress so much about that. Now I only want to make sure my baby is in a clean diaper, and if possible, I've had a shower! How one's perspectives can change overnight!
Our son is getting bigger every day. Now 6 weeks old, the nights are getting a little easier, and I am accomplishing a little bit more in my home. And I need to start working on my physician assistant certification maintenance. I still don't know what the Lord will have me doing a year from now. Confession, yesterday I blew the dust off my bible while we watched Prestonwood on T.V. (thank you TIVO!). How to stay spiritually has been another challenge.
I could go on, but every mother knows all this. And for those who have not had children, it's not as easy as it seems. How I underestimated those gals...maybe, just maybe, when Jonathan is 10 and if I'm am lucky enough to still be his stay-at-home mom, I'll have time for tennis and pedicure while he's at school!
How baby-centric our life has become. And baby-wonderful!