Having a child of course changes your life. My plan was never to be a stay at home mom. I always looked at it as being lazy and not providing for your family. Not saying all stay at home mom’s are like this. Before you get mad continue reading why I am completely wrong.
I worked until 3 days before Brynlee was born. I had an easy pregnancy and the most supporting husband. As a family we decided it would be best for me to stay at home with Brynlee. I was a nervous wreck but I told myself that I would make sure I got up everyday and didn’t spend my day on the couch like I see most stay at home moms do. (HA!) I said I would have the house cleaned, laundry done, and dinner cook so my working husband would be able to come home and play with his baby girl.
My husband stayed home with us the first two weeks of Brynlee’s life. It was great. We were a team. He went back to work this week and I was going to start off my day right by getting up and having everything done on my list. Could I be anymore wrong about how I expected this experience to go? I am used to working 40 hour weeks and coming home to clean house and cook dinner. I had no idea how much time and energy a 2 1/2 week old could take out of me. I have sat on my butt and barely have gotten anything done. I get most of my stuff done when my husband comes home so he can take care of Brynlee and I can finish cooking and putting away the laundry.
This experience is not what I expected. I wasn’t expecting it to take this much out of me. Yes it takes away my energy and I don’t get things done but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I get to stare and watch my beautiful girl all day long. I get to feed her, hold her hand, give her kisses, and cuddle with her. I am the luckiest woman in the world. I thought I would be miserable and bored. It’s the complete opposite.
I am starting this blog not just for me but for Brynlee. I plan on printing out my blog post and putting them in a book for Brynlee. Everyday I get with her is a blessing. I want to share with her and keep memories of our time together. So here it goes…
What an experience we are about to have. Staying home with you was never my plan but Daddy has made it possible for both of us and I wouldn’t have it any other way. You complete my whole life and I want you a part of every minute of my day. I can’t wait to write and show you the adventures we are about to have together. I love you!