I feel like I’m saying hello now from across the street – not from across the ocean!!! It is so nice to be back at work!
This month brought HUGE changes for all of us! I’m doing the 9-5…….. well more like the 5-9 (am) and Bob, my husband, is Mr. Mom. How’s that for a soundtrack lol!
I was so scared to go back on the Cisn morning show but I really had nothing to be scared of. How my first week went HERE. Take note moms that are fearing that first day back – it’s gonna be just fine!! Whether you’re one month into your mat leave – or 5- or 10 months…..you can do this! It’s so cliche but that’s because its true – just take it one hour at a time. It won’t be perfect and it won’t go perfectly smooth and that’s ok. Take some extra breast pads (such a lovely accessory), give yourself A MILLION times more time than you think you need in the morning, and go through the 56435206542 emails throughout the week – not on the first day.
Bobby is rocking being a stay at home dad . We were BOTH so nervous – would he know her schedule ? We are both SO SICK OF MATH. I feel like I am always adding two hours from wake time, and one hour from feeding….or was it the other way arounnd?? 😮
While on instagram our lives may seem full of perfect moments – in reality – its one hot mess over here. Angry whispers in the hallway – is this sleep regression?! Maybe ??? How do I know ?!!!! Did you feed her enough before bed ?? I think so ??? Maybe we should change her ?? Nooooo it will wake her up more ?!! Go to bed Jack you have to work ! No I want to help! Actually I am super tired. Ok (never much of a fight on my part there)
If I die – someone please erase my google history on my phone. I have looked up the WEIRDEST questions and things in these last 5 months.
We’ve almost mastered the sleeping through the night..allllmoosssttt…she still has her nights where she randomly is awake at 1am and we go over exactly what we did and try and figure out
“Oh if she is ready at 4 months you can do it!”
I’m cutting it right in the middle ….. gonna try out some very watery rice cereal in the next few weeks here . Sounds delicious haha
I’m finding naps more important now – for Kennedy and me ha! Before I was like “oh it’s fine – Kennedy can just nap in the car and we can just do the million errands I did before baby. Look at me I’m super mom my baby goes everywhere!”
NOPE that was wrong for us. It wasn’t until we started regimenting naps and she was sleeping during the day AND the night where I realized – ohhhhhhhh I guess she wasn’t really getting enough sleep before .
So while it kinda sucks being stuck at home while she naps I know it’s better for ALL of us . Like I’ve said a million times – we’re ALL learning through this. For Kennedy – the naps at home work and that means they work for me too. It forces me to slow down too – which is good. I think. Actually I hate it. But I’m learning to go with it.
I go to a moms group every Wednesday ( you may see this on my insta- stories hahaha baby party!). I can’t tell you how awesome this has been . We’re all first time moms and our kids are so alike but also so different ! It’s been really good for me to realize just because Kennedy is doing this or not doing that – doesn’t mean she is going to end up in jail hating her parents and everyone else . All kids are different and they’re all awesome -I look forward to seeing these little babies every Wednesday – and their moms . So many F bombs and truths in those few hours each week – it’s the best . We are not perfect moms and we are proud of it. My personal fav is when one of us says…..”so I have a question…” and you KNOW its gonna be something you were wanting to know or can relate to and you instantly think wow (and thank god) I’m NOT the only one! Hence – embarrassing google history.
The jolly jumper is a new addition to the family . But right now she just hangs out in it . No bouncing yet lol despite our best efforts .
Each month just keeps getting better. Kennedy is turning into a little human – I can’t even imagine you parents of kids that are 3,4,5…….15 years old! Each day I spend with Kennedy – I gain more respect for my own parents and parents alike that have gone through this. Everyone told me it was the most rewarding experience and I kinda just always agreed not really thinking about it. Boy – I seriously didn’t know what I was in for. This is THE BEST – thank you for always sharing your stories and prepping me for whats to come – there is NO WAY I could do this without you!
Next month – Bob may be going back to work (a surprise for me too! yikes that was fast!) and I will have a 6 month old? How am I even allowed?