It’s been awhile since my last blog post, not necessarily by choice, but mostly by the chaos and busyness that has ensued on my family! The last 6 weeks have been a stress storm of illness, doctors appointments, deadlines at work and several birthdays and holidays. The older I get, the more and more I appreciate what my mom did for me growing up. She made it look so easy! I definitely think of her and form the words in my head “What would my mommy do?”
Anyways, it is official! I am a stay at home mom. Or as my sister likes to put it, I am now a SHARK (Stay Home And Raise Kids). My time as a teacher is currently done, and I am now fully beginning the path to “stay at home mommy hood.” I feel like Bilbo when he has all of his gear on his back, map in his hand, freshly pressed clothes on and is running after the dwarves trying to keep up! Little does Bilbo know what he has in store ahead, and the same goes for me. I keep anticipating what life is going to be like now that I am home. No more getting up at 5:30 am, throwing on work clothes, cramming a piece of toast in my mouth and frantically trying to slap a lunch together thinking of all the things at work that I need to get done.
No, now it is a different type of schedule…and different type of job. I really do feel somewhat of a rookie when it comes to this stay-at-home mom thing. Even though Idan is almost 7 months old, it will be the first time since he was 2 months old that I will be solely responsible for him the majority of the time!
What do I do all day?! That is going to be the biggest challenge for me. Creating a new schedule, a new pace of life, a new daily grind, and a new mindset. I know that when I was a teacher, I knew how most of my days/weeks were going to go. I could anticipate what vibe each month would bring, and predict the kids’ behavior patterns that would coincide with holidays and test taking. Now, it is all brand new! I am starting over. My mom today told me not to be Super Mom and do everything at once (cleaning, cooking, baby raising…etc). And my sister told me to formulate a schedule, because that is the best way to structure the day without feeling totally bored. I know what people are thinking when they read this..BORED?! how can anyone be BORED?! when there is so much to do?! I am well aware of this, and when I use the word bored it is mostly in reference to not knowing what to do with myself and a baby all day. So that is what today’s goal is. I am going to try and create a schedule (loosely mind you). I will keep you all posted on the progress and let you know how it is going!
Now to the title of today’s blog post. 30 day shred again. I hate to say this publicly…but I failed at the 30 day shred. I made it to 15 days, and stopped. Now, I do have my reasons. The Humphrey household was hit with the plague of 2013. With 4 doctors visits, 1 ER trip and many sleepless nights between us, it was only fitting to not continue with the terror that is Jillian Michaels. When I set my mind to a goal, I usually ALWAYS fulfill it, so it was very disappointing to not make the 30 days. But, being a full time working mommy taking care of myself, husband and son has taught me that it isn’t all about me, and some things are more important and come first. So instead of giving into the cookie dough that is sitting on the bottom shelf of my fridge (yes I know the EXACT location of where it is) I am going to attempt to do the 30 day shred again. I am going to start over with DAY 1 and this time I have no excuses (summer break with my husband home half days and me not working). Unless World War 3 illness annihilation hits our house again, I am not going to stop. Feel free to hold me accountable if I stop. I am determined to fit into my pre-pregnancy clothes again! It sucks to be chubby in the summer. I will update my progress on my next blog post!
My husband has signed me up for a one day baking class of my favorite thing, HIGH TEA!
Idan is desperately trying to crawl, and he is getting closer everyday!
The day is vastly approaching where Idan will need to sleep in his crib at night instead of his co-sleeper next to me, (I can’t seem to get over him not sleeping near me!!)
Idan loves sweet potatoes, watermelon, oatmeal and bananas, and HATES apple sauce and peas.