As a work-at-home parent, I spend a lot of time swallowing a lot of guilt for feeling like I’m not pulling my weight or contributing as much as I should. I’m the one who gets to stay in sweats all day. I’m the one who gets an extra 15 minutes of sleep every weekday morning. I’m the one who doesn’t have to fight traffic or weed my way through office politics. This post really flipped things for me, though.
Not only is it a luxury and a gift for me to be able to work from home and be with my kids, but it’s absolutely a gift for my husband. There are so many things I can take care of during the day that he never has to think about and I’ve never thought about how much more stressful things would be if we were trying to coordinate daycare pickups and sick days and daily chores. Especially if I were still in a job where frequent travel was required (which was the case in my last office job).
I’m not saying he’s the luckiest guy alive or something (our house could DEFINITELY be a lot cleaner) but reading this did help ease some of my guilt.
i read this on fb and didn’t get around to posting it here. such positive affirmation though! it made me feel a LOT less useless, lol.
I hate our pediatrician. She’s really demeaning and she doesn’t notice. She’s giving us a hard time about Ted not consuming dairy. Telling us his belly isn’t big enough to eat enough food to meet the amount of calcium he should be getting. Asking her questions is so pointless.
And then there’s Charlie’s nursing habits. He sleeps for 2 1/2 hours, wakes up, nurses 5 freaking minutes, and then isn’t interested in the boob. Ten minutes later, he’s got his mouth on his hands and is rooting. So I nurse him again. Another 5 minutes. This happens 3-5 times between long naps. I don’t remember Ted doing this… I’m sure it has to do with his newborn tummy still being tiny, but jeez… Ted nursed ferociously when he was tiny.
And to top it all off, the hubby works all day and I have no one around to help. So I’m alone with the newborn and the energetic, needy 19 month old from 9:30-6. I gave birth 8 days ago and I’m still healing physically, not to mention the hormonal issues… This is so hard.
Charlie just napped in a swaddler in the cradle for 2 1/2 hours.
I need receipts on some of these but overall very cool!
get really weird pains all over their abdomen during the first week postpartum? I get wracking pains in random places around my belly. Especially when I eat in the morning.
I was 38 weeks, 6 days. 8 days early, just like with my first son.