My life is usually fairly uneventful but its how I like it and how I want it. DH and I have been married for 4.5 years and just had B 3.5 months ago. We're happy most of the time and motherhood has come pretty easily to me. I thought it would be less sleep and more stress but so far so good. He’s such a good natured baby and he sleeps from 8:30 to 6:00 with maybe 1 waking to get his sucky or be rewrapped. I was impressed yesterday when the day care center said he ate 9 oz in one sitting, his norm is 7 oz and they couldn’t even believe he took that much on a regular basis. He’s making up for being so tiny when he was born (4 lb 11.5 oz), I guess the only way to gain over .5 lb a week is to eat, eat, eat!
We both work full time and B has been doing really well in daycare. He seems to do better each day so it's made it easier on me. MIL and FIL are totally against us doing daycare, I’ve received the “a woman shouldn’t work full time and have children” speech a few times but they don’t pay our bills so it’s really none of their business. I’m not cut out to stay home everyday, I need the release of getting out of the house and having my own time and my own thing plus I provide our health insurance and that’s a necessity with kids. I’ve tried to explain reason to them but they think that because it worked for them it’s the only way to raise a family. Why can’t people acknowledge that each family is different and what works for one may not work for another?
My parents are coming up this weekend and I’m really looking forward to seeing them, it’s been too long since they’ve had one on one time with B. Mom’s great about taking B for the morning feeding so I can sleep, oh it will be nice! I love that my parents are so supportive of us and that my mom gets excited about the little things. I hope I’m as good of a mother for my kids.
Other than the visit I’m hoping to get the Halloween decorations up, some pictures framed and hung, and my garden cleaned out for the winter. The carrots should be nice and sweet since it’s been freezing at night. I can smell winter in the air and I’m so excited for our first snow, better not get too anxious since it’s going to be in the 60’s this weekend.
Well this is enough for my first entry I'm not sure why I've decided to start this and I don't know if I'll do very well at keeping it up but it's worth a try.