May 26: Something you read online. Leave a link and discuss, if you’d like.
As long as I’ve been a mom, I’ve felt like the “secondary parent.” When Jeremy went back to work after Avery was born, I realized immediately I wasn’t cut out for a newborn. Then, during the second day alone with the baby, Jeremy came home early with the news that he was laid off. Thank God! He was back helping me full-time. I felt like this was possible now. I went back to work and he stayed at home with her for her first 6 months. I think it was awesome for both of them. But I never got into their routine. Especially bedtime. I could never get it right. She would never go to bed for me. Bedtime is Daddy’s time.
In two weeks, I become a stay at home mom. I am so excited and nervous for this change. Mostly excited. I feel like I will have a better handle on things now that Avery is 1. And I don’t have those insane post baby hormones flowing through me. But there is still that little part of me that thinks it might be the same. At first, anyway. Until we get into the swing of things. I saw this article online. It’s funny because this will probably apply to us. With a 1-year-old. 🙂 New Dad Survival Guide
This weekend has been a good trial run. Jeremy is on a mini road trip with his dad. So it’s just me and Avery. She’s totally sick of me already. Here she is trying to open the sliding door to make her escape.
She wouldn’t make it far. The deck is completely fenced off. Good luck, kid!
She is one persistent child.
Of course I will keep you updated on this transition. It will probably end up being hilarious. Or a disaster. Good reading material either way.