I was so incredibly lucky to have Hubby home for the first 6 weeks. He went back to work yesterday, and so I am now officially a full-time stay-at-home mom. It is a little intimidating being all alone all day without someone to take a "shift" with the baby. Yesterday I managed to sneak in a (very short-lived) bath, and was able to do the laundry and wash dishes. That was it. Oh, and I read a few chapters while he was feeding...multi-tasking is a new mom's best friend! It's just a shame I am not that good at it yet!
Up until now, every attempt I have made at blogging is thwarted with a vengeance. He could be perfectly content smiling and cooing up at his mobile and the instant I hit "compose post" he is screaming. My baby has a problem with me giving my attention elsewhere. Not good. The only reason I am writing this right now is because he passed out while eating and I sneakily transferred him to the bassinet. Luckily he has my sleep temperament and he doesn't wake up very well in the mornings. Actually, we are eerily similar in this regard; right down to the grumbling and eventually crying when we have to wake up... :)
|One of our tricks to get him to sleep: play some Bob Marley. Works every time. Our little Rasta baby...|
So, I have this vision of how my maternity leave is going to be: I will have the house perfectly clean, delicious baked goods and gourmet dinner prepared every day, baby perfectly happy and intellectually stimulated. I will work out every day and wear super cute outfits, while having time to blog and start sewing and crafting more. Rrrrriiiighhhhtt.
I think I need to take inspiration from one of my favourite movies "What About Bob" and concentrate on the baby steps. That will help me to either a) start to adjust to this new routine or b) ruin the life of Richard Dreyfuss and his family and also go sailing. Only time will tell!