Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Working Mom Life so Far

one of my favorite pictures from the hospital 
I haven't been a mom, much less a working mom for very long (going on 5 days to be exact, actually). But here are some random thoughts so far.. :

  • Real clothes, adult conversation, and generally just needing to be somewhere is an amazing feeling. 
  • I now know about this thing called Mom guilt. Yup, I've felt it now. Every day I worry she won't remember me, or not like me as much. But nope! she loves me all the same. It truly is such a relief to see she still loves me at the end of each day! 
  • I also feel odd being out and about. Like what? I have this much freedom? No way! Moms don't get to eat sushi midday! I went to target on my lunch break and not lugging a car seat  just felt straight up wrong. LOL.
  • Pumping at work isn't really that weird. 
  • Your job never stops, your at home job is just much more fun :) by 10 p.m. I'm W I P E D.
  • You miss your kid so much. It's kind of a lovesick feeling. 
  • You feel like you are doing everything, but not doing anything that well. 
  • There's no time to be a pinterest mom. I mean there is, but I'd just rather not spend my time like that. This is the weirdest one for me, since I thought I'd love being creative for my little. Turns out I'd rather cuddle her instead of planning amazing Christmas tablescapes.

I could go on and on, but the past few days have confirmed what I thought all along. I'd love being a working mom! I never thought I was wired to be a SAHM, and the past couple days have confirmed this. I am just not a suzy homemaker! I raise my hat to moms who can do it all day in and day out. Truly. Since I could hardly keep up with basic tasks after Coral's arrival, being a SAHM for 11 weeks left me feeling depleted and bad at my job. I miss her like crazy, but I think is right for us!

And that's all folks.

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Darby Hawley said...

Yes yes yes to ALL of this :-) I'm so so so glad that things are clicking so well and that pumping isn't as weird as you thought

Waylon Grimm said...

I'm glad you feel that way about being a working mom. There's absolutely nothing wrong with being a SAHM, nor with being a working mom. It's just that some women feel more empowered in doing one of both. At any rate, it's good that you seem to be surrounded by people who support your decision. I hope you're doing well, Tess. Thanks for sharing that! All the best to you and your family! :)

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