(Almost) Working Mama

I’ve been back at work for a total of 12 hours. Twelve hours accumulated over three days spread out across a week and a half. It’s not a lot, I know. I’m transitioning back to work slowly. I’ll be going back full time in the beginning of May.

But, still! I hate being away from my baby. Twelve hours might as well be 12,000! The prospect of being gone ten hours a day, five days a week is weighing on me big time.

I’m not worried about how she’ll handle it. She has her daddy who will be staying home with her. She’ll be fine.

I’m worried about me!

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I Spent The Day Hanging Out With My 8 Week Old: Here’s How It Went

I spent the day hanging out with my baby. Hanging out. Not waiting for nap time to roll around. Not putting her in her swing, hoping she would entertain herself long enough for me to get some stuff done around the house.

I actually hung out with her.

And it was amazing! I actually started doing this last week when I read about what she would be learning during her second leap (yes, I’m on the Leap thing again. I’m telling you. Wonder Weeks. It will change your life!). And, since I’m going to be going back to work full-time soon, I’ve decided to make it a weekly tradition. A way for me to soak up every adorable little bit of my baby girl.

Here’s what we did during our mommy-baby day!

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Being a Parent is Fun(ny)

I’m officially two months into this mothering thing! There were days I really didn’t know if I’d make it. But, we’re here! My baby girl is growing, learning, and turning into such an adorable, fun baby right before my eyes.

We went to meet the Easter Bunny yesterday. Something about dressing Norah up and taking her out to get her picture taken made me feel like a real parent. It’s one of those things that parents do. So is waking up at 4:00am to feed her, and changing her diapers, and reading to her, and all the other things my hubby and I do everyday. But, there was something about taking her to meet the Easter Bunny that made me sit back and think, “wow, I’m a mom.”

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Babywise Week 6

Our second week of giving Babywise a go went well! I can honestly say that getting Baby Girl on a schedule made our house a much more peaceful place.

I had hoped to use the schedule we created for Week 5 for more than just a week, but Norah had other plans in mind. So, following her cues (as I feel is a key element to the Babywise method), we made some small adjustments.

In today’s post, I want to share with you what Babywise has done for my family so far and what changes we made to Norah’s schedule this week and why.

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Sassy Pants Saturday!

I started something a couple weeks ago and never continued it. I hate when I do that! So as not to make a complete liar out of myself, I’m going to give this another go!

Since Saturday’s are my days to spend with my family (or, like today, my friends- yay for a much needed girls’ brunch!), I want to keep my posts short and sweet. For that reason, I’m simply going to share an adorable picture of my daughter letting her spunky personality shine.

So, here she is. My little miss sassy pants!

Hope everyone out there has a wonderful weekend!

My Little Leaper

I’ve talked about Leaps before and I’ll talk about Leaps again. If you have a little one at home, you should be talking about Leaps, too!

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I’ve talked about Leaps before and I’ll talk about Leaps again. If you have a little one at home, you should be talking about Leaps, too!

Leaps are developmental “growth spurts” that babies go through in the first 20 months of life. They are outlined in a book that is quickly becoming my new best friend titled The Wonder Weeks.

My baby is currently going through her second leap, and let me tell you, it’s a doozy!

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10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Having a Baby

Bringing a baby into your home will change everything. From the way you think, to the way you go to the bathroom (suddenly you’re going as quickly as possible- forget the phone, you have a baby to get back to!), having your little one around will revolutionize your life.

You’re going to be stressed. You’re going to be tired. You’re going to be stinky. But, you’re going to survive! And, to help make these first few months a little easier, I’m going to share with you the things I wish I knew before bringing my baby home from the hospital.

*Note: This is different than my 15 Things I Wish I Knew Before Giving Birth post. This is about raising baby, not delivering it.

Ready? Let’s get this thing started!

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