6 months ago I was awaiting the arrival of our amazing baby boy! I can’t believe half a year has gone by already!!!
I do have to say that I think I have just now gotten the hang of things. Its taken 6 months, but I think I’ve finally figured out this stay at home mom thing. Everything has been about J and I felt like I couldn’t get anything done! Still feel like that, especially if J is having a particularly cranky day…which seems to be every other day with this teething thing! It has taken me a long time to learn how to balance the housework and taking care of J, another baby and doing website stuff! But I’m managing for the most part.
J’s milestones just keep coming. He is now sitting up unassisted. Although he doesn’t know how to get into that sitting position yet and when he doesn’t want to sit anymore, he just flops himself backwards, hits his head and cries. We try to surround him with pillows to fall on, but I guess part of growing up is bonked heads. He’s getting on his hands and knees and doing that rocking thing babies do when they are trying to figure out how to move their arms and legs for crawling purposes. I’ve already bought stuff to baby proof what we can. Most of it, will have to simply be good old fashioned discipline though.
J has definitely changed my life. Never has my entire day’s activities ever surrounded one person before until the moment I became a mom. I can’t just go to the store when I want to and run the errands I need to run without thinking about when J needs to eat next, should he take a nap first…will he be cranky on the ride…things like that. It all has to be coordinated right for a happy baby and a happy mommy. Yeah, the dishes may not get done every night, and the laundry might pile up because I’m holding a teething screaming baby J and rocking him to sleep, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I wouldn’t change a thing. I think my husband is enjoying being a daddy again. I am very thankful for everything I have! Behind every stay at home mom, has to be a great loving caring husband and father. I know us women want to say oh the hubbie doesn’t have to deal with all this mommy stuff. I do joke about it from time to time when I watch my husband get out of changing a stinky diaper, or not be the one hit with a bucket of spit up, but its just me joking around. Hunky Hubs has been a wonderful father and husband. He’s been to every one of J’s doctor’s appointments. He always finds time to play with him at night and now I think he is starting to like the bedtime routine with J.
There are times when my husband’s job really wares on him. He is an IT specialist at the hospital and is constantly on his feet all day long sometimes without a lunch. Its a major change from his last job where he sat at a desk most of the day with no motivation to do anything. Despite being on his feet all day, he does like his job. He likes that there is always something to do and it does make his work day go by faster for him. Although there are times when he is on call that can be really nerve wrecking for him especially when he’s called to the hospital for what is called a “sev 3” which means its an emergency. Usually some piece of equipment has stopped working that is vital for patients. It does get frustrating when he just walks in the door from being at the hospital from an “on call” call, and then he gets paged again. So things like that are hard. Its hard to plan family meals or evening events and what not, but it is extra income that comes in every so often and that extra income is sometimes an extra $500 bucks…which is really nice with me not working.
There does come moments where “mommy needs five minutes” I soo need a t-shirt that says that. When Hunky Hubs gets home from work and I’ve had a particularly bad day with J and all I want him to do is take J for a little while so I don’t go insane…and all Hunky Hubs wants to do is take off his shoes and relax that we get a little frustrated with each other. But who doesn’t? Its your typical family life right? …and that’s all I’ve ever wanted.
All in all…life is good in little Ol Flagstaff, J is growing like a weed. Things may be dramatic from time to time in the Jones’ house, but we all love each other and are thankful for the cards we’ve been handed. I still can’t believe J is six months old!! Now if only we can get rid of that spit up thing…..I thought that would go away once we started solids.
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