I’m back! I’ve taken some time away from the blog to settle into my new life as a work at home mom, and it has NOT been easy. Just in the first week, Clara happened to be teething, going through a leap, AND caught Hand, Foot and Mouth disease. Ohhhhh boy, I certainly had my hands full. We were up all night, fighting our naps all day, crying and whining the only word we know, “Mama.” It was rough for my poor baby. I was trying to get work done for my job as well as try to keep the house in order, and Clara just didn’t want to be put down because she didn’t feel well. To top it off, we ended our first week home with a trip to the emergency department after having three febrile seizures. That was the worst of it, and she recovered quickly a few days later.
Alright, enough complaining. I’m actually loving this. I really am! Despite all that happened the first week, I am so much happier to be home with my baby. I’m able to watch her grow and learn, especially after she went through leap six. We have been able to do so much more as a family when Mike is off from work. So far, we have gone to the Zoo (a few times, haha), apple picking, a pumpkin patch, and just spent time together at home watching movies. The movies were while Clara was sick with HFM and couldn’t leave the house.
I also FINALLY found enough time to put up all the fall decorations around my house. It isn’t perfect, I still want to put some Mums out on the front porch, but it looks better than it did. Fall is definitely one of my favorite seasons and I try to go all out for it.
As I’m into the middle of my third week home, Clara is feeling better and we are trying our best to get back into some sort of routine. The sleep thing is still a work in progress, as in, she doesn’t sleep. Oh well, at least I don’t have to be anywhere early the next morning, right? I have found that as long as I at least try to stick to our daily nap/work/eat schedule, the days go by pretty smoothly and we have a happy baby and Mama.
Now that I’m home, I will have so much more to share with you guys. This adventure is just beginning and I can’t wait to see where it leads. I can honestly say I am loving my life right now and even though my last post was kind of heavy, I can see the light at the end of that dark tunnel.