Tuesday, November 30, 2010

So, I have a few reflections after being a mom of a 5 1/2 week old. I have always wanted to have kids, always wanted my main job to be a "stay at home mom". I still want more kids and I want my main job to be a "stay at home mom".

With that said.... this job is TOTALLY harder than I anticipated! Not that changing a diaper ishard, or bathing a baby is hard, but taking care of an infant on a couple hours of sleep is hard. :) I love my son. I wouldn't give him back or trade him in. No way jose. With each passing day, I can honestly say I enjoy being home and taking care of him more and more.

I am so grateful that David works from home... it's quite a blessing to be able to sleep an extra hour in the morning and know that David has his eye on the baby. Or if I need to take a shower and little David starts crying, David can calm him down and I can shave my legs. David still has to work while he's at home so I can't just pass off little David whenever I want, but for those few moments when he needs the attention of one of his parents and I can't give it, it's nice that Dad is here.

A couple of new moms have asked me if being a mom "is just the best thing ever"? My mind both times associated the word "best" with "always enjoyable" and "always fun". And I hesitated in answering. Let me restate: I love my son. I wouldn't give him back or trade him in!! Being a mom is not enjoyable and fun 100% of the time. It is tiring and hard, but it's 100% worth it. There have been many enjoyable and fun moments in the past 5 1/2 weeks of baby David's life.... and I am looking forward to sharing many many more with him!

Being a mom is just the best thing ever. :)


  1. hahahaha...That picture with the book is awesome. I agree. Adjusting to life as a mom is hard in ways I didn't expect. Well, not that I didn't expect it, you just CAN'T prepare for it. At ALL.

    Also, I can't believe it's been that long since he was born and since we saw you. Let's get together soon. Email me. :)

  2. Love you...as a friend AND a mom. Can't wait to share life and catch up on Thursday. Two weeks is far too long. <3

  3. I know exactly what you mean with this post, Robyn! Becoming a mom is so great, but it's so exhausting too. :) You and Dave have such a sweet baby boy. Love the pics! Sounds like you are both being fantastic parents! Love you guys!

  4. It's true! It's the best thing in the world... except that it's not for every moment of the day. Aw, I'm glad for you. Can't wait to meet him!