Jul 18, 2012
A Number of Things...
Well, it's been a crazy few months. First of all, I went back to work full-time the day my baby turned 3 months old! I look at it a few different ways. All you stay-at-home moms, be so thankful. I wish for nothing more than to be at home all day every day with my Leni. I miss her so much while I'm working away in the corporate world. I love being a mom more than I ever could have imagined. I love everything about it, even after wiping the spit-up off my shirt for the 10th time that day...am I the only one that doesn't have any clean shirts because they've been spit-up on, thrown up on, wiped drool from my baby's face then wiped it on my shirt because it's already been spit-up on? I wasn't sure how I would feel when my baby was born, whether I would just want to spend every minute with her or whether I would relish time away for a little break for adult interaction and creative challenges. But right now, it's most definitely the former, but I can understand how things might change depending on what type of kid you have or how many, you know? So, stay-at-home moms, I envy you.
On the other hand, I am so blessed to have my job! It has allowed me some great flexibility to stay at home and work a few days out of the week. It is a challenge, but I honestly probably get more work done at home taking care of a baby than in the office ;). I couldn't be happier with my schedule and I feel like it's the perfect balance and we are meeting our needs as a family. Plus, I really do love the work I do and the challenges that come with it. All in all, I love the days I work from home because I can still be the caretaker for Leni, but I look forward to the days in the office for a little bit of social interaction (I have THE best co-workers/friends!) and I can really put my head down and knock out some tasks. Plus, I am so blessed to have Chris' Mom to watch Leni the days I am in the office! Perfect balance for right now.
Second of all, my dear Dad suffered a heart attack and went in for an emergency 5-bypass surgery! This all happened over the 4th of July holiday, things were a bit stressful for a few days, but now my Dad is recovering at their home in Bear Lake while my Mom tries to keep him from doing too much :). I am so thankful my Heavenly Father blessed our family with so many miracles!
The photos above are from a mini shoot a few days after Leni's blessing. She was 7 weeks old. Don't you love her dress!? Chris said it looks like a pillowcase. It totally does, but I love it! Both her dress and booties were purchased from Etsy and I made her headband especially for the occasion.