Thursday, April 19, 2012

I quit my job!

Hi ya'll. I know. It has been a while. Things have been super busy, etc...yada yada yada.

But you know what? I'm about to have a LOT more time for blogging, starting next week.

Because I quit my job. Like, for reals. No part-time work, no NOTHIN'. My last day of work will be next Thursday the 26th and I am SO excited about it. I am tired of merely scraping by and just trying to survive each day before snatching a few winks of sleep before doing it all over again.

I'm glad I gave it a full two months before leaving. The first month I was still torn and sad about leaving my fun job and my awesome co-workers. However, after two months the ache in my heart for my little E has only worsened and I can't wait to spend my days with him. We'll go for walks and jogs, visit the Zoo, spend every other Friday with Mr. M. and have so many adventures together. I am very ready to start this new journey!

In other news, I had my first big Mommy FAIL this past week. I had just pulled into the parking lot at work when daycare (a 45-minute drive away) called me and told me I had forgotten to put the bottle nipples in E's daycare bag. Well, sh!t. I finally called my uncle, who picked up a house key from my friend L and then went to the house, picked up the nipples (neatly packed and sitting on the counter) and dropped them off at daycare. He was my favorite person that day. :) I rewarded him with some delicious gourmet cupcakes as a treat.

Yesterday morning I woke up with a tummy ache. As the morning progressed it got worse and worse and I wound up leaving work at about 10 a.m. I spent the afternoon writhing with stomach cramps on the couch before finally throwing up everything in my stomach. After that the cramps subsided but the nausea remained. Since I also had a slight fever, Mr. M. had to pick E up from daycare, take care of him all evening, put him to bed AND take care of me. He was amazing. I returned to work today despite some lingering nausea, since I have NO time off remaining and am entering my last week of work. I even managed a sandwich for lunch - we'll see how it sits.

On a side note, yesterday was the first time I have been alone in my house since before E arrived. It was a totally surreal experience. I would make a loud noise and think, "Oh no, the baby!" and then realize that he wasn't there. I usually enjoy alone time, but since I was so sick I didn't really make the most of it.

I have lots to blog about - including a recent award from a favorite blogger of mine, Ethan's four-month birthday, and even an upcoming giveaway! Hopefully I can knock some of these out this weekend if I can snatch a few moments.

Back to sipping my Sprite...


  1. congrats on becoming a SAHM!!! i think it's great that you gave being a working mom a try, so you'll never look back and wonder if you made the right decision. you're going to love being at home with him and he is one lucky little guy to have you there! i hope you're feeling better. sounds like your DH did a great job of taking care of everything, including you. lucky lady! :)

  2. Ahhh - congratulations! I am so happy for you. I'm glad I'm giving being a working mom a try, that way I'll know for sure that I'm making the right decision if I decide to stay home in the future.

  3. Congratulations! I am sure you have made the absolute right decision for you and you will love having that extra time with your little guy!! He will love it too of course! :) ...And so will all of us readers as you say it will give you more time for blogging! ;) Hope you are feeling better today.