I wake up in the morning to two of the most beautiful faces I have ever seen and I am greeted with tired eyes and sleepy smiles and I think to myself how lucky I am to have such amazing children. We get our breakfast and get dressed for the day and then I am plagued with enormous guilt that this will be the only time that I get to see my boys for the day because I will be headed off to work while they stay at home with their daddy. My job is unfortunately not a 9-5 and the majority of my shifts really cut into my time with the boys. A lot of the time I only see my boys for a few hours a day because of the hours I am scheduled and I feel lucky if I make it home before their bed time so that I can give them a bath and put them to bed.
I want to be able to provide what I can for my children and when I initially went back to work it was to give my poor brain a rest from constant baby talk and sesame street. Now, I long for the days when the three of us would watch tv in my room and just spend time together, or the days where we went for a walk to the park, or reading time. I just feel like I am missing out on a lot of big moments with them and it hurts my heart.
Is this a common problem among working mothers? If so, what do you do to maximize your time at home with your children? What sorts of activities do you do?
Over the last few weeks I have heard a lot of great news from people I love, there will be three new beautiful bundles of joy that will grace us with their presence in a few short months!!! I couldn’t be happier! I know these babies are coming into this world to amazing parents and I look forward to watching them grow into the wonderful people I know they will become!
I remember how excited I was, yet still terrified that I had no idea what the hell I was doing or how I was going to raise my children to be the kind of person any mother could be proud of. If we are being honest, I still feel like I have no idea what I am doing sometimes but then I look at my boys and I feel like I must be doing something right. I know all three of these women are going to do an amazing job at raising their little ones and they will be the kind of mother that a child is proud to call “mom”. So if any of you ladies are reading this, take a deep breath and just know that you are going to be okay and that baby will love you more than anything!
And if you want to get maternity or newborn photos done, Kelly is amazing!