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Mom to my little super hero (02/06) and our super hero-in-training (11/11).
Read the thread about how everyone starts cleaning up an hour or two before their DP gets home.
I really mourned the loss of my career. To me, it was different than wanting to go back to work--it was just acknowledging that I had had a good career, that I enjoyed, and that that time in my life was over for now. Time will still tell if it's over for a season or over for good, but right now, it's not where I am. Until I let myself really grieve without feeling guilty about it, I couldn't seem to move past it.
I like the idea of getting out of the house, but everyday? Not for this mama. We go to Mops once a week or so, we go to grandma's once a week, and we do errands once a week, which leaves us two full days that we are at home. It's a good mix for us, and it works. So, find the right balance for your personality and your baby.
|Invest in a good carrier, especially for the mobile urban lifestlye. We really enjoy biking, but infants under the age of 12 months should not ride on a bike or in a trailer. Their necks are not yet strong enough to take the bouncing and jouncing, the trailers aren't built for an infant who can't yet sit up well unassisted, and their necks aren't strong enough to hold a helmet. So, I would recommend taking long walks with the baby snuggled in a carrier instead of using the bike at first.|
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