Another Adventure

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David is 10 weeks old today.


I have two Monday babies, and the day Libbie turned 10 weeks old was my first day back at work after her birth.

I claim to love the baby time more than the toddler time (and I know that is swapped for a lot of people). But I also know I didn’t experience all the baby time with Libbie. I didn’t wrestle her to nap, change all of her diapers, or fish the pacifier off the floor 8,000 times a day (only 3,000 times).

Of course everything is already different, because I have a baby and a toddler. I will never know what it would have been like to be at home with just one little baby during her formative months. (I really am not bitter, just truthful, right?) But that is past. And now I feel like today marks the beginning of a new adventure for me: staying at home with an infant.

I’m excited to see all of his developments and firsts myself. I’m less excited to change every diaper, especially the blowouts. I’m excited to not spend two hours a day strapped to my breastpump. I’m less excited to have to schedule life around the naps and feedings of two children.

I wouldn’t give up staying at home for anything; yet, I still miss my job. I miss getting dressed and brushing my teeth every morning, seeing my co-workers every day, and being involved in some amazing Bible study projects. I was good at my job. A lot of days I feel that I’ve already failed abysmally in this new profession.

I sit here, blogging, with my baby boy snuggled against my chest and realize this is not something I got to do with Libbie. Our hours between work and bedtime were slim. (Plus David is just more of a cuddlebug.) I love it.

The stories of their infancies will be different. But both sweet and good, I surmise. Both tough, both filled with charmed moments.

As always, I’m willing to ride it out and see what God does with it. And I’m excited.

2 thoughts on “Another Adventure

  1. Hang in there Jesse! I am also the mother of 2 young children (age 2 and 3, born 15 months apart) and I am fortunate to stay home with them as well. The days can be long, but before you turn around, they will be playing together like best friends. I urge you to get out of the house on a regular basis and look for no cost forms of entertainment. Just remember, your kids have the mom that is perfect for them :0).

  2. I've really enjoyed your posts on life with two 🙂 I've got a 19 month old and am due with #2 in July, and am reallllly nervous!

    I work, but am hoping to cut down to 3 days a week once the new baby arrives- it isn't financially feasible for me to quit completely, unfortunately. But still, that's an awful lot of time at home( I work every other weekend so most weeks I'll only work 1-2 days a during the week) with not one but two tiny people! I look forward to reading your blog for advice and encouragement! 🙂

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