I Thought I’d be Bored.

February 15, 2013

I really did. When Sam left, all I could think of was passing 7 weeks of Bella and I staring each other down.

77 hours of face time a week. Excluding naps and night. That’s a heck of a lot of time to fill when you don’t get an evening or weekend break for a little while.

But, it’s been the opposite. I’ve been so busy in fact that it’s hard to find the time to fit in a lot of things. Between doctor appointments, therapy appointments, work, playdates, taking the cat and dog to the vet multiple times, and then just life in general – most night I collapse into bed around 9 and pass out.

Thankful that the time has flown, we finally found a sitter, and today leaves us 3 weeks to go without Daddy.

Here’s what else I’ve been working on in the meantime:



  • Tanya Redfield

    February 15, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Oh honey… with a job, a young daughter, a pregnancy, and a home you thought you’d be BORED? hee hee Let me clue you in… I have been a “single married mom” for the past 15 years, about 6 months out of each year. We have 4 sons ages 4, 9, 15, and 24, and, like you, a baby waiting in heaven, 2 cats, a dog, some parakeets…. I also work from home for pay (I do administrative work on the computer). A few years ago our oldest son left the nest. Now he has a son of his own, age 13 months, who loves to come and hang out with grandma and the uncles. He’s been here 4 nights this week, because his dad and mom also work with my husband. I’m not complaining! But bored? There is nowhere for it in the vocabulary! 🙂 If you’d only asked, I could have told you! 🙂 Hang in there… and do utilize the sitter, friends, a home-visiting vet…whatever you can! Accept those meals from friends and when they ask what they can do to help, TELL THEM! We are blessed with a neighborhood full of moms, some with spouses, some without, who all pitch in and help each other out. I always hated the phrase “it takes a village to raise a child” because I’ve seen the village and don’t want most of it near my kids. But a carefully chosen network of other moms is sure a wonderful thing! 🙂 You can do it!

  • Cameron

    February 15, 2013 at 10:46 am

    This will sound stupid in the context of everything else you have going on, but see if your area has vets that make house calls. Our daughter is medically fragile, so taking two cats to the vet was impractical. A friend told us about her in-home vet. She’s not any more expensive than a brick-and-mortar vet because she has lower overhead. She has privileges with a clinic if they need x-rays or whatnot.

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